From: Martin Lepsik (
Date: Thu Sep 24 2009 - 05:16:09 CDT

Hi John,
I am sending you the vmd strart-up message hoping that you can spot the
problem. I can send you further info in case you need it.

Best regards,



Info) VMD for LINUXAMD64, version 1.8.7 (August 1, 2009)
Info) Email questions and bug reports to
Info) Please include this reference in published work using VMD:
Info) Humphrey, W., Dalke, A. and Schulten, K., `VMD - Visual
Info) Molecular Dynamics', J. Molec. Graphics 1996, 14.1, 33-38.
Info) -------------------------------------------------------------
Info) Multithreading available, 2 CPUs detected.
Info) Free system memory: 2152MB (55%)
Info) No CUDA accelerator devices available.
Info) OpenGL renderer: GeForce 9500 GT/PCI/SSE2
Info) GLSL rendering mode is NOT available.
Info) Textures: 2-D (8192x8192), 3-D (2048x2048x2048), Multitexture (4)
Info) File loading in progress, please wait.
Info) Using plugin xyz for structure file
Info) Using plugin xyz for coordinates from file
Info) Determining bond structure from distance search ...
Info) Finished with coordinate file
Info) Analyzing structure ...
Info) Atoms: 28
Info) Bonds: 46
Info) Angles: 0 Dihedrals: 0 Impropers: 0 Cross-terms: 0
Info) Bondtypes: 0 Angletypes: 0 Dihedraltypes: 0 Impropertypes: 0
Info) Residues: 1
Info) Waters: 0
Info) Segments: 1
Info) Fragments: 1 Protein: 0 Nucleic: 0
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John Stone wrote:
> Hi,
> Can you send me the startup messages that VMD prints when you run it
> remotely like this? It sounds to me like some kind of a bug with the X11
> server or drivers you're running, or perhaps the GLX libs on one or the
> other end of the connection.
> Cheers,
> John Stone
> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 05:49:33PM +0200, Martin Lep?ík wrote:
>> Dear VMD-community,
>> I am a satisfied user of VMD, much appreciating all of its functionalities.
>> Recently, I have run into a problem. Since I have changed my graphics
>> card to NVIDIA GeForce, I am experiencing problems with the default
>> "Lines" representation on a remote LINUX system that I am accessing via
>> a firewall computer using ssh -X. Other representations work, on my
>> local computer it works as well. I have switched off "Composite"
>> Extension of X11 locally. I am using VMD, ver 1.8.7. on LINUX, ver. AMD64.
>> Could you please give me some advice?
>> Best regards,