From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Thu Mar 26 2009 - 20:20:31 CDT

On Thu, 2009-03-26 at 17:48 -0700, Goutham wrote:
> Hey,
> I am using qsub script to launch a vmd command such as:
> "vmd -dispdev text < script.tcl"
> However I get the following error:
> cannot open shared object file...
> It is my understanding that the openGL library is not available in the
> individual nodes in the cluster. However I would guess that since i am
> doing the "text" option, the openGL library should not be required. Is
> there a way to disable this?

no. you cannot "unlink" a shared library, but you
can copy the one from the front end somewhere into
your home and then set LD_LIBRARY_PATH accordingly.

check out the manpage for the dynamical linker,
for more details.


> Can anyone tell me what my options are otherwise?
> Thanks
> Goutham

Axel Kohlmeyer
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