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  1. Old Comment

    So what game are you going to play first when Steam comes to Linux?

    None

    Sorry, but based on my limited, but highly negative, experience; I hope that they go away. As in out of business. Recently, we bought Civ5. I was not thinking and we were out of town. After looking at the Terms of Service, I "rejected" them, but guess what - there was NO option to get your money back. Not only that but the retail store (Target), Steam, and Take2 all pointed fingers at each others. At least my credit card company gave me a courtesy refund.

    To conclude, when you legitimately buy a game, you should be able to get a refund, especially if you decline the onerous TOS. When companies purposely screw the consumer they are creating the very "piracy" they claim to be fighting. Logically, these reprehensible policies encourage the consumer not to buy.
    Posted 06-08-2012 at 03:30 PM by Steve R. Steve R. is offline
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    Posted 05-13-2010 at 02:19 PM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    RE: Steam: Possible Linux Client in the future? Continued

    Well, it is to make sure you actually own the game in question. And that's only for games you buy through Steam. Steam has no control over games you buy through retail/don't register to your account.
    Posted 05-13-2010 at 06:39 AM by Seph64 Seph64 is offline
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    RE: Steam: Possible Linux Client in the future? Continued

    The steam platform disturbs me. There is something completely wrong about being unable to launch your game without first launching something to log into then clicking on your game. At least from my limited use of it.

    On a more positive note, perhaps it would enlighten more developers to consider a Linux port. I personally stopped playing games on the PC when I switched to linux. That's because I now had a constant battle with either trying to get windows games to play on linux or play sub par linux games. Not saying that there are not good linux games... but... anyway.
    Posted 05-13-2010 at 12:28 AM by lumak lumak is offline
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    Installing Audacious Media Player in OSX?

    Well I actually got Audacious to compile.

    But it just Seg-Faults.

    I really wish there was a Music Player software in OSX similar to Audacious or Winamp. Their functionality is what kept me coming to them. I just do not like iTunes outside of putting music on my iPod.

    EDIT: Upon futher inspection, I have determined that one of the plugins might be causing audacious to crash. Which ones, I am not sure of.
    Posted 04-29-2010 at 12:51 AM by Seph64 Seph64 is offline
    Updated 04-29-2010 at 08:56 AM by Seph64
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    Installing Audacious Media Player in OSX?

    Well, is it possible?

    At the very least, anyone know a similar audio player for OSX?

    Thank you.
    Posted 04-28-2010 at 10:14 AM by Seph64 Seph64 is offline
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    RE: Steam: Possible Linux Client in the future?

    Well, it looks like Valve removed the link that references a Linux client. So I removed the link from my post since it no longer works.
    Posted 04-26-2010 at 12:05 PM by Seph64 Seph64 is offline
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    Posted 04-25-2010 at 05:49 AM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    RE: Steam: Possible Linux Client in the future?

    Of course these things I linked to could just be Valve's funny way of naming their server crap, but I would like to think positively about this.

    But right now, we should treat these things with a grain of salt unless Valve comes out and says that we're getting native linux support for their source games.
    Posted 04-23-2010 at 10:02 PM by Seph64 Seph64 is offline
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    RE: Steam: Possible Linux Client in the future?

    Thank you for these good news!!! Perhaps things will change soon, finally
    Posted 04-23-2010 at 06:14 AM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    Steam: Possible Linux Client in the future?

    And what exactly will this discussion lead to?
    I guess they won't. It's been long way already, they could have done this ten thousand times.
    Or even if they do it won't work on many systems.

    But yeah, I love Half-Life and I'd love it to be at least native for linux, if not opensource(I mean the first engine). Until that I guess we still play on wine At least it manages to run HL and HL mods(Counter-Strike 1.6) properly and I'm happy with it.
    Posted 03-13-2010 at 06:01 AM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    Configuring GRUB2?

