I think a lot of people would expect this feature in a racing sim, and it would surely add value. But looking at the current state of AI in LFS and the fact that the main focus of this product is online racing perhaps it would be more suitable for a community member to develop this feature using (local) Insim? Sure, the controls would not be truly integrated in the UI but the button interface can be made pretty intuitive.
That means I have a VPS available for a serious league/event to use.
It's located in Stockholm, Sweden.
Send me a PM with some info about your league/event if you are interested. It runs on Linux so it's unlikely I'll ever run .net applications locally, but it has "our own" insim application attached to it -- lurLFSd, if anyone remembers talk about that years ago. It has some neat features.
The server(s) may be used free of charge but we'll have to leave some sponsor messages in the welcome screen/whatever. No big deal.
The server(s) will remain online but if never attended TR or just want to ping the host its xrt.liveforspeed.se / 126.96.36.199.
Stop speculating and get some data! Play LFS with some gpu/cpu/ram monitoring tools running in the background such as MSI Afterburner or GPU-Z for GPU and the Resource Monitor (or the good old Task Manager) for CPU.
That's not the entire set of requests, but since this website appears to have it's cache setup properly loading a new page doesn't mean that every single resource has to be transferred again. I did a ctrl+f5 refresh before taking my screenshot, forcing a flush/refresh.
That looks normal. The 302 from facebook just means they've moved that resource for some reason.
Though, as Kid222 pointed out, if Firefox is that wonky on your computer it might be worth running through it with MBAM whatever anti-malware suite people use these days.
A very nice way to manage your bookmarks, if importing/exporting is too much hassle, is to use Firefox Sync. It pushes your stuff into "the cloud" and can be retrieved by another version of FF even if you decide to wipe your entire system at some point. It also allows syncing between devices (which is in fact a very nice feature regardless of this issue).
Exactly. I've switched computers so I'm now on Linux/Chromium rather than FF but here's a screenshot of the network requests so that you can compare. It's kinda hard to know exactly what to look for since the scenario that you're describing sounds a bit weird, but in my example every single request returns the status 200 (OK). What you are describing sounds like there are redirects going on so look for 301 or 302 codes. And again, remember to enable that preserve log thing.
Never ever noticed something like that here. Veeery likely something going on at your end (I even tried a (portable) version of v32 to verify).
Any particular reason as to why you are running such an old version of Firefox? I'd try a fresh install of Firefox, alternatively creating a new, clean profile.
If you want to debug this I suggest using the Network tab in the Developer Tools (F12) to try to find the request that is causing the redirect. You probably want to enable persistent logs though to make sure the previous request(s) remain available.
Actually it preceding sentence said "Install the package that allows you to test, calibrate and alter the configuration of your joystick/wheel", but I changed it to "Install the package that allows you to test, calibrate and alter the configuration of your input device (joystick as well as wheel)" and boldified it a bit.
Wow! Thanks for the summary and future plans! I had no idea.
"Noticed", huh? That's quite an understatement!
I'd love make it more general but I need to think a second about how to organize the topics to make sense across different distros without having duplicates of common instructions.
What to expect
Configure a game controller (except the installation of the "joystick" package, I guess (if it's even needed in all cases).
Increase process priority
Launch LFS from a headless environment
The rest is probably distro-specific.
Perhaps crate distro-specific sub-items under the "Basic setup" topic, ie:
2 Basic setup 2.1 Debian 2.1.1 Prepare your system ... 2.2 foo ...
Hmm, tricky. Probably should try to find a similar article on the Internet and see how they've got it organized.
I was thinking about covering Arch Linux but I bet the Arch users are the one's with the least need of help with stuff like this.
And oh, I forgot one important aspect: the configuration of input devices, primarily a Wheel. But I guess some people might be interested in gamepads, also.
I remember LTWheelConf but apparently that functionality has been implemented into the kernel (does anyone know what version?). If someone have setup a wheel in Linux recently I would not mind receiving some feedback on the matter.
I've got a G25 and a Xbox 360 Wireless Controller. I'll try to cover both.
Edit: Ok, my current kernel (3.16.7) had no problem identifying my G25 and wine+LFS picked it up nicely, too. Although I did not notice any force feedback before running ffcfstress (provided by the "joystick" package) to test the FF. But to be honest calling this "Force Feedback" is VERY kind -- "FORCE" seems more appropriate since the only effect I can notice is the centering spring. Is this all to be expected?
