Showing posts from July, 2012

Ubuntu 11.04 vs. Intel 865G

Hm, it looks like this post has stuck in my drafts for some years now... Compositing produces a considerable amount of flicker and the display is obstructed by random image parts. dmesg is also full of page flip errors. Solution: cat >~/.drirc <<EOF <driconf> <device screen="0" driver="dri2"> <application name="Default"> <option name="vblank_mode" value="0" /> </application> </device> </driconf> EOF service gdm restart via and Also needed to append the following to the kernel command line, or else I got a lot of squashfs block read errors: acpi=off noapic ide=nodma all_generic_ide pci=nommconf

Watching 3D TV for free using mplayer

Antenna Hungaria is testing 3D broadcast over the air for the time of the Summer Olympics and the UEFA European Football Championship . In idle time, they are scheduling lovely programs of documentary, nature and the like. Anyway, I wanted to see how easy it is to view such side-by-side content in 2D while preserving maximal quality. As anticipated, mplayer works like a charm, see the uploaded script: