TV looks better with HDR

But how is everything on the Apple TV in HDR? Does it have some kind of AI HDR feature? Cause I doubt Philo has HDR, not even 4k.

Do they make a HDMI extender over IP with HDR?

I killed SX OS

Black screen, doesn’t show the options, even when holding down volume. Guess it doesn’t like the ext4 partition, guess it can’t find the TXNAND partition, it’s in the exact same spot. Just not as big.

Gave Linux a label, still nothing, just shuts off.

How do I put a different payload on my dongle thing? It’s not the SX one. Can’t remember what it’s called.

Searching Nintendo Switch in my email doesn’t find it either. That’s a bummer. It doesn’t say anything on it.

SAMD Fusee Payload Launcher V2 that’s what it is.

How do I make a UF2 or whatever file without Windows? There’s some lame bat you can use, but that’s Windows. Do bats work in Wine? Nice, it’s not just a bat, there’s an exe, and the source code.

“gcc generatefw.c -o generatefw” that did the trick.

And Argon says no FAT filesystem found. Ran dosfsck, probably will have to copy everything off of it, and copy back, after formatting, what a pain in the ass.

Before copying everything, I’m going to delete the ext4 partition. Maybe moving the FAT partition after the ext4 would work. Probably not.

According to GBAtemp, it means there’s an issue with the slot. Barely used, and now the slot is dead.

Hard to believe the slot is bad. More like the resizing didn’t work, or it can’t find it because there’s two partitions, and a hidden one.

Deleted the Linux partition, still doesn’t work. That means the FAT partition is dead. Funny though, Linux can access everything on it.

156.8 GB worth of data to copy. I should probably backup the EmuNAND too, after this is done.

It’s only getting around 50 MB/s, that’s reading the drive. Just think how slow it’ll be to copy everything back.

I just want to see if Steam Link works on it, and then compare it to my HDMI extender over IP, see if it has any delay, or if that’s just how the game runs on the TV.

I’ll still use the extender over IP, it was almost $100. And I don’t have to run anything special on my computer to use it. It shows up just like a monitor.

Before copying everything, I’ll just put the payloads and Argon on it. To see if it can find the micro SD card.

Error 13 doesn’t always mean a bad SD slot. After formatting it, and with a new ext4 partition, Argon booted. Only Argon was on it, all the SD files.

It’ll take over an hour to copy everything back.

Computer sure is fast with Mate instead of Deepin

Deepin is still installed, I just don’t login with that desktop environment.

I wonder how fast Linux Mint is. I’m to lazy to switch though, that requires reinstalling everything.

Probably has an older kernel. You could get a newer kernel, but that requires doing more then updating. At least it does in Ubuntu, and Linux Mint might be based on Ubuntu, I think it was at some point.

Use Gentoo, that’s probably faster then Manjaro, if you compile with optimizations.

Well, waiting for Gparted to finish shrinking the FAT32 partition on my Switch’s SD card is boring. Think I’ll play Saints Row: The Third, and hope my computer doesn’t crash. That’ll require restoring my backup to my SD card. The EmuNAND might survive, it’s on a “hidden” partition. Oh wait, I have some demos I need to check, make sure the signatures are good.

Also need to download a newer version of Hekate, so I can boot Linux with it.

Isn't that how America works?

Everybody does everything for you? I thought that’s what being American meant.

The US will need to get immigrants, so they can do everything for Americans. To bad Trump, hates non Americans. He has Hitler like thinking.

They've been repairing computers for 20 years, and it took them a while to learn to use a Linux terminal?

That’s sad. Linux terminal is easy, and I have zero issues using any Linux distro.

Anyone know why VMware Workstation Player is super slow? Trying to change my remote config. Looks like it just froze.

Well, VMware Workstation Player might be the worst virtualization software. Should see if VirtualBox works better.

Is there a universal remote that you can configure from Linux? There’s a way to configure the Logitech Harmony remote in Linux, but I’m lazy.

You know what’s hard to use? The Window command prompt. The only Linux command that I know works, is cd. And it uses a backwards slash instead of a forward slash. Pain in the ass.

Cheese and sausage English Muffins

Would probably be better with eggs on it too. But I’m to lazy to cook eggs, that means cleaning the stove and burners.

The breakfast sausage patties are fully cooked frozen ones.

L4T Ubuntu

New Linux distro for the Switch, it’s based on NVIDIA’s distro for their Tegra.

So there’s hardware acceleration.

Does the battery get messed up like first Linux distros for it?

