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Slacko 5.4 - FINAL 2 Dec 2012
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James C


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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 00:59    Post_subject:  

Tweaking......
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01micko


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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 01:01    Post_subject:  

James C wrote:
Tweaking......
...as you do Smile
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01micko


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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 02:42    Post_subject:  

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=645086#645086

Found an interesting, and small enough to download, benchmark tool for GL.

Second post of the topic (link above)

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LateAdopter

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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 06:29    Post_subject:  

Hello 01micko

I think the vblank sync mode is configured differently for the proprietary drivers, but they seem to default to OFF anyway.

The vblank_mode variable probably only works with the xorg driver.

The Xorg drivers seem to default to ON

You normally need it ON for playing Video because it helps the player to avoid tearing etc. But media players can normally configure the parameter themselves.

I don't know about games, but they probably configure it for themselves, as well.

With my RS880G integrated graphics on fd64 600 as an example, glxgears does:

60 with xorg r600g default
900 with xorg r600g vblank_mode=0
3500 with AMD fglrx default. (Catalyst 12.4)

I don't have a 32 bit Puppy with up to date Xorg and fglrx to compare.

Precise does:
800 with xorg r600g vblank_mode=0

So 32 bit is not much slower on this test.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 07:43    Post_subject: Re: Slacko - next cycle -beta
Sub_title: based on upcoming Slackware-14.0
 

01micko wrote:
cups rolled back to 1.4.8 (wary version) with rcrsn51's ghostscript and Slackware's gutenprint-5.2.9,

A few quick print/scan tests all look good.
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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 07:50    Post_subject: Re: Slacko - next cycle -beta
Sub_title: based on upcoming Slackware-14.0
 

rcrsn51 wrote:
01micko wrote:
cups rolled back to 1.4.8 (wary version) with rcrsn51's ghostscript and Slackware's gutenprint-5.2.9,

A few quick print/scan tests all look good.

Whew!

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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 07:54    Post_subject:  

Quote:
Whew!

Is there a Libre/Open Office ready for this version? That's probably the best test vehicle.
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01micko


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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 08:01    Post_subject:  

This folder contains Apache Open Office 3.4 and LibreOffice 3.6, both xz compressed. I have used Libre but not Open. They should work.

There is also a gimp-2.8 sfs there for anyone interested.

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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 10:43    Post_subject: Slacko - next cycle -beta  

Manual frugal install to the hard drive.

Slacko Puppy, version 5.3.5.3 on Sat 1 Sep 2012

Chip description:
0.0 VGA compatible controller
Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 65x/M650/740 PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
oem: SiS
product: 6325 1.05.00

X Server: Xorg
Driver used: sis

X.Org version: 1.12.3
dimensions: 1440x900 pixels (411x263 millimeters)
depth of root window: 24 planes

Computer
Processor mobile AMD Duron(tm)
Memory 708MB (93MB used)

OpenGL
Vendor VMware, Inc.
Renderer Gallium 0.4 on softpipe
Version 2.1 Mesa 8.0.4
Direct Rendering Yes

# glxgears
38 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7.528 FPS
47 frames in 5.0 seconds = 9.380 FPS
43 frames in 5.1 seconds = 8.503 FPS

It plays videos in vlc well, I can watch video at channels.com but I
couldn't get a screenshot, it shows up as a big black square when a
video is playing.
Google Earth runs, in super slo mo, unuseable actually.
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Jim1911

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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 11:31    Post_subject:    

Great, everything appears to be working fine. Latest nvidia driver was installed using getnvidia-0.7.pet and it's working fine. HP printer/scanner is working great.

Only one problem, pemasu's Bibletime 2.9.1, here installs, however it doesn't work from the menu or the desktop file. It executes fine from a prompt with this message:
Code:
# bibletime
bibletime: /usr/lib/libcurl.so.4: no version information available (required by /usr/lib/libsword-1.6.2.so)
#
I had same problem with an earlier Exprimo, and pemasu said "I suspect that /etc/profile.d qt location definition has something to do with it." He did correct the problem.

Cheers, Very Happy
Jim
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Sage

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Location: GB

PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 11:53    Post_subject:  

Nice to see the message about FlashP & AMD, but .228 wouldn't load from the 5.3.5.3 menu list, had to go to the PPM upon redirection message. Couldn't find it there either, so used a previous d/l. That loaded OK. Only problem is that unlike all previous FP/Slacko combos - it doesn't work; no failure messages either this time. Sorry, mick!
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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 13:22    Post_subject: Slacko - next cycle -beta
Sub_title: vlc-2.0.3 pet
 

I made a new vlc-2.0.3 pet for slacko 5353 beta, the download link for it is:

http://www.datafilehost.com/download-4ab3b9f8.html

You will need qt as well, the qt-482 pet at this link works with it:

http://www.datafilehost.com/download-97ac889a.html
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majorfoo

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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 13:41    Post_subject:  

Boot to desktop using live cd ok

Frugal install to hard drive - boots ok

Full install to hard drive gives following error:
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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 13:48    Post_subject:  

01micko wrote:
James

Can you try export vblank_mode=0 then glxgears please? I am thinking that nouveau has progressed to the point that it is now better than the proprietary nvidia driver, at least on older cards anyway. It is on my Vanta.

TIA


On Precise with my intel MSI:
Changed xorg.conf "Swapbuffer" to "Swapbuffer" "Off",
and it had same effect as vblank mode=0.

Did get a very verbose kernel panic when rebooting
though.

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PostPosted: Sat 01 Sep 2012, 13:52    Post_subject:  

Sorry; double post.
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