From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Mon Jan 12 2009 - 09:11:00 CST

On Mon, 12 Jan 2009, bo baker wrote:

BB> Hello, VMD:
BB> I would like to install VMD in Linux that has Fedora 8 with Intel
BB> Pentium 4. It does not have OpenGL.

it _does_ have OpenGL, but probably not with hardware
acceleration. all recent linux distributions contain
emulated OpenGL via the Mesa library.

BB> Could you suggest me which vision of VMD to dowload?

one of the linux versions, of course. which one depends
on whether you run the 64-bit version of the OS or the
32-bit version. just run the command 'uname -m'. if it
says 'i686' you need the regular Linux OpenGL version,
if it says 'x86_64' you need the Linux AMD64 OpenGL version.


BB> Thank you
BB> Bo

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