From: John Stone (
Date: Wed Apr 18 2007 - 11:03:04 CDT

  Many people actually run VMD without graphics as a means of performing
various analyses without having to download huge trajectory files to their
local workstation. Similarly, some people run tens or hundreds of independent
copies of VMD at a time on clusters as a means of accelerating some of
the bioinformatics functions provided by multiseq. These are just a few
examples, but the point is that you can actually do various things with
VMD even without a graphical interface. You can do this by starting VMD
with the command:
  vmd -dispdev text

  John Stone

On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 12:54:40PM -0300, Cesar Luis Avila wrote:
> Dear lan,
> you are installing VMD on a cluster and not on your personal
> workstation. What kind of task are you planning to accomplish?
> lanhua escribi¨®:
> > Hi,
> > I downloaded the linux version of 1.8.6, LINUX OpenGL and followed the instruction to install vmd in the linux cluster of our lab. But the vmd can't start up after installation. I don't know what's wrong, and also I don't know what OpenGL is.
> > Thanks!
> >
> >
> > Lan
> >
> >

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