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/tech/ - Technology Anonymous 01/03/2016 (Sun) 17:52:28 [Preview] No. 125 [Reply]
Welcome to /tech/, a technology board. This board is for discussion of technology, both software and hardware.

Wiki: https://wiki.installgentoo.com/
IRC: #/tech/, #InfinityNow and #endchan on irc.rizon.net - https://qchat.rizon.net/

NSFW files are only allowed if they are spoilered. Tech support, consumer advice and desktop/ricing threads are all allowed for now.

All rules and policies are open for discussion in this thread.

Related boards:
>>>/cyber/ - Cyberpunk & Science Fiction
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>>>/markov/ - bot hell
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Edited last time by ring on 04/04/2017 (Tue) 22:20:04.
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Anonymous 02/07/2017 (Tue) 17:24:08 [Preview] No. 7966 del

These please ring

Anonymous 02/07/2017 (Tue) 17:30:17 [Preview] No. 7967 del
I added /cyber/. I can't change the image.

Anonymous 02/13/2017 (Mon) 08:51:08 [Preview] No. 8015 del
i r8 10/10

Anonymous 04/04/2017 (Tue) 03:46:54 [Preview] No. 8234 del
Which distro? I tried 8 or so distros and they all have problems on my laptop. Mainly dpi scaling on my 2k screen. Otherwise, many of them are great. I was looking at Ubuntu Budgie but there was not UI scaling option. Unity seems to have the best scaling and the GUI is all over the place. Icons are too small so I make them bigger but the text underneath is still tiny. Modal dialogs scale oddly. I compare this to running Ubuntu on my desktop(1080p). Which distro do you recommend for a 14 inch 2k laptop screen?

Anonymous 04/07/2017 (Fri) 05:08:24 [Preview] No. 8252 del
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fuck, you just had to remind me it was dead
RIP the only good polling webapp, and the only constructive thing /s4s/ ever made

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Anonymous 04/22/2017 (Sat) 15:38:38 [Preview] No. 8380 [Reply]
9front now supports ssh2
please give up on all other operating 'systems'

Anonymous 04/22/2017 (Sat) 15:40:22 [Preview] No. 8381 del
manpage coming soon™

Anonymous 04/23/2017 (Sun) 06:30:17 [Preview] No. 8382 del
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9front has "supported" ssh2 in theory for some time. Is a viable ssh2 client actually being distributed with the base system now?

Anonymous 04/22/2017 (Sat) 11:20:06 [Preview] No. 8379 [Reply]
>update Tor Browser to 6.5.2
>it's as fast as it was before the 6.5.1 update

Well there are still pleasant surprises in life I guess. Was it the underlying Firefox ESR version that was causing the slowdown?

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Anonymous 04/17/2017 (Mon) 10:26:48 [Preview] No. 8338 [Reply]
Does endchan run on Ubuntu?

Anonymous 04/21/2017 (Fri) 16:11:36 [Preview] No. 8375 del
Seems like it.
~> curl -I https://endchan.xyz
HTTP/2 200
server: nginx/1.10.0 (Ubuntu)

Anonymous 04/21/2017 (Fri) 21:35:13 [Preview] No. 8378 del
Ugh, next we'll find out it has a DE

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Anonymous 04/16/2017 (Sun) 20:27:47 [Preview] No. 8336 [Reply]
So I have this blog site which hasn't had any new entries in some time and I want to read it all one post a day.
How can I get rss feed which pushes chronologically all posts starting from the first one ?

I'm thinking of creating a subreddit, using automoderator and getting the feed for that subreddit but it's somewhat inconvenient since I have to get some karma on that account and wait 30 days.

Any other way I can be going at this ?
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Anonymous 04/21/2017 (Fri) 13:22:40 [Preview] No. 8372 del
Uhm that one liner doesn't seem to work.

Anonymous 04/21/2017 (Fri) 14:16:12 [Preview] No. 8373 del
Oh yeah, clever, I didn't realise the posts were titled like that, much easier than by date.

Anonymous 04/21/2017 (Fri) 17:00:41 [Preview] No. 8376 del
What about it? What did you do, what happened, and what did you expect to happen?

Anonymous 04/21/2017 (Fri) 18:37:41 [Preview] No. 8377 del
Nevermind I'm retarded.

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Gallium Nine Anonymous 04/17/2017 (Mon) 14:05:12 [Preview] No. 8339 [Reply]
Can anyone here explain gallium nine to me please? I have been looking it up but the information is somewhat vague.
From what I gather, it passes data from directx emulation straight to the GPU via a mesa function, without translating it to OpenGL. Essentially a passthrough of some kind for wine.