Guess I didn’t need a HDMI extender. Except, I like having the TV connected as a display, no special software needed, except for on the extender.

Downloading it, in case I get unlazy and put it on my Switch. That means taking the micro SD card out of my unused Raspberry Pi Zero.

It does mess up the clock in the Switch OS.

Clock gets messed up in horizon

Somebody on GBAtemp claims Steam isn’t for ARM Linux. The Steam Link app is, don’t know if it works on the Switch though, works on the Raspberry Pi.

And they said the battery will be fine. Somebody also asked, if you can just copy the files to an ext4 partition, you can, just mount the img file, and copy, you need to copy the files on partition 1 to the FAT32 partition too.

Oh yeah, and apparently the Switch does 4k in Linux, probably only 30 Hz, because of the HDMI version. My HDMI switch doesn’t do 4k.

Why is it moving it to the left? I might be restoring my EmuNAND backup.

Saints Row: The Third is out for the Switch? Maybe somewhere else.

Ha, it’s going to take over an hour to shrink the partition.

Linux is copied to the ext4 partition, and the stuff to boot on the FAT32 partition. Updating RetroArch, then I’ll see if Linux works. Does it support WPA enterprise?


Don't use a HDMI audio extractor with a HDMI extender over IP

Adds audio delay. Didn’t notice that before. Might add input lag too.

It would be better, for the extender to have a audio extractor.

Sometime after I wake up, I’ll unhook the audio extractor, and change the remote config again. Don’t really need music on the TV soundbase anyways. Use the ZVOX, or listen to nothing.

I did get multiple screens, to launch steam, I just run “DISPLAY=:0.1 steam” and it opens on the TV.

Section “ServerLayout”
    Identifier     “ Configured”
    Screen      0  “Screen0” 0 0
    Screen      1  “Screen1” LeftOf “Screen0”
    Option “AutoAddGPU” “false”

Option “RandR” “off”


Section “Monitor” Identifier “DisplayPort-0” VendorName “Monitor Vendor” ModelName “Monitor Model” Option “Primary” “true” EndSection

Section “Monitor” Identifier “HDMI-A-0” VendorName “Monitor Vendor” ModelName “Monitor Model” EndSection

Section “Device” Identifier “AMDGPU” Driver “amdgpu” Option “AccelMethod” “glamor” Option “DRI” “3” EndSection

Section “Device” ### Available Driver options are:- ### Values: : integer, : float, : “True”/“False”, ### : “String”, : “ Hz/kHz/MHz”, ### : “%” ### [arg]: arg optional #Option “SWcursor” # [] #Option “kmsdev” # #Option “ShadowFB” # [] #Option “AccelMethod” # #Option “PageFlip” # [] Option “ZaphodHeads” “DisplayPort-0” #Option “DoubleShadow” # [] Identifier “Card0” Driver “amdgpu” Option “DRI” “3” #BusID “PCI:27:0:0” BusID “PCI:28:0:0” Screen 0 EndSection

Section “Device” ### Available Driver options are:- ### Values: : integer, : float, : “True”/“False”, ### : “String”, : “ Hz/kHz/MHz”, ### : “%” ### [arg]: arg optional #Option “SWcursor” # [] #Option “kmsdev” # #Option “ShadowFB” # [] #Option “AccelMethod” # #Option “PageFlip” # [] Option “ZaphodHeads” “HDMI-A-0” #Option “DoubleShadow” # [] Identifier “Card1” Driver “amdgpu” Option “DRI” “3” #BusID “PCI:27:0:0” BusID “PCI:28:0:0” Screen 1 EndSection

Section “Screen” Identifier “Screen0” Device “Card0” Monitor “DisplayPort-0” SubSection “Display” Viewport 0 0 Depth 1 EndSubSection SubSection “Display” Viewport 0 0 Depth 4 EndSubSection SubSection “Display” Viewport 0 0 Depth 8 EndSubSection SubSection “Display” Viewport 0 0 Depth 15 EndSubSection SubSection “Display” Viewport 0 0 Depth 16 EndSubSection SubSection “Display” Viewport 0 0 Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection

Section “Screen” Identifier “Screen1” Device “Card1” Monitor “HDMI-A-0” SubSection “Display” Viewport 0 0 Depth 24 EndSubSection EndSection

xorg.conf stuff that matters. Might not need the AMDGPU part, and probably don’t need the “AutoAddGPU”.

