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  • phoronix
    started a topic Gabe Talks More About Valve's Next-Gen Linux Console

    Gabe Talks More About Valve's Next-Gen Linux Console

    Phoronix: Gabe Talks More About Valve's Next-Gen Linux Console

    The Video Game Awards happened on Friday night in California. During the event, Gabe Newell of Valve commented a bit more on their next-generation console / living room PC plans. To no surprise, Linux plays a big role...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI0Njk

  • ownagefool
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    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    The difference is that a userspace driver actually works but no one cares to fix the kernel driver.

    Lack of interest. Note how a horde of kernel devs rush to the rescue when a "regression" is spotted that makes PostgreSQL run queries 24 nanoseconds slower on some 200-disk RAID cluster running on a 64 CPUs 12 cores each setup.

    Linux is not run by people who care about video games.
    Oh, so you raised a bug and they told you they've replicated your issue but just don't care?

    Maybe the difference is people running PostgreSQL, of which there are probably many more of, actually play their part in the community.

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  • RealNC
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    Originally posted by ownagefool View Post
    So you don't think the Wii has a kernel and drivers or are you prohibiting your complaint to only Linux for some reason?

    Tell me, whats the difference that makes it so Linux cant be a gaming platform because you Xbox controller lights flicker, which means that same argument doesn't apply to the Wii or the Playstation?

    Whats next, complaining that CDs don't work in your tape drive?
    The difference is that a userspace driver actually works but no one cares to fix the kernel driver.

    Lack of interest. Note how a horde of kernel devs rush to the rescue when a "regression" is spotted that makes PostgreSQL run queries 24 nanoseconds slower on some 200-disk RAID cluster running on a 64 CPUs 12 cores each setup.

    Linux is not run by people who care about video games.
    Last edited by RealNC; 12-18-2012, 02:35 PM.

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  • ownagefool
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    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    I wasn't aware that the Wii is a platform where you can run Linux kernel drivers. I must have missed the memo.
    So you don't think the Wii has a kernel and drivers or are you prohibiting your complaint to only Linux for some reason?

    Tell me, whats the difference that makes it so Linux cant be a gaming platform because you Xbox controller lights flicker, which means that same argument doesn't apply to the Wii or the Playstation?

    Whats next, complaining that CDs don't work in your tape drive?

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  • RealNC
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    Originally posted by ownagefool View Post
    Again, does it work when you plug it into your Wii? How is using your argument against other platforms "trolling"? You haven't actually made a decent point, really.
    I wasn't aware that the Wii is a platform where you can run Linux kernel drivers. I must have missed the memo.

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  • ownagefool
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    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    Amazing. As soon as someone points out something obvious, the troll parade arrives. I merely pointed out one of the shortcomings, which is why I believe that Linux can't make it in this market. Of course there are good and valid reasons for these problems most of the time. Yes, something doesn't work and there's a reason for it. Good. It still doesn't work. Knowing why doesn't help you.
    Again, does it work when you plug it into your Wii? How is using your argument against other platforms "trolling"? You haven't actually made a decent point, really.

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  • RealNC
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    Amazing. As soon as someone points out something obvious, the troll parade arrives. I merely pointed out one of the shortcomings, which is why I believe that Linux can't make it in this market. Of course there are good and valid reasons for these problems most of the time. Yes, something doesn't work and there's a reason for it. Good. It still doesn't work. Knowing why doesn't help you.

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  • ownagefool
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    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    It is. I find the driver (it's the easiest thing ever; just Google for "xbox360 controller driver windows" and I find the official download site), I install it, it works. I don't have to edit files and add background services in order to get my gamepad to work.

    And this is only a single point of annoyance, mind you. I come across stuff that's not easy to set up quite often. System configuration in Linux is a major PITA.
    You can always do something about that, you know.

    It's not that I disagree, I just don't find it entirely constructive to bash the system in the manner you've taken. First of all, you can't be generic if you want to list the problems. Only specifics matter, thus the number of other issues don't really quality as a problem until you're willing to put them down in text. Otherwise we're just gonna have to assume it's FUD.

    Secondly, it's strange how you don't see how ridclous your initial bash was. Nobody has claimed linux is a gaming platform (yet), but what you're actually complaning about is that a controller made for a different system, by a company which is hostile to linux, exhibits some weird non usability breaking functionality that ruins the credibility of the entire platform.

    Can you use your original PS controller in your XBox? How about that Xbox controler, will it work in any of Sonys consoles? Can you use Nintendo controllers in any of the above? No? I guess they're not credible gaming platforms then.

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  • benmoran
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    Good luck to you. You're clearly not looking for advice to a problem, but rather just an excuse to bash Linux.

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  • nightmarex
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    Originally posted by ownagefool View Post
    Its not easy, and new stuff rarely works out of the box, but you do at least get it on the CD with a common installer.
    Wow yeah I just threw them out, God knows how old the drivers are on those things.

    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    It is. I find the driver (it's the easiest thing ever; just Google for "xbox360 controller driver windows" and I find the official download site), I install it, it works. I don't have to edit files and add background services in order to get my gamepad to work.

    And this is only a single point of annoyance, mind you. I come across stuff that's not easy to set up quite often. System configuration in Linux is a major PITA.
    Jeez this is turning into a Linux isn't user friendly rant.

    I'm sorry you have run into multiple points of aggravation however I somehow think we are getting off thread topic, even beyond your original detraction (which thankfully doesn't seem to be a wide spread problem). I cannot assist you in correcting said problem, so good luck.

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