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Old 30th September 2022, 08:11   #361  |  Link
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My desktop uses an nVidia card and it never had issues with Linux...
Uhmmm... but it's not a modern card, surely, is it? O_O
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Well the desktop was specifically designed and built to be compatible with XP, so it's a Geforce 700-series. Does that change anything?
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Well the desktop was specifically designed and built to be compatible with XP, so it's a Geforce 700-series. Does that change anything?
It does.
Anything older than 900 series will have the re-clock enabled. In other words, the GPU will run at its maximum possible speed just fine 'cause at the time NVIDIA wasn't being a *beep* (bad word starting with the letter "d") and didn't require everything to be signed to interact with the firmware.

I have a GTX 950, so no luck for me...
But yeah, the things I said above luckily don't apply to you.
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OK cool.

Going back to the subject of virtualization, isn't Virtualbox open-source? Someone should make a fork of it with a halfway decent virtualized GPU. Proper video scaling would also be nice so I'm not playing games in a 640x480 window on a 1600x1200 screen.
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Going back to the subject of virtualization, isn't Virtualbox open-source? Someone should make a fork of it with a halfway decent virtualized GPU. Proper video scaling would also be nice so I'm not playing games in a 640x480 window on a 1600x1200 screen.
It is open source, but it's not a matter of making a fork, it's a matter of writing drivers, so it's even easier.
For instance, take Windows 98SE.
It isn't officially supported by Virtualbox, so there aren't any Guest Addition, therefore, it technically shouldn't even run, but it does 'cause people wrote graphic drivers for it to interface with the default VBoxVGA.
In the same way, someone could just write an open source driver for Windows XP to use VBoxSVGA instead of VBoxVGA and it would work just fine.
Why hasn't anyone done it?
Well, 'cause 90% of users are moaners who don't contribute and the remaining 10% is almost entirely made by Linux devs, so...

I'd love to contribute, but writing a driver is far beyond my skills, so the only thing I do is testing and bug reporting...
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Well if we're going to write drivers, then we might as well just write ones that'll allow XP to run on modern bare metal.
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Well, I finally did it.
Got the impulse to chuck my last XP machine, 10 minutes later it was in the skip.
Damn, cant test any XP stuff anymore, maybe I shoulda thought of that, too late now
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Well, I finally did it.
Got the impulse to chuck my last XP machine, 10 minutes later it was in the skip.
Noooooooooooo

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cant test any XP stuff anymore
The XP lovers community just lost one of his most valuable members...
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I can probably pick up XP laptop for maybe £25.00 or not much more, and takes less space than massive tower case with lotsa drive bays.
Maybe I do dat.

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Nope, CEX, Cash Converters, and MorganComputers.co.uk, dont got none
Well I've got 3 broken XP laptops, maybe I fix one of them and chuck the others. [Thinkpad].
EDIT: And there is always the car boot sales, I aint been to one since Wimbledon Stadium car boot closed and
they built a housing estate on it [not the tennis place, dog, and motor cycle racing stuff].
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There's still quite a market for XP-compatible hardware. Never chuck anything. Sell it on eBay or craigslist.
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Nah, I dont ever bother selling anything, might dump stuff at charity shop though, but laptops broken.
Guy at end of street fixes computers/laptops, I might dump em on him.
e-bay, nope, never used it, refuse to have any doin's with paypal.
(No idea what craigslist is, please dont tell me )

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takes less space than massive tower case with lotsa drive bays.
At a car boot, I once saw a server case (I think, with only mother board and ginormous PSU) that I could easily have climbed inside and shut the door.
(mine was not as big a that)

EDIT: "ginormous", a cross between gigantic, and enormous.
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No idea what craigslist is, please dont tell me
It used to be a site where people would try to find other people to catch STDs from, but 99% of the ads would just be from bots collecting email addresses to sell to spammers. Then FOSTA/SESTA happened and now it's just for finding boring shit like houses and jobs.
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Windows 7 End of Support warning in Google Chrome

Since I have no intention to give up Windows 7 any time soon, this warning message ennoys me quite a bit. I found a REG entry in a German forum which disables this message:

Disable Chrome Win7 Warning.reg
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[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome]
"SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning"=dword:00000001

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Since I have no intention to give up Windows 7 any time soon, this warning message ennoys me quite a bit. I found a REG entry in a German forum which disables this message:

Disable Chrome Win7 Warning.reg
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome]
"SuppressUnsupportedOSWarning"=dword:00000001
Just stop using Gluegow's Chrome, then problem = solved

Windows 7 is much greater than Chrome.

If you really need or want a Chromium clone, then I recommend Opera or Vivaldi.
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Not sure if I understand you correctly, but all I want is to keep using Win7 together with Chrome without getting these annoying messages. I have no need for fancy chromium clones.
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I have no need for fancy chromium clones.
Then you shouldn't need Google Chrome as well.
But the registry trick is nice, of course.
Me too uses a similar registry trick to stop an annoying and useless splash message in the olde and goode Adobe Reader 11.
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Tanx mani, might come in useful one day (when I get sick of Firefox).
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