From: Shen (lzshen_at_emails.bjut.edu.cn)
Date: Mon Apr 03 2006 - 13:27:38 CDT

Dear All,

I tried to install vmd-1.8.3 on my debian-based PC. The installation process
went well, with no error reports. But when I started vmd, it returned the
following errors.
=================================================================
ERROR) Tcl startup error: Can't find a usable init.tcl in the following
directories:
ERROR) /usr/local/lib/tcl8.4 //z/i/鲰洵碲/糸/gl //z/
i/鲰洵碲/糸/g.4 /躿.
ERROR)
ERROR)
ERROR)
ERROR) This probably means that Tcl wasn't installed properly.
ERROR) Tk startup error: no display name and no $DISPLAY environment variable
ERROR) Could not read the vmd initialization file -
ERROR) source
{/home/slz/Programs/vmd-1.8.4b11/installation/lib/vmd/scripts/vm
d/vmdinit.tcl}
ERROR) couldn't read file
"/home/slz/Programs/vmd-1.8.4b11/installation/lib/vmd/
scripts/vmd/vmdinit.tcl": no such file or directory
ERROR) The VMDDIR environment variable is set by the startup
ERROR) script and should point to the top of the VMD hierarchy.
ERROR) VMD will continue with limited functionality.
ERROR) Error opening
file /home/slz/Programs/vmd-1.8.4b11/installation/lib/vmd/.
vmdrc
ERROR) couldn't read file
"/home/slz/Programs/vmd-1.8.4b11/installation/lib/vmd/
scripts/vmd/vmdinit.tcl": no such file or directorycouldn't open
"/home/slz/Prog
rams/vmd-1.8.4b11/installation/lib/vmd/.vmdrc": no such file or directory
ERROR) invalid command name "vmd_load_extension_packages"
=========================================================================

The unrecognizable charaters in the second line are also unreadable to me.

I check the tcl installation. Both version 8.3 and 8.4 have been installed
properly. I also can initialize tclsh with no problems.

Could anyone offer some help on how to handle this problem? Many thanks.

Sincerely,

Longzhu Shen