golden 20030115 Hacking Society Meeting Page


User: Ed Hill
Date: 2003-01-15 23:00:00
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.