From: Michael Zimmermann (
Date: Thu Jun 02 2011 - 23:00:40 CDT

I have been attempting to install the pre-compiled binaries of on a linux
computer that is running "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.5" and
has AMD 64-bit processors. I have tried using both the 64 and 32-bit linux
distributions available (v1.9 and 1.8.7) on the main site. I have followed
the installation instructions and the files are copied to the designated bin
and lib directories (I did fully delete the contents of these directories
between install attempts). Running "make install" says that the
installation was successful, but when I execute the vmd startup script,
nothing happens. There are no errors thrown, or output of any kind that I
can see. I have tried changing the configuration options to leave out IMD,
CUDA, OpenGL, etc. in case those components are the issue, but none of these
changes have helped. I am out of ideas at this point.

Have any of you experienced this behavior, or do you have advice on how to

Thank you,

Michael Z.