From: Olaf Lenz (
Date: Wed Mar 21 2012 - 11:56:20 CDT


On 03/21/2012 04:17 PM, wrote:
> Is it possible to start the TK console from the VMD terminal window?

Yes, it is, via the command

  menu tkcon on

> After starting VMD it keeps telling me "invalid command name
> "tkcon"". I have to start the console manually from "Extensions -->
> TK Console" first, before the command starts working.

Who is "it"? Which command starts working only after manually starting
the console?

Do I assume right that you have the command "tkcon" in your file
".vmdrc", and that this is not working? If that is the case, put the
following command into .vmdrc:

  after idle menu tkcon on


Dr. rer. nat. Olaf Lenz
Institut für Computerphysik, Pfaffenwaldring 27, D-70569 Stuttgart
Phone: +49-711-685-63607