Crowbar Kernel Panic

The podcast at the intersection between gaming and Linux

About the show

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.

Episodes

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    Episode 49: The Untold Secrets of Ubuntu 24.04

    May 9th, 2024  |  1 hr 3 mins
    analysis., collaboration, features, gaming, geforce now, gpu news, insights, integration, intel arc, intel battlemage, linux, msi, net neutrality, performance, podcast, policies, radeon gpu, regulations, steam deck, technology, ubuntu 24.04, updates

    First up, we explore the release of Ubuntu 24.04 and its implications for the Linux community. From new features to improved performance, discover what this latest version has in store for users.

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    Episode 48: New PC build and Proxmox Cloud Init

    March 12th, 2024  |  1 hr 22 mins
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    ๐Ÿš€ Tech, Gaming, Linuxโ€”Oh My! ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿง Crowbar Kernel Panic - Ep. 48

    Welcome back to Crowbar Kernel Panic, your go-to hub for all things tech, gaming, and Linux! In this pre-recorded episode, we're diving deep into the digital realm to bring you the latest insights and updates. Tune in as we unpack the week's hottest news, discuss home lab adventures, and explore the world of gaming.

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    Episode 47: Keyboards, Cooling Woes, and VR

    February 28th, 2024  |  1 hr 5 mins
    apple products, apple vision pro, crowbar kernel panic, episode 47, gaming podcast, keyboard obsession, linux discussion, liquid cooling mishaps, mechanical keyboards, pc maintenance, remote work, tech talk, tech trends, technology insights, virtual reality debate, vr gaming, vr realities

    Welcome back to Crowbar Kernel Panic, where we delve deep into the tech trenches and emerge with the latest insights! ๐Ÿš€ In this episode, join us as we navigate the thrilling world of keyboards, liquid cooling woes, and the fascinating frontier of virtual reality. Tune in for an exploration of the practicalities and potentials of VR for both gaming and remote work, alongside a dive into the intricacies of Apple's Vision Pro.

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    Episode 46: Unveiling the Steam Deck OLED

    December 7th, 2023  |  50 mins 22 secs
    crowbar kernel panic, gaming comparisons, gaming device, gaming enthusiasts, gaming gadgets, gaming insights, gaming landscape, gaming news, gaming recommendations, gaming trends, linux enthusiasts, linux gaming, linux podcast, oled technology, podcast, portable gaming, steam deck, steam deck buying guide, steam deck comparison, steam deck competitors, steam deck oled, steam deck review, steam deck specs, technology podcast, valve, valve gaming, video game tech

    LinuxGaming #SteamDeck #GamingTech #LinuxPodcast

    Welcome to another riveting episode of Crowbar Kernel Panic, the premier podcast at the crossroads of Linux and gaming. In Episode 46, we're delving into the exciting world of the Steam Deck OLED. This episode is pre-recorded and will be available on YouTube, iTunes, and your favorite podcast apps. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and comment to support the show! Your engagement means the world to us.

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    Episode 45: Automation Dreams and Tech News

    November 7th, 2023  |  1 hr 29 mins
    automation, automation dreams, car trips, ces, cleaning, dog, gaming, gutter cleaning, john riccitiello, lawn care, linux, nvidia gpu, organizing, podcast editing, robotic solutions, shopping, spa chemicals, steamdeck mod, tech news, trash cans, unity ceo, watering plants, wireless charging

    Welcome to Crowbar Kernel Panic, the Podcast at the intersection of Linux and Gaming! In this pre-recorded episode, we're diving into the latest tech news and discussing what we'd automate if we could. Whether you're listening on YouTube, iTunes, or your favorite podcast app, don't forget to like, subscribe, and comment to show your support.

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    Episode 44: Unity's Pricing & What It Means for Game Developers

    October 9th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins
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    In this episode, we discuss Unity's recent pricing and packaging updates, including the removal of the revenue limit for Unity Personal users, the introduction of runtime fees, and Unity Pro's new pricing structure. We explore the industry's shift toward shareholder focus and the importance of keeping game development tools like Unity as flexible learning and development aids, rather than becoming overly committed to any one engine.

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    Episode 43: Is Linux good for gaming in 2023?

    September 17th, 2023  |  1 hr 20 mins
    adobe premiere performance, alvr and sidequest, crosscode game spotlight, crowbar kernel panic, episode 43, gaming discussion, gaming enthusiasts, gaming graphics, gaming reviews, gnome 45 extensions, half-life 2 rtx, linux 6.6 hid support, linux community insights, linux enthusiasts, linux gaming podcast, moss vr game, plasma 6 release date, proxmox 8 install, proxmox update, rdp troubleshooting, remmina, rustdesk, technology podcast, technology updates, ubuntu app store support, virtual machine tips, virtual reality experiences, vm backup strategies, vr gaming, windows 11 vm

    Welcome to another exciting episode of Crowbar Kernel Panic, the ultimate podcast at the crossroads of Linux and gaming! In this Episode 43, we're diving deep into the world of Linux and gaming, bringing you the latest news, tech updates, and gaming insights.

    Join us on this journey as we explore the dynamic landscape of the Linux gaming community. Remember, this episode is pre-recorded and will be available on YouTube, iTunes, and your favorite podcast apps. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and comment to support the show. Your feedback means the world to us!

