From: John Stone (
Date: Tue Jan 20 2009 - 08:42:20 CST

  I'm expecting that the Desmond plugins will be incorporated
into the VMD plugin tree soon, based on some recent emails I've
had with our friends at D.E. Shaw. If this goes as planned, we'll
be able to provide the Desmond plugins with VMD by default, so you won't
typically have to compile from source code anymore.

That said, the particular problem that you're having sounds like you've
loaded a 64-bit build of the plugin into a 32-bit VMD installation, which
is why you're getting the "wrong ELF class" warnings. You need to use a
matching plugin build (i.e. 32-bit plugin for 32-bit VMD, 64-bit plugin for
64-bit VMD).

Once there's a test build of VMD 1.8.7 available that includes the
Desmond plugins, I will let people know.

  John Stone

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 10:23:13PM +0800, ?????? wrote:
> Dear all,
> Are there anyone using Desmond? Desmond provides a plugin that can be used
> to view trajectories produced by Desmond in VMD. I followed the instructions
> and copied the two *.so files into
> "install-library-dir/vmd/plugins/LINUX/molfile". But when I tried to run
> VMD,some err messages from VMD console:
> Unable to open dynamics library
> 'install-library-dir/vmd/plugins/LINUX/molfile/'
> 'install-library-dir/vmd/plugins/LINUX/molfile/' wrong ELF
> class: ELFCLASS64
> Does anybody has the same problem and any suggestions ? Thanks.
> Best,
> Wenchang

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