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Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

DrYak Empty space (267 comments)

Yes some Persian and Arabic cartographers had accurately estimated the circumference of the globe but that doesn't mean it was universally known.

Greeks, too, have calculated the circumference of the globe (knowing distance between city and the height of the sun at midday on the same day).

The problem is not knowing how big the globe is. The problem is knowing what lies outside of the known parts.
Maybe it's only sea? That's what Columbus hoped.
But it turned out that there was a whole New-world continent hidden in-between.
Without a precise way to determine longitude (i.e.: without precise enough clocks), it's hard to tell how much one has travelled west-ward.

Perhaps all the circumference has been traversed, perhaps you've reached an unkown land half-way through.

And when the goal you advertised to your financial supporter was "finding an west route to India", you'd be all too eager to over-estimate the distance you've crossed and think you've reached the goal you've been paid for.

6 hours ago
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Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

DrYak Single point to replace (267 comments)

it just changes where the emissions come from - instead of the cars exhaust, it comes out of a big smokestack.

But then, that means you only have 1 point to change.

Want to lower the emission of you electricity production? You "just" replace the power plant with something else.
Then all the electric car can already run on the new system.

Want to lower the emission of your distributed cars exhaust? Now instead of changing 1 power plant, you need to change every single gaz-powered car.
A tiny bit more complex problem.

Not only have you moved around the emission, by centralizing you've abstracted them making future removal easier, and current car already compatible with future evolutions.

And that's just taking into account the US number about coal-based electricity production. Other countries (random example: Switzerland, Germany, Iceland, France ... ) my burn less coal and either count on renewable energy or nuclear energy (has its own set of problems, but CO2 and global warming arent among them).

6 hours ago
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Security Collapse In the HTTPS Market

DrYak Non skimmable card (185 comments)

Or do it like we do on europe:
rely on chip, instead of magnetic stipe.

(Which can't get skimmed).

5 days ago
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Acer Launches First 4K Panel With NVIDIA G-Sync Technology On Board

DrYak Proprietary (64 comments)

The problem is that G-sync is a proprietary solution by Nvidia.

Whereas, Adaptive Sync is a VESA standard officially part of the DisplayPort 1.2a specs.

5 days ago
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Flurry of Scans Hint That Bash Vulnerability Could Already Be In the Wild

DrYak Addendum (317 comments)

check which fields emitted by a DHCP server will end up in an environment variable during the call of these helper scripts.

Found elsewhere:
NetworkManager, when calling dhcp trigger scripts fills these two variable:
DHCP4_FILENAME and DHCP4_DOMAIN_NAME
based on data received by the DHCP ACK.

So if a sever sets the domain name as "(){:;};rm -rf /", the laptop will be fried before even the script has a chance to check if that's actually a valid domain name.

(That's a bit like if an SQL injection could fry a server, because the php5 interpreter itself gets hijacked by it, before the php page had time to check and sanitize the inputs)

Though in the DHCP case, the DHCP client it self could do some preliminary input sanitization before handling the data out.

5 days ago
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Flurry of Scans Hint That Bash Vulnerability Could Already Be In the Wild

DrYak Idea (317 comments)

I'm not the original poster, but my idea goes like this:

- very often, when a laptop gets an IP from DHCP, it will launch a collection of helper scripts (that will in turn set-up lots of other thing. Random example: firewalling rules for the new interface)
- check which fields emitted by a DHCP server will end up in an environment variable during the call of these helper scripts.
Very obvisouly, the IP address will be in an environment variable, but that's not going to work because you can't put arbitrary data in there.
What else? Assigned network name? Some other data field?

Some of these data could have arbitrary form.
So you set it to "(){:;};rm -rf /".
Even before the helper script has had time to receive the data and do the necessary sanity check on it, bash will interpret the whole content (because it begins with () ) including the rm.

Any piece of software that:
- at some point of time runs helper shell scripts
- can receive arbitrary data that is placed in ENV variable while calling the scripts
is at risk.

Because BASH itself forgot to do its own input sanitation. (it should only load the function definition. It should not blindy eval any ENV variable beginin with (), it should only interpret the curly craces right after the () and stop once the body of the function is finished. Not call anything else).

That a REALLY nasty exploit.

