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Don’t forget to send me beer and pizza. With anchovies and pineapple.
And a new CPU.
*checks for packages*
Where’s my pizza?
If I may interject, I have a suggestion for server changes. More accurately, for when and how to make these “shakeups”.
Personally, I typically believe in sticking with what works. However, staying in one place too long leads to stagnation. So, while finding a balance each version for server settings is somewhat necessary, occasionally making a temporary, drastic, but balanced change will help avoid the stagnation issue.
For example: Having a day each week or a week each month for a sort of “grab-bag”, if you will, might work out well. It would likely keep interest in the game for those players who are already here, and would promote interest for those who are not.
Just throwing that out there.
Unfortunately, PR, it’s not that easy on Fedora 12. I can’t really speak for the other distros, but I attempted that method several times on Fedora 12 – occassionally adding different steps found on the nv and fedora forums. Each time, upon reboot, X would fail to start and I could not start it manually. According to one post I found, SELinux “blocks” the nv driver from being used by default. While I doubt that, I know no other explanation for why the first terminal would be unusable and all others would be unable to start X. When I say unusable, I mean completely. It was simply a black screen with a cursor – that’s all that would be displayed on terminal 1. The others were usable, but could not start X.
Although, now that I think about it, all the instructions I ever found never used the command “init 3”. Am I to assume that that switches to ‘runlevel 3’? I tried both the drivers from nVidia and the drivers from RPMFusion.
Also a change to the requirements:
PAE preferred, so 64bit is unnecessary.
somewhat unrelated: I have to wonder why MS disallows use of 4GB of physical memory on their 32-bit OS’, even though they claim to use PAE.
I, for one, long believed the (false) “information” that a 64-bit OS was required if you wanted access to over 4GB of physical memory. When I found out that that is untrue, describing my feelings as simple outrage would be a massive understatement.
EDIT: This may seem like a stupid question to some, but are there any other GPUs that are NOT nVidia or ATi (or cards with non-NV/ATI GPUs), still have decent processing power, AND have free (non-proprietary) drivers? The only GPU manufacturers that I recall offhand are nVidia, ATi, and (I think) VIA – and I haven’t seen VIA cards/GPUs at all.
Ah, thanks Irish. I had no idea that that distro chooser even existed.
Few more questions, then:
1. Freenas? Am I to assume from the name that it essentially turns the machine into a network-attached HDD?
2. When you say there are games being released that run natively, do you mean the ones often found in repos? Or do you mean ones more often found in (insert retailer name here)? It will be a miracle if MS ever stops trying to force incompatibility…
3. I had not realized until recently that nVidia cards are not natively supported, driver-wise, due to the drivers being proprietary. After trying (and failing) several times to install the drivers into Fedora 12, I installed ubuntu (due to its automated driver installer). The automated or semi-automated installation of drivers is a must. Do any of those distros allow/have an automated installation of nVidia drivers?
As stated at the end of my initial post, two systems for mid-to-highend gaming (both local and LAN games), and a third as a network storage server.
The gaming systems should be able to run most WinXP games, whether through Wine or a VM. Ability to run Halo2 would be a nice plus, but I would guess that that depends more on Wine.
The storage server needs to be accessible from WinXP.
Specs on first gaming system:
XFX 680i LT mobo, ATX
XFX GeForce 9800GTX+, 512MB
C2D 2.13GHz core, 1066MHz FSB, 8x unlocked mult, CPU-Z reports B2 rev, 6 stepping (Upped to 2.3GHz core, 1150MHz FSB)
4GB DDR2 PC5400, 4 DIMMs
Specs on second gaming system:
EVGA nForce 610i, GeForce 7050 SB, microATX
MSI GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit (Currently running a GeForce 7500 LE while waiting for new PSU)
Pentium D 2.2GHz core, 800MHz FSB, 11x locked mult (upped to 2.32GHz core)
2GB DDR2 PC4200, 2 DIMMs
Both have aftermarket CPU coolers. The network storage system has not yet been built, but will likely recieve the Pentium D from system 2 after it is upgraded.
If you’re simply trying to get the missile to flatten out it’s flight path after being launched straight up, you should be able to just use another weaponredirect node. Barring that, I have no clue.
Ah, so this machine isn’t lowend when running linux, I gather. One more question, though: I’m thinking of running it on my main machine once I repair it, but still want to run at least Oblivion. I suppose I could run a dual-boot, although I’d rather not unless it’s the only option.
In short, I know that Oblivion is rather buggy in Wine currently, but am not sure about running it in a virtual machine – would either of these work decently, or enough to make it playable?
I still remember exactly what happened when I lost my dad – I know how painful it can be to lose someone. I’m sorry to hear about your loss…
You’re going to COSI?
How about a way to randomize numbers in the accessories.xml file, so that I can randomize which direction the weaponredirect will take, without having to code every possibility by hand? Maybe by using a special character, such as ‘x’ or a question mark, perhaps allowing a range.
edit: CRAP! I put this in the wrong place.
See, Superstring Theory states that all matter is actually made up of energy, therefore EVERYTHING that exists is energy. This includes people. The theory says, more specifically, that quarks are made of vibrating, one-dimensional loops of energy. Therefore, during teleport, those strings would be ‘un-looped’, sent to another location, and ‘re-looped’. Therefore the subject, at end of teleport, would be both the old person and a new ‘copy’ of the person. (my own theory)
I hope we all know what quarks are, but just in case:
Quarks are the particles that make up protons, neutrons, and electrons. Electrons contain a single, negatively-charged quark. Protons contain two positives and a negative. Neutrons contain two negatives and a positive.
Another theory I found interesting was that neutrinos (NOT neutrons) may actually be tachyons.
Well, that ends my scientific rant. 😛
Well, following SuperString Theory, the body – during teleportation – would be converted to energy, and reformed into matter at another place. My theory is this: when a human, or any animal, is teleported in this way, all memories (for the teleport subject) would be lost due to how the teleport works. Sorry to those of you who haven’t read the book “The Elegant Universe”.
Edit: Also, I believe in my own theory of what happens when we die. I won’t go into explaining it though. 😛
seems no matter how careful I am, I always have to log in twice. The first try never has gone through. Anyone else having this issue?
I often have this problem. If I go to the Log-in for Inbox, though, it works the first time.
😕 I thought he just said copy-paste doesn’t work 😕