[MMTK] MMTK with VMD on Mac OSX

khinsen at cea.fr khinsen at cea.fr
Thu Jul 21 18:09:23 CEST 2005

On Jul 21, 2005, at 16:32, Ryan Bannen wrote:

> When I run the script that I had attached to my initial email, it now 
> successfully launches VMD however neither
> the protein nor the .dcd file loads.   All I see is the standard VMD 
> startup screen.  Is there an additional path
> that needs to be fixed?

Most probably this is a problem with the script in /usr/local/bin/vmd. 
Here is mine:

xterm -e '/Applications/VMD 
1.8.3.app/Contents/Resources/VMD.app/Contents/MacOS/VMD' $*

You may have to adjust the location of the executable. The problem you 
describe occurs if the "$*" at the end of the second line is missing.

If someone has a solution that uses Apple's Terminal instead of xterm, 
I'd like to see it. It's a bit unelegant to have to have X11 running 
just to launch VMD. However, I didn't spend too much time on this 

Konrad Hinsen
Laboratoire Léon Brillouin, CEA Saclay,
91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
Tel.: +33-1 69 08 79 25
Fax: +33-1 69 08 82 61
E-Mail: khinsen at cea.fr

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