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Steam Games Not Launching – Linux Mint Cinnamo…

Steam Games Not Launching – Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1:

Okay, I’ve recently decided to dual-boot my old laptop with the above-mentioned distro of Linux Mint with the express purpose of playing some (linux compatible) Steam games (the hardware I’m using is so poor that Windows 10 is hogging the vast majority of resources). Steam appears to have installed perfectly fine, but I’m running into issues getting other games to run despite them being listed in Steam to work with Linux+SteamOS (Sunless Sea, Faeria), . I have a few titles that will launch no problem (CrossCode, Dex, Bleed 2, for instance). However, I have several that will not launch at all (the “Preparing to Launch…” pop-up will show and the screen will blink black for an instant, but then nothing happens).

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How do I fix my os-prober?

How do I fix my os-prober?:

Hi,

Yesterday I asked about why my computer was restarting when running dpkg reconfigure, and didn’t get a very helpful response.

I determined that I needed to disable the GRUB os-prober, so I went into /etc/default/grub and added the line “GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER=true”, and that fixed everything. However, I feel like the os-prober should be operational (it runs by default, so it must be there for a reason), so although my computer functions without it, could anyone talk me through how to repair it?

Thanks!

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How the system can respond to vm.overcommit_me…

How the system can respond to vm.overcommit_memory=2:

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VIM ‘for people who don’t want to use it , but…

VIM ‘for people who don’t want to use it , but have to ‘:

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Distribution Release: Neptune 6.0

Distribution Release: Neptune 6.0:

Leszek Lesner has announced the release of Neptune 6.0, the distribution’s first stable release based on Debian 10, featuring the KDE Plasma desktop with assorted desktop improvements: “We are proud to announce the release of Neptune 6.0. This new version is based upon Debian 10 "Buster” and it…. via DistroWatch.com: News

Thread Sanitizer for Swift on Linux

Thread Sanitizer for Swift on Linux:

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A compendium of container escapes

A compendium of container escapes:

Brandon Edwards, Chief Scientist at Capsule8, talks about about a compendium of container escapes, and the RunC vulnerability in particular.

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Suggestions for sandbox?

Suggestions for sandbox?:

I’m looking to install a sandbox on my computer. I searched this subreddit and the one that gets mentioned is Firejail. However, reviews in the Software Manager and in this subreddit seem to be mixed at best, with some of the most recent reviews stating that it caused glitches on Linux Mint.

Any suggestions for a sandbox that is easy to use (I’m a relative noob)? Much appreciated!

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How to check if my RAM is running in Dual Chan…

How to check if my RAM is running in Dual Channel?:

I upgraded my laptops RAM memory from 8 to 16gb by adding 2nd stick of 8GB with the same model number as 1st. There doesn’t seem to be information in BIOS(UEFI) that tells me that I am in DC mode. I checked on Windows with CPU-Z and it does state I am in DC.

My question is: is there a way to check if my memory is in Dual Channel on GNU/Linux? I am running Pop!_os(Ubuntu based distro).

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/e/ is now selling refurbished smartphones wit…

/e/ is now selling refurbished smartphones with /e/ pre-installed:

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