Linux Gaming

Which linux distro are you using Ganker friends?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Arch. I've either repressed the horror of my early experience since I deliberately tackled PCI passthrough first or it just werks.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    KDE edition of Fedora, although it's worth noting that people tend to talk about/focus on distros too much. The choice of distribution realistically doesn't impact your ability to play games (or run any other software for that matter), it's about update model, bundled default software, setting defaults, etc. I'm currently using Fedora (coming from Arch) because it's well-maintained and I think its point release model with bleeding edge software hits the right balance between stability and getting updates quickly. And, well, I have something of a soft spot to Red Hat/Fedora, seeing as that my first distro was Red Hat 6 back in 2000.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do you trust RedHat with your privacy anon?

      EndeavourOS

      I heard about EndeavourOS, it sounds good, but its still Arch, seems like a pita to mantain

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What is there to trust? It's free/open source software that is at least in principle checkable for deliberate backdoors and the like, and while I don't personally vet the packages, I trust the procedure of Fedora Project at least as much as most other distributions (more than, say, Manjaro, that has no known history of malfeasance but does have a history of lax security procedure). If anything, Fedora is more security-oriented than other mainstream-distros (indeed, I've disabled security features like SELinux). The link that I would trust the least is 3rd-party package repositories (RPMFusion), which on Fedora are more mandatory than some other distributions due to their policy against including non-free software, but then, I generally have enough trust on these sort of sources to not blindly but fairly haphazardly install software from AUR, PPAs, custom ebuilds, etc.

        Like, I would not trust Red Hat use their influence not to shit up projects like GTK/Gnome (STILL no icon view with file previews for their file picker), but as far as privacy goes, I'm unconcerned. If I WAS concerned about Red Hat, I'd have to be concerned about the bulk of the software stack I'm using no matter the distribution, because Red Hat employees are the main contributors for a lot of them.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >KDE edition of Fedora, although it's worth noting that people tend to talk about/focus on distros too much.

      Update model is the major caveat there. It's possible to work around a distros update model but it's way less of a PITA to just pick one which suits you in the first place.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    EndeavourOS

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same. It just works

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same. It just works

      Ganker trannies seething. It's literally Arch for non autistic people.

      https://i.imgur.com/Km6ugF1.png

      Which linux distro are you using Ganker friends?

      For gaming try Holo ISO first, only reason being it comes preinstalled with everything you need for gaming. Otherwise you'll have to install a bunch of packages like mesa, Steam and the Liberation font which was a bit boring to me.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That sounds very tempting I gotta say

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Ganker trannies seething. It's literally Arch for non autistic people.
        More like Arch for people who can't read, a.k.a Linus.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >More like Arch for people who can't read
          the main problem with installing Arch is hunting down all the additional shit you need to install and configure to get some sane defaults in terms of your DE, or even sometimes for the WM
          I can't be bothered looking into all of that garbage, theming is fucking terrible

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >the main problem with installing Arch is hunting down all the additional shit you need to install and configure to get some sane defaults in terms of your DE, or even sometimes for the WM
            It's..not that hard. Apart from the point of Arch being that you literally install exactly what you want, things like archinstall literally fucking guide you to getting a base system with DE up and running in less than five minutes. You run arch derivatives like Manjaro/Endevaour/Garuda and you should wave the right to complain about any problems that you have.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I never said it's hard, but it's annoying and I am far too lazy to deal with it. I don't care about the theme that much to spend time on it but I do care if the default is objectively shit. Most of my experience, however, is from before archinstall was a thing, back then I tended to prefer Architect which was about the same thing but had a decent setup.
              I don't use the derivatives such as Manjaro (they do their own patches and theming which breaks, also lol expired SSL) or Endeavour (the Calamares installer is the worst fucking thing I have ever used and I have never been able to install a distro with it), too many flaws and changes.
              I tried archinstall a week ago and it botched a sway installation, although that also could be due to Wayland being a steaming pile of shit and not running properly in a VM. Then again, I did get it to run sway in Fedora, curious

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I tried archinstall a week ago and it botched a sway installation
                Sway is a bit iffy regardless
                >that also could be due to Wayland being a steaming pile of shit and not running properly in a VM
                That's most likely the reason. Most of the time you have to install specific VM packages/patches in tty to even boot properly into X or a Wayland setup.
                >Then again, I did get it to run sway in Fedora, curious
                The only two distros I'd recommend to anyone are Fedora and pure Arch. Maybe Artix if your a schizo. Fedora because it embodies all of the philosophies behind Debian but isn't outdated shit, and Arch because of how flexible/minimal it is.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Most of the time you have to install specific VM packages/patches in tty to even boot properly into X or a Wayland setup.
                maybe, who knows, it installed some other DE I tried just fine but sway was completely broken. On Fedora I just installed the GNOME version to make sure it has wayland and then got sway up and running in few minutes. Only problem is that Firefox completely kills the performance of the whole wm even with their snowflake MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND flag.
                I need to get off the VMs and just install it properly already. Need to get a 2nd GPU for passthrough first though

                >help
                consult the arch wiki
                [...]
                >Read installation guide on the wiki
                >Follow up by skimming the general recommendations that are linked at the end of the article
                >Maybe get some external recommendations from Ganker and its wiki
                That's pretty much it.

                Yes, I know, I've read all of it multiple times. I'm still lazy and very indecisive about such things

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >it's not that hard
              But it's extremely boring.

              That sounds very tempting I gotta say

              11h later, I'd say it's the best bet to know if it works, although installing Proton-GE is harder on SteamOS than regular Linux. Either way, Endeavour is the way to go for regular stuff. Better than ArcoLinux and all the other Arch Linux installers, to be honest.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >installing Proton-GE is harder on SteamOS than regular Linux
                Is there really an easier method than ProtonUp-Qt?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Didn't you have to be on the Preview channel?

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm on fedora now. Thinking about trying steamOS

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    openSUSE Tumbleweed with KDE

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      have you ever had any problem with the small amount of packages anon?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Small? I updated like 4 days ago and there are already another 500 packages waiting for updates.

        But no, never ran into a situation where i "lacked" something.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I have, Jellyfin is not in the official repos, OpenSnitch is no there too,(not using someones /home directory from OBS),

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not him but everything not in the main repo or packman, I could find in OBS.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have, Jellyfin is not in the official repos, OpenSnitch is no there too,(not using someones /home directory from OBS),

        use docker and stop running servers on bare metal

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Small? I updated like 4 days ago and there are already another 500 packages waiting for updates.

      But no, never ran into a situation where i "lacked" something.

      A fellow lizardmen. But how do you get only 500 updates within 4 years, when I get about 2000 in a few months?

      Slackware.

      Wow. It has steam package by default?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        500 every few days. Mostly repo changes though

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Wow. It has steam package by default?
        not by default, but a package does exist.
        https://slackbuilds.org/repository/15.0/games/steam/

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Artix

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      hi fellow artix chad

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I put Mint on my grandma's ancient laptop and now my niece uses it for school.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SteamOS on my main gaming machine (steam deck)
    Kubuntu on my desktop.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They moved me to q3, getting one this month or the next

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, the production speed sucks. I got the mid-tier model around 2 months ago.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Slackware.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got Ubuntu via WSL, does that count?

