Thursday grumble grumble

A project log for Matrix Operator's Console

kittankittan 04/18/2014 at 03:530 Comments

04.17.2014 (Kittan)
Today was an interesting day. Well, not really. I got the housings finished up for the screens and all screens mounted within said housings. Last night we loaded some debian on the NotSoGreatway and found it lacking driver compatibility, so today we played with older versions of debian and an old version of Slackware. Then spent the entire rest of the day jacking with ATI drivers and xorg.conf, to see if it was possible to display more than 2 monitors without X eating itself and requiring a hard reset. If we can't figure it out soon, we're either gonna have to try newer drivers and my good EyeFinity 6 cards, or load Windows on it and hope all the OpenGL code is portable enough to finish dev without any real problems. Neither option is really desirable.

Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to haul out another load of monitor scrap and free up some more floorspace. I'll push everything over to a folding table at the end of the toolbench and open up this temporary workspace for designing and welding up the frame to mount it all. Probably won't have much done on that tomorrow, maybe Saturday. Hopefully by then Novak's worked some magic with the GPU configs, or figured out an alternative.