[ut2004] still no love with ut2004 amd64

Dean Hamstead dean at bong.com.au
Sun Nov 6 17:37:51 EST 2005

hmm could now be an openal setting

having turned off sound completely in the ut config file
ut seems to work first time i start it up. (alas if i
exit and run it again is segfaults or the kernel page

turn openal on and the system reboots

at first it thought it was becuase i tried
turning 'renderaccell' 'true' on in the
device section of xorg.conf. but when i turned
sound back on same system crashes. turn sound off
works, on crashes. turn renderaccell back off again
ut works. (as i said, on the first execution)

so i gather something is up with openal or
openal talking to alsa.

but why its crashing after the first execution is
and interesting problem also.


Douglas Wade Needham wrote:
> Joel has the right of it.  I have a 1KW power supply in a computer
> here, but it won't work in my ATX system. ;)  Seriously, the specs on
> the side of the power supply are the critical detail here.  If your's
> says that it cannot deliver more than X amps on the 5V rail, and no
> more than Y amps when combined with the 3.3V rail, then you must make
> sure that this limit is not being exceeded AT ANY TIME.  Because of
> this, you may have to make some phone calls or do some guessing for
> things like your mobo and graphics card (the morons who produce the
> docs for them should be shot for not putting in power specs), and you
> will also likely have to do some reading through docs on the CPU and
> drives.  But the end result is that you should be able to add up all
> the max values for current on their respective rails and find that you
> do not exceed 90% (a typical engineering margin) of the ratings on the
> power supply, including the combined rail limits.
> Also, check your voltages via the bios system health.  Or better yet,
> if you know someone with a very strong electronics background and the
> right equipment, measure them at the connector ***UNDER LOAD***.  The
> specs for ATX 2.01 are pretty tight (+/-5% for all but the 3.3V rail,
> which is +/-4%) and if you have an oscope, you should ideally see
> almost no ripple, and what you do see should not take you anywhere
> near the limits.
> Also, while it has been a problem for a couple of years now, not
> everyone has fessed up to using what have turned out to be defective
> capacitors.  For those of you who are not familiar with this, here are
> some details.  Trying to come to market cheaper, manufacturers started
> buying cheaper caps, and the cap manufacturers saw this and tried to
> lower their costs.  A few of these cap manufacturers apparently stole
> some designs, but got a incomplete formula for the electrolyte (think
> goo) which goes into those little can capacitors which are all over
> your mobo, graphics card, etc. and throughout your power supply.  It
> turns out that the electrolyte is unstable and will break down with
> usage, which produces a pressure inside which shows up as either a
> deformed or leaky cap.  For more info on this, read:
>     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_Plague
> But the end result of these bad caps can be things like bad voltages
> at the CPU (which almost never directly uses the voltages from the PS,
> but which instead has its own voltage regulators), and you can see
> wierd behaviour.  Worse, you can eventually reach a point where they
> will fail, and you can damage just about everything in your system
> when this happens, including your hard drives, even if it is one of
> the ones by your CPU which fails.  So I would also say that a very
> good brand (name recognition is not enough) is necessary.  Read
> reviews on the power supplies, talk to friends, and if possible, make
> friends with the techies at a good computer parts wholesaler and get
> the info on any power supply before you buy it.
> - Doug
> Quoting Joel Wiramu Pauling (aenertia at aenertia.net):
>>On Sat, 2005-11-05 at 09:11 +1100, Dean Hamstead wrote:
>>>i have a 400w power supply, with a mboard and two hard disks
>>>running off it.
>>wattage means nothing.. Check on the side of the PSU and look for
>>5V/<some amps> 12v/<some amps>
>>Your 12 volt rail should ideally have 24+ for an amd64 chip with a
>>fairly decent graphics card.

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