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I double boot Manjaro for general use and windows for gaming and webm making
    What'd be a good replacement for Windows ? SteamOS ?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >For webm making
      Why? just use https://github.com/ekisu/mpv-webm
      Hell, I use this on windows PCs now in place of Webm for Retards now that VP9 support is a thing.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Hell, I use this on windows PCs now in place of Webm for Retards now that VP9 support is a thing.
        VP9/two pass support is broken in that script and the original creator is gone. Can't tell if it's a MPV or FFPMEG problem because apparently MPV interfaces with FFMPEG in some weird way otherwise it would have been fixed by now. I've been using the script for the past couple of years because it's handy but it has it's quirks.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wtf I love Sithis now

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how did you mod skyrim on Linux anon?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://github.com/rockerbacon/modorganizer2-linux-installer

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        curious of this as well, been thinking about doing another playthrough and was gonna try on linux but i need my QOL mods like SKYUI, I'm mostly curious how to get the script extender working

        You can also run the newest version of vortex installer with wine

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No one cares, but I wanna reply to myself just to emphasize. I run vortex installer with a wine64 prefix with lutris. After it's installed, the installer just works as the startup exe.
          You can mod Bethesda games on linux. Though for script extender I was recommended this for making steam launch the script extender loader with the start button
          https://github.com/frostworx/steamtinkerlaunch

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how did you mod skyrim on Linux anon?

      curious of this as well, been thinking about doing another playthrough and was gonna try on linux but i need my QOL mods like SKYUI, I'm mostly curious how to get the script extender working

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm mostly curious how to get the script extender working
        script extender works fine, there's no problems with it.
        Things like FNIS, Bodyslide, LOOT are also works. What is not working is Sculpt tab in racemenu, so you couldn't load custom faces for your character.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >FNIS
          Is nemesis still being used? I thought Nemesis was the new kid in town

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I dunno, mods I used had FNIS in dependencies

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Okay I'm quitting Windows 11 and installing EndeavourOS, will you guys help me if I have some problems?
    I have an RTX 2080 Super and an i9 9900K, will there be hardware related issues? I'm guessing emulators run fine right?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >will you guys help me if I have some problems
      Not a good mindset. Only get into Linux if you don't mind looking up things yourself and following instructions

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you want my advice is take your time to get to know things, don't expect to figure it all out in 1 day

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      are you also transitioning? don't forget to dilate!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        but it hurts so much anon

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >help
      consult the arch wiki

      >More like Arch for people who can't read
      the main problem with installing Arch is hunting down all the additional shit you need to install and configure to get some sane defaults in terms of your DE, or even sometimes for the WM
      I can't be bothered looking into all of that garbage, theming is fucking terrible

      >Read installation guide on the wiki
      >Follow up by skimming the general recommendations that are linked at the end of the article
      >Maybe get some external recommendations from Ganker and its wiki
      That's pretty much it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >will you guys help me if I have some problems?
      one of the hidden benefits of moving to linux is you learn self suffiency, and how to google solutions to things and help yourself.
      This is a mindset linux will instill upon you that will improve your life in other places than just computing.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      dont fall for the linux meme
      there are trannies here that think its funny to break your pc and wipe your data

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Are you a complete retard?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        As long as they don't type
        >sudo rm -rf /
        which is the equivalent of deleting system32 for linux, they'll be fine, we're not trying to break their PC, they will do that to themselves if they don't properly look up installation tutorials.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's much worse than deleting system32, because it also deletes all your personal files instead of only fucking up the OS.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        good morning sir! as long as linux users redeem needful backup of data, bastard bich will be okay

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >2080 Super
      Thats going to be your only issue. There are tons of issues with nvidia, not because lol linux sucks, but because nvidia fucking sucks.
      Wayland is basically not doable unless you use the latest release of gnome.
      Multiple monitor refresh rate is hit or miss, I personally can't get it to work properly under X, but some can.
      VRR is completely broken under X as well if you have more than 1 monitor.
      If EndeavourOS follows arch packages almost exactly, you'll get fucked, I've had to had my drivers held back for like 2 months now because the newest drivers still cause me stability issues with X freezing under certain conditions. Not an issue with a more safe distro like ubuntu though.
      Emulation is fine, even windows only emulators like CEMU seem to be perfect under proton in my experience.
      >will you guys help me if I have some problems
      Google is your friend, although Ganker does have 2 threads you can ask for help in. Stupid Questions Thread /sqt/ and Friendly GNU/Linux Thread /fglt/

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Lately Nvidia improved their loonix support a lot so it might be okay. I want Wayland to go away

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I have hopes for the future with nvidia promising open sauce drivers, but for now nvidia is still garbage on linux compared to AMD.
          >I want wayland to go away
          Me to but it seems everyone is moving to it instead of improving X. Any issue you have with X nowadays is just met with a condescending
          >This doesn't happen/isn't an issue in the wayland compositor
          and ignored.
          Doesn't help that if you complain about wayland issues you're met with
          >Wayland is just a protocol sweaty, can you reproduce it with mutter? 😉

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If you want Wayland to "go away" and think that you're getting more development to X then you are delusional. Let it go. Wayland shortcomings will be fixed and the end experience is functionally identical to X anyway.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              When did the mindset change to fixing what isn't broken? Was it during the wave of former windows 7 users fed up after their OS was killed?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >When did the mindset change to fixing what isn't broken?
                At a certain point you cannot keep bolting shit onto something that was designed in the late 80's. You are never getting multiple monitor VRR, you are never getting HDR, you are never getting solution to the inherent security problems with X if you're OS every gets compromised. Go fuck off and live your life running a riced i3/dwm and worshipping stalman. Linux is more than accommodating people who thinks it's still 1993.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Isn't Wayland supposed to magically fix all these problems when it finally becomes usable around 2055?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                X Windowing system is 80s tech that "works" in contemporary setting with a whole lot of jury-rigging and duct tape. Yeah, sometimes people got an idea right the first time, but desktop graphics isn't one of those cases.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It works for me with light gaming and I've never fiddled with it.
                I don't get the old=bad argument. The terminal has old commands that work superbly. dd is nearly 50 years old yet it's powerful as fuck

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >dd is nearly 50 years old yet it's powerful as fuck
                That's because what isn't broke doesn't need to be fixed.

                Unfortunately, WM are broke and in typical Linux fashion they try to "fix" with 50 different goddamn standards.

                (Of course, it doesn't help that GPU manus aren't better with helping THAT either)

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                dd does one thing and it does it well, sure. The difference is, this use case is just as relevant in 2022 as it was in 1974, while X Window System was designed for an environment where you had a bunch of "dumb" computer terminals talking with a central mainframe, where the mainframe runs the X server servicing these clients. Nowadays, well, you care about multi-monitor setups, variable bitrates, HDR, video recording (ironically one of the things where hacks for X still work better than what you have for Wayland, but anyway), minimal frame latency, security, etc, etc, while the original use case for X doesn't even come up.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Okay, that's a good explanation. Thanks!
                Though is it really so dumb of me to ask for Wayland to be an optional "upgrade" until it's actually better than most of the stuff X does? I really hate how it's pushed on me and I can't be arsed to switch distros
                Though thankfully things are balanced for me for now, despite the weird mix of wayland and x components I have

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Well go fix it then. https://www.x.org/wiki/Building_the_X_Window_System/

                Of course, most of the handful of people in the world who actually understand how Xorg works say it'd be easier to build a completely new system than fix Xorg, but you know better, right?

                While you're busy trying to get something design for 80's mainframe computers to run to modern standards of latency, framepacing and image quality on a microcomputer, could you throw in support for smartphones and VR/AR?
                everyone else took one look at that idea and used Wayland or a custom solution instead, but you seem super knowledgeable, so it should be doable. Hurry up, we're already a decade behind every other major OS, and the gap keeps growing wider.

                Or you could accept the reality that Xorg is broken. Yes it works, but it's been 30+ years and it still can't even render a desktop with consistent framepacing. They spent over a decade just trying to fix that but it still performs worse than Windows XP.

