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by vtailor
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Audio in Win7
Topic: SPDIF and analog audio on the z510
Replies: 2
Views: 4021

SPDIF and analog audio on the z510

SPDIF is only used nowadays for musicians' studio speaker systems, the kind with 90 watt speakers. I looked for a "home theater" system with spdif, couldn't find one. So then, I looked for an SPDIF to analog converter, and I was able to find and buy one of those. I also got suitable connecting cable...
by vtailor
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Linux on fit-PC2
Topic: Slackware and Slackware derivatives on fit-pc2
Replies: 13
Views: 13744

Re: Slackware and Slackware derivatives on fit-pc2

At the moment, I am experimenting with the fit-pc2i z510 version on theory based on observations of an Ivybridge desktop with an HDMI cable to television. Specifically, the Ivybridge suddenly became much more responsive under Windows when I removed the realtek audio driver, and the OS immediately in...
by vtailor
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Linux on fit-PC2
Topic: Slackware and Slackware derivatives on fit-pc2
Replies: 13
Views: 13744

Re: Slackware and Slackware derivatives on fit-pc2

Suggestion for action: The /etc/adobe/mms.cfg file in Linux has a number of settings that simply are not documented for "non administrators". It is quite possible that someone with macromedia flash administrator knowledge and experience could find the magic settings that make streaming flash video w...
by vtailor
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Linux on fit-PC2
Topic: Slackware and Slackware derivatives on fit-pc2
Replies: 13
Views: 13744

Re: Slackware and Slackware derivatives on fit-pc2

I have another observation: I was running an Ivybridge desktop with the base pentium plus two threads as a television settop box with a pure HDMI connection. And, I saw the fit-pc2 style of flash streaming going on under Linux. Since this is happening with a faster cpu, it is strange that it would a...
by vtailor
Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Linux on fit-PC2
Topic: Slackware and Slackware derivatives on fit-pc2
Replies: 13
Views: 13744

Re: Slackware and Slackware derivatives on fit-pc2

As long as we're at it, and I am sure this works in all forms of Linuxes: Make sure that the bios is set on optimum default settings, even though this uses an extra 128 megabytes of ram. Put the frequency ladder of your choice on "performance". The "ondemand" frequency ladder is cute, but we are tal...
by vtailor
Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Linux on fit-PC2
Topic: Slackware and Slackware derivatives on fit-pc2
Replies: 13
Views: 13744

Re: Slackware and Slackware derivatives on fit-pc2

One more thing. Doing something like /sbin/modprobe drm vblankoffdelay=7 in rc.modules has a noticeable effect on graphics responsiveness on the fit-pc2. I mean that things snap into place. From what this does on a Cedarview platform, I'd say it does not completely eliminate full-screen streaking, b...
by vtailor
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Linux on fit-PC2
Topic: Slackware and Slackware derivatives on fit-pc2
Replies: 13
Views: 13744

Re: Slackware and Slackware derivatives on fit-pc2

I have one more piece of information for you: At the moment, totem seems to be the least responsive streaming video player, and recent xine is the most responsive. In fact, in RIPLinuX, which doesn't use mesa, I am getting full screen streaming video with full motion, few or no dropped frames, excel...
by vtailor
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Linux on fit-PC2
Topic: Slackware and Slackware derivatives on fit-pc2
Replies: 13
Views: 13744

Re: Slackware and Slackware derivatives on fit-pc2

I saw the hint about poulsbo.ko in some internet forum several years ago, then forgot about it until I bought my latest fit-pc2. The 'video=1366x768' is a simplification of a hint I found on a freedesktop.org forum. I also tested and adopted psb_gfx on my Cedarview desktop, shifting back and forth b...
by vtailor
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Linux on fit-PC2
Topic: Slackware and Slackware derivatives on fit-pc2
Replies: 13
Views: 13744

Slackware and Slackware derivatives on fit-pc2

It turns out that stock Slackware kernels run the psb_gfx driver quite well. All you have to do is figure out how to make it work. This is coming from 3.2.13-smp, but I also have a Linux partition devoted to the very latest Zenwalk distribution, with its 3.4.8 kernel. Here are the tricks: (1) Use pc...

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