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by Commander_X
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Oolite-Linux
Topic: Help Install on MX Linux, please
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: Help Install on MX Linux, please

[...] I've run out of options, as far as I can think, at this stage. [...] but I do most of my work in Linux, because I hate L0$e-doze, and rebooting back and forth is just not going to cut it for me. [...] Being myself a "Windows cutter" lately, I can hear you about desperation (although most of t...
by Commander_X
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Oolite-Linux
Topic: Help Install on MX Linux, please
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: Help Install on MX Linux, please

[... ] I don't know if it might be part of the problem, or useful at all, but Nvidia drivers don't work for me on Linux. I have an ASUS i7 ROG laptop with an Nvidia GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5), but using the onboard Intel Graphics 630. [...] Whew, this looks like an "Optimus" dual graphics hardware setup....
by Commander_X
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Oolite-Linux
Topic: Help Install on MX Linux, please
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: Help Install on MX Linux, please

To be honest, I didn't install from the package in a long time, and I don't really know the layout of the installed application very well (I'm mostly running self compiled trunk). Did you run the installation as root, but are trying to run it as a different user, by any chance? Because it seems you ...
by Commander_X
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Oolite-Linux
Topic: Help Install on MX Linux, please
Replies: 10
Views: 151

Re: Help Install on MX Linux, please

When you say "autopackage", is it from Oolite site download page, or is it from your Linux distribution packaging repositories?

You can also check in your $HOME/.Oolite/Logs/Latest.log to see if 1. is created and/or 2. has some more insight on what's happening.
by Commander_X
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Replies: 1084
Views: 293648

Re: Introduce Yourself.

[...] But the queuing system seems pointless - more realistic but adds nothing to game play and you have to keep an eye on the screens to find out when you get clearance, so no chance to make a cup of tea. You can always disable it by selecting "Docking Clearance Protocol: Off" in your menu. You'll...
by Commander_X
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5130
Views: 628062

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Star Trek Deep Space 9, season 3 episode 22 -- Explorers -- captain Sisko and his son re-enact a solar sail trip.
by Commander_X
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5130
Views: 628062

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

From The Black Hole, those 'moonbuggies' on rails ? :) #4 "The Stone", a 290km-long (and then some …) asteroid ship in Greg Bear’s Eon . Internal travel requires aircraft (and "tuberiders", when things start to get stretched). #5 All yours big D! P.S. Two other examples I had in mind were Excalibur...
by Commander_X
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5130
Views: 628062

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I'm pretty sure that the aliens in Independence Day used some sort of shuttle inside the big saucers, but they also carried fleets of attack ships so I may have mistaken them for an internal transport system - I'm really not going to watch the bloody thing again to check! They might had, but, the c...
by Commander_X
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5130
Views: 628062

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cody wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:37 am
[...] but I don't recall any shuttles.
Although I wouldn't be able recall ( ;) ), I also couldn't find any mention of such, besides the "skybike" smuggled aboard. Sorry!
Disembodied wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:57 am
A Culture General Systems Vehicle[...]
#1
spud42 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:18 am
Lexx had those bug shuttles [...]
#2
by Commander_X
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5130
Views: 628062

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:48 pm
[...] The metaphorical ball is in your proverbial court!
Roger that!

Another "fives": big space ships that needed shuttling inside their hulls. Stations (as opposed to ships) and elevators (inside ships) don't count.
One per sci-fi franchise (books, games, movies, TV series, etc.).
by Commander_X
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5130
Views: 628062

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Star Trek series also had such examples. I'd still come with a movie out of the series, Star Trek First Contact.
by Commander_X
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5130
Views: 628062

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Stargate SG-1 had some episodes. The last event in the SG-1 franchise, Stargate Continuum (2008) was mainly a time traveling story.
by Commander_X
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5130
Views: 628062

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I'll go with the journalist that appeared in all the initial Mass Effect trilogy episodes: Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani.
by Commander_X
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5130
Views: 628062

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

(Just re-reading:) Didonians referred to as Heesh (three entities, a sort of rhino, monkey, and bird -- krippo, noga, ruka - connected to form a higher intelligent entity than the sum of the parts) in The Rebel Worlds by Paul Anderson?
Jabba the Hutt ?
by Commander_X
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5130
Views: 628062

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK … name five intelligent alien species who are, on a human scale, very large. For the avoidance of doubt this means at least twice the height and/or mass of an adult human being, and by "intelligent" I mean able to hold conversations, discuss abstract ideas, etc. Bonus points if they're technolog...