From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Sat Aug 10 2013 - 13:57:18 CDT

hi gordon,

On Sat, Aug 10, 2013 at 7:39 PM, Gordon Wells <> wrote:
> Hi
> Today after an X restart when I run vmd everything turns grey with GLSL
> rendering. I've been running it for months without a problem. I'm using a
> gtx 580 with the nvidia drivers (on gentoo). I've tried rolling back to
> older drivers but it doesn't help. I'm pretty sure the problem is due to a
> software update but I'm not sure what, since I run my x-sessions for weeks
> at a time between multiple updates

it is very difficult to have any suggestions without any tangible information.
can you please post the startup message in the VMD console window?

also, please have a look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log and see, if there are
any unusual/unexpected warnings or error messages.


> I've tried switching off the composite extension too.
> Any ideas on how to fix this would be welcome
> Gordon
> -- max(∫(εὐδαιμονία)dt)

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.