                If you think you can do Wayland better than Wayland, go for it, but please don't ask people to throw more blood, sweat and tears into the monument to sunk cost fallacy that is Xorg.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I just want people to not give me wayland before it's ready... I'll stick with my 30+ years old thing, while you work on new thing. No need to throw updates at me yet.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Its been a decade of it dude, I know its closer than ever but it still fucking sucks that we've been stuck in this limbo of everything getting added to wayland only for wayland to just not fucking work for a lot of people.
              I launch kwin_wayland or mutter_wayland at least once a month and appreciate its almost perfect multi monitor support and high refresh rate support, running shit in full screen without killing the compositor. But thats all cut short because it'll fucking crash or a program straight up won't work and I have to switch back to X.
              At the end of the day at least X just works. Sure it doesn't have the improvements of wayland but at least I can count on it to run all my programs and not crash.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Its been a decade of it dude, I know its closer than ever but it still fucking sucks that we've been stuck in this limbo of everything getting added to wayland only for wayland to just not fucking work for a lot of people.
                I KNOW
                BLAME NVIDIA.

                Isn't Wayland supposed to magically fix all these problems when it finally becomes usable around 2055?

                >Isn't Wayland supposed to magically fix all these problems when it finally becomes usable around 2055?
                You can't fucking develop an entire display protocol overnight. You have to get the support of a myriad of corporations and people. Wayland is entirely usable for desktop.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You can't fucking develop an entire display protocol overnight.
                Apparently you can't do it in 13 years, either.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Apparently you can't do it in 13 years, either.
                Neither did X, or the windows compositor. These things are iterative and require collaboration with GPU makers, neckbeards, Linus himself, etc.

                There's already no reason to NOT be using wayland if you are running linux purely for desktop. For gaming they need to drop the forced vsync (already being worked on) and Nvidia need to fix their fucking drivers.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >For gaming they need to drop the forced vsync (already being worked on) and Nvidia need to fix their fucking drivers.
                Right, so let everyone know when this finally happens. Until then.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Right, so let everyone know when this finally happens. Until then.
                Let me know when they fix VRR working on multiple monitors for X as well. OH WAIT

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Let me know when they fix VRR working on multiple monitors for X as well. OH WAIT
                This has what to do with anything? Until Wayland isn't a completely useless mess, no one's going to adopt it.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Until Wayland isn't a completely useless mess, no one's going to adopt it.
                How's 2012?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >How's 2012?
                Dunno, I'm in 2022 now where Wayland is still a useless pile of shit for anything other than running a web browser.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The best advice I can give is don't. You'll be back to Windows in a week, especially if you pick an Arch based distro. Dual boot instead, and gradually move to Linux as you learn to use it and build your setup.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Emulators arguably run better on Linux than on Windows, so no worries there.
      Enable this option in Steam to have basically all games just werk.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I keep forgetting to attach my pictures today.
        This option.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I keep forgetting to attach my pictures today.
        This option.

        >Just switch to linux bro it's easy
        >Just know about the secret settings its easy
        This is why Windows is better, how is anyone meant to know that setting exists or what it does?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          retard
          never reply to me ever again

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this

      >will you guys help me if I have some problems
      Not a good mindset. Only get into Linux if you don't mind looking up things yourself and following instructions

      if you've been using windows all your life you're gonna need a few months to get used to everything
      try to learn to fish instead of expecting to be spoonfed or you will never be comfortable

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm quitting Windows 11
      Don't fucking do it anon. If you're interested in learning Linux, at least partition your hard drive or install Linux on another one and use dual boot. I can guarantee you that you will get frustrated if you never have used Linux before. Keep Windows as a fallback if you need a break.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Okay I'm quitting Windows 11 and installing EndeavourOS
      >I have an RTX 2080 Super

      KEK

      good luck lmao

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I started using linux like a month ago and people in this threads help a lot.
      You'll be fine.
      Remember to choose the correct drivers while installing Steam from pacman. I installed the incorrect drivers like a retard the first time.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the only one that hasn't let me down so far is Fedora

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm liking it too so far. I wonder if there's a cinnamon version

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use NixOS, easiest way to manage drivers and modset. Enjoy when some distro maintainer breaks your shitty stateful config, techlets.

    t. Gankerizen

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    EndeavourOS. Easy answer. If not EndeavourOS, just use ArchInstall. Don't fall for the Garuda meme. Avoid Manjaro like the plague.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >not making your own distro and then not naming it because you dgaf

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why is there so much talk about Linux in the last few years?
    did Microsoft fuck up that bad?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They killed Nanami. We will not forgive and we will not forget!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A lot of things stopped supporting windows 7, I used 7 and finally had to switch, I chose linux

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Windows 11 is genuinely awful
      >EVEN MORE telemetry than 10
      >Nests your proper right click menu in another right click menu
      >Uses more resources than even windows 10 on idling
      >Awful interface
      >Can't visually customize your desktop to your liking very easily
      >Microsoft considering dropping support for 32 bit apps, which means bye bye older games
      >Steam deck just came out and proton showed people that gaming on linux, while still having some kinks to work out, is actually perfectly serviceable
      >pic related alongside the "You will own nothing and be happy" prospect of game pass has people wanting to get as far the fuck away from microsoft as possible
      >Windows hasn't been enjoyable to use since Windows XP

      People see Microsoft turning windows more and more into a Console OS and taking the "Personal" out of Personal Computer (PC). The idea that pluton is happening because microsoft is that desperate to lose marketshare that they'll bake an anti-competitive """"security"""" feature into hardware itself was a huge wake up call for me personally and I am trying to make steps to GTFO as soon as possible.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >that article
        Why the fuck did he turn around and praise the steam deck then?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          PR, and also xbox may want to get game pass on steam one day the way EA Play is on there

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >PR, and also xbox may want to get game pass on steam one day the way EA Play is on there
            Valve would never because they are deliberately moving their entire platform away from Windows. They would never agree if gamepass couldn't be ran directly from steam under SteamOS supporting the deck.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Windows 11 looks infinitely better than Windows 10.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          But it's not customizable to the extent linux is. Neither is 10. Looking better does not equal more functional, either.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >looks
          >better
          Are you fucking real? With that shit mishmash of Win9x, Win8, Win 10 UI cobbled together? That shit was a problem with Win 10.
          >Control Panel doesn't list all options
          >Have to hunt down the fucking legacy Win9x-era Control Panel to do shit
          MS needs to be shot into the fucking sun.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't use Windows, I'm just saying from what I've seen Windows 11 looks significantly better. Windows 10 looked like it's UI was designed by a toddler in paint.exe.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Microsoft considering dropping support for 32 bit apps, which means bye bye older games
        i dont get why you linux cultists keep droning on about 32 bit support
        literally just update the old apps or use something new
        if it isnt worth updating it isnt worth using either

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Literally just update the old apps
          can't do that without their source code depending on the application
          >or use something new, if it isnt worth updating it isnt worth using either
          Just because you have an absolutely retarded mindset of new = good every time doesn't mean that everyone else shares your retardation. I want to play games from the 80's and 90's, fuck you.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >just update games from 20 years ago
          >or just play newer shit games
          FUCK YOU & YOUR WHORE MOTHER

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why would you want to play old games from 20 years ago?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >new thing gud
              Just stfu already you mouth breathing retard

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >update the old apps
          This is a joke, right? Last I checked it was basically impossible to port 32-bit to 64-bit without source code unless you're a fucking assembly wizard or the NSA.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            its literally just code
            these retards pretend coding isnt just some text in an editor
            just copy paste that shit with new binaries or some shit its not that fucking hard

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Do it then

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's only the last few years that gaming on linux wasn't awful

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no lol proton/wine and lutris just finally became usable so linux is fully usable for essentially anyone to daily drive.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >did Microsoft fuck up that bad?
      With Windows 11, absolutely.

      Plus Proton is in a good place for most games that aren't multiplayer/live-service/online DRM that runs on shit like the Steam Deck/Linux out of box or with minor tweaks.

