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eee box, photo screen saver, intel driver version
« on: April 08, 2009, 07:34:47 am »
Has anyone gotten an asus eee box running stable with the photo screen saver enabled?

My eee box locks up frequently unless I check the disable box for the PSS in web admin.  But there are these two posts that imply that PSS should/could work on the eee box (http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=7554.msg48345#msg48345, http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=6247.msg41315#msg41315).

Has anyone successfully upgraded their eee box or other i945 media director with a more recent/better intel driver than the one that shipped with 0710RC2?

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Re: eee box, photo screen saver, intel driver version
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 08:02:43 am »
Yes, Totallymaxed's team use these (B202's) all the time, and he says they do not have that problem - his said he thinks that the issue must be hardware implementation specific, so not effecting the Eee Boxes even though the same chipset on Dell laptops and MSI Wind PCs do have the problem. Seems strange that you are having that issue. Perhaps you could contact him and see if there are any other specifics that could be effecting this issue?

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Re: eee box, photo screen saver, intel driver version
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 12:23:26 pm »
Yes, Totallymaxed's team use these (B202's) all the time, and he says they do not have that problem - his said he thinks that the issue must be hardware implementation specific, so not effecting the Eee Boxes even though the same chipset on Dell laptops and MSI Wind PCs do have the problem. Seems strange that you are having that issue. Perhaps you could contact him and see if there are any other specifics that could be effecting this issue?

Like magic I'm here ;-)

We have found that no two i945 based motherboards perform exactly the same in respect of their GPU performance. The Eee Box B202 is one of the best performers graphically that we have ever tested I have to say and out performs other i945 boards with much more powerful cpu's.

Our thinking is that although the i945 chipsets are essentially the same the differentiation comes from how the engineers have integrated the whole and this is particularly apparent with video where timings on the board can really affect display performance.

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Re: eee box, photo screen saver, intel driver version
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 03:59:40 pm »
Hi Andrew,
I was hoping you'd turn up on this thread.

We have found that no two i945 based motherboards perform exactly the same in respect of their GPU performance. The Eee Box B202 is one of the best performers graphically that we have ever tested I have to say and out performs other i945 boards with much more powerful cpu's.

Our thinking is that although the i945 chipsets are essentially the same the differentiation comes from how the engineers have integrated the whole and this is particularly apparent with video where timings on the board can really affect display performance.

Interesting results. 

What version of intel driver are you using for the eee box?  Have you made any further improvements to the xorg.conf file since the one you posted back in December?  Are there any other tweaks that help with eee box b202 performance?

Thanks for your help,

Alex

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Re: eee box, photo screen saver, intel driver version
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 04:28:21 pm »
Hi Andrew,
I was hoping you'd turn up on this thread.

We have found that no two i945 based motherboards perform exactly the same in respect of their GPU performance. The Eee Box B202 is one of the best performers graphically that we have ever tested I have to say and out performs other i945 boards with much more powerful cpu's.

Our thinking is that although the i945 chipsets are essentially the same the differentiation comes from how the engineers have integrated the whole and this is particularly apparent with video where timings on the board can really affect display performance.

Interesting results. 

What version of intel driver are you using for the eee box?  Have you made any further improvements to the xorg.conf file since the one you posted back in December?  Are there any other tweaks that help with eee box b202 performance?

Thanks for your help,

Alex

Alex,

We're currently using the following;

dpkg -p xserver-xorg-video-intel
Package: xserver-xorg-video-intel
Architecture: i386
Version: 2:2.1.1-0ubuntu9

The xorg.conf that I have posted here is still the one we use...its generated by the AVwizard when the B202 is added (we do non manual changes at all).

Hope this helps you.

All the best

Andrew

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Re: eee box, photo screen saver, intel driver version
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2009, 09:59:59 pm »
The xorg.conf that I have posted here is still the one we use...its generated by the AVwizard when the B202 is added (we do non manual changes at all).


Interesting, the xorg.conf created by my system did not give a display on my screen.  Once installing your xorg.conf my display worked.  I have not checked the differences between the one you posted and the one my system generated.  I have tried some updated drivers under 0810 (not under 0710) and posted what I found in response to Alex in another thread. 

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=7805.msg52387#msg52387

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