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Fixes for some issues I faced while I switched to Bazzite / Aurora-dx
  • Actually I don't have an igpu, I have an rx6600 and an i5 10400f.

    I'm currently using Aurora-dx, is the switcheroo patch available there too ?

  • Fixes for some issues I faced while I switched to Bazzite / Aurora-dx

    So a week ago I wiped my SSD and tried Kinoite and Bazzite. I switched mostly for a fresh Wayland experience with Plasma and also so that I don't spend too much time tinkering to solve some minor issues ( well it didn't go as expected).

    I ended up settling with Aurora-dx because it's a good balance between Kinoite and Bazzite while still offering all the Ublue goodies.

    Here are some things that I couldn't find fixes for even after I tried Reddit and the Ublue forums ->

    ---

    1. Opening any Flatpak app or moving the cursor makes the display black out

    I actually started experiencing this issue in other distros way before I switched to Kinoite / Ublue. After I've switched to AMD this was happening almost every time I turned on the computer.

    (This is AMD specific) The issue can be fixed by setting a udev rule, like this :

    sudo vim /etc/udev/rules.d/30-amdgpu-pm.rules Then enter the following in the file :

    ``` KERNEL=="card0", SUBSYSTEM=="drm", DRIVERS=="amdgpu", ATTR{device/power_dpm_force_performance_level}="high"

    Keep in mind that you may have "card1" instead of "card0" you can check it by doing an ls``` within

    ``` /sys/class/drm/

    ```

    Alternatively if you just want your display to stop blacking out in your current session only then :

    ``` cat sys/class/drm/card1/device/power_dpm_force_performance_level >> high

    ```

    ---

    1. Display turns off entirely in Fullscreen applications.

    this is probably KDE specific, I do not know about Gnome

    Display Configuration > Adaptive Sync > Never

    This should fix it.

    But when the computer wakes up after a sleep session, the issue could appear again. I don't think they have a fix for this yet.

    ---

    1. Steam not able to add directories from any other location (including any folders in the same drive)

    This is not a proper solution, It just happened to work for me so I thought I'd share.

    Just symlink the Game directories you want to ``` .steam/steam/steamapps/common

    ``` like :

    ``` ln -s PATH_To_Game_Folder ~/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Game_Folder

    ```

    For the folks using flatpak steam the steam directory will be under .var/apps/

    I personally use Bazzite-arch container for gaming and it has been working really well, although the game shortcuts don't work unless you start the container.

    I hope that someone will find use in the contents of this post.

    5
    Fixes for some issues I faced while I switched to Bazzite / Aurora-dx

    So a week ago I wiped my SSD and tried Kinoite and Bazzite. I switched mostly for a fresh Wayland experience with Plasma and also so that I don't spend too much time tinkering to solve some minor issues ( well it didn't go as expected).

    I ended up settling with Aurora-dx because it's a good balance between Kinoite and Bazzite while still offering all the Ublue goodies.

    Here are some things that I couldn't find fixes for even after I tried Reddit and the Ublue forums ->

    ---

    1. Opening any Flatpak app or moving the cursor makes the display black out

    I actually started experiencing this issue in other distros way before I switched to Kinoite / Ublue. After I've switched to AMD this was happening almost every time I turned on the computer.

    (This is AMD specific) The issue can be fixed by setting a udev rule, like this :

    sudo vim /etc/udev/rules.d/30-amdgpu-pm.rules Then enter the following in the file :

    ``` KERNEL=="card0", SUBSYSTEM=="drm", DRIVERS=="amdgpu", ATTR{device/power_dpm_force_performance_level}="high"

    Keep in mind that you may have "card1" instead of "card0" you can check it by doing an ls``` within

    ``` /sys/class/drm/

    ```

    Alternatively if you just want your display to stop blacking out in your current session only then :

    ``` cat sys/class/drm/card1/device/power_dpm_force_performance_level >> high

    ```

    ---

    2. Display turns off entirely in Fullscreen applications.

    this is probably KDE specific, I do not know about Gnome

    Display Configuration > Adaptive Sync > Never

    This should fix it.

    But when the computer wakes up after a sleep session, the issue could appear again. I don't think they have a fix for this yet.

    ---

    3. Steam not able to add directories from any other location (including any folders in the same drive)

    This is not a proper solution, It just happened to work for me so I thought I'd share.

    Just symlink the Game directories you want to ``` .steam/steam/steamapps/common

    ``` like :

    ``` ln -s PATH_To_Game_Folder ~/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/Game_Folder

    ```

    For the folks using flatpak steam the steam directory will be under .var/apps/

    I personally use Bazzite-arch container for gaming and it has been working really well, although the game shortcuts don't work unless you start the container.

    I hope this post helps someone out.

    1
    Steam in-game overlay is not working in Bazzite

    So today I installed Bazzite for the first time on my computer. I continued with the pre-installed steam package (which was surprisingly not flatpak).

