[CLUG] new livecd synopsis/review
chris at kororaa.org
Fri Mar 31 11:56:30 GMT 2006
On 31/3/06 10:16 PM, "freegazer" <freegazer at gmail.com> wrote:
> just a heads up for all the eye-candy junkies out there
> Kororaa livecd
> this is a Gentoo based livecd that loads to ram by default
> runs a very basic Gnome desktop
Actually, it only loads various components into ram, the rest, uncluding
/usr, are left readonly. If the whole thing loaded into ram you'd need 2Gb
ram ;) The minimum seems to be 384, as 0.1 loads 128MB odd into ram. This
might drop to 256MB if it was running from hdd instead of cd.
> this is however offset by the fact that the Xserver uses xgl graphics
> i've seen video before of Enlightenment-17 that has many similar abilities
> this is a very nice preview of what the new X servers will be bringing to
> desktops based on the new direct rendering techniques.
Yeah it's pretty cool. It works with e too afaik ;) You could think of it as
a 3D extension on top of X. Compiz allows all the fancy stuff.
> a little warning ahead of time it is ram intensive and for whatever reason
> it seems to be missing many dependencies, kernel modules don't load
Hmm.. This is strange.. What modules weren't loading? Or are you referring
to not auto detecting all your devices on boot up?
>there also seems to be some monitors that it doesn't quite
> seem to work well with.
What monitors were you trying on? Maybe it was the video card? 0.1 only
supports nvidia and ati (fglrx) atm.
> this is some sweet easy eye-candy!
> if doesn't work on the first system you try it on - try it on another, and
> this is too good to miss out on!
> When you find a computer this bad boy runs on it is a thing of beauty. Keep
> it on hand for the next time somebody starts saying that the Linux desktop
> is behind the times or to slow or not ready for "real use". This is also the
> one to have running when you want to grab some attention.
> I dunno, spell-check keeps telling me I type with ten thumbs so I will give
> this one 6 of them ( I like the cube-style desktop switching )
Sweet ;) If only I could get fglrx to work without seg faulting the kernel
we'd be ready for another release.. :(
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