From: Cesar Millan (
Date: Mon Mar 07 2011 - 15:47:47 CST

Hi John, I just tried VMD 1.9 beta 3 in my macbook white 5,2 (intel core 2
Duo, 4Gb RAM)
and I got this message:

CUDA error: no CUDA-capable device is available, line 62

the graphic card is : NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

thank you


On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 2:53 PM, John Stone <> wrote:

> Dear VMD-L,
> I've just posted VMD 1.9 beta 3 for download.
> Beta 3 is effectively feature-complete and I am now
> just trying to squash any major bugs that haven't
> already been fixed.
> Of particular note in VMD 1.9 beta 3:
> VMD 1.9 beta 3 is compiled against the latest
> stable FLTK version 1.1.10. This should fix a few outstanding
> issues with the behavior of the graphical interface on MacOS X.
> I would very much like to hear from any MacOS X users that
> encounter any new problems with the GUI in this beta version.
> Another significant change to this beta for MacOS X relates
> to the way that the NVIDIA CUDA libraries are linked to the
> application. More Mac users should now see their machines
> detect and benefit from CUDA acceleration in VMD than was
> the case previously. The NVIDIA CUDA drivers still have
> installed (a separate download) in order for CUDA support to
> be enabled for MacOS X, even with these changes.
> I am also seeking feedback from Windows users, in case people
> have trouble running either the CUDA or non-CUDA builds for Windows.
> If you have trouble downloading, installing, or running
> the beta versions, please let me know so we can resolve
> any lingering issues before the final release.
> I am hoping to make the final VMD 1.9 release in the next
> week to 10 days if no major problems arise.
> The release notes and documentation for this beta version
> are posted here and will be updated as I close in on the
> final release:
> Cheers,
> John Stone
> --
> NIH Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics
> Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
> University of Illinois, 405 N. Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
> Email: Phone: 217-244-3349
> WWW: Fax: 217-244-6078

César Millán Pacheco