From: Vitaly Vostrikov (
Date: Mon Jan 04 2010 - 12:04:14 CST

Dear John,

Thank you for responding.
I have communicated with Charles Schwieters. He suggested running ./configure script with "-include_extra_libs" switch, but it did not help.

He also mentioned that the new version of VMD-Xplor will be released soon. Hopefully it will solve the problem.


----- Original Message -----
From: John Stone <>
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2010 11:23 pm
Subject: Re: vmd-l: VMD-Xplor interface problem
To: Vitaly Vostrikov <>

> Vitaly,
> You'll need to check with Charles Schwieters, but my guess on
> this is
> that the problem you're having is caused by the older version of
> Tcl/Tkthat VMD-XPLOR is compiled against. The current builds of
> the standard
> VMD distribution use a much newer Tcl/Tk distribution as we ran
> into trouble
> with older revs of Tcl/Tk conflicting with the use of the SCIM
> input manager
> used by international researchers with alternative character sets
> and
> keyboard/input layouts. I'd suggest contacting the VMD-XPLOR guys via
> the email link on the bottom of their docs page:
> Cheers,
> John Stone
> On Sun, Jan 03, 2010 at 08:18:01PM -0600, Vitaly Vostrikov wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > First of all, I am not sure if this is the correct mailing list
> to ask a question about VMD-Xplor. I apologize if I am wrong.
> >
> > The problem is that the keyboard input is not accepted in the VMD-
> Xplor menus: the only thing i can do is highlight the values with a
> mouse. For instance, when I try to load the NOEs, the "NOE
> constraint filename" field does not allow editing the default
> "*noe*.tbl" value. I can get around this by typing from VMD console
> "set noeWid_noeFilename protG_NOE.tbl", but it would have been
> easier to use the graphical interface.
> >
> > It looks like the problem is with some of the dependencies. I
> don't have this issue with the original VMD (1.8.7). I use pre-
> compiled VMD-Xplor 1.5 on Red Hat Linux Enterprise 5.
> >
> > Thank you.
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