From: Diego Gomes (
Date: Wed Jul 17 2024 - 13:27:31 CDT

Hi Micah, different operating systems may come with different libraries by
Try installing the missing library: libxinerama1

Can you please share which Linux distro and version you're using?


On Tue, Jul 16, 2024 at 10:27 PM Micah Watson <>

> Hello all,
> I am having difficulties opening vmd and it says I have
> successfully downloaded it.
> I followed this youtube video to complete the process
> <;!!DZ3fjg!7J_NLhOVY6aIcQ365fTrKTI1wwqr5yDAvQZX-DlscUjwrMtrkaJg5fGc8w8f-MDsxzgqLnzV1_N7m8gIh6jVRp6vSl4$>
> *Here is the code and steps I take:*
> # I am trying to install the linux version of vmd vmd_LINUXAMD64
> make install
> Info: /bin/csh shell not found, installing Bourne shell startup script
> instead
> Make sure /usr/local/bin/vmd is in your path.
> VMD installation complete. Enjoy!
> #Then I type
> vmd
> #The output is this
> /usr/local/lib/vmd/vmd_LINUXAMD64: error while loading shared libraries:
> cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> Please let me know if you have any solutions.
> Thank you,
> Micah Watson

Diego Enry B. Gomes, PhD
Department of Physics at Auburn University &
NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Visualization
Leach Science Center - Ste. 3182 - Auburn, AL