Has anyone tried these with the old CrystalEyes glasses?  We are looking to get one of these to try, but it is hard to understand why there should even be a need for a different graphics driver or a newer Quadro card to use it that way.  The FX1100 cards we still have in some of our Linux workstations can be configured to send a 1600x1200@100Hz signal to our old IBM c220p monitors and the 100Hz limit was from the monitor not the graphics card.  So other than needing to specify the Modeline manually in the X config files, why shouldn't this just work?

 

Malcolm

 

 

From: Warren DeLano [mailto:warren@delsci.com]
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2009 12:23 PM
To: pymol-users@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [PyMOL] WARNING: No Mac or Linux support for 120 Hz LCD synchronization

 

Just to make sure everyone understands:

 

Stereo 3D support for these awesome new 120 Hz LCD displays is WINDOWS ONLY due to the need of a special USB driver for the 3D Vision sync emitter.  Unfortunately, you cannot sync a digital 120 Hz LCD using the old stereo analog DIN sync connector – it just doesn’t work.

 

Please do not waste money right now buying a 120 Hz LCD if you use Linux or Mac OS (even if you have a Quadro card), or if you use a Windows laptop (without a Quadro graphics chip).  You will be disappointed -- the display will not do 3D with your system, and nVidia has not promised support for 120 Hz LCD synchronization on platforms other than Windows.  That may change, but then again, it might not.

 

Accordingly, our recommended stereo 3D solution for Mac, Linux, and for Windows systems without Quadro cards is the Zalman M220W LCD display.  You get fewer pixels for stereo 3D, but it works great with PyMOL on ALL PLATFORMS (including most laptops). No special graphics hardware or drivers are required to use the Zalman with PyMOL.  http://pymol.org/zalman

 

Cheers,

Warren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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