From: Federico Filomia (
Date: Mon Aug 01 2011 - 02:25:42 CDT

Good morning John,
thank you for your quick answer!
Unfortunately our cannot change the GPU.
I hope we will have the possibility to directly upgrade our
workstations in future ;)
thank you

2011/7/29 John Stone <>:
> Hi,
>  The Quadro FX 1300 is a very old GPU, so it may not fully support
> GLSL and/or may have a driver bug that was never fixed.  Those GPUs
> first came out in August 2004, so by now I don't think they are getting
> any attention in newer versions of the NVIDIA drivers.  If possible,
> I would strongly recommend replacing this GPU with a newer model.
> Cheers,
>  John Stone
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 10:55:25AM +0200, Federico Filomia wrote:
>> Hi everybody,
>> I'm using a quadro fx1300 graphic card on a linux RHEL4 64bit workstation.
>> When I run vmd-1.8.9 I can read this warning message in the terminal:
>> Info) Multithreading available, 2 CPUs detected.
>> Info) Free system memory: 1719MB (85%)
>> Info) No CUDA accelerator devices available.
>> Info) OpenGL renderer: Quadro FX 1300/PCI/SSE2
>> Warning) GPU driver failed to compile shader:
>> Warning)   /home/linux/vmd-1.9/inst/lib/vmd/shaders/vmd
>> Warning) This GPU/driver is buggy, or doesn't fully implement GLSL.
>> Warning) Set environment variable VMDGLSLVERBOSE for more info.
>> Info)   GLSL rendering mode is NOT available.
>> I tried different vmd versions and different nvidia original drivers
>> (older to newer), but I can't fix this issue.
>> This is very frustrating because I can't obtain nice images as with
>> other systems with different quadro graphic cards.
>> I also tried to search for a solution on internet but I was not able
>> to find a solution .
>> Is a card problem or is a driver problem?
>> someone know if this error can be fixed?
>> Thank you
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