From: John Stone (
Date: Thu Jun 23 2011 - 12:37:18 CDT

  So VMD initially runs, but then crashes later on while you're using it?
Does the crash occur when you're doing some particular operation, or at
What kind of graphics chipset does your Mac have?
Are these large molecules or small ones?
Is your machine running out of memory?

All of the researchers in our group use Mac laptops, and I haven't seen such
crashes occur on any of our machines, so the more information you can
provide us with, the better.

  John Stone

On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 01:26:20PM -0400, Daniel Aiello wrote:
> Hello,
> VMD crashes on my MacBook. It crashes most often when second molecule is loaded. I've tried multiple versions, including 1.9, with the same results. Below are the error message and my OS info. I've tried all mailing list solutions related to VMD crashing on Mac with no success. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
> Dan
> #Error message
> vmd > /Users/daiello/programs/vmd/VMD line 7: 688 Bus error "$p/../Resources/" $*
> logout
> #Mac version
> ProductName: Mac OS X
> ProductVersion: 10.6.7
> BuildVersion: 10J869

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