From: Margaret S. Cheung (
Date: Sat Dec 23 2006 - 11:00:18 CST

Dear All,
After I installed vmd-debug and I saw the missing libraries. It is very
strange that the libfltk*rpm did not install modules properly. After I
cp some /usr/lib/libfltk* from other identical machines to the troubled
terminal, vmd worked fine.
Thank you very much for your help.

Margaret S. Cheung wrote:
> Thank you very much for your help. It worked. But when I loaded pdb
> file, the graphics flashed and disappeared again. Please help! (very
> frustrated :( ....)
> Thank you.
> Sincerely,
> Margaret
> Axel Kohlmeyer wrote:
>> On Wed, 20 Dec 2006, Margaret S. Cheung wrote:
>> MC> Dear VMD developers,
>> MC> MC> I am installing VMD 1.8.5 linux OpenGL to Fedora Core 5.
>> margaret,
>> there are some linux specific remarks in the release notes
>> for version 1.8.5. please check them out, too.
>> MC> After I did "configure" and then "src/make install", the vmd did
>> not MC> give me error messages.
>> MC> However, when I execute /usr/bin/vmd, then it flashed on the
>> screen. The MC> terminal showed a message like
>> MC> MC> root_at_leela src]# Warning: Tried to connect to session
>> manager, MC> Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the
>> authentication protocols MC> specified are supported and host-based
>> authentication failed
>> there is no reason to run VMD as root! generally, running any program
>> as root should be avoided as much as possible.
>> depending on how you opened the root shell, you may not have access
>> to the X11 session (especially if your home directory is NFS mounted)
>> and thus not be able to start an xterm.
>> please try from a normal terminal and in textmode and if you still
>> have problems, report the info as outlined in the linux specific
>> release notes.
>> thanks,
>> axel.
>> p.s.: there is also a 'native' fedora core 5 rpm (32-bit only, though)
>> in the contributed files section that should have the all required
>> dependencies coded, so that if you can install it without additional
>> force, that it should work.
>> MC> I wonder if you can help me how to fix this. Thank you very much.
>> MC> Sincerely,
>> MC> Margaret
>> MC> MC> MC> MC>

Margaret S. Cheung
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
629C Science and Research 1
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-5005