From: Mohd Farid Ismail (
Date: Sat Oct 24 2009 - 21:18:49 CDT


Thank you. I tried setting the variable, but that did not work. I reverted
to a January 2009 Vista driver and all is well now. I guess the Windows 7
is not mature enough. Thank you for your help.


From: "Axel Kohlmeyer" <>
Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2009 5:28 PM
To: "Mohd Farid Ismail" <>
Cc: <>
Subject: Re: vmd-l: VMD and Intel X3100 GPU

> On Sat, 2009-10-24 at 16:27 -0500, Mohd Farid Ismail wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I did a simple search and it seems that no one else is having problems
>> with or solved problems with Intel X3100 laptop GPU and VMD. Although
>> quite a few actually have problem with OpenGL GLSL issue with the GPU.
>> My question is, is there a workaround of this problem?
> not really. there is no real cure against a buggy and incomplete
> graphics driver than a correct and complete one. the best way to
> get this is to report problems to the driver developers.
>> I am using a Dell D630 (Windows 7 x64) with integrated Intel X3100
>> GPU, and the "WARNING: This GPU driver is buggy, or doesn't fully
>> implement GLSL" problem came up when trying to run VMD. VMD pretty
>> runs, but it shows nothing on the Display window.
> you can try to drop to minimalistic OpenGL support via setting
> the environment variable VMDSIMPLEGRAPHICS to 1. for the linux
> drivers for intel graphics, this "cures" most of the issues
> (by not using features, that should be available, but are not
> or don't work).
> cheers,
> axel.
>> -Farid
> --
> Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
> Institute for Computational Molecular Science
> College of Science and Technology
> Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA.