From: Kirby Vandivort (
Date: Thu Sep 17 2009 - 10:44:07 CDT


I have checked our servers, and everything is working properly on our end.

The download for the gi_taxid_prot file (which is quite large) should look
something like the following in your VMD console:

MultiSeq Info) Downloading to
Starting.......[thousands of dots deleted]........................... Done!
MultiSeq Info) Unzipping gi_taxid_prot.dmp.gz

The gi_taxid_prot.dmp.gz file that is downloaded is 55,866,735 bytes, so it will
likely take a while, particularly if you have a slow internet connection to the

Assuming you are using VMD 1.8.7, during the download VMD prints out a 'dot'
each time it downloads 8 kilobytes. Are you seeing progress as the download


Jeremias Corradi wrote:
> Hi everyone, i'm new using vmd and i'm fascinated with all the tools
> that this program has to enrich my work., but I've found some little
> problems when I tried to run Multiseq, the program asks me for download
> some updates and spend hours triend to download the file called
> "gi_taxid_prot.dmp". I don't know if that is normal or if there is some
> problem with my installation, computer, windows vista, internet
> conection, or something else... If somebody can give me some advise I'll
> be very grateful
> thanks in advance
> Jere
> Jeremías Corradi
> Camino La Carrindanga Km7. CC857. B8000FWB.
> 54-291-4861201 (int. 124)
> Bahía Blanca, Argentina

Kirby Vandivort                      Theoretical and
Senior Research Programmer            Computational Biophysics
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