Edit: So since we're not able to use ltwheelconf anymore am I correct in assuming that ffset is the way to go for configuring gain and autocenter while range should be configured by editing /sys/module/hid_logitech/drivers/hid:logitech/*:*/range by hand? There is no one tool to rule them all?
Thanks Dygear for confirming that it works. Though if I remember correctly (I rarely use OSX) Winebottler has some options when setting up an application (such as creating a "portable" package). I'll have a look and will create the wiki articles tonight.
By the way, I mentioned Bootcamp in my previous post but I now realize that it was Homebrew I was thinking of. Does Mac users even use Homebrew for Wine or does everyone use Winebottler?
So we do have a wiki article describing how to run a LFS host on Linux but on the client side the information is heavily scattered across the forum. I think it's about time we put together a nice step-by-step guide on how to get going on Linux and OS X.
For brevity, the post was cleaned up. The articles have been created and exist on the wiki:
Since a lot of users are successfully running LFS with wine I guess this is not a "generic" lfs+wine error. Perhaps if you, in addition to your hardware specifications above, provide some more detailed information about your rig it'd be easier for people to assist you:
$ cat /etc/*-release $ uname -a $ wine --version $ glxinfo | grep -i "version" # Might not be relevant, but still ...
( ... And update post #1 ...)
PS: the re-calibration after "onBlur" occurs in Windows as well, IIRC.
If you're feeling adventurous perhaps try adjusting the kernel timer frequency. But LFS allegedly runs at 2000 hz so I'm not really sure if that would help? Unfortunately I highly doubt you'd be able to do that in userland. Either boot options or recompilation of the kernel.
Edit: or 100 hz?
But obviously I'm basically rambling here. Perhaps MadCatX could shed some light on this.
You might be able to find some useful info by running a whois query on the domain. The amount of information may be different depending on what the top level domain is (iirc .com domains provide more information that .nu domains, for example).
Where/how to issue the query also depends on what tld we're talking about, but .se domains, for example, I'd use LoopiaWHOIS, ie:
state: active domain: liveforspeed.se holder: xxxtho2888-00001 admin-c: - tech-c: - billing-c: - created: 2006-06-29 modified: 2015-05-12 expires: 2015-06-29 transferred: 2009-03-06 nserver: ns1.loopia.se nserver: ns2.loopia.se dnssec: signed delegation status: ok registrar: Loopia AB
In this example, the holder information "unfortunately" has been obfuscated ("holder: xxxtho2888-00001") by the registrar (registrar: Loopia AB).
For lfs.net (https://whois.loopia.se/lfs.net), on the other hand, we're able to find a lot more information:
Registry Tech ID: Tech Name: Victor van Vlaardingen Tech Organization: Live for Speed Tech Street: 16 Ladydown View Tech City: Tisbury Tech State/Province: Tech Postal Code: SP3 6LL Tech Country: GB Tech Phone: +44.1747123456
You should be able to use LoopiaWHOIS for any tld.
Additionally, if the domain has a SSL certificate you might be able to find even more information by looking at it's details:
For example we can see that the certificate for example.com has been registered to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (IANA) by DigiCert:
Edit: In Sweden, companies are required to provide their organizational number clearly on the website, which you could then use to find more information about the company (see second attachment). If a company does not provide their organizational number, or if it is at least not clear which the company is, I'd definitely consider it a dubious company and take my business elsewhere -- Obviously that might be different in other regions.
I did two courses of IKT (a year?) at uni some years ago (2007-2008 or 2008-2009). From what I can remember we did some PC hardware and networking, Web (HTML + CSS), Flash (ActionScript), video editing (Premiere) and a lot of literature studies, obviously. The practical bits very on a rather basic level, but you always learn something new, I guess. Plus if you've got more experience in an area, you have time to really dig into the nitty gritty bits of whatever you're working with.
I bet the curriculum has changed since then (I mean, who uses Flash nowadays?) If you don't know which way you're heading, use your time at uni to figure out where you wanna go. In IT, uni studies (theory) will only get you so far -- To ace any area, be it programming, server administration, creative work, whatever, you're gonna have to spend your free time to experiment and learn more. Always.
Once you find yourself spending the evenings and weekends doing something IT-related (NOT PLAYING GAMES!) there's a good chance you've found your calling.
That said, a few years down the line you may find that your "calling" changes (perhaps you did web development but suddenly realized you spent more time trying to break your own code -- Perhaps you should move into penetration testing or security then! Great news, that means it's time to learn something new!