Phoronix IRC Log: 2008-10-02
copper: haha, a "How Big Should My Swap Partition Be?" thread on /.
michaellarabel: Hi Deanjo
Marox: Penny Arcade Adventures Ep. 2 went gold.. cool price btw. :)
[TiZ]: Hi there. I'm trying to install the latest open source radeon driver using this thread: http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9951 But when I get to the step where I install the drm modules, it claims that the radeon module isn't there, and tries to git it. I don't have git, so it tries to install it, and I stop it there. Is it safe to use the drm modules from git with this guide?
Samuel-NotAFK: I wish Phoronix would compare an ATI 4670 512MB to an Nvidia 9500GT for ETQW.
[TiZ]: Hi there.
[TiZ]: Do you know anything about installing the latest open source radeon drivers?
Samuel-NotAFK: Yeah, apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-radeon
maligor: it's devel code
[TiZ]: I'll c/p so you can see it.
[TiZ]: I'm trying to install the latest open source radeon driver using this thread: http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9951 But when I get to the step where I install the drm modules, it claims that the radeon module isn't there, and tries to git it. I don't have git, so it tries to install it, and I stop it there. Is it safe to use the drm modules from git with this guide?
[TiZ]: 50 people, and no one knows, or everyone's idle? This happens to me pretty much every time I go to an IRC channel for support. Are they all like this? :(
[TiZ]: Ah, I figured it out. The easy drm installer is supposed to go right outside the libdrm sources directory.
[TiZ]: Thanks anyways
Deanjo: Ahh, if this is the weather we are going to get from global warming, I'm all in favor of it.
Deanjo: 25 C 77 F
mha: it's raining over here.
Deanjo: Usually it's about 1/2 that temp at this time of year
mha: it'll probably get worse really soon.
Deanjo: Air conditioning in Oct isn't typically used here
Deanjo: Supposed to be like this for the next couple of weeks
Deanjo: gives copper a wet willie
Deanjo: hehehe, I wonder if MS is having issues with Windows 7's multicore support with Ballmers comments here http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/10/02/ballmer-bashes-intel
michaellarabel: Deanjo: PTS Mac OS X work has officially started.
Deanjo: When does the Plan 9 port start :P
michaellarabel: Once I finish the Windows 3.1 port :P
Deanjo: What mac did you get michaellarabel
michaellarabel: Mac Mini
Deanjo: hehe, my favorite
michaellarabel: I love the build quality of the unit I must say.
Deanjo: Ya they are nice little machines.
michaellarabel: I also found out about ioreg on OSX, sounds like that will be useful.
Deanjo: Ya, did you signup in the developer resources yet?
michaellarabel: No. What does that provide?
Deanjo: Tons of documentation
GNU\colossus: what's that?
michaellarabel: Where do you signup for that at?
michaellarabel: colossus: Will allow me to read some sensors nicely and such.
Deanjo: The free membership gives you access to the documentation
copper: what's a wet willie
GNU\colossus: michaellarabel: I see
dav3hatt0n: hi - I've just upgraded to fglrx 8.09 on F8/64bit - and scrolling inside app (firefox and pidgin) and screen redraws whilst moving a terminal around the screen are really really really slow
dav3hatt0n: does anyone have any pointers for me?
dav3hatt0n: ah - is it the fact that xorg.conf has AIGLX and composite turned on?
copper: Deanjo: WHAT'S A WET WILLIE
copper: wakie wakie…
Deanjo: lol, it's when you lick your finger and stick it in someones ear
copper: Is that a gay hockey player thing?
copper: drops a pin
copper: wooo, wth, my Razer Lachesis mouse is acting like a wireless mouse with a dead battery
copper: wth is going on…
Deanjo: Probably another linux kernel conspiracy copper
GNU\colossus: :D :D
GNU\colossus: that's a lot of conspiracies
Deanjo: No doubt headed up by the NWO's head honcho, Jerry Sienfeld
copper: seriously that's freakin' weird
copper: it's a _wired_ mouse for crying out loud
Deanjo: Blame Jerry I'm tellin ya
Deanjo: Bill wiggled his butt and broke your mouse
copper: can E.M. fields alter the signal inside a USB cable?
Deanjo: Depends on the shielding and strength of the field I suppose
copper: the E.M. field of my LCD panel seems strong enough to alter the audio cable that's plugged into my motherboard's line-in socket
copper: (the cable goes right behind the panel)
copper: gonna increase the polling value
Deanjo: Your LCD puts out that much EM :O
copper: well, I have to crank the volume all the way up to hear it
Deanjo: Well that can be from just diffference in the input impedence
copper: any way to check the polling rate under linux?
Deanjo: cat /sys/module/usbhid/parameters/mousepoll
copper: you rock
Deanjo: I know
copper: it reads 0 though
copper: no documentation about it either
GNU\colossus: Gentoo saves.
Deanjo: heh I was just about to give that link
copper: rebooting again
copper: that's more like it
copper: no idea why it started acting so whacky though
copper: I didn't touch anything
Deanjo: Yay!!! opensuse 11.1B2 is on some mirrors
Deanjo: applydeltaiso openSUSE-11.1-Alpha2-DVD-x86_64.iso openSUSE-11.1-Alpha2_Beta2-DVD-x86_64.delta.iso openSUSE-11.1-Beta2-DVD-x86_64.iso
Deanjo: dammit, ignore that wrong window in focus