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 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.

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    Episode 7: Proton and Linux and Zombies.

    June 7th, 2021  |  1 hr 15 mins
    graven, linux gaming, nvidia, proton, resident evil, steam, valve

    This week we talk about OBS on Wayland, DLSS on Proton, and Final Fantasy guitars on walls.

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    Episode 6: Death Standing

    May 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    black desert online, death stranding, gaming on linux, legends of runeterra, linux gaming, resident evil village, secret world legends, star trek online

    A lot of gaming talk in this episode, a little less kernel panic. We review Death Stranding as well as Nivida Geforce Now. Now that we've played several titles over the new game streaming service we feel that we have some data to review.

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    Episode 5: Crypto is Ruining My Life

    April 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 28 mins
    albion online, black desert online, crowbar kernel panic, gaming on linux, linux gaming, nvidia, radeon, ryzen

    We go over several cloud gaming services in an attempt to help people who may be frustrated with the current video card shortage.

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    Episode 4: Lootbox Legends

    April 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 25 mins
    gaming on linux, linnux gaming, magic legends, valheim

    This episode we discuss Magic Legends, our experience with Valheim, and a listener issue with ESO.

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    Episode 3: The Get Good Band

    March 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 31 mins
    albion online, last epoch, nvidia, opensuse tumbleweed, radeon, valheim

    This episode we discuss some ARPGs, Survival games, and compair Nvidia and Radeon driver overhead cost. We also finalize our review of playing ESO on Linux.

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    Episode 2: Ryzen Goose Egg Omelettes

    March 7th, 2021  |  1 hr 29 mins
    albion online, crowbar kernel panic, elder scrolls online, gaming on linux, linux gaming, ryzen

    This is the first full-length episode! / Bo makes a Goose Egg Omelette / Steam Play vs Moonlight / Could Nvidia have solved the graphics card problem? / Valheim is the new hotness / ESO and the various ways to run and improve performance.