joi, 22 martie 2012

Fedora 16 article on tomshardware website.

A completely new article about Fedora 16, which could be read by users of this distribution. Obviously written in English, but can guide a beginner to the Fedora distribution. The author of this article is Adam Overa and you can read on Fedora 16 And GNOME Shell: Tested And Reviewed

duminică, 11 martie 2012

The new Blender 3D version 2.62 working well with Nouveau

Blender 3D version 2.62 works well with Fedora 16 drivers Nouveau. Here's a screenshot:
It should be noted the team effort which significantly improved the software. I would say that is a professional software. We can see the video review make by blendercookie with this new features. Video card is FX 5500 and working well with Nouveau. Blender 3D rendered very well and response console was it:
blender-2.62-linux-glibc27-i686]$ ./blender
connect failed: No such file or directory
ndof: spacenavd not found
Xlib:  extension "NV-GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "NV-GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
My opinion is : for those who have older video cards is necessary to implement Nouveau 3D features since FX5200 video cards. Fedora operating system using the kernel: 3.2.9-1.fc16.i686.PAE
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: No (If you want to find out why, try setting LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose)
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.4
server glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, 
    GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_OML_swap_method, 
    GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, 
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer, GLX_INTEL_swap_event
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
    GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, 
    GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync, 
    GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, 
    GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_EXT_swap_control, GLX_ARB_create_context, 
    GLX_ARB_create_context_profile, GLX_NV_float_buffer, 
    GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float, GLX_EXT_fbconfig_packed_float, 
    GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB, 
    GLX_NV_present_video, GLX_NV_copy_image, GLX_NV_multisample_coverage, 
    GLX_NV_video_capture, GLX_EXT_create_context_es2_profile, 
    GLX_ARB_create_context_robustness
GLX version: 1.4
GLX extensions:
    GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, 
    GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, 
    GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on softpipe
OpenGL version string: 1.4 (2.1 Mesa 7.11.2)
OpenGL extensions:
    GL_ARB_multisample, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color, 
    GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_texture_object, 
    GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_EXT_texture3D, GL_ARB_point_parameters, 
    GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_point_parameters, 
    GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, 
    GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, GL_SGIS_texture_lod, 
    GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat, 
    GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add, GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, 
    GL_EXT_blend_func_separate, GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays, 
    GL_EXT_secondary_color, GL_EXT_texture_env_add, 
    GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic, GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, 
    GL_NV_blend_square, GL_NV_light_max_exponent, GL_NV_texgen_reflection, 
    GL_NV_texture_env_combine4, GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp, 
    GL_ARB_texture_compression, GL_EXT_framebuffer_object, 
    GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_NV_texture_rectangle, GL_ARB_depth_texture, 
    GL_ARB_occlusion_query, GL_ARB_shadow, GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, 
    GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3, 
    GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_ARB_window_pos, 
    GL_EXT_stencil_two_side, GL_ARB_draw_buffers, GL_ARB_fragment_program, 
    GL_ARB_vertex_program, GL_ATI_draw_buffers, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs, 
    GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow, GL_ARB_point_sprite, 
    GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two, GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate, 
    GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp, GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once, 
    GL_EXT_texture_env_combine

120 GLX Visuals
    visual  x   bf lv rg d st  colorbuffer  sr ax dp st accumbuffer  ms  cav
  id dep cl sp  sz l  ci b ro  r  g  b  a F gb bf th cl  r  g  b  a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
0x021 24 tc  0  32  0 r  y .   8  8  8  8 .  .  0 24  8  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
0x0f6 24 tc  0  32  0 r  . .   8  8  8  8 .  .  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0 0 None
...
I will hope we see more news about this issue.

vineri, 9 martie 2012

Overview of Blender 2.62 working with nouveau driver without 3d features

I would like to present one of the best presentations for Blender 2.62. This is a video on youtube, one of the best video presentations in English language, I would have preferred a Romanian subtitles, if they are willing to contact me. What is presented in this video reflect well the new features Blender 3d. Another important aspect esteca if you use linux with nouveau driver on Linux, it will work without 3d support, so as to allow the driver. I test this version with Fedora and nouveau driver and working well without 3d features of nouveau driver. This help much the users.

duminică, 4 martie 2012

Spark Linux tablet going up for pre-order next week

I like linux very much , and when is on little device i like it more. This tablet will be a good solution for the linux users and i hope will come with nice price , because 200 euro is to much for Europe. The tablet wil come with 1GHz / 512 MB and KDE Plasma Active UI. You can read the full article here. See the next video uploaded by arunvinud: