From: Emiliano Ippoliti (
Date: Sun May 09 2010 - 13:56:59 CDT

Dear Axel,

thank you very much for your very fast reply.

I will immediately start installing a Linux distribution on that PC.
Which distribution do you suggest me? Which one are you and the other developers more familiar with?


P.S. I have just tried with the "Scanline interleaved" and all the other possible choices in the Stereo submenu of VMD but unfortunately the emitter does not turn on...

On 9 May 2010, at 6:58 PM, Axel Kohlmeyer wrote:

> dear emiliano,
>> Is this the problem with my hardware? Or do you think that the problem is elsewhere?
> i cannot comment on windows. for linux there is special driver setting required.
> since you were able to run the demo, i would assume that this is
> enabled for you.
> i have seen the 3dvision gear being used successfully on a giant samsung stereo
> with VMD in windowed mode on a machine running red hat linux 5.x.
>> Is there a way to run VMD in full screen mode?
> yes. i fixed a bug related to it not so long ago. but it is quite a
> hack and thus an
> inofficial feature to be implemented properly at a later time. it
> only works on X windows
> (i have it running on fedora linux 12).
>> In case is not, are the VMD developers planning to insert a full screen mode in the near future?
> i cannot talk for john, but since i don't know of any VMD developer that uses
> windows at his or her primary development platform, i would expect that any
> improvements will first show up on unix-like systems using X windows.
>> Do you know some way to overcome the problem?
> i would install linux, but that is mainly because i am very familiar with it
> and know how to deal with its quirks and issues and in turn have for the
> most part forgotten what i knew about windows 10 years ago when i
> was last using it regularly.
>> In case the only possibility is the replacement of the emitter and glasses (I have to replace both of them?), which ones are compatible with VMD?
> as i wrote before, your gear should work.
> i have seen it. have you tried scan-line interleaving?
> cheers,
> axel.
>> Thank you in advance for any reply.
>> Best regards,
>> Emiliano
> --
> Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
> Institute for Computational Molecular Science
> Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA.

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