Phoronix IRC Log: 2009-06-09
Kano: hi redeeman ,did you test the iso yet with kvm
Ivanovic: cool, runesoft games are currently available for a reduced price via ixsoft.de
Ivanovic: (25€ instead of 40€)
Ivanovic: michaellarabel: might be worth a short news entry, the reasons for these reduced prices seems to be the huge success lgp had
Ivanovic: (if you know some german, here is the source for my info: http://www.holarse-linuxgaming.de/news/aktionspreise_nach_lgp_nun_auch_runesoft )
Ivanovic: this offer is available till june 15th and valid for 6 different games
Kano: ankh is bundled for win cheaper ;)
Kano: at least part 1 to 3
Ivanovic: Kano: yeah, but this is the windows version, not the linux version and you are not 100% sure that it will work as expected using wine
Kano: well all have silver rating
Ivanovic: and silver means "does not work perfectly"
Kano: well you may need to use winetricks to install dx9
Kano: thats easy
Kano: well maybe not for ati users ;)
Kano: at least i use ati only for videos not for games
slaine_: Guys, how does one get PTS to do side by side comparisons ?
slaine_: I've run PTS under one install and have those results
slaine_: I want to do a second batch and compare
Kano: slaine_: you get a compare url in that you see what you need to use
slaine_: Ah right
slaine_: Want to see if SnowLeopard is any faster than Leopard
Kano: do you have got the pts global link
nikki93: Hey guys!
nikki93: Is 84 degrees C really high for a graphics card?
GNU\colossus: depends on the card.
nikki93: GTX 285
GNU\colossus: for modern cards from the latest generations, it's OK
GNU\colossus: that should be in order I guess
GNU\colossus: 8though I don't have any nvidia experience)
nikki93: When I'm testing my game some times the fan spins real fast, and I get worried.
nikki93: It's at 84 max.
Kano: hi redeeman , did you test kvm with karmic
maligor: fedora 11 with kms sure is smooth stuff
redeeman: Kano: trying now
Kano: in theory you would like to think more mem the better, but for kvm less memory is faster - until the apps would require more...
redeeman: that's not my general experience
redeeman: you are right
redeeman: it was slower with 1gb
redeeman: 51s with 512mb, 100 with 1024
mib_kr7uboje: anyone here used an ABit AB-BX6 Slot A mobo before?
maligor: Slot A? really?
maligor: that's pretty ancient stuff
maligor: I tihnk my slot a board was from asus tho
mib_kr7uboje: yah, I know it's ancient gear, was going to install something like Damn Small on it and give it away as a browser box
mib_kr7uboje: but I can't get the bios to see any optical drive
mib_kr7uboje: says nothing found on either ide chanel after post
maligor: are they set to auto?
mib_kr7uboje: tried auto and master
maligor: I meant in the bios
maligor: ide's origins aren't automatic sector size detection
mib_kr7uboje: apparently theres some new bios revisions, but I'll have to find some floppies since the installed OS, winme is unbootable
mib_kr7uboje: well boots, but takes half an hour from viruses
maligor: viruses? you mean performance enhancement software
Kano: redeeman: not that extreme with my own system, the slowdown is there
redeeman: Kano: debian is not slower with the additional ram :P
Kano: maybe it has something to do how live systems work
Kano: aufs2 + caching is maybe suboptimal and unionfs-fuse seems to hate memory even more virtualized
Kano: did you hear that a mount --union will work soon?
redeeman: implemented by what?
Kano: vfs or whatever. somebody from u mentioned it
Kano: they want to use it for release as they dont like aufs2, which is much faster than unionfs-fuse of course
maligor: heehee... switching between console and x is instant with kms... love it :P
Kano: i usually switch to vt only to install binary driver and i really doubt that that will work as long as radeon+drm kernel module is loaded. so you can get kms OR binary...
Kano: similar for nvidia i think, as nouveau kernel module is unlikely to be compatible with nvidia kernel module
maligor: old laptop with r200
maligor: err.. r100
Deanjo: HOLY FUCK!!!!
Deanjo: VMWare workstation changelog
Deanjo: ALSA Sound support on Linux hosts enables multiple VMs to play "music" concurrently.
Deanjo: It only took them a better part of a decade
Deanjo: michaellarabel, you here?
Deanjo: The 185 series of drivers went official
michaellarabel: hey Deanjo
Deanjo: Just thought I'd let you know of the 185 nv drivers going official
Deanjo: VMware's latest beta is pretty sweet too, finally alsa support and SM 3.0 and OpenGL 2.1 support
Lightkey: nv is the 2D open source driver ;p
Deanjo: I use nv for shortcuts, he knows which I'm talking about
Lightkey: I know too and I even know he knows too, it's still wrong
Deanjo: refuses even to acknowledge crippled drivers
Deanjo: They don't exist
Deanjo: Beside's nVidia has been referred to as nv in the past far longer then even their linux support.
Azerthoth: is it wrong that I am tempted to put a forkbomb init script into the system of the next idiot that offers me access?
Deanjo: If I give you access can you show me how you would do that? :P
mattmatteh: i did that once to someone who insisted i log in and help them, and they insisted i could not bring their computer down as user
mattmatteh: they learned the hardway
mattmatteh: someone was rebooting
Deanjo: still prefers unplugging servers that the sysadmins say are "bulletproof and secure"
mattmatteh: Azerthoth, soo, to answer your question. i would say its wrong to do
mattmatteh: Azerthoth, i would tell them its a dumb idea
mattmatteh: Azerthoth, unless they insist that its 'bullet proof', and let you have a try
Azerthoth: not sure I could bring myself to do it, but yeesh the temptation
mattmatteh: Azerthoth, i wouldnt. there some evil people out there
mattmatteh: Azerthoth, i would tell the idiot that he/she is an idiot though
mattmatteh: and remind them a few times
mattmatteh: Azerthoth, they give you root too ?
mattmatteh: Azerthoth, actaully, perrhaps be reasonable about it
Azerthoth: this is under the aegis of 'fixing' their system
mib_kr7uboje: What parts should I use? http://pastebin.com/m2bff56b3
mattmatteh: Azerthoth, change there login. as schoo we always added sl and exit. very funny
Azerthoth: come in looking for support and are to inept to run simple commands
mattmatteh: Azerthoth, could just spit out a messages "i will not give access ( user or root) to random people ever again, and repeat
mattmatteh: like bart write on the board in the opening credits of the simpons
bexamous: So this is bugging me, in ION review, deocoding 1080p the xv driver is shown as using ~50% CPU playing clip-- is this correct? Or is it using 100% of of one core and dropping frames?
Azerthoth: was taking a Unix class for work (why I had to go I have no clue) but the instructor made the mistake of letting the root PW slip for his instructors box
Azerthoth: alias is sooo much fun
mattmatteh: Azerthoth, that tooo
mattmatteh: that was alot of fun
mattmatteh: one friend always turned his back on his computer
mattmatteh: we took full advantage of that
mattmatteh: quickly changed the passwd ( since the old is not needed for user)
mattmatteh: then sat next to him while messing with his system
mattmatteh: kinda hard to hold a straight face
mattmatteh: with ssh
Azerthoth: I remember daisy chain ssh into every other box in class, they had a default username/password on the first day, reboot | ctrl D, repeat
mattmatteh: what does that do ?
mattmatteh: ctrl d
mattmatteh: i usually do reboot && exit