Fedora 38 Released
Just installed Fedora 38. So far, no issues found.
The default wallpaper sucks though.
Diablo Immortal on Linux
I was able to run Diablo Immortal on Linux, despite only being available on iOS, Android, and Windows. I know for a fact that I needed Wine to be able to run a Windows environment or application in Linux. But, I just found out you need to install Lutris too.
For future reference, the steps are below. I am on Fedora.
- Install Wine
sudo dnf install wine
- Install Lutris
sudo dnf install lutris
If Lutris won’t start, try installing it via Flatpak.
- Install Winetricks
sudo dnf install winetricks
- Visit this Lutris Battle.net link and click on Install. It should display a dialog and click on continue. And just proceed and follow instructions.
- It took some time to figure out the perfect settings to run Battle.net, I was able to get a reference from this Reddit post. The settings that worked for me were, check the image below. Take note of the Wine version and the settings below it.
- Latest Lutris Proton runner
- DXVK Version 1.10L
- VKD3D Version 2.6
- D3D Extras Version 2
- DXVK NVAPI Version 0.5.3
And after all that, Battle.net should run after signing in.
Familiarizing Linux Again Part 2
So I was able to install Manjaro KDE last night because the new USB drive was delivered yesterday. I tried to install Pop!OS but somehow I was unsuccessful. I’m glad since I really enjoyed Manjaro.
The first order of business is upgrading all the packages and then I installed Google Chrome.
After which I installed Thunderbird and set up my email iCloud account from Apple. This morning I was able to install Android Studio.
sudo snap install android-studio --classic
Right now I am trying to figure out how to sync my calendar which is on iCloud.
Familiarizing Linux Again
After more than 5 years on macOS, I’m excited that I get the chance to use Linux again.
My brother gave me his old Windows laptop. Since I figured it has 1TB of disk space in it, I decided to create a Linux partition. So I asked Silicon Valley’s best for help on which distro to install. There were no clear winners though.
I started out my career using Linux and Eclipse IDE for Android development. For some other jobs, I used Windows but never liked it for development purposes.
After some quick research, I downloaded Manjaro KDE.
Yesterday, nothing worked. I tried burning the ISO images of Kubuntu, Pop!OS and Manjaro using Rufus and Etcher. I believe the USB drive has been the reason and it is defective. Towards the end of the day, the USB just stopped working, when I popped it in Windows will prompt the “need to reformat” warning. I may burn it too much.