From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Tue Jan 20 2009 - 08:58:24 CST

On Tue, 20 Jan 2009, 周文昌 wrote:

WC> Dear all,


WC> Are there anyone using Desmond? Desmond provides a plugin that can be used
WC> to view trajectories produced by Desmond in VMD. I followed the instructions
WC> and copied the two *.so files into
WC> "install-library-dir/vmd/plugins/LINUX/molfile". But when I tried to run
WC> VMD,some err messages from VMD console:
WC> Unable to open dynamics library
WC> 'install-library-dir/vmd/plugins/LINUX/molfile/'
WC> 'install-library-dir/vmd/plugins/LINUX/molfile/' wrong ELF
WC> class: ELFCLASS64
WC> Does anybody has the same problem and any suggestions ? Thanks.

i don't use desmond, but it is very obvious from the error message,
that you downloaded binaries for a x86_64 platform, while you are
running an i386 platform. i.e. you have 64-bit object files, but
run on a 32-bit operating system. this cannot work. PEBCAC.


WC> Best,
WC> Wenchang

Axel Kohlmeyer
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