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  • Valve Software Finds Bugs With Linux Kernel

    Phoronix: Valve Software Finds Bugs With Linux Kernel

    As Valve Software's Linux efforts continue to advance, they uncover Linux bugs. Fortunately, at least one Valve-spotted Linux kernel bug has now been corrected by NVIDIA...

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

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    '90s not 90's

    The former Microsoft employee from the 90's is now an Ubuntu Xfce user.
    It is '90s, not 90's.

    Please read The Chicago Manual of Style, Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications or at least the Wikipedia Manual of Style.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
      It is '90s, not 90's.
      Yes I know, but when I'm writing 6+ articles per day and doing other work on top of that, such mistakes end up being inevitable from time to time.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        I don't think this was a "bug", so much as a new feature

        Although I'm not really sure what that code is used for. Can someone explain? Is it even in the kernel, or is just some debug lib shipped with the kernel?

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        • #5
          Valve's Linux efforts are the best thing to happen to desktop Linux for a long time.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by d2kx View Post
            Valve's Linux efforts are the best thing to happen to desktop Linux for a long time.
            The thing i hope it will help most is Open Drivers but i am not holding my breath for it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by d2kx View Post
              Valve's Linux efforts are the best thing to happen to desktop Linux for a long time.
              Damn right. Everything is slowly starting to come together and play nice on the graphics front: Wayland, Steam, Intel's open source driver efforts, etc. Now if only the audio side was as cooperative...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 1c3d0g View Post
                Damn right. Everything is slowly starting to come together and play nice on the graphics front: Wayland, Steam, Intel's open source driver efforts, etc. Now if only the audio side was as cooperative...
                Pulse is working beautifully -if you exclude professional audio. What are you on about?

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                • #9
                  ugh.. really? Pulseaudio :/ I hope nobody requires that useless abstraction layer.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cb88 View Post
                    ugh.. really? Pulseaudio :/ I hope nobody requires that useless abstraction layer.
                    It's not useless if you have bluetooth headsets, multiple outputs, jack or HDMI outputs, multichannel speakers... or need some handy features like application specific volumen controls, filters and equalizers or multiple simultaneous or fast output switching or networking or... essentially if you are not doing pro-audio or living in a stone age then you are probably better off with PulseAudio than dmix (ALSA).

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                    • #11
                      Pulseaudio is awesome, for the reasons stated above. I use a lot of those functions.

                      Anyways, I'm happy to see Valve tackling some bugs. They certainly have a decent amount of talent there, so it would be wonderful if they started giving some attention to the FOSS video drivers.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Teho View Post
                        multiple outputs, jack or HDMI outputs, multichannel speakers..
                        filters and equalizers or multiple simultaneous
                        I've been doing all of that without pulse for years.

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                        • #13
                          John Carmack did this for Nvidia and ATI with their graphic drivers. Another benefit to have games on Linux, a lot of developers will find flaws.

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                          • #14
                            Does everything have to devolve into a Pulseaudio rant with you people? Sheesh.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
                              Does everything have to devolve into a Pulseaudio rant with you people? Sheesh.
                              Basically someone always has to post a trollish/offtopic negative comment and then people not realizing what is happening post about it being awesome. To be perfectly I install PA every time I set up a system and appreciate its features but fail to see why everyone gets worked up about it. People don't get all worked up about Xorg/wayland/systemd/sys v init/upstart/schedulers/filesystems, why should they get worked up about the audio layer? Doesn't make any sense to me.

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