The Gaming Distro | Linux Out Loud 31

This week, Linux Out Loud chats about Linux gaming distros.

Welcome to episode 31 of Linux Out Loud. We fired up our mics, connected those headphones as we searched the community for themes to expound upon. We kept the banter friendly, the conversation somewhat on topic, and had fun doing it.

00:00:00 Introduction
00:01:10 Major Appliance Problems
00:06:50 Silent Hill
00:11:15 USB controller for TheC64
00:18:56 The Gaming Distro
00:42:53 Game of the Week
00:47:00 Spike Update
00:56:36 Fence Building
01:00:08 Close

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First time I have seen Ubuntu Budgie recommended as a gaming distro, and Regata Linux looks interesting.

Sparky Linux had some software for installing emulators, which I thought was cool.

Trying Nobara now, the official image based on Gnome. Is cool, but think it needs more testing. Just a few issues that don’t seem to be very polished. Wish they had a Budgie Spin.

But they also have a pure Gnome ISO and a KDE ISO which might have less paper cuts.

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What issues were you running into on Nobara?

So I did download the official ISO which mixes up Gnome a bit. Might get better mileage if I went with either the Gnome ISO or the KDE ISO. Am aware this is still a work in development.

The issue I had was trying to close a window using the touchpad.
Clicking on the X button with left mouse (on touchpad)
would generally open the right click menu, or very occasionally close the window.

To fix this, disable Mouse Click Emulation in the “Tweaks” settings.
By default the bottom right of the touchpad gets treated as Right Click,
but my Lenovo Legion 5 laptop seriously merges bottom right into bottom left here.

So my touchpad, I now effectively have no right click available to me, and I have to track down a mouse every time I want a right click, as there seems to be no other options for emulating a right mouse click other then the one my touchpad has serious problems with.

I’m currently using Budgie DE on Arch, works fantastic! plays really well with my 6800 xt and wayland.

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Long time ago I remember Jason Evangelho made some interesting benchmarks and iirc the explanations was Budgie was good for gaming because of its lean use of ressources.

I’ve used Ubuntu Budgie on old computers for quite a while because it was a nice mix between modern desktop and fluidity on older hardware

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Nobara has just released another ISO.

The trackpad issues I had before are all fixed.
So very happy with Nobara now.

Looks like they are doing well on the development side.


Nice update!

Indeed ! Reading their aim with that distro made me want to try Nobara as I seem to be their targeted audience exactly :grinning: It’s still early but it’s been pleasant :+1: