From: Vermaas, Joshua (
Date: Tue Mar 21 2017 - 09:55:47 CDT

Hi Murali,

The NERSC support folks are very friendly, and would know more about getting this working (or even getting VMD installed as a module) than we would. Another thing you may want to try is adding the "mesa" module, which *might* get you a different version of libGL in your path that does work.


On 03/20/2017 10:28 PM, Muralikrishna Raju wrote:

Dear Users,

         I upgraded to VMD 1.9.3 last week. The install went fine on my personal Mac, but I am having issues installing vmd on two clusters I use: one of them is NERSC Edison. The issue is that - GLSL rendering is not available. I get identical error messages on start up on both the clusters:

/global/homes/m/mraju/lib/vmd/vmd_LINUXAMD64: /usr/lib64/ no version information available (required by /global/homes/m/mraju/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, 32 CPUs detected.

Info) CPU features: SSE2 AVX

Info) Free system memory: 363GB (72%)

Info) No CUDA accelerator devices available.

Info) OpenGL renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M OpenGL Engine


Info) GLSL rendering mode is NOT available.

Info) Textures: 2-D (18x18), 3-D (18x18x18), Multitexture (8)

Info) Dynamically loaded 2 plugins in directory:

Info) /global/homes/m/mraju/lib/vmd/plugins/LINUXAMD64/molfile

vmd >

Is there a way to fix this? Please note, I don't have root access on both the clusters. I am installing vmd within my account.



Muralikrishna Raju
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University
Building 500, Room 501I | Stanford, CA 94305-3024
Phone: (650) 723-4220