Phoronix IRC Log: 2009-05-21
wirechief-away: lunch: Gone away for now
copper: What's required for Unigine_Tropics-1.1 to run on a x86_64 system?
copper: The PTS profile reads x86, x86_64
copper: But I can't execute bin/main_x86 on my pure x86_64 system
copper: aaand, can't run it on my x86 Atom netbook either (unknown GPU error)
voodoor: 47 phoronixers eh? Thats pretty impressive!
Lightkey: wth is sch.uk?
Lightkey: school? ;-)
voodoor: Lightkey: I work at a school
voodoor: I'm going to get a new budget gfx card for my linux box here. I'm not really a gamer, I just want/need HDMI/DVI and maybe analogue TV output- but of course I would prefer compiz and opencl working nicely too. I like passively cooled and open drivers so I'm currently ogling this:
voodoor: I know the r600/700 open drivers (3D) aren't finished yet
voodoor: but as long as fglrx is going to let me run compiz ok on that card until they're sorted, I'll be happy
maligor: neither does amd have opencl
maligor: I imagine they'll put out support for it someday tho
voodoor: Yeah, I think nvidia has only just got that though haven't they
maligor: dunno about compiz
maligor: can't stand that crap
voodoor: each to his own- but desktop zoom is a genuinely useful feature for me and I like the silly fx.
voodoor: My laptop has a RadeonHD 2400- has anyone heard anything on the possibility of UVD 1 support under Linux?
maligor: not in opensource drivers
voodoor: fglrx then?
maligor: I wonder why compiz can't deal with a gnome page that's vertical
voodoor: When your using an integrated gfx chipset under Linux, how can you tell how much memory it is using from the prompt?
voodoor: aha so its really a channel of idlers eh?
maligor: What? IRC? Nooo..
maligor: lspci might show it, dunno
Milyardo: I'm more of a lurker
voodoor: irc lurkers vs idlers, the big showdown, live on pay-per-view
voodoor: Where's ATi's answer to CUDA anyway? Is there any point now that opencl is just round the corner? Am I right in thinking there is much overlap between the purposes of cuda and opencl and so just how serious are NV in supporting opencl?
laga: voodoor: brook+
voodoor: Is that what AMD's cuda is to be called?
maligor: 'to be'?
maligor: it's been around a while
voodoor: Under Windows
voodoor: What so you're telling me I can get a video transcoder for Linux that uses brook+?
maligor: if you write one
voodoor: hmmm, seems brook+ hasn't been updated since 2007
voodoor: I mean its not had a release since then
maligor: atistream_1.4.0_beta-lnx64.tar.gzip (20.0MB) 03/12/2009 64-bit ATI Stream SDK built for 64-bit Linux
voodoor: I'm happy to be proven wrong
voodoor: so folding is the only app that supports it right now? Is cuda just easier to develop for, more powerful, more mature or all 3?
laga: voodoor: nvidia is spending a lot money on PR for CUDA. if you go to an university and they offer something on stream processing, then it'll likely be sponsored by nvidia and using CUDA
voodoor: I understand OSX 10.6 is to feature OCL support so this might change things, maybe?
voodoor: I'd like to see GPGPU go the cross platform, non-vendor specific route please squire!
maligor: Yes! I'm sure Microsoft will Deliver To Your Wants!
voodoor: can always trust Redmond for that eh?
maligor: I'm sure someone will write a DirectX 11 state tracker for gallium3d
voodoor: maligor: Are you serious?
maligor: it'll probably happen
maligor: or atleast someone is bound to try it
voodoor: I know wine are working on DX10 now
voodoor: but if someone did write a DX10+ state tracker, would it really make windows games that much easier to port to Linux?
maligor: not really
maligor: only opensource drivers would support it
maligor: well, can't comment on fglrx, but nvidia would be unlikely to ever support gallium3d
iamtechno: Hey I have been getting this error: ALWrapper::init(): can't load "libopenal.so.0" library libopenal.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory. But the problem is I have all of the openal packages installed. Any clue?