    I'm not familiar with the Gentoo Wiki article. What exactly are you trying to do, and how is what you have done above not working for you?
    Posted 12-12-2009 at 09:14 PM by drask drask is offline
  13. Old Comment

    Linux From Scratch Rebuildathon: 64-bit edition Part 2

    Status Update: I got the system to a bootable state, but I need to find a good kernel configuration.

    1st kernel config: Kernel Panic
    2nd kernel config: System boots, but kernel spams me with messages during init (process after kernel booting).
    3rd kernel config: Kernel Panic (stupid livecd configs that rely on initrd images).

    Probably gonna need some help regarding this issue.

    Output from lspci -n:

    Code:
    00:00.0 0600: 8086:29a0 (rev 02)
    00:01.0 0604: 8086:29a1 (rev 02)
    00:19.0 0200: 8086:104c (rev 02)
    00:1a.0 0c03: 8086:2834 (rev 02)
    00:1a.1 0c03: 8086:2835 (rev 02)
    00:1a.7 0c03: 8086:283a (rev 02)
    00:1c.0 0604: 8086:283f (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 0c03: 8086:2830 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 0c03: 8086:2831 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 0c03: 8086:2832 (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 0c03: 8086:2836 (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 0604: 8086:244e (rev f2)
    00:1f.0 0601: 8086:2812 (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 0104: 8086:2822 (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 0c05: 8086:283e (rev 02)
    01:00.0 0300: 10de:0402 (rev a1)
    03:02.0 0401: 1102:0006
    03:02.1 0980: 1102:7004
    03:03.0 0780: 14f1:2f20
    Output from /proc/cpuinfo:

    Code:
    processor       : 0                    
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel         
    cpu family      : 6                    
    model           : 15                   
    model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU          4300  @ 1.80GHz
    stepping        : 2                                              
    cpu MHz         : 1795.482                                       
    cache size      : 2048 KB                                        
    physical id     : 0                                              
    siblings        : 2                                              
    core id         : 0                                              
    cpu cores       : 2                                              
    apicid          : 0                                              
    initial apicid  : 0                                              
    fpu             : yes                                            
    fpu_exception   : yes                                            
    cpuid level     : 10                                             
    wp              : yes                                            
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm                                                              
    bogomips        : 3590.96                                                       
    clflush size    : 64                                                            
    cache_alignment : 64                                                            
    address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual                             
    power management:
    
    processor       : 1
    vendor_id       : GenuineIntel
    cpu family      : 6
    model           : 15
    model name      : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU          4300  @ 1.80GHz
    stepping        : 2
    cpu MHz         : 1795.482
    cache size      : 2048 KB
    physical id     : 0
    siblings        : 2
    core id         : 1
    cpu cores       : 2
    apicid          : 1
    initial apicid  : 1
    fpu             : yes
    fpu_exception   : yes
    cpuid level     : 10
    wp              : yes
    flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx lm constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm
    bogomips        : 3591.02
    clflush size    : 64
    cache_alignment : 64
    address sizes   : 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management:
    /etc/fstab on target system:

    Code:
    cat /lfs/etc/fstab
    /dev/sda5               /               ext3    defaults        0 1
    /dev/sda6               /gentoo         ext3    defaults        0 1
    /dev/sda7               swap            swap    pri=1           0 0
    
    proc                    /proc           proc    defaults        0 0
    sysfs                   /sys            sysfs   defaults        0 0
    devpts                  /dev/pts        devpts  gid=4,mode=620  0 0
    shm                     /dev/shm        tmpfs   defaults        0 0
    And finally the kernel config file that worked (but spammed me with kernel messages during init phase):
    http://pastebin.com/mdddb47e

    Any help on creating a proper kernel config would be appreciated.
    Posted 08-02-2009 at 03:20 PM by Seph64 Seph64 is offline
  14. Old Comment

    To Linux or not to Linux? That is the question....

