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  1. TheProf

    Installing Games on Linux

    I wanted to make this post to try and help other folks with their gaming setup as it seems like this is still somewhat challenging for new users. I guess you can also say that this post is kind of inspired by the recent Linus Tech Tips Linux challenge, specifically around gaming. This post is...
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    Accidentally uninstalled my GUI (Xfce 4.14.4)

    That happened to me once when I first started using Linux, I had to basically reinstall the DE. Like @an4s911 mentioned, try switching to the tty terminal and doing the install from there, should not be an issue to reinstall it.
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    Dual Boot of Windows and Linux Mint - no Windows Boot.

    For me, to get it to work (I am using EndeavourOS and Windows) I had to install the os-prober and then in the grub config enable the OS prober. Then just update the grub config and this should detect the Windows OS.
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    Red Star OS

    I saw some YT video on this last week as well... Not something that I would even consider installing on my VMs or machines in general...
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    Post a screenshot of your Desktop

    Good point! :)
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    Install Unreal Tournament

    You're seeing game available only for Windows because you might have missed step 4 in @f33dm3bits instructions. If you enable that, it will ask you to reboot the steam client and when you get back, it should be available for installation.
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    (SOLVED) games running slower than a powerpoint slide, any ideas?

    Specs look good and should run CSGO. I am not really sure why it is slow to be honest. There could be many things causing this. I would suggest to look at GPU drivers, but with the AMD GPU, I believe the drivers are already integrated in the kernel so there's probably no need to...
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    Post a screenshot of your Desktop

    I've switched back to Gnome mainly because it runs smoother than KDE Plasma with less crashes for me, still on EOS.
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    (SOLVED) games running slower than a powerpoint slide, any ideas?

    Have you tried running without proton? It seems to also be a Linux native game. I haven't tested on MX Linux AHS, but from my experience running it on Fedora, Manjaro, and EOS, all work well and pretty smooth. What are the specs of your system?
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    [Solved] ata4.00: Read log page 0x08 failed, Emask 0x1

    So as I mentioned above, after a kernel update, I now have a completely different error, no longer getting the ata errors lol.. I should learn to just ignore these.
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    (SOLVED) games running slower than a powerpoint slide, any ideas?

    Which games are you trying to play? You can also visit a website like ProtonDB that will give you an idea of how the game should run. This is normally what I check before even trying to install any games. You’ll see that some games work really well, some games require custom proton version like...
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    SMB share with Domain Name

    I think you can also modify the hosts file on your local machine with the DNS name and IP, that way from your machine when you ping/connect using a DNS name, it should work. Another option would be to have a DNS server that can resolve names to ip addresses. In my lab, I use a combination of...
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    The most used distro

    I am EOS user, I've started with Fedora, Manjaro and then switched to EOS as I wanted the latest updates and next to Arch, EOS seemed a lot more simple to setup with the nvidia drivers.
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    (SOLVED) games running slower than a powerpoint slide, any ideas?

    How are you playing your games? Are you using steam with proton? Lutris?
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    [Solved] ata4.00: Read log page 0x08 failed, Emask 0x1

    Everything works fine, no issues, just curious as to why this happened. Either way, what I realized is that from time to time new kernel updates introduce some errors and then at a later point with other kernel updates, these errors get resolved. I had this happen with USB ports. Now it’s the...
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    [Solved] ata4.00: Read log page 0x08 failed, Emask 0x1

    Its odd, because I have 3 SATA SSDs and 1 drive as an NVME... this seems to only effect one drive.
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    Where did your username come from?

    My username theprof was used by my students a while back when I used to teach Microsoft Certification courses... It kind of stuck since then... in my current job, I am always meeting with customers and doing workshops around DevOps tooling, so I continue the path of education and so I figured...
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    [Solved] ata4.00: Read log page 0x08 failed, Emask 0x1

    Hey @brickwizard I am on a derivative of Arch, in my case EndeavourOS.
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    [Solved] ata4.00: Read log page 0x08 failed, Emask 0x1

    I've come across an interesting error a few days ago after doing some kernel upgrades. The error I am getting: ata4.00: Read log page 0x08 failed, Emask 0x1 Not sure if other folks on Arch saw this error, but based on the link here, it seems I am not the only one...
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    Thoughts on the LTT Linux Challenge

    It's interesting for me to see this challenge, because for the most part, I went through the same challenges that Linus went through, so to me, this seems to be a common pattern with new folks switching over to Linux from Windows. If you think about it. When we switch from Windows to Linux...
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