From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Mon Jan 25 2010 - 16:08:58 CST

On Mon, 2010-01-25 at 11:50 -0800, A D wrote:


you have to provide some more information.
there must have been more output to the screen.

i'm guessing that the first line in your vmd script
is "#!/bin/sh"

can you please change this to
"#!/bin/sh -vx"
and send me the output.

that should make it easier to pinpoint the location
of the problem in the startup script.


> Hello,
> I am getting the following error when vmd starts in UBUNTU:
> optimus_at_optimus:$ vmd
> [: 338: i686: unexpected operator
> [: 338: i686: unexpected operator
> And afterwords the new ribbon/cartoon representations do not really
> work.
> What do you think I should do?
> Thanks
> Seth

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