From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Fri Dec 25 2009 - 02:23:27 CST

On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 5:20 PM, <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I installed the binary of vmd 1.8.7 - LINUX_64 OpenGl version and I
> noticed that the output text and the command line which appeared in the
> console window in version 1.8.6 now are in my terminal and the console
> window does not appear at all

this is intentional. many linux distributions don't install the xterm program
by default anymore and there is no portable way of finding out which
program is taking over this functionality.

> Is there a way to get the vmd console window back ?

nohup xterm -e vmd &


> Thanks
> Giovanni

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
Institute for Computational Molecular Science
College of Science and Technology
Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA.