Hacking Society Meeting Page
User: Ed Hill
Date: 2003-01-15 23:00:00.00
Body: Fixed Mike's XFree86 configuration problem. Apparently, SuSE 8.1 will
automatically configure the framebuffer on the first console and that
caused problems with the ATI Rage Mobility P/M chipset. This is yet
another reason for beginners to avoid SuSE since having the framebuffer
device is nothing but useless eye-candy during the boot-up sequence and
it caused serious conflicts (screen corruption) with XFree86. Note that
the Rage Mobility is an incredibly popular laptop chipset and this would
NOT have been a problem (everything would have "just worked") with Red
Hat or KRUD.
Spent time talking with Percy about GSXM and FFTs as implemented in FFTW.
Also enjoyed some yummy coffee and caught up on email.