    I'm using an Intel cpu and an AMD RX6600. Games are working fine but I'm not able to use the in-game steam overlay. Some games like Apex legends rely on it to complete a sign in process. Apex is saying that I don't have in-game overlays enabled, when I clearly have it enabled (for the game and within the gernal steam settings) . I tried changing the keys from the default 'Shift+Tab' but still no luck.

    Does anyone have a solution for this ? Or should I install flatpak steam on Bazzite ?

    Edit : It seems that I'm also not able to add steam libraries from other drives, not working with ntfs partitions and btrfs partitions.

    4
    I'm going to reinstall linux on my computer. What is it like to run something Silverblue based these days ?
  • Rather than rebasing, would there be a way to to layer the Bazzite Optimizations (Kernel & scheduler Optimizations for gaming, not Lutris etc) on top of aurora-dx?

  • I'm going to reinstall linux on my computer. What is it like to run something Silverblue based these days ?

    I have been using CachyOS for more than 6 months at this point and I'm pretty happy with it. Among the many distros I tried, this is probably my favourite arch based distro. I initially installed it because it offered Hyprland desktop, and I didn't want to bring over my messy config nor did I want to start from scratch. But sometimes when I want to game or when I wake up my computer from sleep the display would just keep blacking out and won't let me use it until I restart the computer (I am using an AMD GPU btw). This issue has been happening on Plamsa 6, and Gnome as well. I have tried various fixes from the ArchWiki but it's still there. Other than that I really liked the Distro.

    It's not like changing distros can solve my moitor blacking out problem, but I'm going to try something based on Silverblue for a change. Yes, I have tried the Ublue project in the past, it was good but I couldn't get into the whole immutable thing back then, so I hopped back to my staple Arch/Tumbleweed and carried on. Fast forward to today.. I'm thinking about trying Bazzite or Aurora as the idea of having a low maintenance system is now very appealing to me.

    I'm not necessarily a hardcore gamer but I do play games every other day and also run some LLMs locally every now and then. I'm not sure which one I should go for between Bazzite and Aurora. Maybe someone who has run both can give their opinion.

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    I have edited my post to include how I enabled this.

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    So I just bought a OnePlus 12 recently, I was used to controlling volume using the onehand operations goodlock module in my Samsung galaxy S23. I basically never had to press the volume buttons to control the volume unless absolutely necessary.

    Possible ways I've thought of (it would be really great if at all possible) -

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    Hope this helps someone.

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    DE

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    WM

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    3. Openbox / Labwc
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    [SOLVED] Steam on hyprland is not launching most of my games

    I'm using CachyOS (arch based), the steam package being used is from CachyOS's repositories. I'm using an AMD RX6600. Monitor is using 144hz refresh rate (set using hyprland config file)

    All my Games are in an NTFS partition.

    So far CS2 is the only game that opens up when I click on 'Play' and it is playable with some occasional frame drops.

    I had the same issue with flatpak steam when I tried earlier.

    I have tried setting the my monitor as primary by using xrandr but that didn't help at all.

    Has this happened to anyone ? What can I do to fix this ? I can attach any logs if required.

    Edit: thanks to @Nerdulous@lemm.ee my issue has been solved.

    (Mentioning the solution here in case the reddit post gets deleted)

    • Look for a directory called "compatdata" under ~/.steam.
    • It'll probably take some digging, as it's often buried in something like ~/.steam/steam/steamapps . . .
    • The "find" command would be useful in this situation!
    • Make a symbolic link from that folder to the identical location on the NTFS Steam Library.
    • ln -s ~/.steam/foo/bar/compatdata /path/to/ntfs/SteamLibrary/compatdata
    • That's it.
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    audiophile @lemmy.world Gunpachi @lemmings.world
    Need advice on buying an IEM (under $50)

    I have been considering buying an IEM that would be a step up from my older BLON BL03 and QKZ x HBB.

    So far I have narrowed down to these 3 -

    1. Truthear x Crinacle Zero (red)
    2. Simgot EW200
    3. 7hz Sonus

    I found one more IEM - KZ PR-2 or PR-3

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    If there are any other IEMs I should consider please let me know. I just want the best value for money IEM that sounds good

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    BudgetAudiophile @lemmy.world Gunpachi @lemmings.world
    Need advice on buying an IEM (under $50)

    I have been considering buying an IEM that would be a step up from my older BLON BL03 and QKZ x HBB.

    So far I have narrowed down to these 3 -

    1. Truthear x Crinacle Zero (red)
    2. Simgot EW200
    3. 7hz Sonus

    I found one more IEM - KZ PR-2 or PR-3

    I mostly listen to Rock, metal, jazz, blues and some occasional cinematic soundtracks (like Hans Zimmer). I also want to use the IEM to play games like Apex Legends.

    I want it to last for sometime (if possible) unlike my blon - the shells come off every now and then and its annoying.

    If there are any other IEMs I should consider please let me know. I just want the best value for money IEM that sounds good

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    Unixporn @lemmy.ml Gunpachi @lemmings.world
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    gunpachi Gunpachi @lemmings.world
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