From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Wed May 09 2007 - 07:38:54 CDT

On Wed, 9 May 2007, Mario Valle wrote:

MV> >> when trying to open via command window it displays:
MV> >> vmd > load /usr/ren1/tutorial/TC5b_linear.pdb
MV> >> couldn't load file "/usr/ren1/tutorial/TC5b_linear.pdb":
MV> >> /usr/ren1/tutorial/TC5b_linear.pdb: invalid ELF header
MV> >> vmd >
MV> >> Need your help
MV> >> regards
MV> >> Reena( rsaini)
MV> >>
MV> >
MV> >
MV> Reena,
MV> load is the command that load an extension library inside Tcl! So it is
MV> obvious that a pdb file is not a .so or .dll library!
MV> you should use
MV> mol load PDB /usr/ren1/tutorial/TC5b_linear.pdb


please don't recommend (or use) 'mol load' this command is
now strongly deprecated.



Axel Kohlmeyer
   Center for Molecular Modeling   --   University of Pennsylvania
Department of Chemistry, 231 S.34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6323
tel: 1-215-898-1582,  fax: 1-215-573-6233,  office-tel: 1-215-898-5425
If you make something idiot-proof, the universe creates a better idiot.