Today I managed to get Coot (and Pymol etc) running under Linux in stereo.

Here is the setup for those that are interested:

For the stereophiles with a linux box,

System: Dell precision 3600 with nvidia quadro 2000 (no 3-pin connector)
Linux: Latest version of openSuse but we had to download and install latest nvidia driver ourselves
Screen: ASUS VG278H (with build-in IR emitter!! for driving nvidia stereo glasses)

First set the resolution to 1920x1080@120Hz and then edit the xorg.conf file in /etc/X11/ as follows:

1) in Section "Screen" change Option "Stereo" "0" to "11"  (7, 8, 9, 10, or 12 did not work at all!). "11" activates "nvidia vision pro"....
2) did NOT add the line with "3DVisionDisplayType" "1" because the ASUS monitor is nvidia certified
3) added the following too (but did not test if this is really needed)

Section "Extensions"

    Option         "Composite" "Disable"


4) save the file, log out, log in again.

Hoppla, the 3D light is switches on (also happened with "Stereo" "10" but stereo was not active at all) and Coot in stereo looks just great!
Pymol also works.


p.s. season's greetings to all of you out there!


Dr. Jeroen R. Mesters

Gruppenleiter Strukturelle Neurobiologie und Kristallogenese
Institut für Biochemie
Universität zu Lübeck
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