From: John Stone (
Date: Thu Oct 21 2004 - 13:35:23 CDT

  It sounds like you've got something amiss with your OpenGL installation
on the WS3 box. Just today our sysadmin setup an RH WS3 box here and I
can run VMD on it with no problems, likewise I can compile things on the
WS3 box and run them on an FC2 box, so I believe that your problems must
be an isolated case, or perhaps there's just something wrong with your
graphics drivers in particular. Which version of VMD are you trying to
run on your system? If your machine is an AMD64 box, then you'll have to
use one of the new VMD 1.8.3 test versions until the final version is
released. Alternately, I can tell you how to change the startup script
for VMD 1.8.2 to avoid problems if you're on AMD64. I don't see any
problem with the general shared library layout on WS3, so I think you
just need to install your graphics drivers appropriately and the problem
should go away.

  John Stone

On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 01:24:12PM -0500, Cheri M Turman wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just got a new dual xeon system and I'm trying to load vmd. It seems
> I am having the same issue with most programs I'm trying to install on
> this system. I am running redhat enterprise WS3 and there are always
> problems loading shared libraries. It seems that RH dist have
> completely changed common dir between the typical RH7-9 versus RH WS
> versions.
> Anyway, with vmd, the problem is with This lib is in
> /usr/X11R6/lib64/. I made a symbolic link to /usr/X11R6/lib/ but this
> doesn't seem to be the right dir either. Can anyone direct me where
> this lib should be/where vmd wants it to be?
> Thanks,
> Cheri
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Cheri M. Turman
> Graduate Student
> University of Texas-Houston Medical School
> 6431 Fannin
> Houston, TX 77030 USA
> e-mail:
> Ph.: 713-500-6126
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