From: John Stone (
Date: Fri Dec 09 2005 - 09:49:22 CST

  Most likely a shared library is missing or there's something amiss
with your OpenGL libraries. Try doing these steps:
  source /usr/local/bin/vmd (will start and terminate just as before)

You should get an error message after that last step indicating what's wrong.
You might also do this, to see if any shared libs are missing on your system:
  ldd /usr/local/lib/vmd/vmd_LINUX

  John Stone

On Fri, Dec 09, 2005 at 12:06:24PM +0100, Michal Kolinski wrote:
> Hi all.
> I've installed vmd version 1.8.3 (LINUX OpenGL) on my Linux box
> (Fedora, core4, NVIDIA GeForce4). When I start vmd, window appears just
> for a second and then disappears. There's no message. Please give
> me some suggestions what might be the problem. Thank
> you in advance.
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