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    Mir gpu testing

    I assume a few of you have seen this.

    Thought I'd post this for anyone who might have missed it.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mir/GPUTesting

    http://iloveubuntu.net/mirxmir-avail...s-gpu-oriented

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    Re: Mir gpu testing

    Hadn't seen the wiki.

    Thanks.

    So far it has been very successful across all GPUs that I have tested, especially Intel based. No performance lag that I can see. Processors running cool, low usage .. etc..

    Nice work team !
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    Re: Mir gpu testing

    It is nice to see that they have included the results that were sent in about the Xubuntu-Xmir ISO testing. I am not sure how we can add results. Edit the wiki page? Still, my GPU is already there so I am out. We need ways like this of informing the developers of our results other than bug reports. Without shutting our eyes to bugs, we also need positive results published.

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    Re: Mir gpu testing

    Yes edit the wiki page. The only caveat is about duplicates.

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    Re: Mir gpu testing

    Quote Originally Posted by philinux View Post
    Yes edit the wiki page. The only caveat is about duplicates.


    Now I know where the entry I made on the q&a tracker back about two or three weeks ago went to. I entered some data during a test and , voila' . it went to the wiki Manually editing the wiki is a lot easier posting the results.
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    Re: Mir gpu testing

    I am finding different instructions on how to install.

    do we do this?

    Code:
    sudo apt-get mir-demos unity-system-compositor
    http://unity.ubuntu.com/mir/installi...ilt_on_pc.html

    or this?

    Code:
     apt-get install unity-system-compositor
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mir/Installing

    I see this on packages.qa.ubuntu.com

    You can remove the repository version of mir by uninstalling:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge mir-demos unity-system-compositor
    You may remove the experimental packages by using ppa-purge
    1) Install ppa-purge
    sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
    2) Remove the ppa
    sudo ppa-purge ppa:mir-team/system-compositor-testing
    3) PPA Purge will find the packages installed and offered to downgrade them.
    Say yes and ppa-purge will remove the upgraded versions and reinstall the versions from the archive.
    4) In addition you may remove the /etc/apt/preferences.d/50-pin-mir.pref file
    sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/50-pin-mir.pref
    But on this Launchpad page that PPA is listed as obsolete.

    https://launchpad.net/~mir-team/+arc...ositor-testing

    I have several flavours where I installed the system-compositor-testing PPA and yesterday when I tried to purge the PPA I could not purge it as it did not exist. And neither did 50-pin-mir.pref. Running dist-upgrade brought in upgrades to the libraries used by unity-system-compositor. I have yet to test those installs to see if the xmir module loads. But there we go.

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    Last edited by grahammechanical; August 17th, 2013 at 03:49 PM.
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    Re: Mir gpu testing

    I had problems with one install.. removing the ppa, but, I dropped to root and was able to do it there, remove all the old files and :

    sudo apt-get install unity-system-compositor

    I also had the experimental on several other desktops but I had to do some hardware house-cleaning and retired 4 machines and built (or rebuilt) 3 new ones so I just fresh installed from an early July saucy iso, update/upgrade and then put xmir on them - no problems.

    I do not want to say too much about the current state or condition of the daily-live because it may sound too controversial but the fact is that the earlier saucy isos are much better suited to test xmir with.

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    Re: Mir gpu testing

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post

    I have several flavours where I installed the system-compositor-testing PPA and yesterday when I tried to purge the PPA I could not purge it as it did not exist. And neither did 50-pin-mir.pref. Running dist-upgrade brought in upgrades to the libraries used by unity-system-compositor. I have yet to test those installs to see if the xmir module loads. But there we go.

    Regards.
    Ok.. just had this happen on another install. I then opened synaptic. Since the previous proceedure already updated the hive I just chose to upgrade unity-system-compositor, then :

    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    and all went well. Not sure what happened to ppa but it's working.
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    Re: Mir gpu testing

    Failure using Ubuntu on a "NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2)"
    boot_info_script | AMD64 Athlon X2 Dual-Core - nVidia Geforce 6150 SE - 4GB DDR3

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    Re: Mir gpu testing

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    I am finding different instructions on how to install.

    do we do this?

    Code:
    sudo apt-get mir-demos unity-system-compositor
    http://unity.ubuntu.com/mir/installi...ilt_on_pc.html

    Regards.
    From Jono.
    http://www.jonobacon.org/2013/08/15/...-ubuntu-13-10/

    [edit] forgot to say Success here too with gpu already entered "Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)". Not noticed anything different apart from conky not transparent.
    Last edited by philinux; August 21st, 2013 at 01:51 PM.

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