[Sidefx-houdini-list] houdini crashes...

Pablo Giménez pablogipi at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 03:56:32 EST 2006

On 3/2/06, Dries <dries at urga.be> wrote:
> Well, yes. This is a quadro card you are mentioning. I will have to
> start believing that the high-end cards are supported better on linux,
> although nvidia uses a unified driver. Which would be a real shame and a
> bad stategy in my of course very humble opinion. If we want linux to
> catch on on the desktop, better do it from the low-end up I would think.
> As I stated earlier, because of my nvidia instability, I'm reluctant to
> buy a 1000+ EUR graphics card.
Now you can get a Quadro FX class graphic card for less that 400€.
Look for the FX 500, 540, 700 models.
These are the entry levels qudro models.
> I'm sure the problem I was having is probably gonna get nailed at some
> point in the future (although so far only 1 other guy reported the same
> bug). The frustrating thing is: it could be next month or next year.
> As for 64bit "functionality", I just wanted to say that it is not get
> the to the bottom of my hardware that I would want to use 64 bit
> software. It just becomes more difficult to run 32bit on a 64bit
> machine. I probably should have gone for a 32bit os completely, but as
> you agree, everything open source runs fab on linux64 nowadays.
> An itch with 32bit on 64bit machine is this now: I can't run the houdini
> help system anymore. Is that due to java? Which is 64bit on my machine.
> The help runs fine on houdini64 without any tinkering.
> Sesi is trying to reproduce the path object bug (although chance is
> small it is their code that causes it), so if anyone would be running
> into the same, please report back.
> John Coldrick wrote:
> >On Wednesday 01 March 2006 08:52, John Coldrick wrote:
> >...
> >
> >
> >>      SUSE 10 with an FX3600, which is the PCIe version of the FX3000 AFAIK.
> >>Using SUSE's recommended 64 bit driver,
> >>
> >>
> >...
> >
> >       Oops, sorry, in case it wasn't obvious - it's rock solid for me.  In fact,
> >I'm sometimes exceeding in stability with the above system more than some of
> >the other, older 32 bit systems here, which surprises me frankly.  I think
> >it's all about the right card, the right version of driver.  One thing I've
> >never done on the cheap here is the graphics card - I'll pay more money, and
> >the stability is higher.
> >
> >       Cheers,
> >
> >       J.C.
> >
> >
> >
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Un saludo
Best Regards
Pablo Giménez

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