ADL: bugs, bugs, bugs

Mark Pohl at
Wed Dec 2 16:42:13 PST 2020

Dear Dr. Forli,MANY thanks!  I hadn't read anywhere about needing a GUI.  So yes, I'll download that.  

=> If you need clerical help updating the forum references / your web site etc., I'd be happy to have my p.a. do that for you: it would be a good opportunity for her to learn how to maintain / update websites. RSVP!

Mark Pohl

    On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 5:48:57 PM EST, Stefano Forli <forli at> wrote:  
 Hi Mark,

the forum has been discontinued, we'll update any references to that soon.

About your issue, you might want to read the instructions here:

The Vina executable does not have a graphical interface, so it is probably running properly.
If you are looking for a graphical interface, take a look at the software list here:

Hope this helps,


On 12/2/20 2:37 PM, Mark Pohl wrote:
> Having watched your enticing training video, I *cannot wait* to start playing with AutoDock Vina - it looks like it's going to be way more fun than Call of Duty!  I do, however, have a problem.  Two, actually.
> First, on my Windows 7 (86-bit) machine, running the program (vina.exe) opens an old-fashioned DOS window (black background with a Courier typeface command prompt), runs several lines of command, then abruptly the window closes - all within perhaps a quarter second.  It seems like the program terminates prematurely.
> Second, following your suggestion to look at your bug forum (, I receive a 404 (address not found) error.  Then following your suggestion to report a new bug (, I receive a 403 (you don't have permission to access this private page) error.
> Might you have any thoughts on how to resolve premature termination?
> Might you have any thoughts on how to look at known bugs and report new ones?
> MANY thanks in advance for your help!!
> Mark Pohl, Esq.
> Pharmaceutical Patent Attorneys, LLC
> 55 Madison Avenue, 4th floorMorristown, NJ 07960-7397  USA
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  Stefano Forli, PhD

  Assistant Professor
  Dept. of Integrative Structural
  and Computational Biology, MB-112A
  Scripps Research
  10550  North Torrey Pines Road
  La Jolla,  CA 92037-1000,  USA.

    tel: +1 (858)784-2055
    email: forli at

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