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Nox under Wine / Fedora 16

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

I decided to get Nox from gog.com

cd ~
mkdir .wine-nox
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-nox/ wine ~/setup_nox.exe
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-nox/ winecfg

and configure the wine desktop as exactly 1024×768

Start nox

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-nox/ wine ~/.wine-nox/drive_c/Program\ Files/GOG.com/NOX/NOX.EXE

After the intro go in to the settings and change the game screen size to 1024×768.

Now everything is running ūüôā

Nox Menu

Nox Screenshot

I created a bash script to start nox next time

#!/bin/bash
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-nox/ wine ~/.wine-nox/drive_c/Program\ Files/GOG.com/NOX/NOX.EXE

I created the desktop file ~/.local/share/applications/nox.desktop as this

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Encoding=UTF-8
Exec=/home/username/sbin/nox
Icon=/home/username/.wine-nox/drive_c/Program Files/GOG.com/NOX/NOX.ICO
StartupNotify=false
Categories=Game
Name=Nox
Comment=Nox

Additional info:

  • kernel 3.2.2-1.fc16.i686.PAE
  • wine 1.3.37

Enabling bootchart with Fedora 16

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

To install bootchart under fedora simply run

yum install bootchart

Once installed you simply need to enable a grub entry to call it.  You just need to add the init=/sbin/bootchartd string to the end of the kernel settings.

I actually copied the existing kernel entry and added it (incase I mistyped something)

title Fedora (3.1.6-1.fc16.i686.PAE) with bootchart
    root (hd2,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-3.1.6-1.fc16.i686.PAE ro root=/dev/md126 rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_LVM rd_NO_DM    LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 \
          KEYTABLE=de-latin1-nodeadkeys rhgb \
          quiet nouveau.modeset=0 rdblacklist=nouveau \
          init=/sbin/bootchartd
    initrd /initramfs-3.1.6-1.fc16.i686.PAE.img

Now when I reboot and select this grub entry a bootchart file is written to /var/log/bootchart.tgz

Then run the bootchart command to generate an image of the results.

Bootchart results from my fedora 16 installation