    i my case it a 50 50 situation, my in house family all use linux and have no real problems with it. my daughter has a laptop since christmas, i put ubuntu hardy on it next to the existing windows installation and she uses linux the most. i stopped using windows about 5 or 6 years ago because of all the pirated software and i use that as leverage to make a point whenever a discussion arises. i am by no means an expert in linux but i can get it to do pretty much what i want from it. at the moment i am having some trouble getting a wacom tablet to work on my daughter's laptop as she is going to start a graphic design course. i have to admit that the thing was installed in 2 minutes in windows but that is only because it was supplied with windows (and mac) drivers. not that it will help but when registering the product on the wacom website i made a comment about the lack of linux drivers for it. i know that there is a wacom linux project but it requires knowledge of the (by me) dreaded command line interface. outside my house, as i sell a few computers so now and then, i usually install linux alongside existing windows. on the windows part of the system i just leave it with just windows and all drivers installed, but in linux i install all the software that most people like using. so when the question arises "can it burn discs, or does it have 'word' on it, what do i use for internet or email, etc etc" i show them what linux has to offer for 'free' and windows not. although they seem very interested at the time of showing, about half of them seem to worry more about installing anti spyware and anti virus software on their windows system and the usual (mostly illegal obtained) software. the other half uses linux on a regular basis and i know one case of a person who had no experience with computers until he bought one of mine and he just loves his computer, he has no idea what he is running he always says "i like that free one you put on" he even keeps it (hardy) up to date. the only downside is his printer which is classified as paperweight on the linux hcl, but he is considering buying a linux compatible printer.

    so that's my story in short.
    Posted 03-14-2009 at 05:18 PM by wabbalee wabbalee is offline
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    To Linux or not to Linux? That is the question....

    Seph I agree.
    I stopped preaching the linux gospel to family when my cousin told me to stop trying to "convert" him...
    Heheh!
    Posted 03-09-2009 at 05:25 AM by banttu banttu is offline
  16. Old Comment

    A rant of Desktop Environments + latest Desktop shot.

    Well I find it nice that the Desktop Effects have been built in to the Window Manager, so I no longer need to install Compiz(-fusion) and fusion-icon to get it to work if I want fancy effects.

    I like the new launcher as well, though it is a bit on the slow side.

    However, it's not without it's share of problems though. The transparency of the taskbar will sometimes not be transparent at all. Most of the time, relaunching X/KDE fixes it, but sometimes I need a reboot.

    On a side note: The Video Recorder plugin for the Window Manager seems to record stuff in a format that no video player I know of can play. And I have no idea what app can convert it to something else.
    Posted 03-06-2009 at 06:34 PM by Seph64 Seph64 is offline
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    To Linux or not to Linux? That is the question....

    ...

    For some some strange reason, I get the feeling that people have just read the title and disregarded the actual post.
    Posted 03-06-2009 at 06:25 PM by Seph64 Seph64 is offline
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    To Linux or not to Linux? That is the question....

    I'm with you, it's somehow different at first, but why not invest time and effort in it, you'll get it straight at the end... like any thing new at first.
    Posted 03-06-2009 at 05:43 PM by marwansherin marwansherin is offline
  19. Old Comment

    A rant of Desktop Environments + latest Desktop shot.

    Nice, clean desktop! Don't recognize the anime, but I don't keep up with that much these days.

    You say you like the KDE4 desktop, especially for the eyecandy. I'm trying it out on my laptop, and even though it is pretty, and I like some of the new integration, it didn't make me feel any more productive.

    So, do you find some of the new features actually useful?
    Posted 03-06-2009 at 11:44 AM by silencestone silencestone is offline
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    To Linux or not to Linux? That is the question....

    Hi I did try Linux but it was a pain in the ass to get drivers.So I wend back to windows and I will stay there I like the road of least resistance,have better thinks to do.Nick
    Posted 03-05-2009 at 02:45 PM by nickardy nickardy is offline

  



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