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OpenRazer 3.0.0 expands with many new Razer devices supported on Linux
30 March 2021 at 7:30 pm UTC

Quoting: Nezchan
Quoting: scaine
Quoting: NezchanOpenRazer doesn't seem to pick up my Deathadder v2 at all, so Polychromatic has nothing to work with. Bit of a disappointment, really.

It should work after the plugdev fix I mentioned, Nezchan. I was in the same boat - OpenRGB only saw my motherboard's fan, while Polychromatic failed to load. After plugdev and a reboot, it all sprang to life. Now I can use either/or OpenRGB/Polychromatic with my Deathadder v2.

You're on Ubuntu-Mate, while I'm on Pop_OS 20.04, so hopefully there's enough crossover that this can work for you.

Nope. Followed all the steps and still nothing. Although I'm still working with 2.5.0 (the current build hasn't made it to the MATE repository yet) so maybe that's got something to do with it. But I have my doubts.

I'm planning to do a complete reinstall once the new OS version comes out in any case though.
deathadder v2 is supported since openrazer version 2.8 - works fine with policromatic and v3.0 here

Total War: ROME REMASTERED announced with cross-platform multiplayer
26 March 2021 at 6:33 am UTC

QuoteCross-platform Multiplayer: Players can enjoy cross-platform multiplayer between Windows, macOS and Linux, a first for the Total War franchise.
I know I have repeatedly asked for this feature for the franchise and the effort is appreciated, but if I remember correctly Rome does not have a multiplayer campaign...
Still - one of the few remasters that actually peeked my interest!

GNOME 40 is out now with the redesigned Activities Overview
24 March 2021 at 8:59 pm UTC

After a quick and dirty(mouse cursor appeared as a vague cloud instead of a solid entity and I could not be bothered to find a fix) look:
Some fancy effects but very inconsistent placement, size and behaviour of the different 'virtual desktop pannels'.

Workflow wise I get much better and less fiddley and faster results with a proper menu when adding a hot-corner that opens the all workspaces overview in Cinnamon than when using this new GNOME feature.

Looks kind of nice though.

Sofa gaming Linux distro GamerOS version 23 is out continuing to fill the gap of SteamOS
8 March 2021 at 12:18 pm UTC

Quoting: ElectricPrism
Quoting: gojulThis distro is based on Arch. Isn't it risky for gaming ?

I've been gaming on Arch for like 6 years, rolling release "risky" is mostly a myth.

40% of the gamers here prefer to game on Arch

Meanwhile non-rolling distros occupy less linux-gamer-share.

So there you have it my two cents on it.
Maybe, but who wants to be mainstream anyway? ;-)

For The King: Lost Civilization Adventure Pack out now
11 February 2021 at 10:37 am UTC Likes: 1

^^ would like to add that you can also play it online with your friends ;-)

GNOME Shell to get an Activities Overview design revamp in GNOME 40
11 January 2021 at 9:46 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Purple Library GuyI suspect a basic problem with the way user research works is that "easier to learn" is often not the same as "more effective to use". So you show people various ways of doing things and they're like "I get this one right away!" and you decide the User Has Spoken and you get something that isn't that great once people have it up and running for a while.
But so far GNOME 3 has not exactly been self explanatory either.
The only way you could call it simple is visually (by hiding often used functionality behind cryptic icons requiring extra clicks) and functionality wise (by reducing programms/applications to a bare minimum that is bordering on uselessness).
compared to more classic designs you actually have to learn to use it properly and there is unfortunately no efficiency compensation for that energy and time investment to be found. ( Unless you get frustrated enough to bypass the problems by finally learning some CLI magic, that is. ;-))

GNOME Shell to get an Activities Overview design revamp in GNOME 40
11 January 2021 at 5:12 pm UTC Likes: 4

"6 separate user research exercises"
...and they have not even figured out the most basic of design flaws...

The "activities" button

................................... and the

.............................................................................................button to open the application drawer
......................................................................................................... are on opposite sides of the screen.
And that is just one of the problems.

Update your NVIDIA drivers due to multiple security issues found
10 January 2021 at 10:46 pm UTC

Quoting: ShaddycatI updated with the driver tool provided by Mint.
Sorry, no clue then.

Linux Mint 20.1 released, will be supported until 2025
10 January 2021 at 8:02 pm UTC

Quoting: Purple Library GuyPersonally, I like Cinnamon quite well, but I use Mint with Mate because of a particular personal schtick: I like having a few launchers on the taskbar and launching my most-used applications that way. But I also like plenty of space on the taskbar for showing the different windows, because my long habit from old Windows days is to switch between things that way. So I like having two taskbars--one along the bottom for application switching, one going up the right hand side for launchers (on the side because widescreen real estate). Mate is happy to do that for me, and thus far every time I've tried Cinnamon I couldn't get that to happen. So I've stuck with Mate, but it's not like I have anything against Cinnamon; it's quite nice, it's just that one feature I want.
If I understood you correctly:
Add a panel to the right with panel-launcher-applet on it and drag the applet to the desired position in panel edit mode + use the bottom panel with the the classic windows-list-applet and drag it to either left/right/center position.

Update your NVIDIA drivers due to multiple security issues found
10 January 2021 at 7:19 pm UTC

Quoting: ShaddycatDoesn't work on my machine. I get stuck at a super low resolution and 76 Hz. Using a GTX 1080 on Mint. Anyone else have a similar issue?

I'll just stick to 450 for now I think.
Did you manually upgrade from the nvidia page or did you use the driver tool provided by Linux Mint in combination with the ppa?

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