From: Joshua Anderson (
Date: Tue Jun 04 2013 - 06:40:06 CDT

I don't think the distro meets your "ease of installation" requirement for the initial setup, but once you have a gentoo system running it is trivial to install nvidia drivers and VMD: `emerge nvidia-drivers vmd`. In other words, you can install these tools with the system package manager, and get all the benefits of that including updates when new releases are available.
Joshua A. Anderson, Ph.D.
Chemical Engineering Department, University of Michigan

On Jun 4, 2013, at 2:39 AM, Alexander Balaeff wrote:

> Dear VMD gurus:
> Could you kindly recommend which Linux distribution (Ubuntu? Red Hat?
> others?) to use for doing 3D visualization with VMD, via an NVidia
> Quadro card? What I am looking for is a distribution that either
> includes drivers that support recent Quadro cards or is known to be
> able to incorporate the NVidia-produced drivers more or less
> glitch-free. Besides the stereo part, the ease of installation and
> support of the Linux distribution in general would certainly be a
> plus.
> Thank you very much!
> Alexander.