Phoronix IRC Log: 2008-11-27
cxo: there are only a few things more sinister looking than a black XJ in the night
Deanjo: Ya like my wife with my wallet
cxo: doesnt that stop after the 30s?
Deanjo: lol you wish
Deanjo: If Vader drove a car though it would have to be an 2001 Impala SS
Deanjo: Or a 87 GNX
Deanjo: The GNX can catch 100k nowdays if it is in mint condition
Xemanth: anybody else having problems with 8 gb usb memory sticks in linux?
monreal: Xemanth: problems of which sort?
Xemanth: slow writing and then errors in dmesg and then system unmounts stick
Xemanth: i have dmesg error list at home but atm can
Xemanth: can't access to that list
Xemanth: its very nice to own 2x 8 gb sticks which can't be used :D
GNU\colossus: Xemanth: chances are the sticks are just crap
GNU\colossus: I got a very decent 8gb stick here, no problems at all
Xemanth: away ->
Kano: hi, anybody using 2.6.28 already?
redeeman: Xemanth: i use 8gb sticks without any problems....
redeeman: kingston datatraveler
war9407: Kano: 2.6.28 isn't out yet
war9407: Kalafok: perhaps you mean -rc6? if so, not I
Kano: did not change since 6 days now
Deanjo: michaellarabel, can you please update PTS git with the shorter test on LZMA compression
michaellarabel: Deanjo: Should be
Deanjo: Na still is 2 GB
michaellarabel: Hmm, I'll have to look into it then.
michaellarabel: Git master should be 256MB
michaellarabel: My local copy is
Deanjo: Still reports as 1.40b2 as well
michaellarabel: 1.4.0b2???! For master?
Deanjo: Ya, just did a fresh install of everything last night
michaellarabel: wow, major git problem then. It should be 1.6.0a1
Deanjo: Might be that a new tarball isn't being generated?
michaellarabel: were you using git-clone or the .tar.gz on the site?
cxo: Did you know between 2000 and 2002, CVS was in an SVN repository
Deanjo: I was using the tar.gz michaellarabel
MLKL: im using mandriva linux and just finished single play of prey demo
MLKL: is there any chance for me to play prey linux demo in online ?
MLKL: or any prey server ip ?
Deanjo: michaellarabel, openSUSE RC1 was released today http://news.opensuse.org/2008/11/27/development-release-opensuse-111-rc-1-now-available/
Deanjo: 11.1 RC1
Deanjo: Last release before final which is due on Dec 18
Kano32: hi, did anybody use nfs with 2.6.28?
Deanjo: Having issues with it Kano32 ?
Kano32: yes, it does not work here, even with backports of nfs-kernel-server+portmap
Deanjo: IIRC some people had issues with in 2.6.27 as well
Kano32: there nfs worked
redeeman: hmmm.. with hwinfo --framebuffer, when it says:
redeeman: Mode 0x0346: 1600x1200 (+3200), 16 bits
redeeman: Mode 0x037c: 1920x1200 (+1920), 8 bits
redeeman: Mode 0x037d: 1920x1200 (+7680), 24 bits
redeeman: what does the (+) number mean?
redeeman: is that due to the color depth?
Kano32: ask use ;)
redeeman: i think it's the width*bytes_for_color
Kano32: looks like that
Deanjo: Are those terrorism attacks still going on in India?
Deanjo: Or did that finally finish?
redeeman: Kano32: why does xv not work on 9800gtx+?
Deanjo: It should, same family as the 8800GT's
redeeman: yes, it should, but it somehow does not
Deanjo: That's odd, you would think if it had a problem it would effect the 8800's too
redeeman: it might do, but i don't have that hardware
redeeman: reality is, i had a quadro, it broke or seemed broken(i think driver issue), so i replaced it with 9800gtx+, and now i don't have xv
Kano32: redeeman: did not see any problem with xv
redeeman: (ofcourse xv was buggy before)
redeeman: well my xine cannot init driver xv
Kano32: and mplayer
Deanjo: xv does work on the 8800's that I can definitely verifies it works there
Kano32: i even tried vdpau *g*
redeeman: i don't know about mplayer, xine used to work, works on all my intel and ati hardware
Kano32: can check xine if that makes you happy
redeeman: well not really, making it work makes me happy :P
Kano32: but i use 180.08
redeeman: xvinfo does indeed report textured video
redeeman: why must nvidia always break stuff
Deanjo: Why do you keep buying it?
redeeman: what makes you think i did? :P
Kano32: just booting my nv 8800 system
Kano32: forced to xv, no problem
redeeman: maybe it's xcb
Kano32: but i used a really old xine...
