Gaming on Linux [howtos / hints and tips]
07.11.2012 @ 04:11 #21
For some deeper Mint specifics, you might want to refer to their forum: http://forums.linuxmint.com
It's good to hang around there in general, if you plan to use Mint distribution.
07.11.2012 @ 04:26 #22
USB Hard Disc
Hard Disc: ST32000641AS
CD/DVD: HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH12LS30
UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell
I tried setting USB CD/DVD and CD/DVD: HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH12LS30 to boot priority 1 and 2 and got nothing. Now I'm completely lost.
07.11.2012 @ 04:32 #23
In general, if you plan to use Windows 8, it's better to get a retail copy (which is not bound to any machine certification) which will allow you to disable all that UEFI mess altogether for both Linux and Windows.
Here are some related topics I found:
At this point I recommend you to ping folks from the Mint forum, since handling this UEFI mess can be tricky.
07.11.2012 @ 04:47 #24
EDIT: I have absolutely no idea what to do. I tried setting those 2 dvd options as the only ones in the list and tried disabling that UEFI stuff and the only thing that happened was it wouldn't boot at all so I had to hope that hitting ctrl-alt-delete would do something. Thankfully it apparently rebooted the computer and allowed me to put default settings back. So now I'm back at square 1.
07.11.2012 @ 05:11 #25
07.11.2012 @ 05:15 #26
EDIT: Oh you have got to be kidding. I still have no freaking idea how to boot from a freaking disc.
07.11.2012 @ 05:24 #27
Running with different bitness I think you should be able to see some initial info and then it won't boot further. Not like nothing at all.
07.11.2012 @ 05:41 #30
EDIT: Ok I tried setting the first boot to that and it didn't work. Apparently there was an option to boot directly from there and that didn't work. I have absolutely no idea what the hell to do.
07.11.2012 @ 06:34 #34
EDIT: Well I have to go to sleep now so I guess I might try again tomorrow.
20.11.2012 @ 23:01 #35
EDIT: Well I have to go to sleep now so I guess I might try again tomorrow. ›››
Maxwell, did you get it working? If not open the disc in Windows and check to make sure it has a list of folders on it and not just an .iso file. If there is only an .iso file you burned the disc incorrectly (it won't be bootable). If you are using Windows 7 you can right click on an image file and select the option to "Burn Disc Image" which will properly burn it to the the DVD.
20.11.2012 @ 23:05 #36
20.11.2012 @ 23:18 #37
21.11.2012 @ 01:07 #38
Yes, it's a shame that Netflix chose such a horrible way to go about their service. I can see why they'd be obligated to protect the content on their site (since it's licensed and not owned by them), but choosing a DRM option like Silverlight, which other operating systems can't use, is just a bad choice (why limit your potential customers based upon what OS they choose to use?).
21.11.2012 @ 01:38 #39
Yes, it's a shame that Netflix chose such a horrible way to go about their service. I can see why they'd be obligated to protect the content on their site (since it's licensed and not owned by them), but choosing a DRM option like Silverlight, which other operating systems can't use, is just a bad choice (why limit your potential customers based upon what OS they choose to use?). ›››
Sad thing is Netflix works on Android and (probably) Mac OS X. Why they choose to ignore desktop Linux users is beyond me. You are right, Silverlight is simply a terrible option.
I think maybe Hulu Plus could work in Linux, since normal Hulu does. Unless the payed subscription changes you to a DRM'ed frontend, which would suck.
I think it is sad and unfair that a lot of people turn away from using GNU/Linux because of others, who don't offer even minimum support. At least releasing specification sheets would enable the community to develop open drivers/provide support.
PC does not equal Windows. Personal computers run many different operating systems, like GNU/Linux and, why not, Windows. PC games should be available for all major platforms. Let's not be handcuffed and tied to one vendor. Utilize standard, cross-platform technologies!
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