|| ||Fabrice FACORAT <fabrice.facorat-AT-gmail.com>|
|| ||Cooker : The Inside Man V|
|| ||Wed, 21 Feb 2007 01:46:08 +0100|
Original version can be found at
Here is "Cooker the inside man V".
o Nvidia/ATI vs Xorg 7.2 : Since Xorg 7.2 ( x11-server-1.2 ), Nvidia users
were having issues when trying to use 3D desktop. The issue was track down by
Kjel Oslund in the libGL module loading by xorg. Indeed it seems that full
path for module loading are now ( silently ) ignored by xorg. So, to load
nvidia glx module, you need to add the path where the nvidia glx modules are
located in the xorg.conf in the "Files" section.
For example, in 32bits, you will have to add the following lines ( in order )
in the "Files" section :
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/" Then just use in the "Module" section
Load "glx"Note : 64bits users just need to replace /usr/lib by /usr/lib64 in
+---  http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-01/msg02140...
+---  http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-01/msg02152...
o Testing Metisse in cooker : Scott Chevalley.asked how to test Metisse under
Cooker. Olivier Blin gave the procedure to do it manually as drak3d didn't
have Metisse support yet. Here is a quick summary of the procedure :
Install the Metisse packages : urpmi metisse
Tell the system to load the Metisse server at startup by
editing /etc/sysconfig/compositing-server like this :
Then tell the system to start the Metisse window manager at session start by
editing /etc/sysconfig/compositing-wm like this :
Now log in your prefered desktop.
+---  http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-01/msg03341...
+---  http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-01/msg03345...
o 64 vs 32 bit Cooker : Robert Fox asked whereas it was advised to use 64
bits version of Cooker. Indeed, 64bits version of Cooker used to lagged
behind 32 bits, and many plugins/things were/are not working so well ( Flash,
OpenOffice.org in 64bits, ... ). StÃ©phane TÃ©letchÃ©a and Giuseppe GhibÃ² told
him that with 64bits Cooker packages, he may have better performance as the
packages are more optimised ( SSE support for example ). Colin Guthrie
pointed out the fact that with the new build system 64 bits Cooker was nearly
in sync with 32 bits Cooker, and on top of that, with proper libification, it
was easy to install 32bits and 64bits application side by side. Note :
I've just upgrade my system for an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ with 1.5Go of RAM,
but I install the 32bits version :)
+---  http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-02/msg00291...
+---  http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-02/msg00346...
+---  http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-02/msg00327...
o Migration to cdrkit : Mandriva replace cdrtools package by cdrkit. cdrkit
is a fork of cdrtools initiated by debian after that JÃ¶rg Schilling change
the licence of cdrecord to CDDL. It contains also equivalent for mkisofs
and cdda2wav. Whereas compatible with cdrtools, applications need to be
ported in order to use it. A package providing compatibility symlinks may
be provided in the future to ease transition.
+---  http://cdrkit.org/
+---  http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-02/msg00502...
o Testing RandR 1.2 : Adam Williamson was willing to test RandR 1.2 with his
Intel chipset. RandR 1.2 is the next evolution of RandR which is supposed
to be integrated in Xorg 7.3, and which will allow better multi-monitor
support, hotplugging and resize. Colin Guthrie proposed to help doing
packages in the hope they will be available in Cooker contrib.
+---  http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-02/msg00568...
+---  http://colin.guthr.ie/randr/
o Mandriva presence at FOSDEM : Few people may know it, but Mandriva will be
present at FOSDEM the February 24th-25th 2007. Mandriva will have a
private room where contributors and Mandriva developers could have a meeting
together. Frederic Crozat will also give a presentation of Metisse in GNOME
room on Sunday at 9h15. More informations are available on the wiki.
+---  http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-02/msg00739...
+---  http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-02/msg00762...
+---  http://wiki.mandriva.com/Community/Events/2007/Conference...
o 2007.1 Errata created : Adam Williamson posted a news on the Cooker ML to
inform people about the creation of the Errata for the 2007.1, the next
version of Mandriva due to be out in April. For this, he just copied the
most outstanding issues of the 2007.0 release. Vincent Panel asked also if
the releases note could be made up-to-date too.
+---  http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-02/msg00829...
+---  http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-02/msg01967...
+---  http://wiki.mandriva.com/Releases/Mandriva/2007.1/Errata
o Warly Departure : Florent Villard, known as Warly, announced on the cooker
ML his departure. Warly was the one managing the mirrors, and also the
release manager. He will be missed by many people : Good luck for your new
life Warly ! However, now that Warly leaved, someone needs to be in charge of
the mirroring process. Olivier Thauvin, known as Nanar, may be seen as the
one the best placed to take this responsability, especially as he used to
work on gendistrib/genhdlist. On top of that, Olivier is working on a new
project named MMM which aims to simplify mirror management. People willing
to help are welcomed and should join the MMM ML. Note : The mirroring process
is broken with hdlist/synthesis files not in sync with the mirrors content.
So things may be hard for the Cooker users during the transition period.
+---  http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-02/msg00872...
+---  http://mmm.zarb.org/
o Using PulseAudio as default in 2008.0 : Adam Williamson proposed on the
Cooker ML to use PulseAudio as default sound server for 2008.0. Indeed
PulseAudio have ALSA and OSS support, allow to mix sound input, have fine
grained control over volume level per application and support network.
Frederik Himpe was more incline to use gstreamer instead, but Adam pointed
out tha fact that porting applications to gstreamer was somewhat unrealistic.
Fabrice Facorat asked if PulseAudio was really needed if all ALSA drivers
could have dmix support. On top of that most things done by PulseAudio
will be available in KDE 4 ( fined grained volume control per application,
device hotplugging ). Kjel Oslund and Colin Guthrie pointed out the fact that
Gnome integration with PulseAudio was not perfect and that there was issues
like high latency in some applications and mplayer support. Still there's
many time left before 2008.0 released, and so the situation may improved a
+---  http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-02/msg01771...
+---  http://archives.mandrivalinux.com/cooker/2007-02/msg01850...
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