5 days ago
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Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

DrYak To nitpick further (275 comments)

Now think about it this way:
yes, indeed a retro flector always bounces signal back to the source, no matter it its orientation is perfect.

BUT a better aligned retroflector offers a bigger cross-section: it will occupy a wider spot in the field-of-view of the laser.
A perfectly aligned retroflector will offer 100% of its surface exposed to a laser.
A 45 retroflector, will only offer a fraction ( cos(45) = sqrt(2)/2 ) of its surface.

So orientation *has* an incidence on the quality of the return signal.

But as you mention:
- so does size
- so does quality (lunokhod2 got covered by dust, to the point of the radiator malfunctionning and the isotope thermal generator overheating the rover, some of that dust could cover the retroflector a bit)

about a week ago
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premieres On Linux, 2 Years After Windows

DrYak What?! (93 comments)

Go look at the Mesa Matrix http://www.mesamatrix.net/ Nouveau supports more OpenGL features on their open source cards than AMD does.

Both Nvidia and AMD recent drivers (r600 and radeonsi) are 100% green on all OpenGL features that are currently officially supported (OpenGL 3.x)
They only have red spots for feature that are for OpenGL versions that aren't supported by mesa yet any way (OpenGL 4.x) - in other words, that's still getting worked on. And given the current pace of development, both cards will support all opengl 4.x feature with short time difference between each other.

(Note: the case of r300 is a bit different. It's an older card generation (The various Radeon 9600/9800/X) and actually lacks some features like unified shaders - unlike the nv50/nvc0/r600/radeonsi cards. So you'll never see 100% features support anyway. The hardware simply isn't there)

The problem aren't *features*. The problem is performance.

The only thing that's been holding the Nouveau cards back has been power management and even that's not a huge issue,

Except for the part that re-clocking is critical to get decent performance out of a card. And it doesn't work reliably yet. The usability is, according to current benchmark at phoronix, quite random.

That's not nouveau team's fault, though. Nvidia has started releasing documentation only very recently (and almost only about Tegra).
Without documentation Nouveau team has to reverse engineer almost everything, and that's not an easy task as shown by the actual realworld performance.

Nouveau has been also very rapid at making all features available to the newest generation of cards very quickly.

Except that real world test tend to show that the actual result will vary greatly between differnt cards.

I expect that by this time next year, they will have working OpenGL 4.2-4.3 support,

And probably the other drivers will have it too around the same time frame...
(You know, the whole point of Gallium being modular and parts being re-usable. Once Mesa starts supporting a feature for one card, getting the other to support is a lot easier: basically only upgrading the backend)

Whether Nvidia has posted meaningful contributions to the project or not is almost irrelevant. The reality is that open source Nvidia is coming and it's going to be great.

It *IS* relevant. Without any help from Nvidia, the work for Nouveau developer is much harder (as seen with the current problems regard re-clocking), and more bumpy accross the landscape of varied graphic cards.

As AMD provides documentations to the radeonsi/r600 developers (in addition to having some developer on their own payroll), it's much easy for them.
To the point that AMD considers the opensource driver as a valid alternative for older hardware whose support has been dropped in recent catalysts.

about a week ago
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PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

DrYak There is no single "Bitcoin entity". (56 comments)

Just like lots of places create Bitcoin, lots of places create Visa cards.

Uh.... No. bitcoin is a protocol that anyone is free to use (or not).
There are no "places that create bitcoin", just lot of software instances using the bitcoin protocol to push BTCs around.

We can s/Visa/Bitcoin/g and it's still true:
if you pay with your Bitcoin, not only does paypal need to collaborate with a bank, that in turn collaborates with Bitcoin, but that requires you to also have an account in a that also works with Bitcoin.

...except for the part that there is no company called Bitcoin. There is no "Bitcoin Inc." controlling how bitcoin work and collecting fees.
There's an optional concept of "fees" in the bitcoin world. But that's not collected by an entity, that's a tip for miner to encourage them into including your transaction into the next block of the chain.

You could be using payment processor that collect a fee, or you could be using entirely different ways to send BTCs around. That's up to you.

Whereas, PayPal, Visa Inc. and MasterCard wordwide are very real companies collecting fees as middle men.
Visa and MasterCard form a duopoly that basically has nearly control of every payment anywhere.

