From: John Stone (
Date: Mon Apr 12 2010 - 09:10:01 CDT

  This is caused by bugs in your Intel graphics drivers. I would
strongly recommend that you seek new or updated drivers by visiting
the Intel support web site or if this is a laptop, you might check your
your laptop vendor's driver pages to see if a newer driver is available.
Intel graphics chipsets have a history of problems with various OpenGL
bugs, but some are just barely usable with the right driver version.
Since you're running Linux, if you have any way to upgrade the GPU
in this machine, you would be much better off with an NVIDIA or

  John Stone

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 07:04:29AM -0700, Euclid Sun wrote:
> Hi all,
> I installed VMD into Ubuntu 9.10 and I have been trying to get MSMS to
> work on it when I found out that newcartoon and newribbons drawing
> styles printed a nearly blank screen or just badly shaded shapes of
> which could not be seen in VMD. I messed around with the settings and
> found that GLSL and normal (which seem to be the same thing) rendermode
> print out black shapes and images whilst acrobat3d prints them out fine
> although significantly slower than GLSL. Is there a driver I am missing
> or some software that I need to make GLSL work? My gpu is a intel
> integrated graphics chip
> -Euclid

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