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My 1st experiance with Looking Glass

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westwalesweb
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Joined: 2007-07-01

Hi all,

I've only just found this amazing looking idea and couldn't wait to try it. Here's my specs:

CPU: Intel 3.4GHz duel 2
MB: Gigabyte Duel PCI-E (can't remember exact model number)
GPU: GeForce 8800GTS (320Mb) 600MHz
RAM: Crucial Balistic 2Gb (matched 1Gb pair) @ 677MHz

O/S: Win XP Pro 32b sp2

Default screen res: 1680x1200 32bit on CRT

I managed to download (via Firefox) and install with no problems, then after clicking the launch shortcut from the Start menu the program launched it's command window after about 6 or 7 seconds. Then a further 5 or 6 secs later the window opened (after allowing through Zone Alarm) in a reduced size. I then made the window full screen and started to play.

My first impressions are very interesting and impressed. The graphics looked a little graining, prob due to my high desktop screen res and the windows moved and opened a little jirky, but I guess I am kinda running 2 O/S's at the same time.

If this application could ever run full MS Windows compatibility then I am 100% sold. This looks far superior to that tame offering from Mr Gates and has much more potential for future developement and intergration due to it's Open Source nature, but you lot already know this.....

I can't wait to try out a full running version on my testing laptop, hopefully with some applications that run on it to try out REAL multitasking with different programs.

Top marks for an innovative and well thought out idea........

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William Tracy

> My first impressions are very interesting and impressed. The graphics looked a
> little graining, prob due to my high desktop screen res and the windows moved
> and opened a little jirky, but I guess I am kinda running 2 O/S's at the same time.
>
> If this application could ever run full MS Windows compatibility then I am 100%
> sold. This looks far superior to that tame offering from Mr Gates and has much
> more potential for future developement and intergration due to it's Open
> Source nature, but you lot already know this.....
>
> I can't wait to try out a full running version on my testing laptop, hopefully with
> some applications that run on it to try out REAL multitasking with different programs.

You can try out LG3D on Linux via the special "live" CD:
https://lg3d-livecd.dev.java.net/Web-Site/Download.html

You can boot the operating system complete with Looking Glass straight
off the CD, without touching Windows on your hard disk. Once it's
launched under Linux, you can run "normal" programs like Firefox and
OpenOffice.org inside of Looking Glass.

The live CD seems to be a bit memory hungry at times, but 2 gigs
should be plenty. :-)

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William Tracy
afishionado@gmail.com -- wtracy@calpoly.edu

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hideya
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Joined: 2003-07-22

Hi westwalesweb,

Thanks for your encouraging words for LG3D. I was happy to know that your installation experience was just fine, although the following comments indicates some issue:

> after clicking the launch shortcut from the Start menu the program launched it's
> command window after about 6 or 7 seconds.

Seeing your machine spec, it shouldn't be this sluggish...

Does anyone else in the forum experiencing the same issue?

hideya

westwalesweb
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Joined: 2007-07-01

Thanks both for your comments...

I've now downloaded and tried the LIVE CD on both my laptop and my main PC (spec listed above). On the laptop it failed to boot with an error 'Boot: No Linux Found'. While on my desktop, it did boot into SPAX but then shut the pc down again, not sure why as the messages where flying up the screen at a great rate of knots... I did see something that said something like "error launching server", but not 100% sure of wording as I said, everything was flying up the screen.

Let me know if there is something I can do to help you gather data on this problem?

hideya
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Joined: 2003-07-22

Hi westwalesweb,

> Let me know if there is something I can do to help you gather data on this problem?

Thanks for your willingness to help us out!

Have you tried typing like "slax copy2ram dbg" at the boot prompt to select driver and GUI manually?

See this document https://lg3d-livecd.dev.java.net/Web-Site/Documentation.html for more hints. Hope this helps,

hideya