|gor - Sid is a very naughty boy! (Debian Unstable). All Debian releases are named after Toy Story characters.
I want to get this running as I have injured my back and am off work for 3-4 weeks and want to try to get Half-Life2 running to stop day time television driving me up the wall
The open source drivers do not work well with wine/crossover linux.
Must have been karma that led me to reply, because I suffer from back issues too, mainly spinal disc herniation. All I can say is that ibuprofen is my favorite drug. Wish I knew more and could help, but I just installed LM about two weeks ago, so my knowledge is limited, but if it were me wanting to play a semi-modern video game, I'd go Windows. I went Linux for HTPC and it is working out okay, but for gaming, I don't know, do people do that? You can get Win7 preinstalled on a suitable desktop, albeit a refurb, delivered for under $300 that will be adequate for HL2 from NewEgg
. Click on PCs & Laptops | Desktop PCs | Refurbished Desktop PCs and then in the left-hand column, under Brands click on Acer because Acer has the really good values. Right now I am salivating over this one
and this one
, The former (E-450) excels at low-wattage HTPC (processor's TDP=25w), while the latter (A4-3420) is your light-duty gamer PC. I swear if I had the space and the money I'd have a farm of twelve PC's in my house. I see deals like this and it drives me crazy. Of course this is why system builders can't make money, they get undercut by the big boys like NewEgg. It's why I don't even dream of selling systems to anybody. Well, I do dream, but the dreams stay in dreamland.
My desktop runs 64-bit Kubuntu 13.04, my htpc runs 64-bit Linux Mint Nadia Xfce, my answering machine runs 64-bit windows 7, and my laptop runs 64-bit Linux Mint Nadia KDE. Each seems suited to its purpose.