Phoronix IRC Log: 2009-12-05
JayF: hi together
JayF: anyone here has experience with the nvidia driver?
redeeman: i see
JayF: well, here i am again
JayF: i recently used my onbord graphics card (HD3300)
JayF: now i bought a nvidia gt240 based card ...which directly brought me in some kind of driver hell
JayF: first of all, the card isnt really supported (says nvidias driver dl page)
Ivanovic: loves open source drivers...
JayF: second, by using the 195.xx beta drivers the card isnt able to change its clock
JayF: the gt240 got 3 perfomance level:
Ivanovic: JayF: complain to nvidia!
JayF: 0 = 135, 135
JayF: 1 = 405, 324
JayF: 2 = 550, 1700
JayF: 'level' = 'gpu-clock', 'ram-clock'
JayF: unfortunatelly, the card is stuck in lvl 1 ...which isnt that fast (take a look auf the ram clock)
JayF: Ivanovic: has nvidia an irc-channel?
Ivanovic: nothing official i'd guess
JayF: i searched for a fon number so far ...without succes as u see
JayF: i hoped anyone else in this channel has a gt240 and knows a 'trick' or something
JayF: michaellarabel: sry for highlighting - have u any idea?
Ivanovic: i'd guess: "post about it in the forums, maybe someone can help you there" is the answer you can expect from him
JayF: hm i guess posting anonymous isnt possible ...so i have to register to forum #301
JayF: thats why i try irc channel first :)
bkero: openid sucker
GNU\colossus: AM3 CPUs don't work in AM2+ motherboards, do they?
Deanjo: At least on nvidia boards
Deanjo: Your HT speed might be limited though
GNU\colossus: ok, so the sockets are mechanically compatible?
Deanjo: AM3's carry a DDR3 and DDR2 mem controller
Deanjo: so yes
GNU\colossus: that's great
GNU\colossus: thanks for confirming
GNU\colossus: I guess a Sempron 140 will be fine for my VDPAU-powered HTPC using MythTV?
Kano: michaellarabel: i think phorogit is broken again, there are more commits visable on the net but not when you clone/pull fglrx-packageing. couldnt you install a known to work git repository and remove your own variant
Kano: the one kernel.org is fine, why dont use it?
Kano: or cgit from freedesktop
Kano: just phorogit is completely annoying
Kano: if you want to call it phorogit no problem, just add a frameset
dmb: i know this is unrelating to anything, but is there any legal way to play blue rays on linux?
dmb: like on the fly
redeeman: dmb: that depends on the country
redeeman: in the US its undoubtedly illegal
dmb: redeeman, well, i mean there is no paid software, like cyberlink dvd that would play it?
redeeman: not that i know of
dmb: i want to play stuff on the fly, not copying it all then doing it later
redeeman: generally linux users don't like crapware :)
dmb: yeah, i normally don't
bkero: Xine does bluray stuff
bkero: Pretty sure mplayer does it just fine too
dmb: bkero, on the fly?
bkero: dmb: Nothing can handle the encryption.
dmb: bkero, how does it work on windows then?
bkero: ATI and nVidia cards have the hardware to do it
dmb: i guess the relevant parts arn't included in the linux drivers?
bkero: But they don't put it in the drivers. They don't actually make the decryption segments, they license it from some retard
bkero: Retard isn't really the right word. Something more accurate would be an asshole.
bkero: You can't have the hardware decryption, even though the hardware you bought supports it, because some assholes trade secrets might be in there.
dmb: that really sucks
dmb: funny, i do a google search, and blue ray software is full of problems
dmb: and constantly needs updates
dmb: i hate drm.
bkero: Which is why you need to write your congressman. :P
bkero: And until then you can just so the legally gray thing and make a decrypted backup.
dmb: is it possible to dd the blue ray dvd, then decrypt it on another computer :)?
bkero: You could also export the drive with iscsi and it would appear on another computer
dmb: i only have a blu ray player on my laptop, and it doesn't have the power of my desktop :)