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Archive for September, 2008

Google StreetView car seen in Mannheim, Germany

Posted by lazybit on September 22, 2008

Google's StreetView Car spottet in Mannheim, Germany

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On awalk through Mannheim yesterday I noticed something oddly familiar. But only from pictures so far.

I had the “luck” to run into the parked and covered StreetView car at Collini Center in downtown Mannheim. Other users also reported it parking there or driving around town, as i’ve found out by googling (funny, isn’t it). There are also some live snapshots from them.

So it seems to be on tour through Europe. So the major cities will appear on Google StreetView soon.

http://www.googlewatchblog.de/2008/08/19/streetview-auto-in-mannheim-gesehen/

http://www.kugelerde.de/thread.php?threadid=17355

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Update 1: Flash 10 beta on ubuntu 64 with firefox

Posted by lazybit on September 3, 2008

Even though getting a native 64bit flash in the near future (meaning within this decade, not as posted some time ago) there is an update on flash 10 beta.

Over at me and ubuntu there is a very nice script, and tutorial.

Should work for almost everyone with a default ubuntu 64 install.

Thanks for the work. Have fun.

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Fix for Ubuntu 8.04 64bit 4gig ram and fglrx driver using mttr

Posted by lazybit on September 2, 2008

I’ve seen I’m not the only one running a 64 bit Ubuntu Hardy and running into a problem starting Xorg with the fgrlx driver when using 3+ gig of ram.

My Xorg is running (without crashes so far) for a few days now, thanks to this fix at the ubuntu forum.

I’m using a script during startup that applies the patch and then starts kdm.

Here’s the fix (as seen in the ubuntu forum, link above):

#!/bin/sh
# Fixup /proc/mtrr
echo "disable=2" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "disable=1" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "disable=3" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "disable=4" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "disable=0" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "base=0x00000000 size=0x80000000 type=write-back" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "base=0x80000000 size=0x40000000 type=write-back" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "base=0xC0000000 size=0x10000000 type=write-back" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "base=0x100000000 size=0x20000000 type=write-back" >| /proc/mtrr
echo "base=0x120000000 size=0x10000000 type=write-back" >| /proc/mtrr

I’m using a ATI 3870, and a P35 chipset.

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