I was watching some vids of Wendell and got fascinated how far Linux has come with gaming.
Now I am consider to remove dual boot and the Microsoft money sink completely.
I use Debian since 2001 but I missing some up to date Software (like video editing tools, mysql, …) .
And don’t get me to explain the problems I run into when tried to get some Windows-Games to work with in Debian
ATM I can run Guild Wars 2 and EVE Online, both w/ 32Bit only and it is stammering.
On Windows I can run many AAA Games at 64Bit at low/med settings but on Debian I get CTDs and Games freeze when using 64Bit with any settings.
Its probably because of the lack of up to date software/drivers Debian uses.
My system looks like this…
- Debian 9.5
- wine-3.0.1 (Debian 3.0.1-2~bpo9+1)
- PlayOnLinux 4.2.10
- Lutris 0.4.18.1
- GTX 770 w/ Driver Version: 384.130
- 16GB of RAM at 1600MHz
- AMD FX™-8350 Eight-Core Processor
Things that also bug me …
Gnome-Keyring and DM w/ Auto-Connect enabled: every time I lock into Gnome I have to enter a Password to get Evolution (EMail) to work.
Gnome w/ Firefox and Rosegarden: there seems to be a problem with Audio because Rosegarden wants Audio Jack and Gnome + Firefox wants to use Pulse Audio.
Gnome-Session: after a reboot/shutdown I have to arrange all programms again. I know there is an Auto-Start Method but still I need to arrange things.
Gnome-Boxes: when loading X11 into VM it stutter
Screen arrangements: I have dual Monitors as a workspace and a TV that should clone/copy the left screen. But I cant get Gnome to do so and need to tweak nvidia-settings after every reboot.
Now I am thinking of switching to the dark side and wipe all data.
Then I can do a fresh install of a new distro and try to get some games installed.
Should I leave Gnome behind, or try to fix things again and again ?
I had read about XFCE will make gaming performance better cause of some DM issues with Wine/Drivers.
Is this still accurate or even true ?
I am not a fan of ppa’s, but it seems Ubuntu is the way to go for the best gaming support.
Maybe Manjaro I should try, the rolling releases looks appealing to me.
Or I would not mind to compile all myself and try Gentoo.
I was quite amazed by the stuff I have learned already while using stage 1 to install Gentoo into VM.
Still I have not reached a working DE but I will get there.
I hope Gentoo will give me a bit more know-how while learning/study IT-Security for Linux,
or will I fool myself and just make things complicate ?
Hope this community can give me some advice to proceed