[SLED] new test client (was graphic cards compatibility)

Marrapodi, Elisabeth EMarrapodi at Trinitas.org
Wed Apr 16 06:17:03 PDT 2008

good morning! First the good news: on both my work PC and my home laptop, the newest 1.20 test viewer worked like a charm. I cannot believe the depth of the 3D effects and colors! It's like I'm seeing SL for the very first time through new eyes. I was so wowed last night that I actually went sightseeing in SL--something I haven't done in a long time due to past issues. Even blogged about it. 

Now, the "bad" news: this client has a strange camera control effect. Long after you stop using your directional key to turn or your mouse roller to zoom in or out, the camera continues its movement. It actually made me feel a bit queasy before I got used to it. There is no stopping the camera so it's very difficult to frame a picture. 

Hopefully LL will correct that issue. So, I'm a happy camper again and I didn't have to buy $1,500 worth of new equipment----yet. Reprieve! I will save all the hardware recommendations because I'm sure it's just a matter of time before I really do hit the wall.

How is everyone else's experience with 1.20?

Elisabeth Marrapodi
Director, Library Services 
Trinitas Hospital 
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Elizabeth NJ 07207 
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                                          -Colossians 3:23

-----Original Message-----
From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com
[mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com]On Behalf Of Trevena,
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 7:07 PM
To: SL Educators
Subject: RE: [SLED] Graphics card compatibility

I had horrible problems with my HP Laptop that had an ATI Radeon Mobility chipset.  If memory serves, it was a 5200.  It absolutely would not run SL.  I ended up getting a new HP laptop with the Nvidia Quadro chipset and it works like a dream.  This is a Compaq/HP 8510w.  I use it on my desktop as my main computer with a docking station and 24" wide screen monitor. 

Stan Trevena
Director, Information and Technology Services
Modesto City Schools
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-----Original Message-----
From: educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com [mailto:educators-bounces at lists.secondlife.com] On Behalf Of Clive Gould
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 12:59 PM
To: educators at lists.secondlife.com
Subject: [SLED] Graphics card compatibility


I'm thinking of buying a new laptop to replace my HP Pavilion, which will
no longer run the SL client.

I just want to make doubly sure that the graphics card on the machine I am
buying is going to be SL client compatible.

The laptop I am proposing to buy is a Toshiba A200-28P running Windows
Vista Home Premium with a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card.

It checks out as OK on the SL System Requirements page, but having been
let down by LL's client hardware compatibility before I just wanted to
make doubly sure.

Anyone have the SL client running successfully with an ATI Mobility Radeon
HD 2600 XT graphics adapter?

Thanks very much

(SL: Clive Pro)
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