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About dvdmuckle

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  1. If you're looking to try some games from the Epic Games Store, you may want to try https://github.com/Heroic-Games-Launcher/HeroicGamesLauncher This lets you use Proton for Epic games without any extra configuration. Not sure if Genshin will work as they may have some anti-cheat that won't let it work in Linux, but most offline or non-multiplayer games should work fine.
  2. This is incredibly niche and would probably involve Anthony to some degree, but maybe some Linux "gotchas" especially when it comes to gaming. Could probably mention some stuff from the "Install Linux Instead of Windows 11" like secure boot having to be disabled with most distros, but also things like nvidia driver installation, GSYNC with multi monitors (spoiler alert, it doesn't work (unless you use Wayland instead of X11 but I tried that and all I got was a massive headache over Wayland not knowing which monitor was my primary)), and some games via Steam not syncing save data over from Stea
  3. So this has been annoying me and I'm at my wits' end for how to fix it. When I'm downloading a Steam game in Linux (Fedora 34) I get up to 90Mb/s and can comfortably watch stuff from my Plex server and stream other content. However, in Windows 10 (21H1, with latest drivers and everything) I get maaaybe up to 40Mb/s in Steam with the average being 25Mb/s and am incapable of watching anything from Plex. Other stuff like YouTube works fine, I need to test that more. The Plex server is not on my LAN and I get pretty good internet and am pretty close to a metro area with Steam servers to download f
  4. If you installed Ubuntu and then put GNOME on it, you might be better off with Ubuntu GNOME which is... What it says on the tin. Both stock Ubuntu's Unity DE and GNOME are somewhat RAM heavy. If you have around 4gb of RAM and a somewhat decent processor you should be fine. If things still aren't to your liking, you might want to check out Xubuntu or Lubuntu.
  5. Depends on what you're looking for in a Chromebook. If you like being able to flip the thing, the Acer Chromebook R 11 (CYAN) might work for you. It's also more than $100 cheaper than the Samsung Chromebook Plus, and that's for the top-of-the-line model. If you want a Chromebook that can do work and is of similar quality to the XPS 13, the Dell Chromebook 13 (LULU) is excellent. I have the i3-5005U 8gb model, which also has a swappable SSD, which the CYAN and the Samsung Chromebook Plus do not have. Also, be aware the Plus has an ARM processor, so if you want to rip out ChromeOS and put someth
  6. Never mind, got it! Didn't install gmpc-plugins, now I can use the Shout plugin to just latch onto the http stream with just a tiny bit of lag.
  7. TL;DR, trying to get MPD to stream to a remote GMPC player (Ubuntu server to Xubuntu), namely without using a web browser. The httpd streamer works but I'd rather avoid using that. Ideally I'd like to get GMPC to stream audio from MPD, without having to screw with Pulseaudio servers or anything. Is there a better solution than MPD/GMPC, or am I missing something?
  8. You can't run a .bat in Ubuntu! You'll have to create a bash script or find the .sh file supplied with the FTB download. Analyzing the contents of the .bat will also help if you can't find a supplied .sh. Another thing to note is once you start the server, you'll have a bunch of stuff running in the foreground. If you're using SSH to login to your server and you terminate your SSH session, you'll lose your running server! A few things you can do... 1. Use screen. Before starting your server enter the `screen` command. Then do whatever you need to run your server. Now, Press Ctrl + A, then D
  9. Depends on what you want to do. If it's just storage, you really don't need a powerful anything. Hell, a 32bit machine from the XP era would be just fine.
  10. If you really want a GUI, I guess you could make a barebones Linux server, use KVM to install a desktop Linux OS as a virt, and then use `virt-manager` to interact with a GUI. Not a great idea, but could be worse. You could also use the obvious X forwarding over SSH, but that's slow as hell and also requires you have an X server on your side. You could also use things like Webmin that handle _some_ of the applications you might be running, not all. Some applications also have web interfaces of their own, such as the excellent ZNC webadmin. And, if you want to monitor resource usage, I highly s
  11. Spawn 5000 boys- I mean, coffee cans in Fallout 4. (Please tell me someone gets that.)
  12. Oh, well, FreeNAS can be run using other tools like VMware or unRAID (I think), but it itself cannot run a VM. Not to my knowledge at least, which consists of a quick google.
  13. If you have minimal Linux experience, I'd build off that and pick a Linux OS for your server. You could use Debian or Ubuntu server, or if you have slightly more experience Arch. A lot of software is compatible with Debian and Ubuntu, though Arch also has the Arch User Repository, which has a lot of software. Personally I use "Ubuntu server" (Ubuntu desktop made headless), and it works well as a media server and storage server, though if you run Windows you might need to do some extra configuration for storing files, either on the server or desktop side.