And here I am at Europython 2009 in rainy but inhumanly hot Birmingham. I made it for 8am but I am all on my own thanks to a possible hamthrax infected absence.
Interesting stuff from the main introduction. There are over 440 delegates. There are some raffles including the coins ...read more
“Boot Error” when booting from USB
Some BIOS have problems booting from USB pen drives. This lead to to what I consider an insane discovery, USB flash drives have heads, cylinders, and sectors/tracks, but they are entirely virtual.
What your normally end up with is a prompt saying “Boot Error” and nothing else of use ...read more
Installing The Latest Intel Drivers – The Kernel
So installing the drivers, latest X-server, mesa and so on is only part of the puzzle to use the latest Intel graphics drivers. You also need to update your kernel for more features like better kernel memory management, kernel mode switching, and other basic things. The driver can work (for ...read more
Clutter 0.9.4 Released
A new developer snapshot version of Clutter has been released which is part of the journey towards Clutter 1.0. The project is an OpenGL renderer for user interfaces which uses the gobject base system.
The reason I post this though is that I have contributed (terribly minor) patches to ...read more
How to install the latest Intel drivers on Ubuntu
This is a fairly painless process to get the latest and greatest drivers for Intel integrated graphics (like the 945GM). Since it is on the more or less bleeding edge of development there can be some issues, but personally I tend to see more issues with outdated drivers than running ...read more
The Platform Is The Hard Part
Ubuntu is essentially a layer of abstraction on Debian providing additional stability and usability (niceties I would probably call them) in order to make a public release. Even with this additional layer of checking and development work it is targeted at a specific market and platform. It should work on ...read more
EFL Webkit 0.1 Released
XBMC + MythTV
Intel 945GM Linux Drivers – The Good Bits
Using the latest Linux drivers for Intel 945GM are really, really good. The best drivers available for Linux displays in my humble opinion, especially since the deficiencies are more hardware related rather than the software.
Using the UXA acceleration you can even composite x-video windows in OpenGL. The 3D performance ...read more
Intel 945GM Linux Drivers – UXA and Memory Leaks
One of the things I have been plugging away with at work is getting Intel 945GM graphics drivers working at their best. I was using 2.6 and 2.7 with the new UXA acceleration because it works really well with composite and xvideo.
The problem was there was a ...read more
DisplayLink Open Source
Yesterday Displaylink released Linux source code for its USB display adapters. The project is LGPL and available on FreeDesktop. The project itself is called libdlo and is available from this link with the Git repository here. You can see DisplayLink’s announcement here.
At the moment it is a low-level ...read more
How To Ruin A Long Weekend
One of the things I was looking forward to this long weekend was watching DVDs. So I come back home on Thursday plonk my Tales Of The Black Freighter into my Windows Media Center 2005 box and I get jerky video and crackly sound. So I then spend a day ...read more
nVidia + Linux + ACPI = Borked
It’s a simple equation and has cost me a day of trying to get ACPI suspend/hibernate working on Linux. It took me long enough to realise it was the nVidia driver causing the issue.
Whenever I tried suspend or hibernate I would get a black screen with a ...read more
XBMC MythTV Bridge
Python Programming Dojo – Cambridge
Yesterday I ran the Python Programming Dojo in Cambridge. It was my first time running such a public speaking event. We had four people in attendance which made it a bit easier on me after four or five last minute drop-outs.
Basically, it was to cover getting started in Python ...read more
Since I am so behind the times I finally saw Watchmen the movie today…. I didn’t know what to expect because it is a masterpiece of comic storytelling, but there are plenty of reviews out there to tell you whether they liked it or not.
What got me was ...read more