      Seriously considering dumping Win 10 on my Desktop and going Linux, especially now that PSO2 runs on Linux.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Microsoft has been that bad for 20 fucking years
      What's happening is linux is finally, after 30 fucking years, starting to actually become usable. The more work valve does on linux, the better it's getting.

      Right now the ideal way to run linux is to set up a virtualbox running windows and run all the proprietary non-linux programs in that. Photoshop, secondlife cache viewer, microsoft office/excel, etc.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    computer illiterate steam deck fag here
    why the fuck can't this thing run team fortress 2 at a locked 60 fps even when I make it look like fucking dogshit? is Linux that shitty?

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the penguin one

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm using Mint after my last KDE Arch install shit itself and I didn't want to put time into fixing it. I've always been more familiar with debian-based distros anyway and I don't see much value in AUR anymore.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ive been using windows since 95
    im getting so fucking fed up with them
    i spent days disabling all telemetry and invasive shit
    and lo and behold months later they've changed my bootup screens to random nature shit
    what distro is decent? i want to go in with lube since ive been using windows for a hot moment

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I recommend getting something with cinnamon

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      EndeavourOS (Up to date, more features, but less stability) or NobaraOS (Perfectly serviceable, but has a few out of date packages that will prevent you from doing certain things, but more of a "just werks out of the box" experience)

      I recommend picking KDE Plasma or Cinnamon as your first desktop environment for whatever distro you pick, since they are very similar to windows

      Fill in the answers to any questions you have that are not answered with youtube tutorials.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >EndeavourOS
        >KDEshit
        >Fill in the answers to any questions you have that are not answered with youtube tutorials.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I use GNOME personally however,
          >I recommend KDE because it's familiar to windows users and much more visually customizable than GNOME, and KDE is also what the steam deck uses so they can look up steam deck tutorials, which have great newcomer friendly documentation as a result because they're not treating steam deck like linux, they're treating it like a pre-jailbroken console
          >Youtube tutorials if you know what questions to search have been incredibly helpful to me
          >EndeavourOS is just newcomer friendly arch linux with a few extra twigs of stability, also has yay pre-installed

          you can autistically screech at me all you want, my recommendation was calculated and correct

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The most obvious argument against KDE is that it doesn't have a consistent design for the kind of usability and workflow it wants to provide for the users and rather has an option to for everything, effectively being a superset of functionalities from all other desktop environments but not catering to anything specifically. I don't think that's an entirely unsound criticism, but in this case it fits like a glove to the mindset of most PC gamers who are already accustomed to tweaking stuff to their liking with mods and shit, and the defaults are not too much unlike Windows 7 which is a familiar and well-liked desktop (more specifically, Windows 7 as well as KDE Plasma 5 are like KDE 3, or they've been inspired by the same ideas).

          And for what it's worth (given that people often sport 16-32 gigs of memory, not that much), KDE is actually lighter than the likes of Gnome, Xfce, etc.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's the most obvious argument FOR KDE, not against it.

            Everything is about as you'd expect coming over from Windows, but if you ever want to change or fuck around with something you have the option and ability to do that.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The other side of the coin is lack of consistency and polish. KDE isn't really lacking in that regard compared to, say, Windows, where even in just the bundled software you have several different design styles (some apps use ribbon, others don't, etc) and common non-Microsoft software makes use of half a dozen GUI toolkits, and so on. But it IS really lacking compared to the likes Mac OS, and I think it falls short of the likes of Gnome too if you stick exclusively with Gnome project apps (which you wouldn't do because Gnome apps are garbage while some KDE ones are best in class, but anyway).

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >KDE oh the clunkiness

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ubuntu has been the default starter distro for decades now. Nothing is nearly as battletested on a desktop. It's also the only distro that Valve offically supports.

      Mint is a less pozzed and more window-like version of it.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    MX Linux with Fluxbox.
    I wanted something lighter and more flexible than Ubunchu, and I was curious about this particular Debian off-shoot since I was seeing it around every so often. Feels pretty nice; light, stable, doesn't get in you way but is also well documented. Very nice for my multi-taking habits.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The one that currently supports VRR without disabling secondary displays on nvidia
    None of them, enjoy your stutters, input lag or tearing noobs

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The one that currently supports VRR without disabling secondary displays on nvidia
      I prefer the one that at least gives me the gives me the option to globally disable vsync and not treat me like a luddite retard.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >playing games with tearing
        lol
        lmao even

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          VRR has worked on X for Nvidia/AMD for years.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Only if you disable your secondary displays.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >secondary display
      Trashy. Get a bigger monitor.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >play a game fullscreen on one display
        >have chats, Ganker and movie on secondary display
        your solution doesn't work

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          How much stimulation do you really need? Do something and focus on it. If a movie isn't worth your full attention it isn't worth your time.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Sorry anon, I don't have brain damage and I can multitask.

            That, like most things related to NVIDIA, is NVIDIA's issue. The problem is that NVIDIA are cunts and won't play ball so their drivers still suck on linux.

            I don't care who's fault it is, its shitter than windows.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That, like most things related to NVIDIA, is NVIDIA's issue. The problem is that NVIDIA are cunts and won't play ball so their drivers still suck on linux.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I just wrote a small script to toggle my secondary screen on/off with a keyboard shortcut. It takes half a second and Gsync works fine.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah but then you're stuck using 1 display.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I recently made the switch to full Linux (latest Mint) after dual booting both and realising I had no need for Windows
    I'm trying to get the AMD GPU drivers to install but I'm getting unmet dependencies and idk, shit seems confusing
    Honestly I don't even play video games and haven't for years although I still do have Ganker as my default bookmark

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      AMD drivers as well as OpenGL/Vulkan implementation (in the Mesa project) are built-in to the kernel and included in the default installation. What you're probably trying to install are AMD's proprietary drivers, which only exist for legacy support for enterprise users and you shouldn't be using those. This is true for effectively all hardware (nVidia drivers are one of the few exceptions, and a lot of contemporary distributions install them by default anyway), you don't need to concern yourself with installing drivers or anything of the sort like you do on Windows.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh ok
        I knew I had open source drivers but I assumed those would be worse than the proprietary ones
        Thanks for the info anon

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >wanna play windows game with enjoyable soundtrack
    >somehow get it to work by fiddling around with older proton versions
    >ohh this is ni- *cracle cracle snap pop*
    I hate it, but it do be like that sometimes. At least after running for a while it seems to get its shit together and not fuck up the music as much

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you using a boomer distro with old packages like Ubuntu or Mint? PulseAudio does that, once I switched to Pipewire pretty much all audio issues were resolved, you don't need another distro or to uninstall pulse, just install pipwire on top

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i am using manjaro but i dont like it i want to switch to endeavour but i also dont want to have to try to install dvxk and everything else again

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Arch Valve. Which really needs a better maintainer.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm using Manjaro. I got a question for you lads. I'm currently using kernal 5.15. That's the latest one that's marked as LTS and recommended. I get shittier performance in linux than windows. Would using a newer kernal help performance at all?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There sometimes are regressions (a notable exception is something like Meltdown/Spectre security mitigations that patched severe hardware-level security risks at cost of some performance) but as a general rule newer kernels are more performant. However, games aren't the kind of workload where you'd expect to see any performance increase: almost all the CPU-time is executing instructions of the game program, not operating system code. The point where the performance loss is most likely happening is games using Direct3D graphics API and these API calls being translated to Vulkan, and sometimes there isn't 1:1 correspondence between these and the Vulkan translation has to jump through expensive hoops to draw the same shit to the screen.

