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  1. metamaverick BF2, CSS, DOD
  2. Well, I was bored this past week and decided to give linux another try on my RDX200 mobo. In the past there was no support for this motherboard and I managed to barely get into a distro via a live cd (I think it was SuSE 9.1 eval). When the distro was fully loaded up I checked the hardware listed in lspci and it was apparent that the distro had no clue as to what this hardware was. So I figured after several months of development that the distro might have new support for hardware, and indeed it did! SuSE 10.1 has support for this mobo but there are still some devices it doesn't understand (I think its just ATI hardware). I know there have been people in the past wanting linux support for this mobo and if you guys are still around your wishes have been answered. I also imagine that later on in the final release of SuSE 11 or other similar distros the support for ATI hardware will become more prevalent due to AMD and ATI merge (or so I hope). So give your mobo a healthy serving of linux. If any one has tryied this with the RDX200 or CFX3200 with any other distro please let us know!
  3. I dont know if this will do anything, but have you tried formating the new one. Oh and which raid controller are you using?
  4. what is the other drive you are trying to setup stripe with?
  5. http://www.mathworks.com/access/helpdesk/h...udioplayer.html This may be what you are looking for. I have not experiemented with audio in matlab yet. But I think you just got me interested.
  6. It does??? I am using them right now and have seen no problems with BF2. What problems were you having? Or was it a problem specific to CF?
  7. Thanks for the suggestion and I may try it if I am bored to confirm my current results. But I have already done that with suse 9.3 live cd. When I did lspci I know it showed the northbridge as an "unknown" vendor and I cant remember if it showed the graphics card or not. Which I guess what you were hinting is that the kernel that that distro is using doesnt support it. I cant remember what version it was but I can say for sure that the new version, SuSE 10 has a kernel that is more than a year old. I have no idea why they use such old versions. :confused: So my next question, does anyone know if a newer linux kernel has support for the rdx200 northbridge?
  8. I havent had any luck with trying to install suse 10 or gentoo on this mobo. On suse 10, I can get the initial setup screen to select to special install options such as enabling or disabling aspi or using a gui install or text installer. But after trying any option I get a black screen. On gentoo, I can't even get single prompt screen. I havent been able to determine if it is the chipset or my gfx card making this difficulty. But just for fun I took an onld machine and installed copy of suse on a 120GB HDD and I am gonna stick that into my rig and see how linux will handle. I was actually able to get the suse 9.3 live cd to work (however it was in 256 color mode =/). But what is interesting the live cd for suse 10 does not work at all, maybe the cd has an error on it. But in any case it is fustrating, but I like to tinker and will not give up on it completely :nod:
  9. Also to add to this, I found that only one of the ethernet ports causes this to happen on my system. The one closest to the x16 ports does not cause this problem whereas the one above it does. Anyone else able to confirm this?
  10. Ok that makes sense, the part I guess I failed to understand was that since the hdd have the same content on the disks the controller can share the reading of the data. I noticed a mention that random reading from the disks is what is increase, sequential is not. I dont know what that refers to though, maybe someone can clarify Edit: http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/perf/raid/l...leLevel1-c.html This is where is saw the above comment
  11. I am by no means an expert on this but I see no reason why there would be performance increase on read times. RAID 1 is just for mirroring a disk. You might be refering to RAID 0 which is a stripping method that takes chunks of data and distrubute the load on each disk in the array. This increases read and write times.
  12. I played RO in the past when it was for UT2003 and UT2004. I wasn't really impressed with it at that time, since the AI did not have any form of thinking, which is more of the games fault not the mod. I am on the same lines as Grunt_Style. The AI in FPS games are primarily what will draw the player in; that and the graphics of course. I think we will see the AI carry on more levels of awareness to the situation such as pursuing a player and not stopping after a few mins. Heck if I am getting shot I wouldn't brush it off as if a bee stung me. I would either run like a coward pleeing for help or find some cover and handle the situation. One problem that I see with a lot of games today, not just FPS but a lot of other genres is that the AI don't have a lot of choices in where they go. Even in FarCry, which is arguably one of the most intelligent AI systems out to date, the AI are either patrolling a zone or camping out. I would like to see some AI taking on tasks that go a little furthur than that, almost to the same level as what the game Oblivion did. In this game the AI all have goals in life and carry on tasks and goals that they try to accomplish regardless if you are in sight or not. This could be brought into an FPS point of view but since the time period is generally short term it would be small tasks such a taking a cargo truck from point A to B to even out troop placement or strengthen a hot spot; or have troops take night shifts and such. I know that these games fullfill this to an extent by making trigger spots or events; but it just isnt the same to me, esspecially when playing it through for the second or more times. The game I am excited about (as I am sure the rest of you are) is Crysis.
  13. McAfee Enterprise with a perpetual license.
  14. raid arrays tend to be very problematic in many linux distros. As I am not familiar with running raid in any linux distro, I would suggest checking out www.linuxquestions.org there are a lot of linux gurus there that have answered any and all question/problems I have had in the past.
  15. This topic should cover your question quite thoroughly. http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45927
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