From: Praedor Atrebates (
Date: Fri Sep 23 2005 - 13:30:56 CDT

I am running Mandriva linux 10.2 (2005LE) on a Pentium-M laptop with ATI
Radeon 9000 mobility chip. I am using kernel is 2.6.11, glibc 2.3.4,
xorg-x11-6.8.2, tk/tcl-8.4.5.

I cannot load pdb files. Any time I select the "Load" button after selecting
a pdb, vmd-1.8.3 crashes immediately without producing any error message. I
don't get anything useful if I do "strace vmd" and try to load a pdb either.
I have tried small pdbs and large ones. None will load though they work fine
in swiss pdb viewer and pymol.
Not sure if it matters but I downloaded and installed the latest vmd plugins
update and installed it but this didn't change anything.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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