Phoronix IRC Log: 2009-04-17
peppo: "GLRender::require_extension(): required extension GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object is not supported" <- trying to run the Unigine demos...
peppo: also getting this error, which MIGHT be the fatal one (?): Unigine fatal error
peppo: ALWrapper::init(): can't load "libopenal.so.0" library
peppo: well, libopenal.so.0 was missing, and it isn't availible in Ubuntu, d'oh
peppo: tried symlinking .1 to .0 but they don't seem to be compatible
McEnroe: for some reason pts opens the wrong browser. where's the setting to choose the right browser?
McEnroe: for some reason pts opens the wrong browser. where's the setting to choose the right browser (it opens arora although according to gnome firefox is default)?
michaellarabel: McEnroe: pts-core/scripts/launch-browser.sh
McEnroe: michaellarabel: thx
maligor: I see new catalysts
maligor: you'd think the driver size would go down if they dropped r300-r500
maligor: 80mb is a ridiculous size for a driver
GNU\colossus: perfectly common sight for win32 though
maligor: yeah, but they always include weird junk
Milyardo: 9.4? Where? I haven't found it yet
Milyardo: oh nevermind
maligor: 9.4 Known Faults: "Starting X with a second hotplugged display may cause segmentation fault"
maligor: somehow that statement doesn't make any sense
maligor: I suppose it might mean if you plug in a display after system start and then proceeding to start x might segfault?
redeeman: ati bugs does not need to make sense
redeeman: not even their description
the-me: has someone got a patch for fglrx 9-4 and linux 2.6.29?
maligor: I'd like a fglrx 9-4 and linux 2.6.30rc :P
maligor: mostly because it includes finally a driver for my hwsensor
the-me: maligor: but by default it does not compile with it?
maligor: haven't tried
maligor: probably not
peppo: gah. still no xv fixes. I tear my hair out.
superdump: has anyone had any issues with debian lenny amd64 and x58 motherboards?
superdump: when at the scanning disks stage, the hard drives start churning, non-stop, and don't ever stop even while i continue partitioning and installation
superdump: this was concerning so i've turned the machine off for the moment
superdump: also, me (with a gigabyte ex58-ud3r) and another guy (with a gigabyte ex58-extreme) are both experiencing non-working onboard ethernet (realtek rtl8111 on the pci-e bus)
superdump: he's using gentoo
MichaelLong: suchs problem are not directly distro-related. instead it is a matter of the used kernel
vadi21: This one laptop apparently has two graphics cards (Intel GMA X3100, NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS). Does this combination work fine under linux?
maligor: a mac?
MichaelLong: support for the first one is growing the latter is doing fine
maligor: since nvidia implements their own junk, it would be rather impractical to use
vadi21: No, an acer laptop
maligor: intel + amd might work a bit better
vadi21: how does the user decide which card to use?
MichaelLong: maligor, why that?
vadi21: its not an option to change here, just looking to see if this works or no
MichaelLong: vadi21, BIOS
maligor: because amd uses dri
vadi21: MichaelLong: ah ok
maligor: and so does intel
maligor: must be a bit of a mess in windows too
MichaelLong: yeah, I've had that mixed blessing with my work notebook a Lenovo T500 (ATi & Intel)
maligor: what? intel gma and ati radeon?
MichaelLong: yep pest and cholera
MichaelLong: GMA 4500HD and ATi 3650
maligor: Now if someone would make one with intel, ati and nvidia
RobbieAB: ponders that as a set of server names...
Lightkey: got one with SMedia
Lightkey: hard to even find info on that company but apparently the chip got no 3D at all, so nothing to worry about
Deanjo: michaellarabel, you here?
Deanjo: New nvidia pre-release driver released today http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1985816
Nemoder: wow, that website does crash X. that's a kinda scary..
Deanjo: It doesn't with the 185's so it must be fixed in those too
SlickMcRunfast: hahaha the notes says "Fixed an X server crash when viewing the website ****"
Deanjo: Seen that many times on many drivers on pretty much all vendors
Deanjo: that type of bug is nothing new to linux
evocallaghan: ROFL !
evocallaghan: Deanjo:funny stuff !
evocallaghan: oh he is gone :(