I found a really great Star Trek: The Next Generation DivX site; I've been grabbing episodes since last night. Check it out here. Speaking of DivX, the next generation of the DivX ;-) codec is available, but this time with source. See Project Mayo: OpenDivX for more information.
Pheh 0.2.1 is out. I've got v0.2.2 sitting
here on my box; it's almost ready to go. The only problem is, I upgraded
to the SGI GLU headers so compile the latest CVS Evas, and I must have
gotten a broken snapshot, because now no GLU-related stuff works correctly.
Oh well, I'll fix it soon enough. 0.2.2 adds webcam and native
Cam bookmark support. I'm still working on
sane keyboard support; I might hold off v0.2.2 until that is ready to
I've been having a horrendous time with kernel 2.4. Here's
the problem; I've got a GeForce 2 MX TwinView and the KT133 chipset.
Now, kernel 2.4 has KT133 AGP support via agpgart, and the
NVidia driver has #ifdefs so it doesn't use it's own AGP support. So,
in theory I _should_ be able to compile the kernel with KT133 agpgart
support, reboot, and compile the NVidia drivers (which would exclude
it's own AGP driver). Alternatively, I could compile 2.4 without
agpgart, and compile the NVidia driver, which would use it's own (working)
KT133 support. Fortunately for me neither of those two options
works; I get a hard lock after my ssh-agent dialog closes. Before
you ask, yes I've applied the linux-2.4.0-PR patch; 0.9-5 won't
compile under 2.4 without it. I've also tried the TNT2 M64 POST
patch (someone in #nvidia thought it might help), and various other
crap. The only thing I haven't tried yet is upgrading from XFree86
4.0.1 to 4.0.2. At this point, I suspect that may be the problem,
but I'm sticking with 2.2 for the time being.
On a more positive note, I tried out both SVGATextMode (132x60) and
fbcon. Wow! FBCon looks great -- totally smooth fonts in
console; absolutely amazing -- but it's a bit on the slow side.
I like SVGATextMode a bit more at the moment. It's not noticeably
slower, but there's a _ton_ of console space. I actually felt a bit
cramped once I got back into X.
Finally, I've heard rumors about the new Nvidia Linux drivers having
multihead or even xinerama GL support. Needless to say, I've been
about 1000 times a day waiting for it to come out. Then again, the
drivers were supposed to come out before christmas, so who knows...