ADL: problem in running autodock tools

Daniel Jana dfjana at
Sun Oct 21 10:11:08 PDT 2007

Hello again Kala!

kala wrote:
> when i type ADT in the command line i get this error message
> [root at VSNL ~]# adt

First of all, I would like to stress that using the root account as an 
everyday use account is a very bad security policy. That is usual in 
Windows but everyone is highly advised against it in Linux. You should 
not do it either.

> Run AutoDockTools from /usr/local/MGLTools-1.4.5/MGLToolsPckgs/AutoDockTools

There is a newer version of MGL-Tools already, 1.4.6. Since newer 
versions always contain bug fixes I would try that newer version. It 
might help you. It's just pointless to try to solve a problem that might 
not even exist on the newer version. Besides, if there is really a 
problem, and you end up submitting some kind of bug report you will need 
to do it for the last version of Autodock, not older ones.
The latest version can be found here:


PS - Since you are really into using Autodock, you should really 
consider the possibility of buying a graphic card. Even if it is not 
needed, it will make your life much easier...

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