Phoronix IRC Log: 2010-08-31
vtorri: michaellarabel: what should i do if i want to send you an article ?
vtorri: michaellarabel: it's about that: http://www.enlightenment.org/p.php?p=news/show&l=en&news_id=23
mastertheknife: I just came back from a vacation and i see the article from 23 aug about valve saying there will be no linux client
mastertheknife: so sad :/
mastertheknife: Seems like they nuked the client
Ivanovic: mastertheknife: if you read the forums you would have seen michaellarabels post
mastertheknife: oh thank you
zzzuper: i think its coming
zzzuper: : ]
Ivanovic: i am quite sure that it will eventually come, though i got no idea regarding the timeframe to expect
mastertheknife: I hope its true, my time is so limited nowdays and im tired of messing with wine to get games to work properly
zzzuper: better get hacking to get your gfxdriver working first thou..
Ivanovic: zzzuper: honestly, if you want the speed you can always rely on the proprietary drivers
Ivanovic: they should be fine for gaming
Ivanovic: sure, the open source drivers need *lots* of work to get in a good enough shape to run the latest games once steam really is on linux
zzzuper: yeah but..
zzzuper: linux should be the fastest
Ivanovic: uhm, okay, i see
zzzuper: and best
zzzuper: : ]
zzzuper: but its not
Ivanovic: you don't know much about how expensive coding drivers and optimizing those is
zzzuper: it bugs me
Ivanovic: it is a whole lot of work, and the fun part is not always existing, so not many people do it in their free time
zzzuper: yeah, it takes time..
Ivanovic: if the drivers ain't good enough for you: work on improving them
Ivanovic: contributors that do a good job are always welcome in open source!
zzzuper: but as a consumer
zzzuper: i want a linux based desktop that just works + is fast with media
zzzuper: and that desktop is xp/win7 right now
Kano: michaellarabel: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display-ia32-256.53-driver.html
Kano: Host/Kernel/OS "Kanotix" running Linux 2.6.34-4-generic i686 [ Kanotix Excalibur 20090506-17:27 ]
Kano: CPU Info (1) Intel Core2 Duo E8400 @ clocked at [ 2999.000 MHz ]
Kano: (2) Intel Core2 Duo E8400 @ clocked at [ 2999.000 MHz ]
Kano: Videocard nVidia GT216 [GeForce GT 220] X.Org 1.4.2 [ 1920x1200 @60hz ]
Kano: Processes 180 | Uptime 2:17 | Memory 489.0/1977.0MB | HDD Size 1161GB (97%used) | GLX Renderer GeForce GT 220/PCI/SSE2 | GLX Version 3.3.0 NVIDIA 256.53 | Client Konversation 1.1 | Infobash v2.67.2
Kano: new driver, most likely stable release
gsedej_work: hi! I am interested if there is "verbose" option... When test fails (unsupported GPU) it says nothing more than it fails. Is there way to see what specificly failed?
gsedej_work: I have RV380 and testing Gallium driver...
gsedej_work: anyone knows? What about some debug option?
Nevtus: michaellarabel might if he's around
gsedej_work: if he has time :P
hypedie: chinese are cheap
hypedie: hiding at the corner like mice
hypedie: chinks are getting fatter
hypedie: i can see that on tv
hypedie: lol, nobody is here
Tallken: hypedie: nope, i'm not here
dashcloud: how can I force my processor to use the highest speeds? I've apparently enabled a deep powersave feature because running powertop with a compile going shows my processor spending at least half its time at the lowest CPU speed.