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    Re: Linux learning curve

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    couldn't seem to find a way of having my main music library point to a network share. Happy to be corrected though!
    Install cifs-utils and mount the network share, you can add it to fstab to have it mounted on boot etc. Amarok won't know it's not local.
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MountWindowsSharesPermanently


    Or you could use sshfs rather than CIFS.

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    Re: Linux learning curve

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Thanks for the update, it was an interesting read. The bit about Proton was specially interesting and at one point would have had me pretty much ditching Windows; I'm typing this booted into Linux and would consider it my primary OS but sadly the Oculus Rift is Windows only and last I read Elite Dangerous was Wine resistant and that's my main game

    Can't help with the music player, sorry. Not something I usually do. Can you not run a Windows music player with Wine installed?
    So I got it working! It didn't work with steams out of the box version of proton but someone has forked a version that addresses EDs issues on github https://github.com/redmcg/wine/relea...on_3.16-6_Beta

    Obviously ymmv but people have got it working in VR too but that's with a vive which might be more penguin friendly?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bagnaj97 View Post
    Install cifs-utils and mount the network share, you can add it to fstab to have it mounted on boot etc. Amarok won't know it's not local.
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MountWindowsSharesPermanently


    Or you could use sshfs rather than CIFS.
    It's a Linux share rather than Windows but mounting has done the trick. Thanks.

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    or are abandoned (Clementine.) Any suggestions or shall I carry on waiting for the dev of Dopamine to finish the Linux port?
    Just stumbled across this: https://www.strawbs.org/ It's a fork of Clementine, built on QT5. I've not tried it, but it could perhaps be worth a look?

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    Re: Linux learning curve

    Nice work on getting to grips with Linux, something I did myself a few years back. Ubuntu is a great bet for getting to know Linux as there is, I would say, the largest group of helpful people out there writing all sorts of help articles on how to get things done. My use has been on an aged laptop that was no longer capable of running Windows well so was a little ore tricky as some of that hardware is a little custom, but it certainly breathed new life into what was otherwise a piece of scrap!

    Like you say, other than for games I could easily be a pure Linux person, everything else I do is well covered and often more stable with the penguin.

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    Re: Linux learning curve

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagnaj97 View Post
    Just stumbled across this: https://www.strawbs.org/ It's a fork of Clementine, built on QT5. I've not tried it, but it could perhaps be worth a look?
    i'll give it a look, thanks!
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    Nice work on getting to grips with Linux, something I did myself a few years back. Ubuntu is a great bet for getting to know Linux as there is, I would say, the largest group of helpful people out there writing all sorts of help articles on how to get things done. My use has been on an aged laptop that was no longer capable of running Windows well so was a little ore tricky as some of that hardware is a little custom, but it certainly breathed new life into what was otherwise a piece of scrap!

    Like you say, other than for games I could easily be a pure Linux person, everything else I do is well covered and often more stable with the penguin.
    If you use Steam, or you're a bit more technically capable and can do it manually yourself, then Proton really makes a huge difference. I'm now finding more games than not in my Steam library will play on Linux.

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    Re: Linux learning curve

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    i'll give it a look, thanks!


    If you use Steam, or you're a bit more technically capable and can do it manually yourself, then Proton really makes a huge difference. I'm now finding more games than not in my Steam library will play on Linux.
    Well now that is news to me (Proton). I mean I had a fair few of my titles which had Linux versions andway, but that could be a very interesting experiment for the next few days! Thanks for the heads up.

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    Re: Linux learning curve

    Quote Originally Posted by CountStex View Post
    Well now that is news to me (Proton). I mean I had a fair few of my titles which had Linux versions andway, but that could be a very interesting experiment for the next few days! Thanks for the heads up.
    Valve calls its auto proton enabling stuff Steam Play. Worth a google. You'll want to be in the Steam Beta update channel as it gets new proton builds a bit faster.

    It now also works with non-steam games, assuming the game is available on Steam you can add it as a non-steam game and it'll try to use Proton.

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