      However, there is one point regarding kernels that might be worth considering: the settings. Weirdly, and I still can't wrap my head around why this is the case, kernels even in many of the desktop-oriented distributions are configured as though they were intended for server workloads. There's a number of mutually exclusive metrics for performance and servers want one thing (usually throughput) while desktop and gaming want another (latency): you'd rather have a desktop menu opening or a game drawing a frame in 1ms but the system only being able to process a thousand of these requests a second, than the delay being 100ms but once the system gets around to it, being able to do it 2000 times a second. For this reason you might want to use an alternative kernel optimized for desktop/gaming workloads, such as Liquorix/Xanmod.

      However, Manjaro is one of the few distributions that ships these sort of patches by default, so I probably wouldn't bother with it. And just to be clear, you're not going to halve your frametimes or anything of the sort, although it just might be noticeable in snappiness of desktop experience.

      TLDR: the performance difference in gaming isn't about the kernel.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks for the detailed response. I appreciate it

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like ACKOS
    remember it's motto
    when you're hanging, you can show people your programmer socks

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nvidia drivers work good with X 🙂

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mint.
    And now SteamOS too, on my Steam Deck.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the best one

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When will nvidia actually get decent drivers, open source or otherwise? I just want decent drivers and the ability to use VRR with multimonitor setups. That’s the only thing keeping me on windows at this point since proton is now reaching just werks tier.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    kubuntu
    shit just werks
    if ea ever adds linux support to EAC in BF2042 (yeah i know, laugh it up) i don't think i have any real reasons left to keep my windows partition.

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    IMO VR and multi monitor shit can wait. They need to figure out how to handle old media codecs first. They don't just work even if you use Proton GE or specifically try to install them

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't there some issue with Nvidia graphics cards and Linux? Can I get a quick rundown?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Works on my machine

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How well?

        There isn't any more. It's not fucking 2005 any longer. Amd has still better drivers though.

        >Amd has still better drivers though
        How so?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >How well?
          Never had to fiddle with it in any way. Though I also only play less graphically demanding games and use a laptop(with a dedicated gpu) from 2016. Either Valheim or Fallout 4 is the most graphically demanding I've played so far.
          I used to switch between performance mode and power saving mode, which required logging off for whatever reason, but now I just have it set on on-demand mode and it just fokken werks.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          open source vs closed

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There isn't any more. It's not fucking 2005 any longer. Amd has still better drivers though.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, it's a reversal situation compared to amd on windows. Nvidia's linux drivers are closed source and suck ass. Because they're closed source the open source nouveau drivers also suck ass. They recently released some source code but not all of it and it will probably be a year or two before the nouveau starts to suck less ass.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They're functional and work fine. People bitch because the control panel is scant of features and they've been dragging their feet on wayland for ten years. Nvidia on X runs well. VRR support for single monitors and everything. Half of the problems that people contribute to the drivers are actually caused by their WM/compositor.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >VRR support for single monitors and everything
        Wow, a half working feature! I love running xrandr to turn off all my other monitors when I want to take advantage of a such a simple feature in a video game! This is such a great experience compared to windows where I don't have to disable all my shit and it just works.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >i lost the argument trying to defend wayland
          >better pretend i'm a windows user now
          kek

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >anyone who disagrees with me is the same person
            My first post in this thread was

            When will nvidia actually get decent drivers, open source or otherwise? I just want decent drivers and the ability to use VRR with multimonitor setups. That’s the only thing keeping me on windows at this point since proton is now reaching just werks tier.

            . Not having multimonitor VRR support defeats the point of my hardware. I didn't buy my shit just so I could be gimped out of features I paid for by shit drivers/software. So at worst I'm stuck with windows until that changes. At best I could do GPU passthrough and still use windows in a VM.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Again, this is an inherent problem with X that is never going to be fixed because nobody wants to work on an outdated spaghetti stack anymore. VRR works on AMD Wayland, but Nvidia's drivers are still fucked because of their indifference and nobody can say when they will add proper gsync/freesync support to their closed source drivers. Them open sourcing *some* of their driver is still not enough for people to fork an open source implementation and pull out ahead in performance/features compared to the closed source ones.

          Windows, Linux, Mac. It doesn't matter what platform it is. These are complex technologies that require constant collaboration but if one disgruntled engineer at one company wants to deliberately stifle progress then everything can still grind to a halt.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they work, sometimes not optimally because nvidia haet open source but they work decently.
      amd has the upper hand on linux because they contribute to the open source drivers, i.e. they let neckbeards fill in the gaps for them, and the drivers come preinstalled with linux.
      i'm probably wrong about the specifics of it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's a meme that freetards push because the drivers are proprietary.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And because they're much slower and buggier.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Basically, nVidia drivers are the same on Linux and Windows, it's just how they interface with the operating system kernel that's different. If you have a native OpenGL or Vulkan program, you should broadly speaking expect identical performance on both systems.

      So performance isn't the issue. The problem is that, being proprietary software, there are logistic, legal and ideological (some distributions have a policy of not including any non-free software) difficulties with shipping the drivers. Whereas AMD drivers are built-in to the kernel and get updated alongside it, nVidia drivers require you to rebuild kernel interface when you update the kernel and/or the drivers, you have to install them separately, etc. It was pretty bad a decade ago (then, so was AMD for the exact same reasons, prior to them open sourcing their drivers), nowadays mainstream distributions that are okay shipping non-free software have mostly made dealing with nVidia drivers transparent and largely a non-issue (on AMD it's absolutely no issue).

      However, there remains a problem where nVidia is unwilling to play ball and they refuse to implement features unique to the Linux ecosystem, like making their drivers work nice with the upcoming next-gen Wayland display server (desktop graphics, basically), or supporting technologies like Gallium3D (that allows for native implementation of Direct3D 9: nowadays it's not of much interest anymore, but back in the day it was a way to increase the performance you'd get when running D3D9 games with Wine), or whatever. nVidia is infamously difficult to work with, as attested by Linus Torvalds' famous, public, "fuck you". Morever, AMD open source Linux drivers actually are better than their Windows drivers.

      Then there's the point that while nVidia manages to support DLSR and such like on Linux, you don't have ShadowPlay or other such software that gets bundled with their Windows drivers, but then, neither does AMD.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nvidia doesn't give a shit about linux, won't open their drivers up for linux support/development, and force nvidia users on linux to run a proprietary nvidia blob that sucks fucking ass to get nvidia hardware to work ok

      you can just completely forget about doing anything interesting like virtualization also

      because of this, if you want the best gpu performance, and utility functions like virtualization, you buy amd. Like it's not even a contest, nvidia is fucking ass on linux.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nVidia gives a lot of shits about Linux actually, it's just that they only care about machine learning

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This is true, headless CUDA on a stable release of RHEL works great. For anything else you're on your own.

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tuxbros, you ever had to manually kill a directx installation process on steam that stalled on first launch of a game?
    It's easy to do, just open terminal, htop, note down the number next to the directx process and write a kill *number* command.
    But is there a way to avoid doing that for every game permenantly? Gets kind of annoying.

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >asking what distro Ganker is using instead of asking what games Ganker is playing
    Why did you do this? Everyone is arguing about desktop shit that has nothing to do with games.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he thinks Ganker plays videogames

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Linux
    >Gaming
    Pick one and only one

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I picked both. Sorry bitch

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can pick both now

        >make sure to make the same post in the daily linux threads every time
        >Gaming
        Pick one and only one.

        Stop replying to the obsessed Pajeet.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can pick both now

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >make sure to make the same post in the daily linux threads every time
      >Gaming
      Pick one and only one.

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OpenSuse

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      game?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think it's Valheim.

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fucking mandela effect this penguin never had his hand resting on his foot

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wait what the FUCK

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      o shit, we jumped timelines again

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Used Arch for a while, switched to Fedora for a few months then went back to Arch until now. It's comfy.

