[Chimera-users] Does Chimera support stereo with a Nvidia Quadro M4000 graphics card?

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jan 11 22:02:15 PST 2018

Yes, Chimera supports stereo on the NVidia Quadro M4000 graphics care.  
A simple test to see if you have configured your system correctly is to 
run the stereotest program from 
https://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/Overview/stereotest.html.  In your case, I 
expect that it would show that stereo isn't working.

To fix it depends on which OS you're using:

On Linux, you'll need to configure the X11 display server to show 
stereo.  See the NVidia release notes in 
/usr/share/doc/nvidia-x11-drv-*/.  In the appendix on X Config Options, 
it says how to set the Stereo option.  Pick the Stereo option that 
matches the 3D stereo display setup that you are using -- you most 
likely have a 3D TV that came with stereo glasses, or a 120hz+ gaming 
monitor with NVidia 3D Vision support and associated glasses, those 
would be options 12 or 10, respectively.  If you are using the 3D Vision 
emitter, I'd recommend connecting the 3-pin DIN cable from the M4000's 
daughter card.

On WIndows, you need to go to the NVidia control panel, and choose 
"Manage 3D settings", not the Stereoscopic settings.  There you need to 
set "Stereo - Enable" to on, and "Stereo - Display mode" to match your 
3D stereo display setup.  Again, I'd recommend using the 3-pin DIN cable 
with the NVidia 3D Vision emitter if you are using that.

     Hope this helps,


On 1/11/2018 6:43 PM, xzhang1999 at zju.edu.cn wrote:
> Hi,
> Does Chimera support stereo on the Nvidia Quadro M4000 graphics card? 
> I have a workstation with a Nvidia Quadro M4000 graphcs card (64bit, 
> win10&ubantu), but cannot successfully have Chimera displaying 
> sequential stereo? Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Thanks 
> a lot.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Best regards,
> Xing
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