From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Fri Nov 10 2006 - 11:19:24 CST

On Fri, 10 Nov 2006, Andres Palencia wrote:

AP> Dear VMD users,
AP> I want to install vmd 1.8.5 in a laptop with pentium 4 (1.8 GHz, 256 ram
AP> memory,) and I can not start the application.
AP> The windows is appearing but suddenly is closed.
AP> It would be very nice for me if anybody can tell me the minimun hardware
AP> requeriments to install vmd.


this is not a hardware problem and a know issue
(as it is evident from the mailing list archives!)

please read the release notes specific to linux. you
will see that you are lacking the c++ compatibility
shared library. please install compat-libstdc++-33 and
you should be fine.


AP> Thanks in advance,
AP> Andres

Axel Kohlmeyer
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