From: Dallas Warren (
Date: Thu Mar 17 2005 - 16:16:25 CST

Can't help with your problem directly, but a couple of weeks ago I asked a
similar question and this reply came from Axel on how to be able to see the
window error ....

>try starting the vmd_LINUX (from mentioning the kernel update,
>i assume you are running linux) binary directly. you will get
>a lot of warnings about missing environment variables and improper
>initialization, but you'll also get the important info about
>VMD querying the X11 driver for supported options.
>you can also change the vmd script to now spawn an xterm at all,
>by replacing the block starting from
># if DISPLAY is set, spawn off...
>to the end of the script with:
>exec "$VMDDIR/$execname" $*

Then you can report back with what the error actually is .....

Catch ya,

Dr. Dallas Warren
Department of Pharmaceutical Biology and Pharmacology
Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash University
381 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3010
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