I may or may not change the refresh rate, I’d have to look up the option to do so. Before the input lag got worse, I managed to fly a plane without crashing. Jumped out onto a roof, but when jumping off the roof, I clicked X instead of Y, so no parachute, and I died.

The trick is ZaphodHeads and to change one of the cards to Card1, if you copy and paste. Don’t do what the reverse engineered open source NVIDIA driver says to do, they say to use HDMI-0, without the A, that doesn’t work.

I commented out the AMDGPU device, not the driver, the one identified as that. X still works, haven’t turned the TV on, but I can move the mouse to the TV.

Mate has one serious flaw

Pauses my music when locking the screen. So if you are taking a dump, once the computer automatically locks the screen, the music stops.

I thought it was doing the skipping thing, nope it never came back. Until I unlocked my computer.

Good luck solving the problem, Google is 100% useless, as usual.

Don’t see any setting to change, maybe there is one in a text file somewhere.

Looks like it isn’t when it locks. When it shuts the screen off.

Not a Linux problem. If you blank the screen, the HDMI over IP adapter, the audio gets shutoff. Think it’s still playing, just can’t hear it.

If only the other monitor had it’s own DISPLAY.

Can’t get it on a separate screen. Google is useless, that is the old way of doing it.

30 Hz reduces input lag, problem is, mirroring the displays, and my monitor doesn’t do 30 Hz, the lowest is 50 Hz. Oh well, at least 50 Hz is slightly better.

To lazy to figure out the name of Saints Row, what develspie would see. The command to show the programs, doesn’t show Saints Row.

Does monitor calibration work with HDMI over IP?

Probably not, it says the TV is 22”, it shows the HDMI over IP thing, says “LKV 22”“.

That would be the easiest way to get the colors better. I’ll enjoy the shitty colors, I’m to lazy to do anything about it.

Buy a new TCL TV, one of the more expensive models, they might have good default settings. Or a different brand, like Vizio. But I like Roku TVs.

Use an HDMI audio extractor, and you get music on your TV soundbase without using Airplay.

If the game isn't playable in Linux then it isn't worth playing

Either natively or with Wine/Proton/etc. Using a VM for Windows isn’t worth it. That’s why I took one video card out of my computer, the one not as good.

VMware Workstation Player is kind of useless for games, doesn’t support newer DirectX. I’ll use it for my Logitech remote software, and iTunes.

I can play non Linux games on my PS4, and Switch. No need to fiddle with Windows.

Don’t know why people love Windows so much. If more people played games in Linux, more games might be for Linux. There’s more Linux games now then there use to be.

No wonder sound doesn’t work with the HDMI audio extractor, the Monoprice HDMI switch isn’t on. Got to change the config for the remote again. And it works now.

That's a good way to wake up earlier

Needing to take a dump. I started farting at some point in the morning. I got up shortly after the second alarm.

I should go to bed early, so I can get at least 15 hours of sleep.

Her work is also more important then family

And it was also her idea to make dinner. So she should complain to herself.

I’d probably be skinny if I didn’t eat at her house.

Family is only important if it isn’t me. Surprised she didn’t put me up for adoption, she probably tried, but nobody wanted me.

There's a runny dump

As soon as I sat on the Jonny, the shit was coming out.

Was that from the food today or yesterday? Might of been the vegetables on the pizza I ate yesterday. If you don’t eat vegetables, and then eat a bunch, you might take a runny dump.

Looks like 4k HDMI extenders over IP aren't $500

Some of them are $500 or more, but there’s cheap ones too. One of them, somebody asked if it supported 2560x1440, which is my resolution, and they said it didn’t. I wonder if that’s really the case. Well, I don’t know if my TV supports that anyways.

No idea why they’d cripple it, let it support 4k, but not 1440p.

One of them said something about a gigabit switch, so it might not be limited to 100 Mbps.

She would be perfectly happy if she never spoke or saw me again

Her ex is more important then anybody else. Most people don’t continue talking to their ex, after they divorce them.

She’ll also make you angry, as she has an anger problem. Almost anything will piss her off.

Calling her when her ex is at her house, will piss her off. And she wonders why I get mad when he calls her when I’m in her vehicle. Just returning the favor.

PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch – Black

If the damn controller is acting like one of the sticks is stuck to the right, so you can’t do anything really, turn it off and on again. I pulled a battery.

The sync button is the small button, not the big button on the bottom, had to look at the user manual to figure that out.

I was just making sure it works. To early to play it right now, there’s Aliens in it, that might mess with my dreams.

Oh yeah, the instructions says it requires firmware 6.0.0 or newer. That happens to be what my EmuNAND is.

