Crowbar Kernel Panic

Episode 17: Deals with the devil

October 28th, 2021

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


  • 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 470.74

    • Not out of the box on fedora 34 or 35
    • How to enable Wayland + Nvidia
    • Edit the /etc/gdm/custom.conf file and comment out the line WaylandEnable=false
    • Edit /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/61-gdm.rules and comment out the lines that disable wayland for nvidia. Note that this file gets overwritten by updates.
    • kms-modifiers must be enabled through gsettings: gsettings set org.gnome.mutter experimental-features '["kms-modifiers"]'
    • Reboot
    • Will work with some tweaks to gnome
    • Gaming performance is promising but not there yet
    • Next step is to try out the 495 drivers
    • Nvidia Optimus support coming

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Music from this episode
"Bit Quest" and "Basic Implosion" Kevin MacLeod (
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