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >ctrl+f "wayland"
    >35 matches

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And? It's important to the future of desktop gaming an Linux. Multi-mon VRR support, proper fractional scaling support, better performance/battery life due to using newer foundations. Valve is literally working on migrating the Deck and SteamOS to be fully wayland compliant since KDE already supports it and gamescope was designed for wayland as well. A few schizos running riced dwm setups and clinging to X is not going to change anything.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Multi-mon VRR support
        It's entirely feasible for Xorg to support this.
        >proper fractional scaling support
        Doesn't work on Wayland and looks like it won't work anytime soon, maybe ever. It could probably be made to work on Xorg though I haven't personally looked into this.
        >better performance/battery life due to using newer foundations.
        I've seen no proof that Wayland makes these better.

        Wayland has been a total failure and the inability of people to admit this is holding Linux desktop back.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >It's entirely feasible for Xorg to support this.
          Possible? sure. Feasible that it will ever get done? nope. How fucking hard is it to understand that X development is dead? You can't bitch about something not being implemented in Wayland after ten years when it's half-functioning in X itself and will never be fixed because one is actively developed and the other isn't.
          >Doesn't work on Wayland and looks like it won't work anytime soon, maybe ever. It could probably be made to work on Xorg though I haven't personally looked into this.
          Your logic is still the wrong way around
          >I've seen no proof that Wayland makes these better.
          Benchmarks across the internet literally prove you wrong. Especially on Arm devices running Linux.
          >Wayland has been a total failure and the inability of people to admit this is holding Linux desktop back.
          I can see that you're just turbo ignorant have already made up your mind no matter what I say so here's where I tell you to keep clutching your riced I3 and stop bitching about getting fixes/new features to a creaky display server stack with no active developers because it's never going to happen.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Possible? sure. Feasible that it will ever get done? nope.
            All it takes is implementing a relatively simple hack in either xf86-video-amdgpu or xf86-video-modesetting. AMD's driver is halfway there already because it has TearFree.
            I could probably do this myself, and I will try once I'm done with what I'm busy with at the moment.

            I'm not a ricer btw, I just want my shit to work right. Wayland doesn't even have proper hardware cursor support, something Windows and Xorg have had for decades. What a fucking joke.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >I could probably do this myself, and I will try once I'm done with what I'm busy with at the moment.
              Excellent. Make sure to document your progress and keep us updated Anon! I look forward to seeing your problem solving and troubleshooting efforts!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      would you rather see we keep duct-taping xorg for 20 more years?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Explain to me how using a display server from the 90s is bad but using a kernel from the 90s is good.

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    gaming fatigue at the moment tbh but the last game I finished was Project Wingman.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fonts?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://gitlab.com/protesilaos/iosevka-comfy
        Open Sans Regular
        and M+ 1c I think.

        >tfw have to share loving Lamp and La Monte Young with ricing losers
        it's a fukuzatsu no kimochi

        >ricing losers
        I have used Linux for like 7 years already, most of the ricing was organic. In fact I don't even change most of my setup at the moment except Emacs.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Much appreciated for the fonts. It's readable and aesthetic

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw have to share loving Lamp and La Monte Young with ricing losers
      it's a fukuzatsu no kimochi

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use the heaviest Linux Mint distro and it works great and plays almost all games, between Wine and Proton. Some games run better this way than on native Windows (I have dual boot setup) because there's so much less background bloat bullshit in Linux than Windows, so much more of the actual hardware goes towards running the game instead of running various spyware programs.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Windows has been fucked since XP, it was their best version. Zoomers have nostalgia for 7, but that is because they never used XP.

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Started with Gentoo on my laptop a decade ago. Currently use Arch on my desktop and server.

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So, THIS IS the power of LINUX GAMING...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is rolling release for you

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >rolling release

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wow, a rootkit doesn't work properly. Guess I'll switch to W11 where rootkits work.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >He fell for the Arch meme

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        is this avoidable with gentoo where you can stick to glbic 2.35 and compile everything with that?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think Gentoo actually has the best possible policy for stability vs getting the latest bleeding edge stuff: you can individually mask/unmark packages, or their specific versions (so, if glibc 2.36 breaks stuff, you can mask versions >=2.36), all using the default package repositories. So you could opt not to run any unstable packages and have a system like Ubuntu or something, or you can go for full bleeding edge, or you can unmask packages like Mesa that you want the latest versions of immediately.

          The problem is, I don't think Gentoo is that well-maintained, at least not anymore, so packages might fail to compile, certainly if you don't run the stable versions for every package. I used to use Gentoo and a dependency conflict between ffmpeg and libav was what broke the camel's back for me: I don't want to deal with fallout of developer drama, that's the whole idea of having distributions rather than people building their own systems from scratch. But the system in principle is really fucking good.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >people make fun of arch because their toolchain is out of date
        >they don't realize that toolchain updates are significant and CAN break shit
        >still pressure the arch devs to get it out
        >surprise, stuff breaks
        people don't know what they want

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There's a reason why even though I run global ~amd64 I have amd64 forced for glibc, gcc and binutils on gentoo
          You do NOT want to take unstable updates on that shit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >uses private API
      >breaks on update
      Fuck EAC. You should have expected this.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Windows simply wins again.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the special olympics

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          in backward compatibility

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Arch with KDE

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Heart of Darkness?
      I played a demo as a kid but never got too far.

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Using linux for the first time with mint.
    Apart from some hiccups it's pretty comfy but i'm stuck trying to make project diva arcade future tone work with lutris.
    Every time I install it with the community installer it works alright for the first run but if I restart my computer and play it again the game always shuts down on the song selection menu.
    Any advice?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not enough info
      check your logs

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Right when the game stops:

        Initial process has exited (return code: 0)
        Monitored process exited.
        Exit with return code 0

        Appears in the log. Ialso have an error in the beginning:

        ERROR: ld.so: object '/usr/$LIB/libgamemodeauto.so.0' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (cannot open shared object file): ignored.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          damn...it sounds like, most probably, you are a homosexual

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Damn, logs really do reveal everything.

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >improve X
    brainlet take
    X needs to be deprecated and Wayland needs to be restarted from 0, this time without making the same mistakes they've done in the last decade of development

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Debian.
    It just works.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >install debian
      >can't host a minecraft server because out of date java packages
      >can't even launch a quake 1 server because of missing libraries not in any default repos
      yes, there are workarounds, but what the point in using debian when you have to dig out more recent packages to get a working system

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The evolution of OS is eternal. Are you against progress? Need I contact...the moderators?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >what the point in using debian
        Obviously not when your main goal is gayming.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you're on Ganker you spacker

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Never had any trouble with it, just enable the non-free repos.

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Stallman gets more right with each passing day.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        love Stallman memes, simpel as

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ah, a fellow man of culture.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        soon it will all be shareware. you will own nothing, you will rent everything, and you will pretend to be happy (or you will be banned and your access to these services will be revoked)

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous
  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fedora has just been superb for AMD hardware.

    Nice perk of newest gnome version with high frame rate.

    Other distros may not support latest gfx cards.

    For Nvidia maybe mint is superior.

  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >kill Cicero

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      pictures of women are no longer sufficient. I have to be able to smell them, and I cannot smell that woman.

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does Wayland kill gaming performance on AMD cards? Last time I tried it was with Fedora and an nVidia gtx 970 and it sucked anus, got like a third of the performance I had while running X based DEs.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      AMD generally runs a lot better than nvidia on loonix

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I know, I'm using an RX 6600 right now. What I'm asking is, with this AMD card, will I see a noticable gaming performance difference between X and Wayland?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The performance should be almost identical but you might have more latency on Wayland.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >might have more latency on Wayland.
            kind of a dealbreaker, but i'm still curious enough to install gnome wayland just to check it out. thanks.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The main problem with wayland gaming is the lack of VRR support and generally bad nvidia support. I'm amazed that gaming focused distros like Nobara are shipping with it now.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            trying it right now and freesync is working great even with multiple monitors connected. should've done this a long time ago.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not really, but my general experience is with sway, not GNOME or KDE

          The main problem with wayland gaming is the lack of VRR support and generally bad nvidia support. I'm amazed that gaming focused distros like Nobara are shipping with it now.