There are no such company controlling anything in the bitcoin protocol. If you're not happy with a payment processor (say you hate both big processors bitpay and coinbase) you're free to move to any other one. As long as the new one follows the same protocol, it's still usable and interoperable with anyone else.

bitcoin is mainly a protocol, open for everyone to implement.

The closest to it in the "classic payment" world is SEPA. SEPA is *NOT* a company (unlike Visa and Mastercard), it's a standard for fast payment between banks in Europe.
Any SEPA compliant-bank can quickly and easily send money to any other compliant bank. You don't need to use the same bank as a merchant, as long as yours supports SEPA, you can also quickly send payments to the merchant. You're not forced to deal with the same company at both ends.

about a week ago
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premieres On Linux, 2 Years After Windows

DrYak Try the opensource one ? (93 comments)

Could you try the opensource drivers (radeonsi , etc.) I've read on Phoronix that it works decently with Counter-Strike.

about a week ago
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PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

DrYak Think "protocol" not "money" (56 comments)

Yup, the value of BTC does vary a lot. That doesn't make the bitcoin payment protocol any less valuable to exchange money around.
That only means that, if you want stability and predictibility, you'd better hold you value in a currency like EUR or USD, and exchange it to BTC only to do the payment (automatically by a payment processor - e.g. one of the listed 3 or any other one, or manually at an exchange).

But don't think this is about enabling BTC as yet another account currency at PayPal (in fact, that's not possible).

It's about a way to transfer funds to a paypal merchant. An alternative to using a credit card (an alternative to Visa or Mastercard).
And an alternative that gives you a freer and wider choice of middlemen to pick from (to pay by credicard on the internet, your basically restricted to only pick between Visa Inc. and MasterCard - to pay the bitcoin protocol, any solution that follows the protocol is acceptable. Bitpay. But also Coinjar. But also localbitcoins. But also convering your coins at BTC-e. etc.)

about a week ago
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PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

DrYak You're a little bit more independant (56 comments)

It sounds like paying with Bitcoin will be similar to paying with your Visa card.

With a subtle difference difference:
if you pay with your VISA card, not only does paypal need to collaborate with a bank, that in turn collaborates with Visa Inc., but that requires you to also have an account in a bank that also works with Visa Inc.
By being at one side of the transaction (merchant) Visa Inc. forces itself on your side of the transaction (consumer). You have no choice.

if you pay with bitcoin payment protocol, you're free to pick your way of handling the payment:
enven if the merchant use PayPal partnership with bitpay, you're not required to be using bitpay too to send your BTCs.
You could be using Coinbase instead. You could be using one of paypal's competitor (OkPay also offers bitcoin support). You could be using a different payment processor not mentionned here (coinjar as a random example). You could get your BTCs form entirely different source (localbitoins, mining, exchange like BTC-e, etc.)
it's up to you, and the particular choice of middle men on the merchant side of the transaction doesn't force anything on you.

about a week ago
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PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

DrYak Choose your own middleman (56 comments)

At least, because the bitcoin protocol is open, you can freely choose between *ANY* of the available middleman. And your choice isn't restricted by the choice of the other party.

Before bitoin:
- the merchant you buy from uses PayPal
- therefore, if you want to buy stuff, you need to use PayPal too.
(Note only that, but you're further forced down the line to use a credit card supported by PayPal, most probably Visa/Mastercard, so you're further forced to use one other middleman).

After bitcoin:
- the merchant you buy from, could be using PayPal's integrated support for bitcoins. Or the merchant could directly use one of the other 3rd party's coin processor. Or the merchant could be using an entirely different payment processor that wasn't mentionned already (random exemple: coinjar).
It doesn't matter, they can choose the middle-man of their liking, as long as the middle man support the bitcoin protocol.
- you the client needs to send your payment using the bitcoin protocol, sending BTCs as the intermediate form. You could be doing that with paypal's partnership with coinbase. Or you could have your own account at bitpay. Or you could have exchange EUR into BTC from a platform like BTC-e. Or you could actually be using a person-2-person service like localbitcoins, and gotten your BTCs in hand after having personally handed a EUR bill to a person you met in a cafe. Or you could have actually mined them, back when mining any significant amount was realistic. Doesn't matter. You're free to chose your own middleman as long as it follows the same protocol. Your choice is completely independant from what the other person has chosen.

