From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Thu Jul 03 2008 - 12:28:18 CDT

On Thu, 3 Jul 2008, hirdesh kumar wrote:

HK> I have installed VMD 1.8.6 version on Red Hat Linux System. But now i am
HK> facing problem, VMD is running but while loading the pdb file it suddenly
HK> get closed. What is the problem? Whether it is with installation or due to
HK> something else?

how should we know? does it happen to _any_ pdb file or
only a specific one? try the example pdb files that are
bundled with VMD or the VMD/NAMD tutorials. they should
work. follow the advice from the VMD homepage on how to
report bugs and run VMD under control of a debugger, so
you can provide us with a stack trace to locate the problem.

more details of your machine, your OS version, whether you
have it up-to-date or how old it is, whether you modified
it etc. would be very helpful.

since a large number of people are using VMD successfully
on redhat linux machines it is more likely that the problem
is with your machine setup and not VMD...



Axel Kohlmeyer
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