Are all d3d9 capable radeon cards compatible? Is this the standard Mesa shipped with most distros or do you get a special version from somewhere?
More complicated: How can Mesa (an opengl implementation) pass direct information like that? Doesn't that go against what OpenGL does by design? Shouldn't this technically be for Vesa or whatever driver actually interacts with the hardware?

Anonymous 04/19/2017 (Wed) 05:02:03 [Preview] No. 8355 del
Gallium nine is a linux native implementation of the directx9 api. No translation required. Any radeon or Nvidia card is compatible as long as it's using their open source drivers and Mesa is compiled with gallium enabled.

Mesa is no longer just an opengl implementation. For example, it also contains a vulkan implementation (radv).

Anonymous 04/19/2017 (Wed) 13:48:32 [Preview] No. 8357 del

Gallium Nine is a state tracker implementation for the Gallium3D infrastructure presenting a Direct3D 9 API. As >>8355 says it's a "native" implementation, no emulation, no translation. It can work in other kernels too, not just Linux.

>Are all d3d9 capable radeon cards compatible?
"d3d9 capable" is marketing speak directed at windoze customers. Irrelevant. The smart question to ask is: is the GPU supported by a Gallium3D Mesa driver?

>Is this the standard Mesa shipped with most distros or do you get a special version from somewhere?
Gallium Nine was merged into upstream Mesa back in the 10.4 release (I think). So it should be available in all Gallium drivers shipped by current distros.

However, making use of Gallium Nine from Wine requires cooperation from Wine itself: it needs to know that it should look for, find, and prefer the native implementation provided by the DRI driver instead of the translation to OpenGL normally done by Wine. As of late 2016 the upstream Wine maintainer has refused merging the patches implementing this functionality. AFAIK, this hasn't changed in the last few months. Therefore, while you most likely can use your distro-supplied Mesa drivers, you will probably need to either compile your own Wine with the patches applied, or grab pre-patched binaries from somewhere (PPA, OBS, Copr, whatever).

>More complicated: How can Mesa (an opengl implementation)
Mesa hasn't been "just" an OpenGL implementation for a long time. Mesa is more like a software laboratory, or culture medium, or factory, for experimenting with, growing, and assembling (the userspace parts of) graphics-acceleration drivers.

>pass direct information like that? Doesn't that go against what OpenGL does by design? Shouldn't this technically be for Vesa or whatever driver actually interacts with the hardware?
What information? What is "like that"? What do you think "OpenGL does by design"? Vesa? I don't think you understand many of the words you use...

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Anonymous 04/20/2017 (Thu) 08:12:31 [Preview] No. 8363 del
>>pass direct information like that? Doesn't that go against what OpenGL does by design? Shouldn't this technically be for Vesa or whatever driver actually interacts with the hardware?
>What information? What is "like that"? What do you think "OpenGL does by design"? Vesa? I don't think you understand many of the words you use...
Because OpenGL is designed to go via the kernel rather than interface directly with the hardware, unlike directx. Vesa for example, a graphics driver, would though. By information, I'm only making a vague guess about what that actually is as I don't know anything about directx but I have read "d3d" data is passed direct to hardware by directx and in my ignorance I assumed that Mesa must also somehow do the same. This is also why I asked if a card had to be d3d9 capable, because I assumed it received the data directly, which I still assume it does rather than being translated in some way?

Thank you both btw.

Anonymous 04/20/2017 (Thu) 15:56:08 [Preview] No. 8365 del
>Because OpenGL is designed to go via the kernel rather than interface directly with the hardware, unlike directx.
this is pure nonsense
first: directx != direct3d
second: of course both apis "go via the kernel"!
and nobody had to spend much thought to "design" them that way, because what else would you expect? that's what a os kernel does, it multiplexes access to hardware! (which is why dos doesn't count as a real os btw)

>Vesa for example, a graphics driver, would though.
"vesa" is not a graphics driver
you don't know what you're saying

>By information, I'm only making a vague guess about ........
a gpu, even one that only advertises "direct3d capable" is not a "magical direct3d box"

a gpu is at its heart a collectionm of processors (mostly vector/superscalar/superpipelined architectures), some of them are fixed-function, some special-purpose, some general-purpose

a gpu driver will literally program those processors (the ones that are programmable anyway) in order to perform the intended "graphics processing", although it doesn't have to be "graphics"

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Anonymous 04/21/2017 (Fri) 14:27:52 [Preview] No. 8374 del
That was informative, ty. Clearly I had no idea how directx functions, not sure how I got the idea d3d data was passed direct to the driver. I think I read it once in a directx to opengl comparison forum post, blind leading the blind I guess.

Also, just as a side note, vesa is a driver.

