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Weekly Questions and Hardware Thread – October 23, 2019:

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Building computer for gma need help!:

I am building my grandma a new computer in 2 days time. She has a windows machine now that is well past its prime and is loaded with bullshit she doesnt need. She isnt good with computers and only uses it to play farmville and a few other games, check her stocks, and do online surveys for cash. She doesnt understand why she needs to buy a new windows license for the new machine. I tried to explain to her but you know how grandmas can be.. I was thinking that I would go linux with this build to offer a simpler more secure experience. Her machine now is riddled with anti virus programs that she simply doesnt need. Would linux be viable for her for playing farmville and browsing online? What distro would be the best that is the closest to windows 10? I have built many computers but never a linux machine any suggestions or opinions would be awesome! Thank you!

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New EnMasse Launcher Crashes in Wine (TERA Online):

Not really sure where else to post/ask about this.

During start up, it pops up the following error: “Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime error!

Program: c:\user…


  • not enough space for thread data”

Wine version 4.18-staging (though I’ve tried 4.18-devel, 4.16-staging, and some older 3.x staging versions with no change). Both with and without VC2010/VC2013 native and built-in. Windows version 7/8.1/10 made no difference (didn’t think it would).

Wine output below:

$ wine launcher.exe 000b:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 000b:fixme:winediag:start_process Wine Staging 4.18 is a testing version containing experimental patches. 000b:fixme:winediag:start_process Please mention your exact version when filing bug reports on 000f:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 000d:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 0012:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 0014:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 001b:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 001f:fixme:plugplay:build_report_descriptor Clamping joystick to 6 axis 001f:fixme:plugplay:pnp_manager_device_pnp Unhandled PnP request 0x7. 0025:fixme:thread:create_user_shared_data_thread Creating user shared data update thread. 002b:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x17dfefc (nil)): stub 0037:fixme:wininet:query_global_option INTERNET_OPTION_PER_CONNECTION_OPTION stub 0037:fixme:wininet:get_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform 0037:fixme:wininet:query_global_option INTERNET_OPTION_PER_CONNECTION_OPTION stub 0029:fixme:mountmgr:query_property Faking StorageDeviceProperty data 0009:fixme:heap:RtlSetHeapInformation 0x110000 0 0x32aa9c 4 stub 0009:fixme:heap:RtlSetHeapInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0 stub 0009:fixme:wininet:query_global_option INTERNET_OPTION_PER_CONNECTION_OPTION stub 0009:fixme:wininet:query_global_option INTERNET_OPTION_PER_CONNECTION_OPTION stub 0009:fixme:ntdll:EtwEventRegister ({d2d578d9-2936-45b6-a09f-30e32715f42d}, 0x100c1b10, 0x12be8d90, 0x12cbcc10) stub. 0009:fixme:nls:GetThreadPreferredUILanguages 00000038, 0x32ad3c, (nil) 0x32ad40 0009:fixme:nls:get_dummy_preferred_ui_language (0x38 0x32ad3c (nil) 0x32ad40) returning a dummy value (current locale) 0009:fixme:nls:GetThreadPreferredUILanguages 00000038, 0x32ad3c, 0x26ffc80 0x32ad40 0009:fixme:nls:get_dummy_preferred_ui_language (0x38 0x32ad3c 0x26ffc80 0x32ad40) returning a dummy value (current locale) 0009:fixme:winsock:WSALookupServiceBeginW (0x32ab60 0x00000ff0 0x32ab9c) Stub! [1022/] WSALookupServiceBegin failed with: 122 0009:fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0x32ace0, overlapped 0x2700bd0): stub 003e:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x480fb7c (nil)): stub 0009:fixme:win:RegisterDeviceNotificationW (hwnd=0x10066, filter=0x32acb4,flags=0x00000000) returns a fake device notification handle! 0009:fixme:win:RegisterDeviceNotificationW (hwnd=0x10066, filter=0x32acb4,flags=0x00000000) returns a fake device notification handle! 0042:fixme:ntdll:EtwRegisterTraceGuidsW (0x100cd550, 0x12cc1e78, {3dada31d-19ef-4dc1-b345-037927193422}, 1, 0x12be8dd0, (null), (null), 0x12cc1e90): stub 0042:fixme:ntdll:EtwRegisterTraceGuidsW register trace class {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 004e:fixme:heap:RtlSetHeapInformation 0x110000 0 0x32aa9c 4 stub 004e:fixme:heap:RtlSetHeapInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0 stub 004e:fixme:wininet:query_global_option INTERNET_OPTION_PER_CONNECTION_OPTION stub 004e:fixme:wininet:get_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform 004e:fixme:wininet:query_global_option INTERNET_OPTION_PER_CONNECTION_OPTION stub 004e:fixme:ntdll:EtwEventRegister ({d2d578d9-2936-45b6-a09f-30e32715f42d}, 0x100c1b10, 0x12be8d90, 0x12cbcc10) stub. 004e:fixme:ntdll:EtwRegisterTraceGuidsW (0x100cd550, 0x12cc1e78, {3dada31d-19ef-4dc1-b345-037927193422}, 1, 0x12be8dd0, (null), (null), 0x12cc1e90): stub 004e:fixme:ntdll:EtwRegisterTraceGuidsW register trace class {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 004e:fixme:gdi:GdiInitializeLanguagePack stub 0054:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x33bfefc (nil)): stub 0009:fixme:advapi:OpenEventLogW ((null),L"System") stub 0009:fixme:advapi:ReadEventLogA (0xcafe4242,0x00000009,0x00000000,0x5a74ae0,0x00010000,0x32e8b0,0x32e8ac) stub 0009:fixme:advapi:CloseEventLog (0xcafe4242) stub 0009:err:heap:HEAP_GetPtr Invalid heap (nil)! 0009:err:heap:HEAP_GetPtr Invalid heap (nil)! 0009:fixme:ver:GetCurrentPackageId (0x32cd18 (nil)): stub Terminated