This freedom of choice is bound to bring more competition between payment processor and other middle men, and encourage competing on quality, etc.

(Think like the advantage that SEPA system bring in Europe for payment between banks. Except it's a bit faster.)

about a week ago
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Inside Shenzen's Grey-Market iPhone Mall

DrYak Not survivor (53 comments)

Take TVs, for example. I have a Sears TV in storage from the '80s. The manual has circuit schematics, where to get replacements for the channel buttons, how to replace switches, what pots are used where. It was made so someone with basic soldering skills could at least maintain it. A new LED TV just gets chucked and you buy a new one, even though the problem could be a membrane contact that costs a penny.

First off, your Sears TV is suffering from "Survivor Bias" - it lasted that long for you Who knows how many thousands are sitting in landfills because they're broken? So no, you can't say "things were made better in the past because my XXX works today".

Read again, he's not saying that his Sears TV is better *because it still works*. It's not survivor bias.
He's saying:
- back then, a TV was expected to be repaired and came with all the necessary information to do a repair.
- nowadays, things are made much more difficult for any one wanting to repair: good luck finding the schematics of any modern LED TV.

about two weeks ago
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Europeans Came From Three Ancestry Groupings

DrYak Teaching/Learning machanism (85 comments)

You can imagine 10 different sects popping up with different versions of the dietary rules. The ones that happened to align with health and reduced death would have an evolutionary advantage, and ultimately become dominant.

That's basically how teaching/learning mechanism on the whole did evolve. That's why lot of mammal have youngs observe the adult and copy behavious. That's why in some mammal species, the parent actively teach the young. That's why some mammals (humans, dogs, etc.) from very strictly hierarchical societal organisation, with the underling strongly following the alpha, etc.
That's also why memes work on the internet.

"Religion" itself, is just a side phenomenon, that happens to hi-jack this transmission of knowledge methode and packs together useful information ("Things to avoid eating not to get sick") with complete non-sensical mythology/legends. That all still gets perpetuated because "that what we've always been doing".

about two weeks ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

DrYak Re:Are you even aware of SystemD works? (385 comments)

(Reliable process supervision which cannot be evaded,

cgroups existed before systemd.

the cgroups functionnality existed in the kernel but wasn't really used that much before.
systemd, with its tasks in setup/startup of things can handle the creation of jails during lauch when needed.
whereas current /etc/init.d/apache can't without fumbling of shell scripts.

sane handling of process stdout/stderr

Up to the init script.

And thus each script end up fucking things up in its own original and different way.

proper handling of dependencies at runtime

Already handled by several init systems.

None of which are the original sysvinit.
Either it's relying on LSB-extended script and a different core which starts the scripts. (Debian had a makefile based one)
Or it's an entirely new system anyway like upstart.

socket activation

We call it inetd.

Or cron if it's time-based activation. Or udev if it's hardware based activation. Etc.
Why do we need 83 different way to start some code ?!
Wasn't the whole point of Unix philosophy having one piece of software which concentrates into doing one thing and doing it well?
With systemd, setup/startup/stop/teardown responsibilities are concentrated with PID1 and it's helpers.
Before, you'd have the same concept spread into a dozen of different systems, each only doing part of that functionnality.

I like systemd, it makes my work easier on desktop, on server, on virtual machines, etc. and although it used to have hiccups when it was introduced before in opensuse, by now it has had the time to mature.
no need to bash it. if you don't like it, don't use it.
and perhaps the fact that it's slowly gaining popularity in lots of mainstream distro might be due not because systemd is "a spreading cancer" but because systemd is actually useful and solves real world problem

about two weeks ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

DrYak Also concentrate it in 1 point. (385 comments)

You don't seem to understand how SystemD actually works. The PID 1 is relatively simple -- it uses all sorts of separate (i.e. non-PID 1) helper processes to do all the heavy and complicated lifting.

And another thing I like about systemd:
- it groups into 1 single project: 1 single task (starting-up/seting-up things) that was spread accross way too many different project before.

