March 10th, 2007
Done some more work on the ldetect-lst front: rationalized a few more graphics card drivers, changed NVIDIA a bit since nv doesn’t currently support the latest G80 core, and added a few IDs I found in upstream pci.ids and the source code for various drivers. Unfortunately, Anssi Hannula discovered a rather large bug in XFdrake which will cause all Radeon cards to be incorrectly configured for 3D acceleration in 2007.1 RC1 (not my fault :>) – more details (got the documentation in first).
Aside from that, at the suggestion of a Cooker list poster, I wrote up a couple of documentation pages today:
Saw a wonderful example of the essential egocentric nature of people yesterday: the Skytrain (local light rail service) pulled into the station, with most carriages standing room only one carriage completely empty. About 80% of the people on the platform made for the doors of this carriage. A second of rational thought would make it fairly obvious that the carriage is empty because the doors aren’t working, but…