vrijdag 25 januari 2008

Compiz Fusion on Sabayon Linux 3.5 Loop 1 for Dell Latitude D630 (Intel 965GM X3100 chipset)

When I first tried Sabayon Linux (version 3.4f) Compiz Fusion was able to start, but when move a window it locked up.

A few days ago I installed the 3.5 version and noticed that the machine did not lock up anymore while using Compiz Fusion which is great.
BUT when I maximized and minimized the window or turned the cube it was not fluently.
Even If I only had one terminal open it still wasn't performing very well.

For daily use I use Debian and Compiz Fusion does work great there.
So I went to my config and compared them (another possibility was different versions of drivers, ...).
The only difference I see there is:

Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"

I commented this out and restarted Xorg.
Now everything goes great:)
There is only one downside: graphics quality seems lower (sharpness in the animations).

Although I normally do a minimal install of a distro and install the packages I really need, I do like Sabayon Linux because of it's real ease of use. (and of course because it's Gentoo based :D )
I only had to change this one line and my system works perfect (and this even for a beta version).
This made me very happy about Sabayon!

woensdag 16 januari 2008

Parallel Printer (lpt) on FreeBSD with CUPS


For making the printer installable through SMB shares (drivers have still to be installed on the client?)


Basic setup

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