From: John Stone (
Date: Wed Mar 03 2004 - 09:58:20 CST

  Regarding using the ATI-provided Linux drivers:
If VMD crashes on startup, that usually means that the drivers
didn't get installed correctly at all. (i.e. perhaps was
missing from the normal location, or some similar problem...)
If you encounter trouble with one version of the drivers its often
useful to try a different version and see if the problem goes way,
there have been a few ATI driver versions that were less stable than
others, but I've yet to see one that causes VMD to crash on startup when
the driver is properly installed, though I've seen them crash later ;-)


On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 10:12:02AM +0100, Olaf Lenz wrote:
> Hello!
> John Stone wrote:
> >Once you get the real ATI drivers on the Fedora machine it should work
> >fine.
> I have seen the same problem (SuSE Linux 9.0 with ATI Radeon 7500), but when
> I tried using the ATI drivers, VMD crashed when opening a molecule. Has
> anybody seen this?
> Olaf

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