Nexuiz etc LiveCD -- how far can hardware detection go?
vperetokin at gmail.com
Sat Feb 2 06:10:29 UTC 2008
(but a lot of ideas do these days.. :|)
On Feb 2, 2008 12:58 AM, John Richard Moser <nigelenki at comcast.net> wrote:
> How far can Ubuntu's hardware autoconfiguration go? How far does 3D
> support work in Linux now? Joysticks/mice/etc?
> One fascinating idea I've had for a while was to turn a PC into a gaming
> console. I hear a lot of "Windows runs my games" and "I have a high-end
> gaming PC" these days. Why not burn a game onto a DVD or CD, with
> Ubuntu, with the configuration set up so it boots and finds a USB drive
> or hard drive and lets you pick where to save config/games to?
> This is just an off-the-cuff thought, but what about a release LiveCD
> that really does boot up Nexuiz or something on boot, and shut it down
> when you exit? Fast shutdown: remount all r/w drives as read-only, run
> sync, wait 3 seconds, then flat out halt the system. What about a boot
> menu that picks the game (read /proc/cmdline) for you? No Gnome, no
> Fluxbox, no stripped UI. Just load up X, have it use the game as the WM.
> During boot, list drives found (list "initialized drives" with a
> specific config file on them first) that may have configuration data
> (i.e. wireless networks, save games, hardware settings...). Allow
> reconfiguration, including picking a wifi network, or such. Aside from
> that, pretty much "Pick profile. Configure? [No] Launching game..."
> Feasible? Interesting? Challenging? Likely to expose new and
> interesting design considerations for general desktop OSes? Any
> thoughts or comments at all?
> Bring back the Firefox plushy!
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