Coincides with the HEAP_GetPtr error.

They disabled their older 2.x launcher today and forced everyone to their new one, so I can’t use that one in the meantime (not entirely true, but they also disabled 2.x’s ability to patch the game).

Is there any way around this? As a temporary work-around, I was trying to get it the new launcher working in VirtualBox, but it doesn’t apepar to play well with VBox’s shared folders stuff so it doesn’t scan/update the install.

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Anyone have a unofficial xbox 360 wired controller?:

I have one official microsoft xbox 360 wired controller and I love it. Never dies since it is wired, comfortable and durable. I searched online since I wanted to buy another one and the official Microsoft ones are so expensive since they are not being made anymore.

I did see many on amazon that are unofficial, but my two concerns are the quality and how they will work in Linux. The official xbox 360 wired controller is reconized as “Microsoft X-Box 360 pad” and it works out of the box. I would buy a unofficial wired controller if it is reconized as a “Microsoft X-Box 360 pad” in Linux and is not cheap, were the buttons will not stick, wear out and the joysticks are not stiff or are 4 way/8 way.

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Secure Programming HOWTO – Information on Creating Secure Software:

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Can’t Game on Linux:

Can't Game on Linux

so I’ve made a couple of pst here. A few people tried to help me but nothing seemed to work. I’m not even running a Windows game. CS: Go and other game open on my second monitor, which is low resolution. i selected my good monitor to be my primary monitor. Okay, I know i’ve tried putting it on windows mode and move it to the main screen but graphics seem to get a bit messed up since when i want to click on something i need to put my mouse about an inch above the icon i want to press in order for it to register. when i Alt Tab the game becomes even worse. screen gets all chopped up. i have to force close it. and once is already “ closed” i can still see CS: go like picture and can’t get rid of it. even if i click on something else it doesn’t bring it up. i close steam and well still there. i took a screenshot. screenshot is bad but seeing it from outside the screen is worse.

steam is already close and cs:go but somehow that happens. gets my computer all laggy as well. and i know that m computer is decent to run new games.

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How to Find Syntax Errors in the Apache Configuration file on Linux:

2DayGeek: This tutorial allows you to find syntax errors in the Apache configuration file on Linux.