Questions about installing software via `git c…

Questions about installing software via `git clone` (vs the package manager):

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Valve silently removed the option to not updat…

Valve silently removed the option to not update games – now they must be updated to play:

Yet another reason to use alternatives such as itch.io and GOG, this requirement means you have to accept an update and get no say in the matter. For example, this means you have to accept any change a dev pushes, or the update may break your mods and you’re not able to continue playing on an older version until those mods are updated for the newer one.

Steam already takes away various freedoms of yours, and this is yet another. It’s better to support developers who give us Linux support in return on platforms which care about our freedom more than Valve does.

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Add my windows drive/folder to my ubuntu VPS f…

Add my windows drive/folder to my ubuntu VPS for more storage?:

I have a vps with only 25GB of space. I have a 500GB HD on my local windows computer that I want to mount to my VPS so I have more storage on it.

I have no idea how to do this… Please help!

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Distance, the awesome racing platformer has a …

Distance, the awesome racing platformer has a new mini-campaign out:

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Wipeout inspired anti-gravity racer BallisticN…

Wipeout inspired anti-gravity racer BallisticNG has left Early Access:

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Difficulty with transitioning to Linux

Difficulty with transitioning to Linux:

I’ve been trying to use Linux for about three years now. I’ve done a bunch of research and determined that OpenSUSE was the distribution that I wanted to use. I like that it separates free, from non-free stuff because I do wish to try and use free code, I like that it has a powerful GUI system administrator tool and I like that it offers a rolling release. The latter is particularly important to me, because I want my computer to be consistent and reliable, and don’t wish to deal with my system becoming unstable or encountering bugs. I don’t think I have the skills to successfully solve them and they could seriously derail me in my work.

Over the years I’ve installed OpenSUSE LEAP on five different computers, they’ve all had their own issues. I also tried Tumbleweed a few times. I even built myself a new computer using hardware that I learned should be compatible with free Linux stuff. I’m still having problems.

Since I’ve been having all these problems, I finally decided to give up on OpenSUSE and move onto Debian. I’m now experiencing the same problems.

I’m using a RX 580 AMD GPU. It seems that the distributions that I’ve been using don’t support my GPU out of the box. It seems that OpenSUSE LEAP’s kernel is too outdated for it. I’m not sure about Debian, but it also doesn’t seem to be able to support it. Instead of getting 1440p resolution like my monitor is designed to do, I’m getting 1080p on Debian and 760p on LEAP.

I’m trying hard to work out how to fix these problems, and actually use Linux. Problem is, a lot of the technical jargon confuses me, and I’m not easily able to make sense of it to diagnose and fix my own problems. When asking for help, I’m often given confusing information, some of the time people seem to give me bad information, which I struggle to assess because I’m rather clueless.

I’m at a lose as to what to do now. I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to get Debian to work. It seems I might be able to change the sources list, to some more recent, less stable variant of Debian, and do the updates which will provide support for my GPU. I don’t really know how to do this or if it can even be done.

At this point in time, I’m considering trying a new distro. I don’t know what to try. I know most beginners try Ubuntu, but I really distrust them considering they put amazon spyware into their system, and I read that they also incorporate other amazon applications into it. I’m not sure how much I can trust derivatives of Ubuntu as well. I do want a distro that I can easily understand and use, but I don’t want all sorts of bullshit coming prebundled with it. I could be okay with it coming with non-free firmware, drivers and audio/video codecs, but I draw the line at it coming with non-free software. Maybe it doesn’t matter because I can just uninstall it? Nonetheless, as a paranoid individual it makes me distrust the whole distro.

I read that Fedora is easier, and fixed release. I’ve avoided it due to being bleeding edge and I figure that means it’d result in some instability.

I don’t really know what to do at this point. Any feedback or help is appreciated.

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Buying the cheapest/oldest Vulkan-supporting c…

Buying the cheapest/oldest Vulkan-supporting card:

I’m looking to upgrade my graphics card just a tiny bit, from my current R9 270X maybe to an R9 290X, which I know is supported by AMDGPU-PRO, and thus supports Vulkan. I want to do this so I can run compatible games with Proton/DXVK on Linux. I don’t overly care about performance, I just want access to Windows games that I can’t play now. Is this a bad idea? Or will newer cards support a newer version of Vulkan that might be better in some way?

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OpenVPN@Home 1.7 – milestone release with new …

OpenVPN@Home 1.7 – milestone release with new features [deb, ubuntu]:

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How to install Redis on a Raspberry Pi using D…

How to install Redis on a Raspberry Pi using Docker:

Using Docker enables us to install the latest releases of Redis long before they are available in the Raspbian package repository.

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IntelliJ

IntelliJ:

IntelliJ submitted by /u/behrangsa
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