From: John Stone (
Date: Thu Feb 01 2007 - 16:02:46 CST

  Those messages are coming out of one of the graphical interface
libraries that VMD uses. They are an internal debugging code that
Apple left in their MacOS X port of Tcl/Tk. (they are found in
the Tk source file tkMacOSXEvent.c in the Tcl/Tk distribution)
I don't know what the significance of the messages is either,
but they do seem to occur more frequently on the Intel Macs.
If these are extremely annoying, we could conceivably make a modified
version of the Tk source code and comment out the message printing,
since none of the VMD user's are likely to need/want those messages.
I had left Tk alone previously as sometimes it's good to know when
a component library is experiencing internal issues with a new platform
like MacOS X on the Intel based Macs. If you like, I'll see if I can
do a special build of Tk and hack the code to eliminate those messages.

  John Stone

On Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 09:32:32PM -0800, Craig C. Martens wrote:
> Dear VMD group,
> I recently installed VMD 1.8.5 on an Intel iMac. The program seems
> to work OK, but I receive repeated error messages in the terminal.
> They read:
> RCNE SendEventToEventTarget (suom Moved ) failed, -50
> These seem to happen whenever I use components of the graphical user
> interface, such as molecule browser. I quickly accumulate a long
> list of these errors. The program still functions, but the messages
> are annoying. Any suggestions?
> Thanks, Craig Martens
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