Before systemd:

Want to start a service during boot-up ? Put it into sysvinit. Except if it's a file system, then it goes into /etc/fstab. Or if it's not a *service* but like of an interface like your terminal that should go into inittab (Except on distribution which do THE EXACT SAME THING but in init.d anyway).
The thing which start is related to actual hardware? the you need to put it into hal, no way we replaced that with udev... except that a few distro put them any way in init.d and thus your hardware might not work when plugged after booting... unless you also duplicate some code into modprobe.conf's post-runs.
And what if conditions for your code to start isn't "boot-up" nor "plug-in" ?
Then put it into inted/tpcd if it's network triggered. Except for code that doesn't work there, because the service needs to be compiled to use libwrap to work this way. So then you'll have to run the service constantly and fumble around with ip filtering to enable/disable it on demand.
Or put it into cron if it's time triggered.
And you need to start a service and the periodically monitor it for failure, and restart and raise alert if it has failed? Well either use an entirely separate custom system like djbdns's daemontools. Or write your own monitoring solution by writing a ton of scripts which tap into all those different ways to start/stop stuff and hope that it works.

And don't get me started about initialising containers (limited fonctionnality, tons of script), brokering access rights around (not really used. lot of interface must run as root and drop privileges, or lot of interface must be world accessible), handling situation as missing configuration or drivers in a system that hasn't fully booted up to the point where the GUI works and the user can fix things from here (huge tons of scripting to achieve way to detect that Xorg is failing and to propose solution to fix drivers)

All this written in shell script which can have their own pitfalls, and every single system using a different syntax.

After systemd:
PID1 and its herd of helpers take care of setup/start/stop/teardown.
Want to do *something*? Write a systemd config file, and describe which trigger (boot, after another service has started, on network, by clock, on device plug, etc.) should start it.
You can even call legacy systems from within systemd (cron can be reimplemented as a systemd service that runs periodically and reads/executes crontab, etc.)

You can have an LXC that is quickly setup. In fact you can quickly create throw-away container to jail any service separately (systemd is the kind of infrastructure that can boot a dedicated LXC jail to run Skype into, with restriction correctly setup so that no hidden backdoor could spy on you).
You can have systemd handle brokering the necessary rights (to the point that plugin an USB stick and having the currently active user access to it isn't a nightmare anymore).

If anything the handling of setup/startup/stop/teardown WAS NOT "unixy" before, it was "have 384 different programme which all do a different part of one single task in subtly different ways".

about two weeks ago
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Commander Keen: Keen Dreams Source Code Released

DrYak fundamentally different (72 comments)

They are fundamentally different.

On one side you have turn-by-turn games, that progress in fixed steps, and thus simply paint the game field by putting varied wall graphics at exact predefined places.
It's really the discrete position on the map and cardinal headings that are specific,
(That's what you get in most classical RPG).
Could very easily be done back then with a few lines of code. The biggest chunk of work came from the *art* to have a big enough choice of wall to draw to make an interesting world (because it's mostly static, you'll be spending a lot of time at the same, and need something nice to look at).

Basically, the graphic engine has a fixed grid on screen and you put different sprites at said fixed grid positions.

On the other side you have game engines that try to have some actual notion of 3D built into them and allow smooth motion, with complete arbitrary position/headings.
(That's what you get in most FPS and real-time RPG like ultima).
There is really require more advanced coding. (With Origin more concentrating on making an imersive game, emphasis on beautiful graphics, and ID concentrating on make their engine fast and responsive, sacrificing any detail necessary for the sake of being able to make a fast paced game).

Basically, the graphic engine use geometric techniques like wolf's raycasting do determine what is visible where, and gives you total freedom (or at least tons more of freedom, as Carmack used limitation to beat Ultima in speed and fluidity).

From a basic visual composition, both categories have a first person perspective.
From a technical point of view, they are designed completely differently.

about two weeks ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

DrYak Point of comparison (981 comments)

Eventually, even the dumbest of the dumb will realize that it doesn't pay.

The dumbest of the dumb can only realise things are going badly when they can compare with things going well. To realise that the current government fucks everything up require to be able to realise that some things could be a little bit less fucked up, and the reason they are still so bad is the government's fault.

