From: Charles McCallum (
Date: Wed Nov 17 2004 - 22:21:11 CST

I get this problem (usually on a new machine) when vmd is installed
incorrectly. For example, on a solaris box (in which I don't have full
sys privs), I tried to install vmd into ~/bin and ~/lib, and I get the
flash-and-gone. When I tried a new, clean install into a
system-accessible, but private directory (/usr/share/classes/....) that
is owned by me, it worked fine.

The README file mentions that if you try and install over an old VMD
you may run into problems. Try deleting all old instances of VMD and


Mike McCallum

On Nov 17, 2004, at 17:01, Paul Whitford wrote:

> I am having the same problems as described by
> Cheri M Turman (
> on Tue Oct 26 2004 - 15:12:07 CDT
> I have tried everything posted, and vmd still won't work. There is
> just a
> flash on the screen and then it is gone.
> The difference between my situation at Cheri is that I am using the
> Intel
> em64t processor, not AMD. Does anyone have advice on what to do?
> Thanks
> Paul Whitford
> Grad Student

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