Phoronix IRC Log: 2009-01-07
Milyardo: I'd take a 4870
Milyardo: If you want to send it to me cxo I'll take it
cxo: i still havent decided what i'm going to do with it
cxo: but i'll let you know
cxo: how much do you think it would sell for?
Milyardo: $180-200 I'd guess
bkero: They start at $200 on newegg
mib_xyk8ob: any one here?
mib_xyk8ob: I was looking to find some software that is able to generate a load on specific components within the hardware
mib_xyk8ob: For example to generate a load that would make a computer its CPU work for say 30%
mib_xyk8ob: or the GPU for 90%
mib_xyk8ob: Darklock: is that funny?
Darklock: why, yes
Darklock: how would a program know what it needs to get a CPU running at a certain load
mib_xyk8ob: Darklock: not sure
mib_xyk8ob: that is why I am asking
mib_xyk8ob: it would be funny indeed
mib_xyk8ob: is there no such thing as software that just generates a load
mib_xyk8ob: Darklock: ?
Darklock: shh, be vewwy vewwy quiet, I'm huntin wabbits!
mib_xyk8ob: what's up doc
mib_xyk8ob: Darklock: surly you can suggest what software I could get to generate some load on my computer
mib_xyk8ob: it does not have to be x percent
mib_xyk8ob: Darklock: are you there at all?
michaellarabel: Milyardo: do you know when you'll be done with all of the documentation?
Ivanovic: short question:
Ivanovic: any idea why the option "aticonfig --set-pcs-val=MCIL,DigitalHDTVDefaultUnderscan,0" with fglrx seems to not work?
Ivanovic: that is: it *should* do the same as several aticonfig --set-dispattrib= options should do and do it in a persistent way
michaellarabel: Well, what's the value currently in the amdpcsdb?
Ivanovic: though using the options ain't working
Ivanovic: as result of: grep "HDTVDefaultUnderscan" /etc/ati/amdpcsdb
michaellarabel: Have you tried manually editing that when the X server is not running and then rebooting?
Ivanovic: i have set it via aticonfig while no xserver was running
Ivanovic: and after booting into xorg, it made no difference either
Ivanovic: though using those single four values perfectly does the job
Ivanovic: afk for 30mins, got to play taxi driver...
Ivanovic: michaellarabel: at least this much i can say: the sony 40w4000 is a *great* tv
Ivanovic: looks good, sound is fine for an lcd and the image quality is just great
Ivanovic: michaellarabel: do you know what this option in amdpcsdb does?
michaellarabel: Not offhand.
michaellarabel: Other than add HDTV Pixel Formats :)
Ivanovic: hmm, okay
Ivanovic: after removing the amdpcsdb file and using the default one, things work again
Ivanovic: that is: no i can use this option to deactivate understcan
XaeroOne: hi guys
ndim: To whom do I send patches to the phoronix-test-suite install-sh script?
michaellarabel: ndim: michael [at] phoronix.com works
ndim: michaellarabel: Thanks. Mail has gone out.
michaellarabel: ndim: Pushed them, thanks!
michaellarabel: Have you been working on packaging PTS for a distro?
ndim: michaellarabel: I have made a quick Fedora package for myself. It would need some license investigation and actually making any of the tests actually run.
ndim: I'm not quite sure about how to achieve the latter. The user interface is non-trivial, and I don't have any arenas or ppracers installed :)
michaellarabel: phoronix-test-suite benchmark should just be the main command
ndim: And I doN't quite see how bonnie and openssl fit into a graphics benchmark. :)
ndim: But I guess I am entering FAQ territory now.
ndim: Which I have not read.
michaellarabel: PTS isn't limited to graphics tests. It shouldn't be runing bonnie or openssl in any of the graphics suites.
ndim: OK, so list-suites and benchmark foo should be what I am interested in.
ndim: Uhm... root access?
Kano: usually not needed
michaellarabel: root access shouldn't be required at all. It will prompt you if a test requires root access (right now only the hdparm read test does). Though if running as root, it will use dmidecode to provide more detailed hardware information.
ndim: It wants to install tcsh which already is installed.
michaellarabel: Where is tcsh installed on your system? phoronix-test-suite/pts/distro-xml/fedora-packages.xml may be out of date then
ndim: All the shells are in /bin.
michaellarabel: Ah, if you change that in fedora-packages.xml it should be fine then
Caglar: hi all
Caglar: i wanna ask u something about Phoronix Test Suite
Caglar: can we use test results in our internet site
bkero: Anybody here know what DDX stands for? It seems to have something to do with mesa and x drivers
Deanjo: Sure Caglar, Tom's Hardware for example already uses it
Caglar: thanx Deanjo
Deanjo: The results do not become property of Phoronix. It is considered in good fashion to plug the suite though when possible.
Milyardo: :D\-< :D/-<
michaellarabel: bkero: Device Dependent X