We are trying to get Quadro FX3800s to work in 3D stereo on Linux with newer Asus or Acer 3D vision compatible screens. The screens DO NOT have the built-in emitter (wish you could still buy those). The newest driver for the Quadro FX series is 340.96, released in Nov 2015, and that is what we are using.
The symptom is that the emitter LED never turns green or syncs with the glasses . The kernel sees the emitter, the driver sees the emitter (Xorg.0.log reports it) but it never gets activated. We don’t see any error messages of any kind. I’m pretty sure we have the software configured OK, because if we swap in one of the original 3D vision (1) emitters, it turns green and stereo works beautifully on the Asus monitor.
Even with the older emitter we do still have trouble with the Acer screen, but it’s because the Acer screen doesn’t think stereo is available even though we are driving it at 1080p/120Hz. The front-bezel 3D settings screen is greyed out and you can’t navigate to it.
The old emitter does turn green and syncs up with the glasses with either screen.
Any ideas? We have had this technology working for years. Went to upgrade a bunch of boxes with 3D stereo and have had nothing but headaches. I feel like we may be missing some key bit of info.