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Different kind of "game" to try if you have a better video card

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If you are looking for a slightly different gaming experience and have
a decent computer with good video card, I would suggest looking into
http://secondlife.com if you haven't already. It is a huge 3D virtual
world where the users get to make the scenery, buildings, etc...
There is a 3D object editor built-in and each object can be scripted.
If you create a unique and innovative item, you can then sell it to
others and make linden dollars. Linden dollars can be converted to
real US dollars!! It is great fun if you like that sort of thing. It
is free to play, but costs if you want to purchase and maintain land.

OpenStreetMap.org

Hi All,

As mentioned at KWLUG, I'm enjoying the openstreetmap.org project. If you have an interest in Maps, GPS, geocaching, GIS or other location related activities you will find this project interesting.

-- http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Main_Page

"OpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive or unexpected ways."

LCD Analog and digital switching & playing movies under SuSE

A few days ago I went out and bought myself a nice widescreen 19" LCD with both DSUB and DVI connections. It's been a pretty interesting experience using the LCD. At first I only had the DVI connection plugged into my system and nothing would get displayed on the LCD until Xorg loaded (the monitor switched to "digital" at this point). So I decided to plug in the analog connection and have both connected. Suddenly avi files which played before no longer displayed anything on the screen (I tried using Xine, Mplayer, and Totem, interestingly avidemux did display them). As soon as I pulled the analog Dsub connector the movies played fine.

KWLUG, now World famous!

LXF80

The KWLUG (that's us!) was featured in the June 2006 issue (LXF80) of Linux Format (UK) as their Overseas LUG of the Month. See p.102-3 when you run right out and buy a copy.

LVM, Logical Volume Migraine

Migraine time. The past 3 days I've been waiting patiently for a system to finish a file system check on a couple of LVM partitions. The story is complicated by the fact that the hard drive in the system was incorrectly ghosted. The drive in question is a 120GB hard drive, but it was ghosted as if it was a 60GB hard drive.

I came into the picture about a year ago when I added the rest of the drive using LVM. Recently that drive started to fill so I added a second drive to the volume group. I got a call a few days ago saying that the drives on the server were no longer writable. I rebooted (mistake) and ever since the drive has been in a recovery shell (not a normal shell). Doing a fsck results in Illegal block #5020 (90367283) in inode 7 (example) and I have to press y to reallocate the blocks. Originally I just took a lead pipe and put it on the 'y' key before doing a fsck -h and seeing that all I had to do was fsck -y to get the same result (the lead pipe hack is cooler though).

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