But if a country is shot down into dark ages, that gets much more difficult. See the reports about fugitive who have escaped extremely isolated dictature like North Korea. These people had probably the vague notion that perhaps here in the west, things are going a bit easier that in their country. (That's why they ran away in the first place)
But having so few information means that these people are just completely amazed by how far off their perception of the outside world has been, they knew that things could go in a different, better way. But they weren't able to realise that outside the totalitarian prison things are SO different.

about two weeks ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

DrYak Rejected from Piratebay (203 comments)

Can you please upload the list to piratebay? I cant find it anywhere..!!

It was alread *rejected* from pirate bay.
Look around for "10 millions emails yandex mailru gmail w passwords 2014".
It might still be in some cache (that's where I found it).
And it starts poping up around on other tracker.

about two weeks ago

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After ASUS, instant-on linux on HP and Dell

DrYak DrYak writes  |  more than 6 years ago

DrYak writes "Phoronix is reporting on DeviceVM's SplashTop popularity. In addition to ASUS (which started including it not only on all their motherboards but also on laptops — calling it Express Gate), other companies seem to be interested in this kind of technology. HP will be introducing a similar technology called Voodoo IOS Linux.

Details, however, have been short on this Voodoo IOS Linux.
tells Phoronix,

Representatives for DeviceVM have declined to comment whether Voodoo IOS is a re-branded version of SplashTop, but all signs are that it is.


Phoronix also reports that Dell is planning to introduce a similar technology :

Engadget has shared details surrounding the Dell E and E Slim. These notebooks are direct competition to the very popular ASUS Eee PCs. [...] The E and E Slim also ship with what Dell is calling "BlackTop" for providing an instant-on Linux solution. While BlackTop sounds quite similar to SplashTop, indications are that this is a separate solution from Dell.


Maybe, The Year Of The Linux Desktop still isn't there. But right after Asus' EEE PC has showed that this might potentially be The Year Of The Linux Laptop, maybe we are here witnessing the seeds of The Year Of The Linux BIOS too."

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Valve's Source engine to be ported on Linux

DrYak DrYak writes  |  more than 6 years ago

DrYak writes "Phoronix has received informations confirming that Valve is indeed porting its very popular Source engine to the Linux platform. There have been rumors since last year that Valve may be serious about porting Source games to Linux after Valve Software began seeking a senior software engineer with the responsibility of porting Windows-based games to the Linux platform. (as mentioned recently on /.)
They also have confirmation that Postal III — which uses Valve's Source Engine — would be supported on Linux (as well as on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Mac).

Until now compatibility layers such as Wine and CodeWeaver's CrossOver have been the only solution for Linux players, and Phoronix mentions that Valve's Orange Box compilation of Source-based games is among the top ranking vote for CrossOver, thus showing that there's indeed a market for Valve's game on Linux

Linux gamers worldwide start to rejoice."

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DrYak DrYak writes  |  more than 7 years ago

DrYak writes "After the recent slashdot speculations about ATI/AMD promising to fix some of their problems on open-source operating systems, it might be interesting to remind that there is some community development of open-source drivers for Radeon graphic cards. nVidia isn't the only target to receive efforts such as the nouveau project : as stated by Phoronix in a recent article, ATI Has Open-Source Drivers Too.

Since late last year the open-source Linux community has been ecstatic about the growing progress made by the Nouveau developers. [...] With NVIDIA Corporation not providing hardware specifications, this driver is being written through reverse-engineering NVIDIA's binary display driver. While the developers of Nouveau are making great strides and this driver is taking shape, the open-source ATI driver must not be forgotten.
The article provides a quick overview of the various project concerning the Radeon family of graphics chips :

ATI Technologies had released specifications to the Radeon R200 (8500 to 9200) [...] For those graphics cards, there is an excellent stable and open-source driver built into X.Org...
Support for the Radeon R300 series had to be reverse-engineered [...] The R300 driver now is nearly complete for desktop users wishing to play older games or simply benefit from Beryl and Compiz...
Recently [...] there has been work on reverse-engineering ATI's R500 (Radeon X1000) series. There is no dummy driver available yet or even a Wiki page, but I have covered some of the progress made on my blog at MichaelLarabel.com. [...] This driver is still in its infancy but in the coming months there should hopefully be some good news to report back. ...
Recently, the radeon driver project has started issuing an irregular development companion, similarly to the TiNDC."

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