From: Dallas Warren (
Date: Mon Feb 27 2017 - 18:32:54 CST

Suspect they are all related? A point in the direction of what I
should be looking at, updating, compiling etc would be appreciated.
Thank you.

Seen mentioned on the list that the CUDA message came up for older
versions of vmd (1.9.1), but it was being fixed in 1.9.2

The libGL issue something about old versions of the nvidia driver left
hanging around?

Opensuse: 42.1
Kernel: 4.1.36-44
NVIDIA Driver: 375.26

Upon starting vmd:
/usr/local/lib/vmd/vmd_LINUXAMD64: /usr/lib64/ no version
information available (required by /usr/local/lib/vmd/vmd_LINUXAMD64)
Info) VMD for LINUXAMD64, version 1.9.3 (November 30, 2016)
Info) Email questions and bug reports to
Info) Please include this reference in published work using VMD:
Info) Humphrey, W., Dalke, A. and Schulten, K., `VMD - Visual
Info) Molecular Dynamics', J. Molec. Graphics 1996, 14.1, 33-38.
Info) -------------------------------------------------------------
Info) Multithreading available, 12 CPUs detected.
Info) CPU features: SSE2 AVX
Info) Free system memory: 35GB (97%)
Info) Creating CUDA device pool and initializing hardware...
CUDA error: invalid device symbol, line 56
Info) Detected 1 available CUDA accelerator:
Info) [0] GeForce GTX 550 Ti 4 SM_2.1 @ 1.80 GHz, 956MB RAM, KTO, AE1, ZCP
Warning) Detected X11 'Composite' extension: if incorrect display occurs
Warning) try disabling this X server option. Most OpenGL drivers
Warning) disable stereoscopic display when 'Composite' is enabled.
Info) OpenGL renderer: GeForce GTX 550 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Info) Full GLSL rendering mode is available.
Info) Textures: 2-D (16384x16384), 3-D (2048x2048x2048), Multitexture (4)
Info) Dynamically loaded 2 plugins in directory:
Info) /usr/local/lib/vmd/plugins/LINUXAMD64/molfile

Upon selecting QuickSurf, other representations appear to work fine:
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'thrust::system::system_error'
  what(): after cub_::DeviceRadixSort::SortPairs(0): invalid device function

Catch ya,

Dr. Dallas Warren

Drug Delivery, Disposition and Dynamics

Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University
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