From: John Stone (
Date: Thu Nov 07 2002 - 16:46:02 CST

Dear Marc,
  You are correct. When in -dispdev text or -dispdev none mode,
VMD does not advertise any stereo modes at all. If this is something
that you need, we can probaby make it possible to at least set it to
"left" and "right". If you have a specific need for this in -dispdev
text mode, please tell us more about it so I have a better idea what
people might want to use it for.

  John Stone

On Wed, Nov 06, 2002 at 01:15:03PM +0000, Marc Baaden wrote:
> Hi,
> I wanted to create some stereo snapshots. In the manual
> (or was it on the website ?) there was a suggestion to
> create two separate images with display stereo left/right
> and then join them. I tried this, which works in the
> standard VMD setup.
> But when I try to use my script, which uses
> vmd -dispdev none, I get the following error:
> vmd > display stereo right
> ERROR) Cannot set stereo: unknown stereo mode specified.
> Does it mean there is no stereo possibility without a display ?
> Marc Baaden
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