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 33: Two Linux Nerds Discuss The Game Awards

    December 11th, 2022  |  1 hr 18 mins
    death stranding 2, elden ring, linux, linux gaming, steam, steam deck, stray, the game awards, valve

    The Game Awards went down with a few hitches; A guy sneaks on stage and shouts out Rabbi Clinton, Chat spams nonsense in an attempt to win a Steam Deck, and Elden Ring dodge rolled it's way to victory.

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    Episode 32: AM5 PC build and Scalpers holding the bag

    December 7th, 2022  |  1 hr 16 mins
    am5, anbernic, gpu scalpers, linux, neon prime, nvidia 4080, pc gaming, pc hardware, retro gamin, rpg maker, steam deck

    This episode we discuss.. / a new AM5 PC build with custom liquid cooling / how happy we are that Scalpers are left holding the bag on Nvidia 4080s / RPG Maker MV / Unity Game dev / Anbernic Retro Gaming / Neon Prime / Steam Deck giveaway

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    Episode 31: Fedora 37 is for lovers

    November 22nd, 2022  |  1 hr 16 mins
    fedora 37, intel arc, nvidia, tempest rising, undetected

    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.

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    Episode 30: Retro Gaming, GPUs and Black Friday: Is it time to reinstate the CRT monitor?

    November 15th, 2022  |  1 hr 7 mins
    amd radeon, duckstation, game emulation, intel arc a770, linux gaming, nvidia vs radeon, radeon 7000, rtx 4090, unity gamin engine

    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.

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    Episode 29: EVGA and 90s era survival horror

    October 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    alve, capcom, evga, evga nvidia, evga psu review, evga terminates nvidia partnership, game dev, game development, konami, linux, linux gaming, linux gaming podcast, nobara linux review, nobara linux streaming, nvidia, nvidia evga, proton, resident evil, resident evil remake, resident evil remastered hd walkthrough, retro gaming, retro video games, silent hill, silent hill 2, silent hill 2 gameplay, silent hill 2 playthrough, steam, survival horror games, unity, unity game engine

    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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    Episode 28: Stray discussions

    September 5th, 2022  |  51 mins 42 secs
    fedora 36, gnome 42, heroic games launcher, linux kernel 5.17, mesa, nvidia, nvidia open source, pipewire, wayland

    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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    Episode 27: We promise not to say F@d*ra

    July 6th, 2022  |  1 hr 7 mins
    ashen, final fantasy 7 remake, resident evil village, selaco, steam deck, valve, what remains of edith finch, xonotic, xp pen deco

    This was a chill episode, a reunion after a long gap of time. We discuss some news items and some games we've been playing. Steam's Proton is becoming so good that we're mostly just talking about games now.

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    Episode 26: Nobara Project and The Stanley Parable

    May 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 23 mins
    fedora 35, fedora 36, ffxiv, ffxiv on linux, gnome 42, heroic games launcher, horizon zero dawn, jedi fallen order, kingdom come deliverance, linux, linux gaming, linux gaming podcast, linux kernel 5.17, linux podcast, mesa, nobara, nvidia, nvidia open source, pipewire, resident evil remake, the stanley parable, tux, wayland, witcher 3

    In this episode we give our final thoughts on Fedora 36, talk about some recent Linux news, and review The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe.

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    Episode 25: Fedora 36 and Nvidia Open Source

    May 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 11 mins
    fedora, ffxiv, nvidia

    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!

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    Episode 24: 700 Mile Fedora Install

    May 1st, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins
    amd, arch linux, distro tier list, fedora, fedora 34, fedora 35, fedora linux, gaming, gaming on arch, gaming on fedora, geforce, gloriouseggroll, graven, linux, linux distro, linux gaming, linux podcast, nvidia, operating system, pc, penguin, pipewire, proton, radeon, resident evil, steam, tux, valve, wayland, wine

    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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    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.