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by lewis
Fri May 26, 2006 3:50 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Remote Discreet app over X11?
Replies: 17
Views: 1175

Surely it wouldn't work since it will be missing all the crazy SGI extensions. Flame uses XSGIvc for a start.
by lewis
Fri May 26, 2006 3:30 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What to do with the thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Frapazoid wrote:How do I turn that off in the NVidia drivers here? I want to see if I can have the problem show up on my GF2. (I fried my GF5 by overclocking :oops: )


Heh heh. On Linux there's a Page Flipping checkbox in the nvidia-settings utility, or you can set it in your xorg.conf I believe.
by lewis
Thu May 25, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What to do with the thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

It is known what the problem is with the Blender UI, it's the fact that it's not written properly :) Seriously it's because it sometimes relies on things being copied from the back to the front buffer rather than flipped, which behaviour is not specified in the GL spec and so varies between cards. Y...
by lewis
Thu May 25, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: the octane silencer is here
Replies: 27
Views: 1369

Ya. I run 1680x1050@60Hz from my MXE graphics to a Dell LCD down the most expensive 7.5 meter cable Belkin make and it's just about okay... there's ghosting but it's not too bad. In fact it's a lot better than the 1 meter cable that came with the screen, and I think the problem could be with the 13w...
by lewis
Thu May 25, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What to do with the thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Oh, plus? A 64-bit version of Blender would be awesome :) People have started doing it but not for Irix yet.
by lewis
Thu May 25, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What to do with the thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

The biggest Blender things are a) making it compile cleanly and easily on Irix, especially with the SGI compilers, and b) OpenGL glitches! You might have noticed buttons sometimes disappear or overlap each other and things, on Linux sometimes too. It's to do with how it uses double buffering, page f...
by lewis
Thu May 25, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: 5.1 surround sounds codec
Replies: 6
Views: 422

DTS on a regular audio CD?? That is just... retarded! I didn't even know there was such a thing!
by lewis
Thu May 25, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What to do with the thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Porting from Linux generally involves wading through mountains of crap written by idiots in my experience :) Good luck w/that :)

If you know Blender already you could always become the Irix platform maintainer, it has a few, uh, issues on SGIs :)
by lewis
Thu May 25, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What to do with the thing
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

I did a module on neural nets in my final year, they were a lot more boring than I expected actually. And genetic algorithms are only cool if you can use them in some cool way - robot collision avoidance algorithms, cool, fast multiplier evolution, less so in my opinion :) Personally I'd get into 3d...
by lewis
Wed May 24, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: the octane silencer is here
Replies: 27
Views: 1369

Okay 25ft was a slight exaggeration: http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000ASRNA/qid%3D1148510348/202-9206259-5225420 It's just a wire, can't really go wrong. Likewise keyboard and mouse cables. Monitor cables though, you can go VERY wrong with - I HIGHLY advise getting the most expensive on...
by lewis
Wed May 24, 2006 2:01 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: 5.1 surround sounds codec
Replies: 6
Views: 422

FFMPEG has DTS support so anything that uses that as a back end might be worth a go. Maybe ffdshow, which is FFMPEG packaged up as DirectShow codecs, or very likely VLC, the VideoLAN Client, should play it.
by lewis
Wed May 24, 2006 1:59 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: the octane silencer is here
Replies: 27
Views: 1369

GIJoe wrote:i would have taken it to another room, too, but wacom support could not tell me about a working KVM for the tablet, so i abandoned that idea.


I use a 25 foot serial extender cable from Belkin, works fine. Not tried it through a switch or anything.
by lewis
Tue May 23, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Monitor problem
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Not that I know of. How's Linux working out for you? How fast is X for 2D things?
by lewis
Tue May 23, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Monitor problem
Replies: 8
Views: 434

s/freen/green :)
by lewis
Tue May 23, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Monitor problem
Replies: 8
Views: 434

The two possible SOG problems are 1) No picture at all because the monitor doesn't understand SOG and 2) a very green picture because the monitor doesn't know to strip the sync signals from the green channel and thus establishes the freen zero-reference voltage wrong. That's neither of those, I thin...

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