I guess that’s the other thing Nintendo will do, make new accessories work only with newer firmware. If they can make CFW not work, then no new accessories for you or me.

It feels light, that’s probably a good thing though. Your wrists won’t get sore.

I could of got the official Pro controller for $59, slightly less on their site. Or maybe it went slightly up.

The PowerA was only a dollar or so more then on Amazon.

Steam Controller latency

There’s higher latency if I plug it directly into my hub. Probably interference from the monitor.

Clicking the dpad buttons, would have a delay when plugged directly into the hub. Using a two port USB hub, solved it. It’s farther away from the monitor.

gofanco 395ft 1080p HDMI Extender Over IP Kit

It works with powerline adapters. Might be a slight delay when moving my mouse on my computer. Or maybe it’s just laggy.

Need to open a game to see if that works. Got sound to work, either rebooting, or setting amdgpu.dc to 1 did the trick.

Now I need to plug my Monoprice switch into the HDMI audio extractor, so I don’t need the TV on to play music. But I’m lazy, and that requires reprogramming the remote.

Also got the PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch - Black at Walmart. Didn’t take it out of the box yet. Their site said a different seller for that controller, but shows in the results for store pickup today.

You can use devilspie to open stuff on the TV. Except, Steam won’t open on the TV, with that, but the big picture mode shows up on the TV with devilspie. Don’t really need the non big picture on it anyways. Use xwininfo to get the geometry, move a window to the TV, run that command, and click on it.

I can’t provide links, that’s illegal, according to Amazon. Probably mentioning their name on my blog is also illegal. I’ll enjoy wiping my ass with the cease and shit letter.

If I leave the ethernet cables in them, it might kill my network, it’s constantly sending video from my computer to the other one.

The colors might be wrong on the TV. The background looks different on my monitor.

How do you open games on it? It opens on my monitor. And the latency looks to be pretty bad in the Steam big picture mode.

Is there any way to decrease the input lag? Lowering the resolution doesn’t help enough. Or maybe if you lower the system resolution it works, just lowering the game’s resolution doesn’t help enough.

Didn’t think about input lag when buying it. I might be to lazy to send it back.

I changed it to mirroring, to get the computer on the TV. Does that cause input lag? Might be the port it’s plugged into on the TV.

Want to reduce the lag? Plug an ethernet cable from one box to the other, don’t use IP. Can you update the firmware on it? Also, is it only operating at 100 Mbps? If so, that could be part of the problem.

Looks like only 100 Mbps, unless that’s the wrong port.

Why is it 100 Mbps only? I forced it to 1000 Mbps on the switch, now it has no network connection.

You can upgrade the firmware, go to it’s IP address. The only download is the manual.

There’s a bad review that mentions latency.

They comment saying the lag isn’t normal. That means it might be the powerline adapters. I’d rather it be the switch over there. I should plug a long cable into my main switch, but that requires adding the only open port to the VLAN.

Probably the powerline adapter, the latency will be at least 4-5ms. But that should be fine for me, what is my monitor’s latency? Could be more, it’s not a gaming monitor.

I did change the ethernet cable, to one of the newer cables. Just bypassed the other switch, plugged the powerline directly into it. If that works, I probably need a new switch over there.

Not as bad, and even after plugging it back into the switch for the TV stuff. Might still replace the switch, as a separate VLAN for it, could make it even better.

It’s playable now. Just controller lag, the stupid dpad isn’t responding very well. Driving is in slow motion or something. It does the same on the monitor, just more annoying/unpleasant on the TV. V-Sync is off. On foot is fine.

Since it’s only 100 Mbps, I’ll keep them on 247. If there was an off button, I might use that.

That’s some serious compression, HDMI can be much faster then 1000 Mbps. The Steam Link is probably better, except, then your computer has to do the compressing part. This acts just like a monitor.

I also changed the HDMI version for the port it’s using to 1.4.

I didn’t think it would work at all, because of the powerline adapters. No idea if a better HDMI extender over IP would have any less input lag.

I won’t buy a 4k HDMI extender over IP, my TV looks worse then my monitor. I’m to lazy to change the settings. My monitor is either 22” or 24”, it’s a BenQ, expensive for it’s size, $220 or $230. I was sick of shitty monitors, so I bought another BenQ, colors look the same on both sides of the monitor. I figured out BenQ is better, cause I have an old one, that I’ll never get rid of, it’s a backup monitor.

If only BenQ made TVs, they do make projectors, maybe I should buy one.