Crowbar Kernel Panic

Crowbar Kernel Panic

certainly entertaining and hopefully helpful we strive to cover the topics at the heart of the Linux gamer. From Proton to Vulkan, from Linux native to voiding the warranty. We discuss news and updates from the Linux community, our gaming habits and wanderings along with reviewing a game each week.


November 22, 2022 76 min

We review this weeks news stories on the HOT topic of Nvidia cards, CAMM, and Intel ARC cards main lining kernel 6.2. After the news we cover Fedora 37 how well it's treating our workflow.

News links
Could CAMM replace SO-DIMM?
Updates on the Nvidia 12HPWR
Linux 6.2 Will No Longer Treat Intel Arc Graphics As Experimental

Fedora 37
Davinci resolve installed via download Zip...

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Our first live episode in a little while, we're going to talk about Josh's retro gaming setup and how Bo plans to max out his credit card on Black Friday.

In this episode of Crowbar Kernel Panic, we're talking about retro gaming and the current state of GPUs and black Friday. Does it make sense to buy a new GPU? What is the best Retro gaming emulator? And is it time to reinstate the CRT mo...

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This week we're talking the latest Nvidia news / progress on my game idea and how learning Unity is going / drawing inspiration from 90s Konami and Capcom

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September 5, 2022 51 min

We've been away for a little while to move and catch up on other life projects but we found the time to get together and record this discussion. Life has been busy but not so busy that we haven't played some recent releases and picked up some new hobbies.

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Gnome new governance and other updates -
Nvidia moved many features behind firmware before opensourcing it’s kernel -
Budgie submitted for inclusion in Fedora 37 -

Fedora 36

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    It could literally be the apocalypse. Nvidia has a road map to fully open source the gpu driver by the end of year. Up next, flying pigs and a frozen purgatory!

    Nvidia is Open-Sourcing their drivers!
    Fedora 36 Released
    Heroic Games Launcher Updates
    XIVLauncher update for steamdeck
    Linux Gamer Fixes FFXIV Angrily

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    Josh drives down the east coast to visit me, we intended to install Fedora and review it but instead we played board games.


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    My Steam Deck finally came in and in this episode I review it in detail.

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  • New version of edge made just for steam deck
  • Destiny 2 no...
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    February 27, 2022 75 min

    This episode we have Steam Deck, NFT, GPU prices, Master Chief's face, and the Nobara Project!

    Steam Next Fest Feb 21-28th
    Still waiting to purchase my steam deck.
    Valve is testing native Linux games to decide if the native version runs better than proton.

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    This episode we discuss the latest news of possible Activision Blizzard purchase, Amazon Luna testing, and which Linux distro is the easiest out of the box for game performance.


    Humble Bundle “Humble Trove” dropping Linux support -
    Valve squeezing more battery life out of Linux drivers -

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    December 21, 2021 78 min

    00:00 - Intro
    03:55 - Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
    09:14 - Square-Enix suspends sales of ffxiv
    14:00 - Valve reduces size of steamOS to 10g
    20:46 - Amazon luna linux windows proton cloud gaming jobs hiring

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    November 13, 2021 73 min

    Back on Linux Mint baby! This episode we discuss several stories from Valve, Steam, and the linux community. We dive into Dying Light Hellraid and Guild Wars 2.

    Cold Open
    OpenMW - This is bad ass!

    News Items
    Steam survey shows drop in gpu
    steam survey Oct
    Indie dev says Linux users give better reports
    Valve improves DRM compat
    Wimpy's Quickemu

    Guild Wars 2 -
    Dying Light - https://store....

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    October 28, 2021 63 min

    Welcome to Crowbar Kernel Panic,
    the Podcast at the intersection of Linux and Gaming


  • Valve hiring compatibility testers
  • Valve hired compatibility testers
  • Introducing Steam Deck Verified
  • Steam removing NFT
  • Wanderings

  • Baldur’s Gate 3

  • Larian Studio - Divinity
  • Early Access - 59.99
  • DnD 5e
  • WINEDLLOVERRIDES=”cchromaeditorlibrary64=” %command%
  • Proton Experimental
  • WarTile

  • Playwood Project
  • Deck13 and WhisperGames
  • Nvidia Wayland 470....

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    October 11, 2021 78 min

    In this episode the cake is NOT a lie but maybe Github is. I'm not sure what that means. We talk about Linus Tech Tips Linux challenge and BloodyStealer before talking about new peripheral hardware we want to purchase. Oh, and we're getting old and first person games make us nauseous.

    News Items

  • Guy sends anniversary cake to store he purchased GPU from
  • BloodyStealer advanced malware targeting game accounts
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    September 30, 2021 66 min

    This episode we tried out some new stream tech that didn't quite pan out. It did however, inspire a more deep dive into one game. Project: Gorgon. A two person dev team linux native geared towards old style mmo players. The game is unique and self aware.

    We also celebrate the breakthrough in EAC on proton!

    0:00 - Pixelated graphics, aesthetic choice or lazy design?
    6:15 - intro
    7:30 - Comments
    17:30 - Josh's new laptop

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    September 3, 2021 70 min

    We want to say thank you to the Linux_Gaming subreddit and our new subscribers! This episode is pretty laid back because it's pressed in an already busy week. Some light news, Weekly wanderings, and discussion of future changes to the Youtube channel.

    Improving the show
    Breaking up the segments
    When we have an in-depth topic, should it go first?

    Weekly Wanderings
    Struggling to get my son to bed has made a house DJ
    Now that I ...

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    August 22, 2021 71 min

    We've been talking a lot about our love of Proton, this episode we wanted to cover some great Linux native games. This isn't a "top" list but a list of note worthy.

    Games mentioned in this episode
    Bless Unleashed
    Bioshock Infinite
    Borderlands 2
    Half-life 2
    Asura: Vengeance Edition
    Shroud of the Avatar

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    August 15, 2021 85 min

    Not gonna lie, I'm just a little burnt out on reformatting my drive but we did two distro tests anyway. This week we dive into the new and exciting Garuda Linux and compare it to the long standing Manjaro. We also discuss Proton vs native linux games.

    Weekly wandering
    Linus Tech Tips Vs Steam Deck
    Pathfinder Kingmaker
    Wrath of the Righteous
    Black Mesa
    Dragon Age: Inquisition
    Metro Exodus

    Distro Review Double Header
    Garuda Lin...

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