Thank you for aggregating and posting that information. Just so everyone
knows, it is possible to do this on a CRT/LCD-dual-headed Mac Pro with the
Quadro FX 4500 graphics card. Having recently set this up for myself, I can
attest to the fact that "it just works" without mucking with config files.
However, the Mac price is signficantly higher because Apple only offers a
high-end stereographics solution -- nothing but the best, I guess. Thus, in
If you have more time than money, lean toward the Linux-based solution.
If your time converts to money, then weigh acquisition costs vs. management
If you have more money than time, then lean toward a Mac-based solution.
With respect to displays, if you have more money than desk space, and only
need a stereo setup for 1-2 people, then you might want to consider the 19"
switchable autostereoscopic LCD from DTI:
This product is both a standard LCD display and a 19" 1280x1024
autostereoscopic unit (true stereo 3D without glasses). I just re-confirmed
with one of their engineers over the phone that the $3,695 "Virtual Window
19" equipped with the $195 Display Control Unit (DCU) can accept a standard
CRT stereographic video signal from existing 3D applications on existing
systems. Thus, for under $4,000 USD, you could potentially eliminate that
(Disclaimer: I have yet to see this unit in action but have heard favorable
feedback from a couple of PyMOL users who have seen it).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pymol-users-bounces@...
> [mailto:pymol-users-bounces@...] On Behalf
> Of Savvas Savvides
> Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 12:20 AM
> To: o-info@...
> Cc: jan.stout@...; bert.remmerie@...;
> Subject: [PyMOL] SUMMARY: CRT/TFT dual configuration with the
> nvidia FX3500
> Dear colleagues:
> we would like to thank Carsten Schubert, Karin Fritz-Wolf and
> Oliver Einsle for reaching out to help us with our
> configuration of CRT/LCD dual monitors using an Nvidia FX3500
> under RHEL4. We have now been able to come up with a
> Xinerama-based configuration that works really well. Our
> configuration provides an extended Desktop between the two
> monitors (the CRT is the login
> console) on which we can drag windows back and forth without
> compromising stereo-capability/quality. Working with two
> screens is admittedly quite nice!
> I attach an annotated version of our xorg.conf in which I
> provide information and comments via a header and via
> additional remarks here and there, hoping that fellow-novices
> in dual-monitor configuration will find it useful.
> Best wishes
> Savvas N. Savvides
> Unit for Structural Biology and Biophysics Laboratory for
> Protein Biochemistry - Ghent University K.L. Ledeganckstraat
> 35 9000 Ghent, BELGIUM
> Phone: +32-(0)9-264.51.24 ; +32-(0)472-92.85.19
> Email: savvas.savvides@...