          VRR works on sway and any other wlroots compositors.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I know, I'm using an RX 6600 right now. What I'm asking is, with this AMD card, will I see a noticable gaming performance difference between X and Wayland?

      KDE Wayland with a 6700 XT. There's no performance difference at all. GNOME Wayland was a stuttery mess last time I tried it.

      The main problem with wayland gaming is the lack of VRR support and generally bad nvidia support. I'm amazed that gaming focused distros like Nobara are shipping with it now.

      >lack of VRR support
      Works on KDE.
      >generally bad nvidia support
      Only NVIDIA can solve this issue. It's not "Wayland needs to support NVIDIA", it's "NVIDIA needs to support Wayland".

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not really, but my general experience is with sway, not GNOME or KDE
        [...]
        VRR works on sway and any other wlroots compositors.

        On both KDE and Sway VRR is only partially functional because it stops working when the cursor is visible and you move the mouse.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I actually prefer that behavior because it means I can use VRR with mpv without the mouse moving at 24 FPS. It doesn't break when you look around in a game because the cursor is hidden. I think KDE is adding a checkbox for people that prefer the Windows behavior, though.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I can use VRR with mpv without the mouse moving at 24 FPS.
            What sort of scuffed monitor do you have? On a 144Hz VRR monitor if the content is getting rendered at 24 fps you'll see cursor updates at 72 Hz.
            Anyway the solution is to provide a way to blacklist an application from using VRR. Xorg+Mesa have that. It's infinitely better than breaking VRR in every game that uses the system cursor.

            As far as I'm concerned that's the correct behavior.

            It obviously is not. I don't understand how anyone could believe otherwise.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Motion on screen = faster updates
              The mouse is motion. It's that fucking simple.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If what you care about is seeing the cursor displayed as fast as possible then just disable VRR completely.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The point of VRR is to match content refresh rate. You are not waggling your mouse when watching videos and the cursor is hidden when playing vidya.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There are games that use the system cursor.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >On a 144Hz VRR monitor if the content is getting rendered at 24 fps you'll see cursor updates at 72 Hz
              No? My monitor has a VRR range of 48-144 Hz, so the driver will transparently duplicate each frame to stay within range (LFC), but the compositor doesn't know about that. It will still only update the screen when mpv refreshes. Regardless I don't want my cursor running at 48 or 72 Hz either.
              >It's infinitely better than breaking VRR in every game that uses the system cursor
              The best option is what KDE is doing, adding a checkbox so you can make it behave like Windows or X.org instead. Nothing is "broken" right now, it just doesn't match your expectations.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >No? My monitor has a VRR range of 48-144 Hz, so the driver will transparently duplicate each frame to stay within range (LFC), but the compositor doesn't know about that. It will still only update the screen when mpv refreshes.
                You do realize this is a limitation of Wayland, right? On Windows and Xorg you'll see cursor cursor updates even when the content isn't refreshing.

                >Nothing is "broken" right now, it just doesn't match your expectations.
                If there are games where VRR won't work even though it would work on Windows or Xorg then that means it's partially broken.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You do realize this is a limitation of Wayland, right
                No, not at all. Here's a WIP patch for KDE to make it work like you want it to: https://invent.kde.org/plasma/kwin/-/merge_requests/2497
                >If there are games where VRR won't work
                It still works, it just prioritizes the cursor over the game. Again, different expectations, but nothing is broken.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >No, not at all. Here's a WIP patch for KDE to make it work like you want it to: https://invent.kde.org/plasma/kwin/-/merge_requests/2497
                This is a completely different thing.
                The problem is that on (most implementations of) Wayland you can't update the cursor position after submitting the image for the GPU to display.
                Another issue that arises from this limitation is that cursor latency on Wayland is higher than on Xorg/Windows.

                >It still works, it just prioritizes the cursor over the game.
                The point of VRR is to smoothly display the content. If that's not happening then VRR is not doing its job.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What the fuck are you even talking about, anon? Hardware cursor is a feature of the GPU, not the monitor.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Are you retarded?
                The GPU has to know where to display the cursor. The atomic modesetting API that Wayland uses limits when you can send the coordinates to the GPU.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The problem is that on (most implementations of) Wayland you can't update the cursor position after submitting the image for the GPU to display
                Yes you can, as long as you disable atomic modesetting. It's a limitaiton of the kernel API and the same thing happens if you use it on X.org. KWIN_DRM_NO_AMS=1
                >If that's not happening then VRR is not doing its job
                According to you. After having used it for some time I prefer the cursor remaining as smooth as possible when I'm in menus or watching a video. The only problem is that the user can't choose their preference.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Yes you can, as long as you disable atomic modesetting. It's a limitaiton of the kernel API and the same thing happens if you use it on X.org. KWIN_DRM_NO_AMS=1
                I know but every relevant Wayland implementation uses atomic by default. GNOME and Sway don't even let you choose the legacy API as far as I know. And who knows when the atomic API will be fixed, if ever.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Still not a Wayland limitation. Even if you have some annoyances with the way Wayland is implemented right now, I don't see how you can still prefer the broken piece of shit that is X.org (as long as you're running FOSS drivers of course). VRR "breaking" in a few games is still much better than VRR literally not working at all if you have more than one monitor.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I have used Sway and KDE Wayland extensively. They're both extremely buggy trash.
                Meanwhile Xorg is stable and works, with some minor limitations I can easily cope around.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Meh, do whatever you want then. I would call KDE on X11 buggy trash and KDE on Wayland a stable DE with some minor limitations I can easily cope around.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                In KDE Wayland if you set mouse sensitivity to default (i.e. the middle) and choose flat acceleration profile the mouse becomes completely unusable in 3D games.
                That's how little KDE devs care about any sort of quality control.
                Fuck KDE.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Just tried this. Works fine. That sounds like a game bug.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=444510

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I can reproduce it, but only in Minetest. Not in Minecraft, Quake 1, Quake 3, CS, etc. So it's some sort of weird interaction between this specific game and KDE.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I've experienced it in Far Cry 5 and Cruelty Squad. Haven't tested any others.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Does it happen only on fullscreen or also on windowed/borderless?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I only tested fullscreen.

                Hope it gets fixed then. I still see no reason to get hyperfixated on a single bug that will most likely be fixed in the next release and claim KDE has horrible quality control.

                >that will most likely be fixed in the next release
                Dude, the bug was reported like 7 months ago and it's not even marked as confirmed.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                (Me)
                >like 7 months ago
                just realized I can't do basic math

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Hope it gets fixed then. I still see no reason to get hyperfixated on a single bug that will most likely be fixed in the next release and claim KDE has horrible quality control.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nothing about it on the upcoming 5.26 release

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          As far as I'm concerned that's the correct behavior.

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What about RatroArch on Loonix? Can I play any current Windows compatible core on Loonix?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Should just werk. You download the appimage, make it executable and go. You will just have to drop the bios folder in its root directory but it just fucking werks my dood.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Or u check your repos u know... Arch has retroarch in the official repos.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          really hate the default settings for retroarch on Arch
          why do I have to go through hoops to enable retroarch's content downloader, I don't want to use pacman for every fucking core I might download

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            this is unironically dumb considering how arch likes to use upstream defaults

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is XFS just straight up better than EXT4?

  60. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ubuntu
    >Why
    Because it just works.