    Have questions or suggestions? Reach out to us at [email protected] or join our vibrant community on Discord at Discord Invite Link.

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    Episode 42: LTT Drama and more

    August 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 11 mins
    gaming news, linus media group drama, linus tech tips drama, linux gaming, pc gaming, pc hardware, protondb, proxmox server, proxmox setup, steam deck, technology, valve

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Join us as we dissect the gripping tale of Linuxs Media Group's controversy, ignited by a video from Gamer's Nexus. But wait, that's just the beginning!

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    Episode 41: Trackball vs. Mouse Showdown

    August 14th, 2023  |  1 hr 14 mins
    apple hardware testing, asahi linux, baldur's gate 3 game, early adoption challenges, fedora m1 and m2 hardware support, gamingonlinux steam tracker, home lab build progress, linux mint 21.3, linux mint edge, motivation challenges, nobara steam deck edition, palia game, pc game releases, phoronix steam survey, secure boot, starfield game, steam linux usage, ubuntu base discussion, wayland

    Get ready for another exhilarating episode of Crowbar Kernel Panic, where we dive deep into the Linux world and the ever-evolving landscape of PC gaming on Linux. In this lively installment, your hosts engage in a spirited debate about trackball vs. regular mouse usage, scrutinize the latest developments in the Linux Mint project, and provide insightful reviews of some new and exciting PC game titles.

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    Episode 40: Red Hat Closed Source Code

    June 25th, 2023  |  1 hr 12 mins
    data breach, home lab setup, red hat, system76, to the moon game, voices of vvardenfall

    This episode we review the latest news on Red Hat source code, System 76 data breach, and a community lead project to AI voice Morrowind. We also discuss plans for a home lab/NAS build and review some interesting demos from the Steam Next Fest.

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    Episode 39: Fedora's Skeleton Village

    May 24th, 2023  |  1 hr 15 mins
    ai game dev, fedora linux, intel arc a770, linux, linux gaming, pc gaming, pc hardware, roblox, rpg maker, tesla lawsuit, valve steamdeck

    Does Redhat still believe in the Fedora project, we question the 4% let go from the company in cutbacks // Somebody tell Elon he'd be a real internet cool guy if he opensourced Tesla software updates // RPG Maker Unity asset finally luanches with suspicious comments // Valve is still crushing with good will from the Linux gaming community // 'About that linux support..' - Roblox // The AI game concept gets a new skeleton village // Don't worry, my monitor is still flickering on and off on Linux

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    Episode 38: Planning a game with AI and struggling with the ARC A770

    April 23rd, 2023  |  1 hr 5 mins
    ai game engines, ai in game development, ai-powered gaming, arc a770, fedora 38, game ai programming, game development with ai, gaming on arc a770, gaming on fedora 38, gaming on linux, gaming on linux for beginners, gaming on linux vs windows, linux gaming, linux gaming benchmarks, linux gaming community, linux gaming news, linux gaming performance, linux gaming setup, machine learning in gaming, neural networks in game development, open source gaming

    This episode was short prepped and spontaneous. It's been a little while since our last show and we've both had several life events holding us up from doing show prep. We didn't want to keep prolonging the recording of this episode so we decided to give it a shot recording with no prep.

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    Episode 37: ARC A770 Graphics Card - What Linux Gamers Need to Know!

    March 12th, 2023  |  54 mins 38 secs
    arc a770 gpu, flathub app store, gaming hardware for linux, gaming on linux, graphics card compatibility, linux gaming, linux gaming benchmarks, linux gaming news, linux gaming performance, linux gaming reviews, linux gaming setup, open-source gaming

    In this episode Josh and I both test out our new ARC A770 GPU, While it's not easily compatible with Linux just yet, this card has some exciting potential because of it's performance and cost.

    We dive into what Wayland support for Wine means for Linux gamers, Flathub to support purchases and donations, Fungus computing power, and much more.

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    Episode 36: Gaming on Debian or LMDE

    February 9th, 2023  |  1 hr 5 mins
    arc a770, arc drivers, debian, debian 11, gaming on debian, gaming on linux, geforce rtx 4070, linux gaming podcast, linux nvidia, linux podcast, mozilla, nvidia vulkan, proton, ryzen 5800x3d, ryzen 7600x, stadia, steam, steam deck, valve

    linuxgaming #Debian #pcgaming

    This week we review some news items we missed in the last few weeks as well as come to our conclusion on the Debian challenge.

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    Episode 35: Debian Cold Turkey

    January 18th, 2023  |  55 mins 2 secs
    debian, debian 11, gaming on debian, gaming on linux, linux nvidia, mozilla, nvidia vulkan, proton, stadia, steam, steam deck, the mutalk, unity 7.7, unityx, valve

    This episode we discuss the Mutalk, the new Proton, remembering Unity, Open Source Nvidia Vulkan driver, and would you believe Mozilla is changin the face of social media? We end the episode with our discussion of the first week of Debian, more to come.

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    Episode 34: HDR on Linux and Debian Challenge

    January 9th, 2023  |  1 hr 3 mins
    2022 year end review, debian challenge, linux in 2023, linux news, x11 vs wayland

    We're talking Linux gaming in 2022, HDR could be coming to Steam Deck, X11 is flatlined, and we're coming up with a challenge for 2023.