[gmx-users] problem running the demo

Justin A. Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Wed Jan 5 23:41:18 CET 2011

Mao Mao wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am a new user of Gromacs and Linux. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and 
> installed Gromacs 4.5.3 following the instructions. 
> When I ran the demo, I found that when I pressed <enter>, the xterm 
> window which is supposed to appear separately just flashed and 
> disappeared immediately. 
> For instance, "the output of the genbox program should appear in a 
> separate xterm window", but when I pressed <enter> the window flashed 
> and disappeared immediately. Is there anything wrong that I need to fix 
> or is that the way it should be?

It is possible that something is wrong with the demo, but more likely something 
is wrong with your X window settings.  If you're looking for tutorial material, 
there are far better resources than this simple walkthrough:



> Best,
> Mao


Justin A. Lemkul
Ph.D. Candidate
ICTAS Doctoral Scholar
Department of Biochemistry
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
jalemkul[at]vt.edu | (540) 231-9080


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