From: Cheri M Turman (
Date: Tue Oct 26 2004 - 12:21:29 CDT

Hi John,
I think the rpm you suggested works fine now but I have a new problem.
  When I execute vmd, it appears as if the startup window is opening but
it just flashes and then disappears. Do you think this leads back to
the libs again or is this something else? If you have no suggestions, I
may try wiping RH WS3 and going back to debian or xandros since these
are the OS I am use to running VMD and NAMD on. This is the first time
of many that I have had so much trouble installing VMD. It is normally
simple and since I am having issues installing other programs on RH WS3,
I am thinking RH WS3 is not worth the trouble!

   Cheri M. Turman
   Graduate Student
   University of Texas-Houston Medical School
    6431 Fannin
    Houston, TX 77030 USA

    Ph.: 713-500-6126
    Fax: 713-500-0652

----- Original Message -----
From: John Stone <>
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2004 3:20 pm
Subject: Re: vmd-l: error while loading shared libraries:

> Cheri,
> I did some more digging on this, and as it turns out, the RH WS3
> installation doesn't seem to install the 32-bit GLU RPM by default, or
> at least not consistently. We fixed our machine here by doing this:
> rpm -force -UVh XFree86-Mesa-libGLU-4.3.0-68-EL.i386.rpm
> I think that if you're only problem is the missing GLU library, you
> will be able to fix your machine by following that step (with the
> appropriateRPM file sitting in the working directory when you run
> the command...)
> We're not sure why RH didn't install the 32-bit GLU library in the
> installation by default, but that seems to cure the type of problem
> you're having.
> John
> On Thu, Oct 21, 2004 at 01:24:12PM -0500, Cheri M Turman wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I just got a new dual xeon system and I'm trying to load vmd. It
> seems> I am having the same issue with most programs I'm trying to
> install on
> > this system. I am running redhat enterprise WS3 and there are
> always> problems loading shared libraries. It seems that RH dist have
> > completely changed common dir between the typical RH7-9 versus RH WS
> > versions.
> >
> > Anyway, with vmd, the problem is with This lib is in
> > /usr/X11R6/lib64/. I made a symbolic link to /usr/X11R6/lib/ but
> this> doesn't seem to be the right dir either. Can anyone direct
> me where
> > this lib should be/where vmd wants it to be?
> > Thanks,
> > Cheri
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > Cheri M. Turman
> > Graduate Student
> > University of Texas-Houston Medical School
> > 6431 Fannin
> > Houston, TX 77030 USA
> >
> > e-mail:
> > Ph.: 713-500-6126
> > Fax: 713-500-0652
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