Dear PyMOL users,

I am a newcomer to this list and largely to PyMOL. I have a lot of experience with Jmol since my work is oriented toward publishing on the web.

I would like to be able to generate surface MEP coloring in PyMOL for proteins. I'm on Mac OSX 10.4, and I've downloaded/installed APBS and the APBS plug-in for PyMOL. Then I realized I had to install X11, so I found my original OSX 10.4 install discs, and have tried installing X11 three times with no luck (twice tried a custom install of X11 only, the third time I bit the bullet and installed the entire Xcode tools package. Still no sign of X11 on my machine.) Has anyone experienced this and found a way to deal with it?

I have already changed the name of to, as per the instructions on the web site, but when I open the newly named pymol app, it asks me where X11 is...

Thanks in advance,


Frieda Reichsman, PhD

Molecules in Motion

Interactive Molecular Structures