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Cooler Master and KFC team up to create a 'console' PC and now I've seen everything
28 December 2020 at 11:31 am UTC

Hmm. Back in the early-mid 1990s, I bought my first PC compatible computer, a 386DX-40 with 4MB RAM and a 100MB hard disk. It came with a terrible 14" CRT monitor apparently made by a company called KFC. It had a horizontal width knob to adjust the screen size, but no way of adjusting the vertical height. It was OK running Windows 3.1, but when running MS-DOS, it rendered the first line of the terminal above the display so it could not be seen. I can tell you that the Colonel does not make good monitors!

A new Steam Client update has rolled out with PS5 Controller support and Linux fixes
9 December 2020 at 3:49 pm UTC Likes: 1

I had Steam gripe that both the steamapps and SteamApps subdirectories existed and it wanted me to sort it out. It turns out that steamapps was a symbolic link to SteamApps. I removed the symbolic link and then changed the name of SteamApps to steamapps (all of this after closing Steam). That sorted it out for me.

I don't recall whether or not it was me that created the symlink originally. I might have created it myself for some reason.

The Pro1 X Smartphone looks like an awesome Linux phone for tech fans
21 November 2020 at 10:50 am UTC

Quoting: tuubiYou never got your refund?
No. However, to be fair to Jolla (which they don't deserve, in my opinion) I do recall ticking the box that effectively meant that they should keep the money. I still had hopes that they could do good things with Linux. It wasn't so much the loss of the money, but the scandalous nature of their behaviour that annoyed me the most. Never again.

The Pro1 X Smartphone looks like an awesome Linux phone for tech fans
20 November 2020 at 4:54 pm UTC

Looks nice, but since I got well and truly burnt by the Jolla Tablet scam, I won't be crowdfunding this. I do miss my old Nokia N900 though, so I am interested.

CARRION brings on the grisly reverse-horror on July 23
13 July 2020 at 12:54 pm UTC

I can't help wondering if it features Barbara Windsor and Sid James.

Completely bizarre 90's internet simulator Hypnospace Outlaw adds mod support
22 November 2019 at 4:45 pm UTC Likes: 4

Does it support Gopher protocol?

Second Earth, the currently free base building strategy game from Free Lives had a huge upgrade
4 October 2019 at 1:52 pm UTC Likes: 10

It's rare to see "New bugs" being reported as a feature ;)

NVIDIA has a new Vulkan Beta driver which may fix multiple titles with DXVK and Steam Play
19 September 2019 at 7:33 pm UTC

This seems to have fixed my crashes running Foxhole too, which I did think looked eerily similar in the logs to those I was seeing playing Squad! Good stuff.

Going where no Steam Play has gone before with Elite Dangerous
20 August 2019 at 6:08 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Dunc
Quoting: 1xokI played Elite for the first time in the 80s. Back then on the C64. It was my absolute favorite game. An incredible job that Braben and Bell had done. Elite: Dangerous captures the spirit of the original Elite perfectly. I am very grateful for that. But even more grateful for Proton and Valves efforts around Linux.
Yep. I played the Spectrum version first (I still have my original boxed copy, and remember buying it as if it was last week), but I played it on a friend's C64 lot too. And on the school BBCs when the teachers weren't looking. The Commodore's framerate wasn't as good (then again, these things are relative :) ), but I did always envy the Dodec stations. I think it was the first version to have them. And Trumbles, but I wasn't so bothered about missing out on those. ;)
I remember struggling to use the Lenslok device with a 28 inch black and white TV (used as a monitor) in order to get Elite working on my speccy. I had to stand half-way across the room from the TV and squint through the bit of plastic crap to try and read the mangled symbols on the screen!

NVIDIA have three new Linux driver releases out today
1 August 2019 at 5:50 pm UTC

What's going on with the version numbering?

With my Ubuntu 16.04 box, I'm already on 418.56. How come 418.52.18 is newer?

My previous attempts to use a 430 series driver have resulted in an un-bootable system, requiring me to purge nvidia* and install the 418 series driver again.

I'm wondering if the fix in 430.40 for systems with CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU enabled (set "y" on my box) is a fix for the boot failures I've experienced with the 430 series drivers. I have tried a couple of different versions over the past couple of months. I am currently running kernel 4.15.0-55. No package updates for the new versions are showing up yet though.

Obviously I don't expect 418.52.18 to be available as an update in the PPA given that 418.56 has been around for a while.

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