From: John Stone (
Date: Tue Apr 28 2009 - 09:29:20 CDT

  The errors you're getting below seem to indicate to me that you've
got a mismatched binary and host architecture. What output do you
get from this command:
  uname -a

What VMD distribution file did you download and install?

  John Stone

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 02:09:04PM +0100, Hugh Martin wrote:
> Hello, I'm attempting to install VMD on a remote machine so that I can use
> "vmd -dispdev" in order to make make smd files on the fly and automatically
> chain simulations. I have had success with this on a remote machine already,
> but am having issues on a different machine.
> After I 'configure' to a generic LINUX install and 'make install', I get the
> following error message when I attempt to use vmd:
> /home/htnd/vmd/vmd_LINUX: Exec format error. Binary file not executable.
> I assume this means I need to specify the system more, so by typing 'uname
> -a' I get the following key (or what I assume is key) information: ppc64
> GNU/Linux. So at this point I assume I need to install to a power pc
> architecture. So now when I configure to LINUXPPC I get the following error:
> /home/htnd/vmd/vmd_LINUX: Command not found.
> You'll have to forgive me if the answer is obvious, but has anyone got any
> ideas on how I should proceed?
> Many thanks,
> Hugh

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