Kano32: does mplayer -vo xv work?
Deanjo: You could try VLC as well
Kano32: xine -V xv works
redeeman: i use very new xine
redeeman: and it's probably xcb
redeeman: stupid nvidia
redeeman: always breaking stuff
Kano32: no idea
Kano32: maybe i install another test system on my nv box
Deanjo: wonders if nv is releasing the new driver tomorrow or next week
redeeman: i must say though, the nvidia driver finally has USABLE 2d performance for firefox
redeeman: for 8xxx+
redeeman: still not as good as on 6xxx or 7xxx though
Deanjo: Did you tweak your userContent.css yet redeeman ?
redeeman: neither did i do for earlier, or for my intel
Deanjo: Makes all the world of difference in scrolling
redeeman: but that still doesn't mean it isn't a piece of crap nvidia driver for requiring it
Kano32: redeeman: you know that the driver with optimized settings by default is NOT 177.82
Kano32: but the 180 series
redeeman: how long have 8800 been out?
Kano32: g92 or g80
redeeman: both are affected, so g80
redeeman: im guessing more than 1 year, like.. 1.5 years
redeeman: is that how long we are to wait around for a "driver with optimized settings by default"
redeeman: or even a driver that's faster than software rendering
Kano32: 11/2006 was first g80
Kano32: at least wikipedia says this ;)
Kano32: g92 about 1 y later
Kano: Ivanovic: on 2.6.28 now?
Ivanovic: that was updating my router a little
Ivanovic: you won't notice when i update my kernel, since i connect to my nslu2 where i am running some irc bouncer (miau)
Ivanovic: Kano: any special kernel options i should watch out for when switching to .28 from .25?
Kano: not that i know of, i basically only used the ubuntu git, but that does not help you i guess ;)
Kano: i would just press enter for all defaults
Ivanovic: nah, that is boring...
Ivanovic: okay, the new firmware on the router seems to play well, 1.64MB/s ain't too bad...
Ivanovic: what about PAT and fglrx?
Ivanovic: was there anything with it?
Ivanovic: that is: active or not active?
Kano: [ 72.662206] [fglrx] PAT is enabled successfully!
Kano: Host/Kernel/OS "Kanotix" running Linux 2.6.28-1-generic i686 [ KANOTIX 2007 Thorhammer ]
Kano: CPU Info (1) Intel Pentium D clocked at [ 2799.505 MHz ]
Kano: (2) Intel Pentium D clocked at [ 2799.505 MHz ]
Kano: Videocard ATI RV410 [Radeon X700 Pro (PCIE)] X.Org 7.1.1 [ 1680x1050 @60hz ]
Kano: Processes 151 | Uptime 1:30 | Memory 318.7/1003.5MB | HDD Size 100GB (79%used) | GLX Renderer RADEON X700 PRO | GLX Version 2.1.7769 Release | Client Konversation 1.0.1 | Infobash v2.67.1
Ivanovic: oaky, so it should work...
Kano: pretty old driver however ;)
Ivanovic: okay, so lets build the new kernel
Ivanovic: hates waiting for those 2mins to be over...
Kano: mirco kernel
Ivanovic: done it is
Ivanovic: something like this
Ivanovic: it really is stripped down to what i need
Ivanovic: (and i compile with -j5 which also helps a little)
Ivanovic: Sysinfo for 'rechner1': Linux 126.96.36.199 running KDE 3.5.10, CPU: Intel(R) Core 2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz at 2000 MHz (4999 bogomips), HD: 281/1218GB, RAM: 3893/3952MB, 163 proc's, 6.14h up
cxo: so how is everyone feeling about the ati fud we have been seeing of late?
mattmatteh: cxo, which fud ?
cxo: Article 1 " Oh shit guys, we are going to get 3d in two days!!!!", Article 2 "Yeah its taking a while, but they are making progress, trust me, i know those dudes" Article 3 "Wow shit, its like 6months later, ma bad, but hey, its gonna come out next week yo!" Article 4 "Almost guys, they say its almost about to be almost ready!" Article 5 "dudes! its gonna be out in like 2days, but its a really low probability"....
cxo: i'm really get bored with that b.s, and i think less of phoronix's creditability each time i read that crap
Deanjo: Ban this turd from the forums michaellarabel http://www.phoronix.com/forums/member.php?u=17697
mattmatteh: Deanjo, troll ?
Deanjo: Bloody spammer
Deanjo: Trolls I don't mind, you let them talk enough eventually their foot ends up in their mouth