Fixing Fedora

Well I finally figured out how to fix the X.org issue with running Fedora 23 under VirtualBox, where you can't install the vbox driver for video. This limits the VM to a max of 1024x768. The fix is to downgrade the x.org drivers to F22's version.

sudo dnf --showduplicates --allowerasing --releasever=22 downgrade xorg-x11-server-Xorg

This will roll the packages back. Note, after you do this, dnf/yum upgrade will reinstall the F23 packages. To prevent this, edit /etc/dnf/dnf.conf and add the following line at the end\

exclude=xorg-x11-*

Then reinstall the VirtualBox drivers as usual, and you should get your normal options for screen size back. Eventually there will be an update for VirtualBox to fix this, but until then we've got this.

Friday Frights

Friday night of 'classic' horror movies. First the original 'Poltergeist'. Oh wow, this movie is a poster child for bad parenting decisions from the 80's. But the creepy bits and the effects hold up well enough. I'm still amazed that with all the horror elements it got a PG rating. More movies today need skeletons leaping out at leads. 3 out 5 disinterred bodies up.

I've now moved on to one of the scariest movies, period. 'The Exorcist'. Ooh, they just started 'Tubular Bells', now that's a theme song. (Plus I like Mike Oldfield in general). Downside, I forgot about the scene with Father Damien's mother in the hospital...that stirred up some unpleasant memories. At least it was a short scene, and now on to to the possession warm up. No pea soup yet. But that will be soon.

On non-horror movie side, I'm doing the usual Friday VM updates, and I've finally fixed Cthylla's dual boot set, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10's last beta, with the usual Mate desktop. Mostly it's just to see how well things run on that hardware, with the idea that if Dagon ever bites the dust, I'll be able to swap over with minimum headache. Also, if I end up getting a fancy monitor, the video card on Cthylla supports a 2560x1440 display. That would be shiny, once I was gainfully employed again. But that's just future thoughts.

Otherwise I'm wandering on Wikipedia. Somehow I went from 'The Exorcist' to all the variations of Christian Tribulations, to Zoroastrianism, to pre Indo-European religion and culture (currently on the Kurgan hypothesis . Amazing how I go all over the place. I love the internet. I also have up the alleged exorcism that Blatty based his novel on, but I haven't started reading. I may just bookmark it for later, depending on how late I stay up.

Ok, pea soup was had. Gah, poor Father Damien, he looks like hell. Not even going to mention how rough Regan/Pazuzu looks. Ooh, the old priest just showed, and he's taking no shit.

Ok, that's enough of a post I guess. I guess I'll call it. Going to finish 'The Exorcist', then I'll decide if I'm staying up later or not. Still have about 30 more min, and it's the big finale. And it might be good to end on a high note...or if I stay up, I'll change gears and watch something utterly different. Catch you all later.