I just installed the
NVIDIA GLX Module  185.19  Sat Apr  4 07:32:28 PST 2009
(beta) driver on Linux and found in the README.txt:

Option "Stereo" "integer"

    Enable offering of quad-buffered stereo visuals on Quadro. Integer
    indicates the type of stereo equipment being used:

        Value             Equipment
        --------------    ---------------------------------------------------
        1                 DDC glasses. The sync signal is sent to the
                          glasses via the DDC signal to the monitor. These
                          usually involve a passthrough cable between the
                          monitor and the graphics card. This mode is not
                          available on G8xGL and higher GPUs.
        2                 "Blueline" glasses. These usually involve a
                          passthrough cable between the monitor and graphics
                          card. The glasses know which eye to display based
                          on the length of a blue line visible at the bottom
                          of the screen. When in this mode, the root window
                          dimensions are one pixel shorter in the Y
                          dimension than requested. This mode does not work
                          with virtual root window sizes larger than the
                          visible root window size (desktop panning). This
                          mode is not available on G8xGL and higher GPUs.
        3                 Onboard stereo support. This is usually only found
                          on professional cards. The glasses connect via a
                          DIN connector on the back of the graphics card.
        4                 TwinView clone mode stereo (also known as
                          "passive" stereo). On graphics cards that support
                          TwinView, the left eye is displayed on the first
                          display, and the right eye is displayed on the
                          second display. This is normally used in
                          conjunction with special projectors to produce 2
                          polarized images which are then viewed with
                          polarized glasses. To use this stereo mode, you
                          must also configure TwinView in clone mode with
                          the same resolution, panning offset, and panning
                          domains on each display.
        5                 Vertical interlaced stereo mode, for use with
                          SeeReal Stereo Digital Flat Panels.
        6                 Color interleaved stereo mode, for use with
                          Sharp3D Stereo Digital Flat Panels.
        7                 Horizontal interlaced stereo mode, for use with
                          Arisawa, Hyundai, Zalman, Pavione, and Miracube
                          Digital Flat Panels.

Am 21.04.2009 17:33, schrieb Warren DeLano:
FYI: I just heard back from nVidia regarding the status of the Quadro drivers for the 3D Vision glasses to be used with the Samsung 2233RZ and other 120Hz full-field LCD displays (ViewSonic):  Release was originally intended by April, but so far it hasn't happened.  In their own words:

"I do not know the exact release date however it should be around the same time as when new QuadroFX drivers based on the Release 185 driver branch is available in the near future..."


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-chemistry+warren==delsci.com@ccl.net [mailto:owner-
chemistry+warren==delsci.com@ccl.net] On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 5:02 AM
To: Warren DeLano
Subject: CCL: Monitors for molecular Modelling

Sent to CCL by: Vincent.Leroux:_:loria.fr
Hi Peter,

This might interest you:


This is an LCD monitor capable of doing 120 Hz natively. Resolution is
1680x1050, which is the most common with computer flat screens (better
forget 1280x1024)... It sells for ?300 in France right now.

2x60 Hz stereoscopic glasses can be bought separately from nVidia
($200, or $600 bundled with the Samsung monitor). They are especially
interesting as the stereo support is done at the drivers level.


For the moment, unfortunately, the stereo drivers are only available
for mainstream GeForce cards under Windows Vista, but it should not
take long before nVidia provides Linux drivers. Support for the Quadro
range was announced for spring 2009, this might be done at the same

The glasses are also compatible with any CRT monitor capable of >= 100
Hz - so the old 21" >30kg CRT monsters from Mitsubishi/Sony/Illyama,
which can be found 2nd hand for about nothing, are interesting. This
is good to know if you want to stick to 1280x1024, as LCD panels
perform very poorly when not set to the native resolution. Bear in
mind that stereo with CRTs is quite painful to the eyes, the new
Samsung LCD might be significantly more confortable to work with...


"Peter Bladon cbas25,,strath.ac.uk" <owner-chemistry##ccl.net> a écrit :

Sent to CCL by: "Peter  Bladon" [cbas25(~)strath.ac.uk]
With regard to the hand-held stereoviewers that were sold by VCH.
VCH was I think the marketting arm of the German Chemical Society,
but was aquired by Wiley some time between 1993 and 2003 (my
vagueness here is because I am looking at the imprints of books
published on these dates).
Whether Wiley are still selling the viewers is another matter. There
 were two models (I got both of them when the Royal Society of
Chemistry was selling them).

With regard to monitors, Mitsubishi-Electric advertised their
Diamond 1080p DLP HDTV as being capable of stereo viewing using
shutter glasses.  It came in three models 57, 65 and 73 inches. They
 have sockets for connection to computers, and resolutions up to
1280  x 1024 and 1920 x 1080.  I do not know how much they cost.
They were  announced in North America, and I recollect that
MItsubishi in the  UK had no record of them

I have always thought that using twin projectors was a better
solution for viewing stereo when more than one person is involved.
But projectors with native resolution of 1280 x 1024 (which I regard
 as a standard) are rather rare.

Peter Bladon
Interprobe Chemical Services
Gallowhill House,  Larch Avenue
Lenzie,  Kirkintilloch
Glasgow G66 4HX


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