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Old 12-08-2010, 12:24 PM   #1
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error executing

could anybody help me to solve this error,please?
somy@somy-laptop:~$ xcrysden

|* *|
|* XCrySDen - (X-Window) CRYstalline Structures and DENsities *|
|* = === = === *|
|* *|
|* Anton Kokalj ( *|
|* Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia *|
|* *|
|* Copyright (c) 1996--2004 by Anton Kokalj *|
|* *|

Version: 1.5.17

Please report bugs to:

XCRYSDEN is released under the GNU General Public License.

Whenever graphics generated by XCRYSDEN are used in scientific
publications, it shall be greatly appreciated to include an explicit
reference. The preferred form is the following:

[ref] A. Kokalj, Comp. Mater. Sci., Vol. 28, p. 155, 2003.
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Running on platform: unix
Error in startup script: wrong # args: should be "set varName ?newValue?"
while executing
"set system(c95_crystal) -p: not found"
(file "/home/somy/.xcrysden/custom-definitions" line 14)
invoked from within
"source $env(HOME)/.xcrysden/custom-definitions"
invoked from within
"if { [file exists $env(HOME)/.xcrysden/custom-definitions] } {
source $env(HOME)/.xcrysden/custom-definitions
} else {
source $system(TOPDIR)/Tc..."
("eval" body line 20)
invoked from within
"eval [info body xcInit]"
(file "/home/somy/SOURCE/XCrySDen-1.5.17-bin-shared/Tcl/xcInit.tcl" line 530)
Old 12-08-2010, 01:02 PM   #2
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Did you read the error?
Originally Posted by somy
Error in startup script: wrong # args: should be "set varName ?newValue?"
You haven't configured the startup script correctly, or haven't followed some part of the installation instructions. Since you don't say how you installed it, or on what version/distro of Linux you installed it on, the best suggestion would be to read the documentation:

mentions several things you have to do to make it work. Did you do them?


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