From: John Stone (
Date: Thu Oct 22 2009 - 10:58:34 CDT

  This is caused by bugs in either your X server or the OpenGL drivers.
To correct it, you'll have to try updating X or the OpenGL drivers to
different versions that don't exhibit the problem. Local X display and
remote display exercise slightly different code paths in the windowing
system server and related drivers, and so this is why you're still able
to run VMD locally without trouble, but encounter problems when displaying

  John Stone

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 09:51:44AM +0200, Thomas Lemmin wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am having some trouble with vmd display when I am using it in remote
> (ssh -X). Since I updated my kernel (and Nvidia drivers), I am no
> longer able to display correctly my pdb file.
> ->Line representation: only single atoms are displayed
> ->Cartoon and Ribbons work for displaying proteins, but not new
> Cartoon nor new Ribbon
> However, vmd works perfectly in local. And this is not related to the
> remote installation, because VMD still works on other computers (not
> updated).
> Kernel:
> 2.6.26-2-amd64
> Driver:
> Nvidia Geforce 9800 version 1.0.7
> Thomas

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