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.


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    Episode 23: My Steam Deck finally came in!!!!

    April 30th, 2022  |  1 hr 11 mins
    arch, gabe newell, gaming news, gaming on linux, gaming pc, handheld, linux gaming, linux podcast, steam, steam deck, steam deck announcement, steam deck impressions, steam deck price, steam deck reveal, steam games, steam handheld, steam pc, steam store, steamdeck, steamos, steampal, valve, valve console, valve gaming pc, valve pc, valve steam deck, valve steamdeck, valve switch

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

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    Episode 22: The sound of prices dropping

    February 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 15 mins
    amazon luna, amd, arch, fedora, fedora 34, gaming, gaming on fedora, geforce, gloriouseggroll, gpu prices, graven, halo, humble trove, linux, linux desktop, linux gaming, master chief’s face, microsoft, nft hack, nobara project, nvidia, opensea hack, operating system, pc, penguin, pipewire, proton, radeon, resident evil, steam, steam deck, steam next fest, tux, ubuntu, valve, wayland, wine

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

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    Episode 21: Amazon Luna and Distro testing marathon

    February 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 26 mins
    activision blizzard, amazon luna, arch, humble trove, linux gaming, proton, steam, steam deck, ubuntu, valve

    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.

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    Episode 20: Will there be Ubuntu in heaven?

    January 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 21 mins
    arch linux, gaming, heaven dust 2, horizon zero dawn, indienova, linux, one gruel studio, snapcraft, ubuntu, wayland

    Easy anti cheat, not so easy after all / Ubuntu is looking for a gaming community manager and defining the future of Snapcraft / Testing Ubuntu Wayland x Horizon Zero Dawn / Heaven Dust and Heaven Dust 2

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    Episode 19: Distro Tier List

    December 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 18 mins
    amd, fedora, fedora 34, gaming, geforce, gloriouseggroll, graven, linux, linux gaming, nvidia, operating system, pc, penguin, pipewire, proton, radeon, resident evil, steam, tux, valve, wayland, wine

    After some news we get into our distro tier list.

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    Episode 18: Zombies. Linux. DRM.

    November 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 13 mins
    arch linux, batman arkham asylum, dying light, guild wars 2, hellraid, linux, linux gaming, nvidia, pc gaming, ubuntu, valve, wayland

    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.

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    Episode 17: Deals with the devil

    October 28th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
    baldur's gate 3, fedora 35, larian studio, nvidia, steam deck, valve, wartile, wayland

    Valve hired compatibility testers for the steam deck, Baldur's Gate 3 drops a major update and runs great on Proton, Fedora is still awesome, and Nvidia is still Nvidia.

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    Episode 16: GPU cakes and BloodyStealers

    October 11th, 2021  |  1 hr 18 mins
    acer predator helios 300, bloodystealer, gaming on linux, linux, linux gaming, ltt linux challenge, steam deck, valve

    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.

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    Episode 15: Retro Linux MMO

    September 30th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins
    acer predator helios 300, project gorgon, steam deck, valve

    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.

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    Episode 14: Valve Magnum Opus

    September 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins
    ffxiv, gaming on linux, garry's mod, halo, linux gaming, selaco, skyrim

    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.

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    Episode 13: Linux Native MVPs

    August 22nd, 2021  |  1 hr 11 mins
    albion online, asura, bioshock infinite, bless unleashed, borderlands 2, ffxiv, gaming on linux, half-life 2, linux gaming, lotro, portal, shroud of the avatar, valheim

    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.

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    Episode 12: Arch Distro Double Header

    August 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 25 mins
    dragon age, garuda linux, inquisition, manjaro linux, pathfinder kingmaker, steam deck, wrath of the righteous

    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.

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    Episode 11: Chocobos & Dragons

    July 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins
    arch, dragon age: inquisition, ffxiv, gaming news, gaming on linux, gaming pc, i3wm, linux gaming, linux podcast, metro exodus, mtga, steam, steam deck, steam deck hype, steam deck price, steam deck reveal, steam games, steamdeck, steamos, valve, valve console, valve gaming pc, valve steam deck

    i3wm / ffxiv / Dragon Age: Inquisition / MTGA / Metro Exodus / Steam Deck hype

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    Episode 10: Gaming on Ubuntu

    July 11th, 2021  |  1 hr 31 mins
    dead space, ffxiv, gaming on linux, linux gaming, outward, proton, ubuntu, victor vran

    This week we review Ubuntu for gaming and we discuss what we picked up in the Steam summer sale.

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    Episode 9: E3 Announcements and News

    July 2nd, 2021  |  42 mins 43 secs
    a plague tale: requiem, albion online, avatar: frontiers of pandora, e3 announcements, elden ring, gaming on linux, linux gaming, project: ferocious, proton, starfield

    This is the second half of last week's episode and at this point is dated by a few weeks. We discuss some E3 announcements and some news about Linux and Gaming.

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    Episode 8: Gaming on fedora 34

    June 20th, 2021  |  46 mins 30 secs
    fedora, fedora 34, graven, linux gaming, nvidia, pipewire, proton, resident evil, steam, valve, wayland

    This episode we install fedora 34 and test gaming under Wayland, Pipewire, and gnome 40. The opening of the show sounds a bit negative but listen to full show, you may be surprised by the end.