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From: João Ribeiro KS (jribeiro_at_ks.uiuc.edu)
Date: Mon Nov 28 2016 - 07:40:33 CST
Can you please check if you have the desktop effects switched on in your
main account? I saw the dropdown menus failing on some Linux builds because
of these effects, but QwikMD resumed its normal behavior when these same
effects were switched off. Also, using the function key "fn" or Windows key
on the keyboard while selecting the the table cell, forces the dropdown
menu to open.
Thank you for your information
On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 6:32 AM Stefan Boresch <stefan_at_mdy.univie.ac.at>
> Some more info ...
> I retried (on the same machine) with another (mostly virgin) account,
> and there the dropdown boxes work.
> Thus, it seems that some 'cruft' in one of the zillion '.*' files of
> my main account interfere with the correct operation of the
> interface. I already (temporarily) disabled my .bashrc/.profile files,
> as well as .vmdrc (which works around the stupid /usr/temp issue), but
> no success.
> The only other difference between the two accounts is that the working
> one has a local home directory, whereas the failing one has a NFS mounted
> /home dir ..
> Helpful pointers appreciated, thanks!
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 11:35:31AM +0100, Stefan Boresch wrote:
> > Hi,
> > hope this is the right place to ask. I just installed
> > vmd 1.9.3beta4 specifically to test QwikMD and try to work my way
> > through tutorial 1 (HIV Protease, M36I mutant).
> > The first problem arises in step 5 (turning off the visual representation
> > of waters). I don't get the dropdown menu; instead, when hoovering over
> > 'VDW' or trying to click there, the cursor changes to a pencil (or
> > looking like a pencil). However, trying to type has no effect. So, that's
> > not too grave.
> > Interestingly, the dropdown window appears as announced for renaming
> > ACT to acecate (step 10).
> > However, when attempting the mutation of MET36, the same problem arises.
> > When clicking on Met36 the line is highlighted in light-blue, but instead
> > of the dropdown window shown in the tutorial (step 15/16), I get again
> > changed pencil-like cursor.
> > Is anyone else seeing this?
> > The machine is running Debian 8 ('jessie'), with all updates
> > installed. I looked a bit in the vmd console window, but I see no
> > messages / errors. Several volume calculations are carried out, but I
> > assume this is for the structure checks ..
> > Sincerely,
> > Stefan Boresch
> > PS: The vmd I installed is the one precompiled for AMD64/CUDA
> > I presently don't have cuda 7.5 on that machine, so no cuda device is
> > found and obviously there is no OptiX functionality. All standard
> > functionality of VMD, however, seems to work fine, so I doubt that
> > this has anything to do with the QwikMD problems.