Monday, October 17, 2011

Linux and Google+, again

So, with 5 or 6 people on g+ hangouts, I seem to be using up 2-3 processors on the amd x6.  I also have a standard Nvidia card, and am using the nouveau drivers.  I'd love to get up to 10 people and see if the extra heatsink fan starts blasting.  I can do that on a video conversion to mp4.

I've tried running Yade (discreet elements), and can get a reasonably big simulation, but the fan only seems to bump up a little.  

So, if you want a good hangout experience, then you've got to go all the way with the big hardware for fully open Linux (no binary drivers).

1 comment:

Harold Asmis said...

Blah! I have a 1 in 3 chance that the talk won't pass the self-check, and then a 1 in 3 chance my voice will sound like a chipmunk! I keep having to try over again, and check with the hangout.