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    Phoronix: Intel On Rebuilding The X.Org Linux Desktop

    At FOSDEM 2009 in Keith Packard's talk on the rebuilt Linux desktop, he shared the progress made in composited 3D, monitor auto-plugging, 2D/3D/media shared objects, kernel mode-setting, and kernel-based 2D drawing. Allowing these problems to be addressed was the Graphics Execution Manager for kernel memory management. The Graphics Execution Manager was used instead of TTM (which we talked about several times before at Phoron

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=13477

  • #2
    This blip.tv-Flash-crap sucks; why cannot we have a free video format, or at least MPEG4, via ordinary HTTP/FTP/younameit?

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    • #3
      My ears bleed.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by colo View Post
        This blip.tv-Flash-crap sucks; why cannot we have a free video format, or at least MPEG4, via ordinary HTTP/FTP/younameit?
        Because I want to click and view without prior setup of voodoo.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RealNC View Post
          Because I want to click and view without prior setup of voodoo.
          for many people setting up flash under Linux is a voodoo

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          • #6
            blip.tv allows you to download the original files too.

            As an nvidia user, I am wondering what exactly are they rebuilding. Fixing their drivers so that similarly specced hardware can perform the same?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Vadi View Post
              As an nvidia user, I am wondering what exactly are they rebuilding. Fixing their drivers so that similarly specced hardware can perform the same?
              Fixing the whole architecture. NVidia performs as well as they do because they invented their own stuff instead of using the archaic and broken X.Org APIs.

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              • #8
                Sound is broken for Eric's talk...

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                • #9
                  Ahh. Experience with gtk/cairo/pango vs qt's homemade stuff tells me that this is the good way to go. I hope this improves well enough then for nvidia to switch over.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Vadi View Post
                    blip.tv allows you to download the original files too.
                    Good to know! This in not normal. I found the links, thanks. If anyone wants, I can create torrent files for the videos.

                    edit: don't know how and why this post appears in this thread, but it applies here, too. So anyway...
                    Last edited by bugmenot; 02-09-2009, 03:04 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Neat desk

                      Where can I get me one of those newfangled talking desks? Does it run linux?

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                      • #12
                        Are we supposed to see something on that screen?

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                        • #13
                          Hmm. I cannot see the person speaking. I cannot see anything on the slides. The signal to noise ratio is very low.

                          I guess I'll wait until FOSDEM posts the videos on their website before attempting to watch.

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                          • #14
                            Just tried to watch the video of Eric's presentation.

                            Thank you for killing my ability to hear. Why haven't you fixed this video? If nothing more, remove it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Vadi View Post
                              As an nvidia user, I am wondering what exactly are they rebuilding. Fixing their drivers so that similarly specced hardware can perform the same?
                              Intel is pushing for realtime ray tracing as the next "Next Gen" which simply won't work with their current system, so it would make sense that they'd at least attempt to fix their rather bad solution on the platform.

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