[Chimera-users] Windows 8.1 and nVidia Quadro drivers.. grrr

Kenward Vaughan kay_jay at earthlink.net
Fri Jun 19 20:37:58 PDT 2015


I have Chimera working wonderfully with sequential stereo under Linux 
with our Quadro card (a K4200), but am getting terribly frustrated with 
trying to have it work at all under Win 8.1.  The latest non-beta driver 
is installed.  It took me a while to find where the nVidia control panel 
is located after finding that Chimera didn't recognize any 
stereo-capable hardware (including some references to togl and pixels).

Blah.  I started up the "wizard" of 3D, which gave me a nice slide show, 
but Chimera didn't see anything.  Interestingly, rebooting directly into 
Linux gave the same problem, which had me fuming and frothing all over 
the place.  A shutdown followed by fresh start into Linux reset the card.

So the Windows driver touches something inside the card which has to be 
reset hard.

There are multiple things installed when this driver is put on the 
system.  Is it possible that there are things I don't want, which are 
slyly strengthening my thoughts about Windoze?

Some searching of the archives was inconclusive for this system. I have 
played with the settings in the control panel but have found no 
combination that gets sequential stereo working.  Does anyone know what 
settings should be changed from the defaults to get this working?

Many thanks for any help!

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