From: John Stone (
Date: Wed Mar 12 2014 - 12:16:09 CDT

  I can't give you a concrete answer, but it would appear that SURF
is failing. I would recommend that you either use the built-in QuickSurf
representation, or the MSMS surface representation instead.

  John Stone

On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 03:47:40PM +0530, Shomesankar Bhunia wrote:
> Dear all,
> I had performed a MD simulation on a homology modeled protein using AMBER
> forcefield. The simulation was performed for 2ns. When i loaded the *.dcd
> file in VMD everything is fine but after 9000 frame when i am trying to
> get a SURF graphical representation for the protein I am receiving an
> error
> "ERROR) Cannot read SURF output file: /tmp/"
> Although the SURF representation is working upto 9000 frames it is not
> working after that. I have reinstalled vmd again for this reason but no
> result. VMD is installed here in ubuntu 12.04 64 bit workstation. Thank
> you in advance.
> Regards
> Shome.

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