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Comment Suggestions (Score 2, Informative) 117

Most of the tutorials are outdated and won't work in modern OpenGL core profile. Avoid tutorials that use glBegin(), glVertex(), glLight(), gluPerspective(), glMatrixMode(), glVertexPointer(), or learn just enough from them that you can create a context and draw stuff in Linux. After that you can adapt Windows-specific tutorials's code to Linux. I liked these tutorials:

Comment Re:Binary blob ... eh? (Score 1) 461

> Intel's drivers are good

Their current Linux drivers are not good. I cannot use VBOs or shaders without crashing my system, and I have X4500HD which is supposed to be fast and support SM4. The Mesa driver implements OpenGL 2.0 and GLSL 1.10, both of which are outdated. Performance is also slower than in Windows.

Comment Re:My experience... (Score 1) 519

> My Bluetooth mouse at work occasionally lags behind, or sometimes stops moving for short whiles (even when it's not fallen
> asleep). I haven't ever seen this with Logitech's dedicated wireless devices.

My Logitech wireless mouse using proprietary protocol does this too.

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Journal Journal: Coding stuff

I wrote earlier that we are programming a MMORPG at the university. We now use Python and Panda3D to develop it. We demoed it at our university's lobby to masses two weeks ago and it gained interest.

Comment Re:Easy Peasy (Score 1) 466

I start timing my bootup when I hit the power button and I stop timing when wireless authenticates with the router. Currently my bootup time is 31 s. I'm using Eee PC 701 and Xubuntu 8.10 with custom kernel from I hope to see better bootup time with Xubuntu 9.04 and ext4.

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