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War Thunder gets a huge upgrade along with Vulkan by default on Linux (updated)
18 November 2020 at 11:18 am UTC

[quote=Cecco_d_Ascoli][quote=Termy]
Quoting: KorhakaSame issue here, yet got it fixed.

When running WarThunder native (without Steam) under Kubuntu or other distros, the window manager doesn't succeed in selecting the Vulkan-window as the active foreground window.

I found the solution here in the WT forum, cf. below TheRiddick, Oct. 26

Hence I run

killall kwin_x11
(and optionally) xrandr --output DP-0 --gamma 0.92

before starting WT via the "launcher" file in //media/USERNAME/DRIVE/WarThunder/linux64

The difference is quite impressive, with OpenGL I got 30-40 fps (20 when flying over towns) on medium settings, now I get 60-70 fps (40-50 over towns) on high with most sliders set to the max.

yeah i know about that - but i don't really want to kill my session to play a game. I've pretty much given up on WT, and for the occasional AB i use proton which gives me 4-5 times the FPS on max compared to openGL on min details...

War Thunder gets a huge upgrade along with Vulkan by default on Linux (updated)
18 November 2020 at 10:07 am UTC

So still the same issues with vulkan that have been there for years now - and they just declared it to "stable".
Especially the black screen issue was there since the first time you could try out the vulkan renderer...
On the one hand it's good they support linux at all, on the other hand, the native client is in a sorry state for several years and seems to be treated as a second class...who am i kidding - seventeenth class citizen ever since :/

It worked well with proton, but since EAC got introduced thats no longer an option for realistic and simulator battles...

Help out with FOSS as the Budgie Desktop team need translations help
17 November 2020 at 3:08 pm UTC

Quoting: Hopfenmeister
Quoting: Termyi wonder if there really are people using their OS in esperanto

When learning a language, it might be useful to switch the OS language for a while. You already know how everything is labeled in your native tongue, it helps to gradually extend your vocabulary.
that's indeed an interesting point!

Help out with FOSS as the Budgie Desktop team need translations help
17 November 2020 at 2:56 pm UTC Likes: 1

i wonder if there really are people using their OS in esperanto

Valve dev clarifies what some of their upcoming and recent Linux work is actually for
15 November 2020 at 12:42 pm UTC Likes: 6

Quoting: fagnerln
Quoting: rustybroomhandleI still want to know what the mission is with all of this. Not technically, but from a business perspective.

I get it, Linux customers are paying customers, but Valve have contracted several companies, individuals, fulltime employees, contact with GPU vendors etc. This seems like way more financial and time investment than what our meagre 1-2% is worth.

I don't think that it's something big incoming, this is just a signal to Microsoft that's a bad idea to close Windows to their store. Valve have a lot of money,even if it don't recover the investiment, I don't think that's a problem

and thats the good thing in valve not being a stock corporation but privately owned - they can do things that are "right" in the long run instead of only looking at ROI.

And while i'm not really fond of the kernel work being towards DRM, i guess we live in a reality where many people won't boycott things they don't want. So it kinda is another step towards bringing Linux to the needed marketshare...

With deep sandbox building options and lots of content, From the Depths is out now
11 November 2020 at 6:27 pm UTC Likes: 1

bought it way back when, tried it out for a few hours, but it didn't really catch me. Maybe it's time to give it another go :D

Perception puzzler Superliminal comes to Steam in November, along with Linux support
14 October 2020 at 1:01 pm UTC

Quoting: rkfg
Quoting: PhiladelphusWish the demo up on Steam wasn't just for Windows. And that Valve would get around to letting you download Windows demos and running them on Proton!
The demo works flawlessly on Proton, just click and play really.

hm, i don't see a demo, am i missing something? O_o

KDE releases the Plasma 5.20 desktop - just as beautiful as ever
14 October 2020 at 6:44 am UTC

Quoting: Bladeforce
Quoting: Dorrit
Quoting: TermyI just hope this icon-only task manager crap will not be the only option in the future ^^
I much prefer the classic task manager too.

Change it back to the classic task manager its not difficult. Options is always the way to go

i know, thats why i hope that doesn't change in the future ;)

Quoting: tmtvlI may give kwin another try but I just know it'll still be EWMH compliant and therefore terrible on multiscreen.

what issues do you have on multiscreen?
i use two screens (of different size) and the only issue i have is that freesync doesn't work with that - and thats no kwin issue ^^

KDE releases the Plasma 5.20 desktop - just as beautiful as ever
13 October 2020 at 6:24 pm UTC

Quoting: rustybroomhandleNot sure if it's the compositor or sddm or what, but for some reason games just feel like they run better on KDE. Have not benchmarked and purely going on feels here.
I agree - but only until you try kwin-lowlatency xD

KDE is still my favorite by a long shot. I just hope this icon-only task manager crap will not be the only option in the future ^^

Open source multi-vendor RGB lighting control app 'OpenRGB' sees a new release
10 September 2020 at 7:34 am UTC

It's a shame you'd have to build your own kernel to get asus/asrock to work...but the project itself is awesome. Even for the folks that just want to turn off the leds ^^

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