  61. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    genchu most recently; arch is what I primarily have been using for years
    tried opensuse but it seems slow 🙁
    sorry sussy lizard

  62. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kek, I didn't actually get it the first time I saw the video

  63. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fedora on my framework laptop
    it just worked out of the box

  64. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mint.

    We're in an interesting time when so many distros are all completely fine to use. it isn't "wrong" to choose one over another, it's all a matter of preference. I fear that someday there will be only one good choice Everybody will have to use "x" if they want the best experience (drivers, games, "things just working")

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Where do you guys download your PS3 ISOs?

  65. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  66. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I converted 2 people to the cause. One couldn't believe you could just edit pdf's in LibreOffice without having to scour the web for pozzware, they mostly do home office stuff and browse the web. I do remote maintenance from time to time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      surely you put them on arch so they're god among men

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lack of pozzware and the (very justified) sense of removal from pozzware culture, is the best part of desktop linux.

  67. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have an old Lenovo chromebook I threw Manjaro on. But I got a better laptop to put it on and I'm thinking of screwing around and picking up a Windows 98 disc off ebay and putting it on the smaller chromebook. Is that even feasible for vidya?

  68. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are pic related any good? I just want a good baseline to work off of and am irresponsible with money.

    Also wondering about pop_os

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Never bought any System76 Laptop/PC. I find it kinda funny that they sell their devices with Linux in mind but are using Nvidia graphics. Imo just buy a Notebook or PC that you like, download PopOS and get started.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They do have AMD builds, but I also found that odd given what I've read.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Just looked at some of their Laptops. Most of them either have Nvidia or Intel Iris graphics chips. I don't really quite understand the difference between System76 Laptops or any other ones. Maybe except for PopOS being preinstalled. To be fair, I just looked at some of their computers and nothing else.

  69. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Roasted pussy, everyone?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that shit ain't even rare. turn up the heat.

  70. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    KDE Neon

  71. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just got a chinky mouse (Motospeed v70) but LED controls are only available in the driver software which is only available for windows, and openrgb doesn't support it
    What do? Just want to get rid of the gay lights

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      pass it through to a windows vm and hope it saves

  72. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    arch but id like to ditch systemd next clean wipe

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      artix buddy

  73. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  74. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not gaming but have any of you tried running a plex or jellyfin server and used bazarr to get subtitles? I'm running bazarr, sonarr and radarr in a docker container and bazarr can't download any subs for some reason. I find subs that are a 99% match, but when I use auto search nothing happens and when I use manual search it doesnt download.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      have you checked the docker + application logs?

      [...]

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, this pops up in bazarr logs whenever I try downloading something. I'll ask on Ganker too

        Exception when servicing <waitress.channel.HTTPChannel connected ***.***.***.***>

  75. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fell for the Arch meme, is Fedora any better? is Red Hat trustable or are they like Microsoft?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what didn't go your way with arch that fedora might be better for?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fedora has SELinux arleady installed and preconfigured, I can not, and will not do it myself, im just too lazy for setting selinux up

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          oh I don't want that

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            dont want what?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              what?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                ???

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Realistically you're probably going to have to trust third parties like RPMFusion (since you probably want to install support for proprietary media codecs and other such packages that aren't included by default due to Fedora's policy towards patented/non-free software), Valve and others as well, and I'd rank Red Hat/Fedora Project higher on my trust ladder than them. Certainly, if you care about security, the additional risk of trusting Red Hat seems like a lesser risk than trusting everyone else not to exploit a less hardened system, Fedora being a more security-oriented distro than most others.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      trust is a meme
      it's open sauce, so you don't need to trust them

  76. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone run a windows live usb? I'm considering doing that for the few multiplayer games I occasionally play with family.

    My ideal would be to put in the usb, reboot and be able to walk away to it booted into a minimial windows install. Otherwise never being prompted with a grub menu.

  77. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    maybe a dumb question but do emulators require wine or any windows comparability? if not is it possible that an emulated console game runs better than a steam game with proton?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not usually
      cemu right now is generally ran through wine but they are working on a native build

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        didn't CEMU go open source? wouldn't that cause native build to appear very quickly?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        windows-only ones like cemu do.
        depends but for entirely different reasons. the accuracy of the emulation vs the accuracy of the translation (proton).

        so the native ones are just plug and play as easy as windows?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yes

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            sweet

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      windows-only ones like cemu do.
      depends but for entirely different reasons. the accuracy of the emulation vs the accuracy of the translation (proton).

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most emulators have native Linux builds, the exceptions are cemu (going Foss with native Linux build soon), bizhawk, and sega model 2 emulator.

  78. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am now at 8 months since cold turkey quiting windows. Minus a few annoyances with games like Diablo 3 surprisingly the vast majority of what I want to play just works. I have dual booted maybe twice since then, once to play back 4 blood, and the other time to check some settings in an application and then boot back to copy them to the Linux version.

    Also the steam deck is great. Been playing no man's onions for like 2 weeks

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you can access windows filesystem from linux, you don't have to boot from one to the other

      You have no idea how many times that's saved my ass when windows cocked up

  79. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FreeBSD>>>

    [...]

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Work yes, gayming no.

  80. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Been using OpenSnitch to check my outbound connections, why does Wine always asks for internet connection even when running offline games?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      specifically wine or the games? even single player games have telemetry services in them.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I believe its wine, not the games, its just weird

  81. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How exactly did the glibc update break EAC?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody really knows right now, but I'd bet that EAC was using private API or doing something like hotpatching glibc in memory.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://github.com/anyc/steam-overlay/issues/309
      probably same issue gentoo hit on 2.35

  82. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >get my distro finally set up to be as comfy as possible
    >get the urge to start all over again and set it up without all the experimentation I did earlier

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      such is life

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Install Nobara to try out his custom tweaks
      >Like how he handles Gnome VRR, controller config and mesa
      >HATE his file manager tweaks, disabling selinux, etc
      Adding his repos to Fedora would be easy enough but it feels like such a waste of time

  83. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gentoo

  84. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    windows 10

  85. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OpenSUSE vs Fedora anons?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      DO NOT USE IT

      OpenSUSE is an openly anti-semitic company, you should not support them within any capacity, you are directly harming not only linux but the international gnomish community
      https://lunduke.substack.com/p/the-time-suse-the-german-linux-company

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >OpenSUSE is an openly anti-semitic company
        Based.

  86. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Manjaro
    It prepared me well for the Steam Deck

  87. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Arch of course, but I dualboot and use windows for gaming, I don't want to pollute my pristine GNU/Linux install with proprietary software.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do you have any Qt apps installed? How do they look next to GTK? I remember running awesomewm a while back and having trouble with getting a consistent theme going. I got it working eventually, but it felt like such a workaround that I ended up removing awesome (I kept my config somewhere I think).

  88. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Frankendebian. Switching to NixOS soon, though.

  89. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    After using arch for 7 years, I was done. If you make music you will slowly need and want more. I can't even use the nice features on my electric drumset because of linux. I said fuck it and have been using windows 10 ltsc. I miss arch but, compatibility will never be there for people who want more out of creative tools, and no one is doing anything about it.

  90. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    does arch already have the 5.18.16 kernel?
    the 5.18.15 one has a bug that doesnt allow older amd cpus to boot

    fedora is still on 5.18.15

  91. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have Linux Mint now. I got it because MacOS is kind of annoying. So far, the only annoying thing about Linux mint is caps lock delay. I'll just need to get adjusted to shift for caps, I guess.

  92. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >using fedora
    >comfy on it for months
    >get itch to switch
    >dont even know why
    >dont even know what to
    >know itd be a pain in the ass
    >still want to do it
    why does this happen all the time.

  93. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    grew up on dos.
    is a DE really that important?
    will the system and games work better?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      steam seems to assume you have a DE though it works without one

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its not that important its just which type of desktop you prefer but for many of them you can customize them to look like one of the other DEs

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