From: Mahmood Naderan (
Date: Mon Mar 05 2018 - 09:14:11 CST

OK. I am now setting up vmd on a rocks 6.2 and I know the details of
the server because I am on of the admins!
Although the server itself has no dedicated graphic card, but I see
that opengl is fine.

mahmood_at_cluster:src$ glxinfo | grep render
direct rendering: Yes
    GLX_MESA_multithread_makecurrent, GLX_MESA_query_renderer,
    GLX_MESA_multithread_makecurrent, GLX_MESA_query_renderer,
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.6, 128 bits)
    GL_EXT_vertex_array_bgra, GL_NV_conditional_render,
    GL_ARB_clip_control, GL_ARB_conditional_render_inverted,

Considering that vmd is able to run with opengl properly, I used the
following commands to install vmd.

cd plugins/
vim Make-arch ## in order to remove the TCL and NETCDF lib files
mkdir -p ../vmd-1.9.3/plugins
export PLUGINDIR=/home/mahmood/namd/vmd-1.9.3/plugins/
make distrib
cd ../vmd-1.9.3/
vim configure ## to set install_bin_dir and install_library_dir
./configure LINUXAMD64 OPENGL
cd src
make install
export PATH=$PATH:/home/mahmood/namd/vmd-1.9.3/install/bin

The full output log is available at
Also, the screen shot is available at

Is that really related to the graphic problems? Otherwise I have to
use the local system with a nvidia card.