From: John Stone (
Date: Tue Sep 29 2015 - 10:23:30 CDT

  Do you have the DISPLAY environment variable set when you're logged
into the remote cluster? From your description, it would seem that your
colleagues are able to run it, so it is likely an issue with the DISPLAY
environment variable not being set properly. Can you run 'xterm' or
other programs like 'glxgears' successfully?

  John Stone

On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 03:32:25PM -0700, Payal Chatterjee wrote:
> Dear Admin
> I am a graduate student at the Western University of Health Sciences. I am
> unable to call VMD from the cluster, from any system/laptop, even after
> installing the X11 application! Everyone else in my lab can however,
> easily do the same! Could you help me find out what is the problem? When I
> type vmd on the terminal, after logging in into the cluster, all I see is
> the following script, whereas no VMD window pops up:
> id: cannot find name for group ID 1019
> [payal_at_headnode ~]$ vmd
> id: cannot find name for group ID 1019
> Info) VMD for LINUXAMD64, version 1.9.1 (February 1, 2012)
> Info) [1] A A A A A A A A A
> A A A A
> Info) Email questions and bug reports to [2] A A A A
> A A
> Info) Please include this reference in published work using VMD: A A
> Info) A A Humphrey, W., Dalke, A. and Schulten, K., `VMD - Visual A A
> Info) A A Molecular Dynamics', J. Molec. Graphics 1996, 14.1, 33-38.
> Info) -------------------------------------------------------------
> Info) Multithreading available, 8 CPUs detected.
> Info) Free system memory: 30592MB (95%)
> Warning) Detected a mismatch between CUDA runtime and GPU driver
> Warning) Check to make sure that GPU drivers are up to date.
> Info) No CUDA accelerator devices available.
> Info) Dynamically loaded 2 plugins in directory:
> Info) /usr/local/lib/vmd/plugins/LINUXAMD64/molfile
> /usr/local/lib/vmd/scripts/tcl8.5 /usr/local/lib/vmd/scripts
> /usr/local/lib/lib /Projects/johns/tcl/8.5.6/lib_LINUXAMD64/lib
> /usr/local/lib/vmd/scripts/vmd /usr/local/lib/vmd/plugins/LINUXAMD64/tcl
> /usr/local/lib/vmd/plugins/noarch/tcl /home/lyna/vmd_diffusion
> diffusion_coefficient_gui:diffusion_coefficient_tk {Analysis/Diffusion
> Coefficient Tool}
> Thanks
> Payal
> Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
> Western University of Health Sciences
> Pomona, CA
> References
> Visible links
> 1.
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