Meet PineTime: A $25 Linux Smartwatch in Makin…

Meet PineTime: A $25 Linux Smartwatch in Making: After budget friendly Pine Tab, Pine Phone and Pine Notebook, PINE64 just revealed that it is working on a Linux based smartwatch called PineTime. It should cost around $25 when it is available. via It’s FOSS

What exactly does “native” mean these days?

What exactly does “native” mean these days?:

None of these questions are rhetorical! Please give your opinion!

So, 5 years ago buying Windows games on Steam meant you had to have a second Steam client installed, and you got counted as a Windows user by developers. With Proton neither of those are true now. Does a game that runs in Proton count as a “native” game?

If not, then next edge case: the Witcher 2 is ‘native’, because (IIRC) it has a (proprietary, unlike Wine!) compile-time wrapper that lets the Windows version run in Linux, so Steam doesn’t see it as “Windows game”. Does that count as native, if Proton doesn’t?

Also, to extend the above: Does it matter whether the wrapper is run-time or compile-time?

Next edge case: Proton doesn’t get official support. If a developer makes an “official” Linux port, where they use Proton but declare the Proton version as ‘Officially Supported’ (with bugs treated the same as Windows bugs), is that what makes it a ‘native Linux port’?

Also, is a game that’s written in JS+Electron a ‘native Linux port’? What about Electron wrapped in Wine?

Also, if the game runs terribly due to a wrapper, does that make it a ‘not native’ game? How is that different to Java Minecraft, which is a ‘native game’, but (technically runs in a JVM but let’s ignore that and) runs terribly without the help of a wrapper.

I don’t think a ‘Native Linux port’ is actually a specific thing, I think it’s just a shorthand for a bunch of non-game stuff that lots of terrible ports fail to do. Which brings us to:

What stuff should a “proper Linux” port do? From the definitions people have historically had for a Native Linux Port, I think it’s:

  • Must clearly indicate to devs that this was a Linux purchase
  • Must be just as convenient to run as the Windows version (no faffing around with a second Steam client)
  • Must run more-or-less as well as the Windows version
  • Must have official dev support for bugs (including major performance bugs)

Does that match your definition? If not, what’s missing/extraneous?

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Recomendations tower for eatx mobo 290*265?

Recomendations tower for eatx mobo 290*265?:

Anyone? Im ordered a motherboard of this size but not sure of the proper tower to get; most eatx towers are compatible with 270 280 eatx.

Thanks in advance

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Richard Stallman Calls Selam Jie Gano a ‘Great…

Richard Stallman Calls Selam Jie Gano a ‘Great Hero’:

Richard Stallman Calls Selam Jie Gano a ‘Great Hero’

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Manjaro KDE 18.1.0 Installation on Virtualbox …

Manjaro KDE 18.1.0 Installation on Virtualbox Issues:

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Trying to play beamng drive

Trying to play beamng drive:

I downloaded the files and executed through Lutris. The game engine works, but laggy (not fps, but rather freezing) and the UI is absolutely destroyed (i can only choose 4 cars unless i filter, text is all over the screen in menus…)

I activated dxvk and currently is the best result.

Somehow the choosing car menu worked once but never again without changing settings.

Any tips? Thanks

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To my kids I signed myelf: /[DP]addy/

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Needing help with Ark Survival Evolved, Please…

Needing help with Ark Survival Evolved, Please.:

I’ll paste below my system info from Steam. I’ve tried running the native version, which at first loaded (and ran awful), then read on ProtonDB that Ark runs better in Proton if you don’t need BattlEye.

However, I’ve tried every version of proton available in my Steam, and the game won’t even launch to the point where I should be able to choose “no battleye”, and now if I switch back to the native version (even with a clean install) IT won’t launch at all either.

Can anyone help? I appreciate it. I don’t play it enough to install Windows for it, just frustrating that I can’t seem to find any information for troubleshooting this game in Linux other than the server, not the game itself.


Processor Information: CPU Vendor: AuthenticAMD CPU Brand: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Eight-Core Processor
CPU Family: 0x17 CPU Model: 0x1 CPU Stepping: 0x1 CPU Type: 0x0 Speed: 3600 Mhz 16 logical processors 8 physical processors HyperThreading: Supported FCMOV: Supported SSE2: Supported SSE3: Supported SSSE3: Supported SSE4a: Supported SSE41: Supported SSE42: Supported AES: Supported AVX: Supported CMPXCHG16B: Supported LAHF/SAHF: Supported PrefetchW: Unsupported

Operating System Version: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) (64 bit) Kernel Name: Linux Kernel Version: 4.19.0-6-amd64 X Server Vendor: The X.Org Foundation X Server Release: 12004000 X Window Manager: GNOME Shell Steam Runtime Version: steam-runtime_0.20190711.3

Video Card: Driver: X.Org AMD Radeon ™ R9 380 Series (TONGA, DRM 3.27.0, 4.19.0-6-amd64, LLVM 7.0.1) Driver Version: 4.5 (Compatibility Profile) Mesa 18.3.6 OpenGL Version: 4.5 Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz VendorID: 0x1002 DeviceID: 0x6939 Revision Not Detected Number of Monitors: 1 Number of Logical Video Cards: 1 Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Primary Display Size: 18.90" x 10.63" (21.65" diag) 48.0cm x 27.0cm (55.0cm diag) Primary VRAM: 4096 MB

Sound card: Audio device: ATI R6xx HDMI

Memory: RAM: 16037 Mb

Miscellaneous: UI Language: English LANG: en_US.UTF-8 Total Hard Disk Space Available: 216337 Mb Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 177078 Mb VR Headset: None detected

Recent Failure Reports:

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Year One of Linux [Desktop]

Year One of Linux [Desktop]:

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Hm.. Doesn’t look like anything to me

Hm.. Doesn’t look like anything to me:

Hm.. Doesn't look like anything to me submitted by /u/qrlk
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