From: John Stone (
Date: Fri Jul 08 2011 - 10:41:12 CDT

  Here's the web page where NVIDIA lists the Quadro GPUs that
are supporting quad-buffered stereo on Linux:
The Quadro 1800 is not listed on the Linux page, so I doubt it is supported.

If you were running Windows, apparently the Quadro FX 1800 is supported
on the Windows platform using the USB-based emitter:

I don't fully understand why there are Quadro boards that aren't
supported for stereo on Linux, as I would have expected that the
driver code for the USB emitters should be easy to support, but there
must be some catch that makes this problematic. You'll not that on the
list of USB-based Quadro boards under Windows that NVIDIA warns of
"occasional flickering of the glasses may occur", which probably
indicates USB latencies can cause problems there.

  John Stone

On Fri, Jul 08, 2011 at 04:25:33PM +0200, Vlad Cojocaru wrote:
> Dear VMD users,
> I am looking into buying a workstation and I would like to add 3D
> visualization support for VMD and other molecular visualizers using the
> NVIDIA 3D Vision kit.
> Currently, I have one workstation with Quadro FX3800 and the setup works
> fine for me both with single and dual monitors (Samsung 120 Hz).
> I was wondering however if Quadro FX1800 would also work ?
> I know it support only a single monitor but I found conflicting reports
> on whether it works with 3D in linux or not..
> Thanks for sharing your experience
> Vlad
> --
> Dr. Vlad Cojocaru
> Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine
> Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology
> Roentgenstrasse 20
> 48149 Muenster, Germany
> tel: +49-251-70365-324
> fax: +49-251-70365-399
> email: vlad.cojocaru[at]

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