From: John Stone (
Date: Sat Feb 03 2007 - 15:39:17 CST

  Can you be more specific? Are you getting an error message
in the VMD text console when VMD runs the STRIDE program to
calculate the secondary structure? If so, send me the error
message. It could be something as simple as a system-wide
environment variable causing VMD and STRIDE to try and communicate
by storing files in an improper temporary directory location.
Without knowing precisely what's happening, it's impossible
to say what is occuring. You may wish to run STRIDE on
your protein independent from VMD and determine if there's
something about your structure or atom names that STRIDE doesn't like.

  John Stone

On Sat, Feb 03, 2007 at 01:29:56PM -0800, christopher wrote:
> Hi,
> I was enjoying representing my protein with NewCartoon... Then it
> spontaneously stopped working. I reinstalled vmd to no avail. I have
> noticed that this topic periodically appears on the mailing list. Is
> there a permanant solution? Can I define something in my .cshrc file or
> something? Why does this occur?
> Thanx,
> Chris

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