AlmaLinux 9 Beta came out yesterday... so I decided to record a screencast showing installing it, post install first-boot... and adding additional repos, software and even use KVM with KVM... and I can report that nested-KVM is working fine.
LFNW hasn't been in person since the start of the pandemic. I don't think it was even held in 2020. Anyhoo, they played it safe for 2022... and put in a bit of effort with planning what will hopefully be a very successful virtual event for 2022... this weekend. Check out the schedule to see what interests you:
YouTube entity My Life in Gaming has come out with a comprehensive/long video covering the MiSTer FPGA and how it is had a major impact in the retro gaming industry. Enjoy!
The video is over 2.5 hours but luckily they do have an index for skipping over and directly accessing whatever might interest you the most.
On Feb. 28th the Raspberry Pi turned 10 years old. Here's a video from the Raspberry Pi Project to commemorate that milestone. Enjoy
"The early days of Unix at Bell Labs" - Brian Kernighan (LCA 2022 Online) Enjoy!
I have a USB-based two-player arcade-style controller but I really would like something in a traditional stand-up arcade cabinet form-factor. Ideally, it'd be a JAMMA cabinet. MiSTer Addons designed and is selling (currently sold-out) the MiSTercade that allows you to plug the DE10-Nano board into it and then just put it in a JAMMA cabinet and it should "just work". Buyers are just starting to get their units from the first production run and reviews are starting to come in. They sure look nice. Enjoy!
In so many ways, this video is amazing... even if I don't try to set up one of these myself. Enjoy!
I'm guessing, given the fact that I've posted a considerable amount of content on it already, that you know what the MiSTer is. Here's a presentation from the Retro World Expo 2021 (just a few days ago) by two prominent retro YouTubers. Two things that come through in their presentation are how new stuff is always coming out for the MiSTer (hardware addons, software cores, etc), as well as how passionate they are for such a well performing device. Enjoy!
First of all... "What!?! An article about Microsoft Windows on this Linux oriented website?!?!" Yes. Hey, I'm running Windows 11 as a KVM virtual machine on my Dell Latitude E6440 laptop that is 6+ years old... using Fedora 35 as my VM Host. I don't think Windows 11 would want to run on the physical hardware either... but the method I mention should make it work in many places that it would refuse to because of hardware requirements enforced by the installer.
Make sure when creating the VM (I did so using virt-manager), to make it a UEFI-based VM and not Legacy BIOS and giving it at least 4GB of RAM. When the installer gets to the point where it tells you that your PC does not meet the hardware configuration requirements, do the following:
1) Hit shift-F10 on the keyboard which will bring up a command prompt
2) From the command line, run "regedit"
3) Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup add a new item named "LabConfig"
4) Within the newly created LabConfig item, make two DWORD entries setting their values both to hex 1
BypassTPMCheck and BypassSecureBootCheck
5) Exit regedit, close the command window and back in the installer, hit the left arrow in the top left of the window (do not click on the X at the top right). That will back up a step in the installer, and you can go Next again, and it will no longer complain about your hardware.
Once the install is done make sure to install the Windows guest tools from spice-space.org... and then you'll get higher resolutions and improved performance.
Will this problem ever crop up again? I'm not sure but I can tell you it still worked after applying all of the available updates including a cumulative update. Good luck.