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dns Anonymous 04/13/2017 (Thu) 14:49:50 [Preview] No. 8308 [Reply]
So I'm looking into dnscrypt and most guides recommend using a dns caching server? Is that really required for a desktop/laptop or is it a think you put on your router ?
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Anonymous 04/20/2017 (Thu) 04:32:41 [Preview] No. 8361 del

All yall mothafuckas need |systemd|

Anonymous 04/20/2017 (Thu) 10:58:10 [Preview] No. 8364 del
>Using the software as intented without distro specific init system is hacky.
Great logic there sporty.

Anonymous 04/20/2017 (Thu) 20:50:36 [Preview] No. 8366 del
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>Using the software as intented

It's intended to be managed by the init system, as evidenced by the fact that the dnscrypt-proxy authors provide both systemd files and sysvinit files with their software.

That's the second time I've had to point that out. Learn to read, ace.

Anonymous 04/21/2017 (Fri) 05:54:36 [Preview] No. 8370 del
I don't think this software is intended to be used by Arch ricers who can't read instructions and lack the initiative to even install/learn a service supervisor.

Anonymous 04/21/2017 (Fri) 13:20:17 [Preview] No. 8371 del
You're right you know.
Did you feel good while writing this ?

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Headphone datamining Anonymous 04/20/2017 (Thu) 01:07:41 [Preview] No. 8359 [Reply]
Boise headphones is the shit. I had a noise cancelling pair worth a hundred bucks and with a week the cord wire got loose and fidelity became shit.

Anonymous 04/20/2017 (Thu) 07:40:41 [Preview] No. 8362 del
Fuck, I loved their speakers. They used to have demonstrations where you watch a short movie in front of huge surround sound speakers, then at the end they remove the boxes to reveal tiny speakers instead. It was quite impressive.

Anonymous 04/20/2017 (Thu) 21:03:41 [Preview] No. 8367 del
'the shit' is jargon for 'really good'

Anonymous 04/20/2017 (Thu) 21:19:13 [Preview] No. 8368 del
>having a soundcard

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daily reminder that palememe is shit Anonymous 04/11/2017 (Tue) 18:25:46 [Preview] No. 8293 [Reply]
browser randomly disappears but the process is still alive until you SIGKILL it. happened twice today within my 1 hour of browsing
view source pops up a window that freezes for 10 seconds, and the rest of palememe is frozen for that duration
webdev console also takes ages to open
when saving webms, they often get at 0%. if you cancel them, they remain stuck there, and when you restart the browser (even after clearing everything with ctrl+shift+del), they silently download in the background (they arent visible in the downloads list) and then give you a popup saying they're done, or they overwrite the completed version with a half finished version of the file, whatever the fuck palememe feels like today
firefug has all these problems too of course, except maybe the last one
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Anonymous 04/13/2017 (Thu) 02:51:59 [Preview] No. 8306 del
(you need JS to view anything on jewtube despite the existence of <video>)

Anonymous 04/15/2017 (Sat) 08:17:24 [Preview] No. 8328 del
Have any of you thought of using Midori or links?
I mean if palememe is that terrible, you should really try Midori, like holy fuck it is a mess.

Atleast Links just werks but It needs a immense amount of autism to use and probably is not even free software

Anonymous 04/15/2017 (Sat) 10:22:54 [Preview] No. 8329 del
Man at times like this I sure wish we had a modern open source cli browser with vim keybindings but I'm too retarded for that to be my first major programming project.

Anonymous 04/15/2017 (Sat) 18:35:08 [Preview] No. 8331 del
ive been using links a bit with the linux framebuffer. seems to work on this site (unlike 8chan)

Anonymous 04/17/2017 (Mon) 17:25:27 [Preview] No. 8342 del
Youtube works for me without js.

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Anonymous 04/05/2017 (Wed) 22:45:25 [Preview] No. 8244 [Reply]
Is it possible to read a user's twitter account without enabling javascript? The mobile and desktop versions are both now dependent on js.
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Anonymous 04/11/2017 (Tue) 23:33:25 [Preview] No. 8295 del
Not possible to view older tweets on this without JS.

Anonymous 04/16/2017 (Sun) 02:22:03 [Preview] No. 8332 del
twitter is proprietary and centralized. mastodon is the new hot shit

Anonymous 04/16/2017 (Sun) 20:20:50 [Preview] No. 8335 del
this, internet is at a point where you can't use it productively without js

Anonymous 04/17/2017 (Mon) 16:03:18 [Preview] No. 8340 del
nope, wikipedia still works without JS, and is pretty much one of the only useful things on the internet. ishyggdgygtt you dont think productivity means going on twitter

Anonymous 04/17/2017 (Mon) 17:08:13 [Preview] No. 8341 del
Most things work without js, and those that don't are often not worth your time anyway.