From: Oliver Otto (
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 05:34:37 CDT


I have tried this version on our Prism system and got the following results:
- running ./vmd -dispdev win or ./vmd -dispdev cave creates two
windows (vmd console and vmd OpenGL display) but both disappear after 1 sec

- starting with ./vmd -dispdev text starts vmd in the console mode
[root_at_prism2 bin]# ./vmd -dispdev text
Info) VMD for LINUXIA64, version 1.8.4a5 (June 21, 2005)
Info) Email questions and bug reports to
Info) Please include this reference in published work using VMD:
Info) Humphrey, W., Dalke, A. and Schulten, K., `VMD - Visual
Info) Molecular Dynamics', J. Molec. Graphics 1996, 14.1, 33-38.
Info) -------------------------------------------------------------
Info) Multithreading available, 1 CPU detected.
vmd > q
Info) VMD for LINUXIA64, version 1.8.4a5 (June 21, 2005)
Info) Exiting normally.

[root_at_prism2 bin]# uname -a
Linux prism2 2.4.21-sgi305rp05060914_10173 #1 SMP Thu Jun 9 14:16:44 PDT
2005 ia64 ia64 ia64 GNU/Linux

Any idea why the OpenGL window disappears?


John Stone wrote:

> I've built a test version of VMD for Linux running on Itanium.
>In theory it will work on any reasonably current Linux distribution
>running on Itanium, but I've only tested it on the NCSA Teragrid
>thus far. It ought to work on the SGI Prism, Altix, and similar
>machines too, so feel free to give it a spin:
>A few other test binaries are also posted here as time allows:
> John Stone

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