Friday, March 11, 2011

Fedora 14's Clutter with r600g from GIT

I've been trying to run some Clutter based apps, like fosfor, on Fedora 14 for awhile now. F14 uses clutter 1.2 and the upgraded ATI ddx driver does vblank signaling differently than the original ATI driver shipped with F13. Which leads to the problems I've had with getting the clutter apps to redraw properly when using a newer DDX, including the one found in updates. Fosfor would not resize windows or things would come up blank when they should be correct.

Today I came across something in a mailing list that made it work.


So I added that to my ~/.bashrc file and relogged in and since then my Clutter based apps have been working.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

NeverWinter Nights on r600g

I've been testing NeverWinter Nights on the r600g driver for Linux and I have enabled s3 textures and tiling and NWN is looking great.

1680x1050 in Best Mode on an 3650 card ~20fps

Friday, March 04, 2011

gecko-mediaplayer in Chrome

gecko-mediaplayer and Chrome have not always got along so well together. But there are reports that the Chrome 11.0.686.0 and gecko-mediaplayer are working together, finally. gecko-mediaplayer had been blacklisted due to a bug the gecko-mediaplayer exposed in Chrome.

You can see the post on the mailing list here:

ANNOUNCE gnome-mplayer 1.0.2

Just a note to announce the release of gnome-mplayer 1.0.2

please note that there is not a gecko-mediaplayer 1.0.2 available at
this time. But gecko-mediaplayer 1.0.0 should continue to work with this

Significant changes to gnome-mplayer 1.0.2 over 1.0.0

New audio device handling compatible with ALSA and Pulse devices if
support is compiled in
Several bug fixes
GTK 3 support is not yet enabled, but code should be GTK 3 clean
Audio Meter enhanced to use cairo drawing
DBUS is now optional (disables gecko-mediaplayer integration)
Code should compile and run on Windows under mingw
Get rid of VDPAU error message
Seeking on streaming media if supported by mplayer
Updated translations

Full changelog is here:

Download the code here: