Below is a list of my favourite Linux and technology related YouTube channels. This isn’t an exhaustive list of all the content I watch, but rather a list of the ones I frequent on a regular basis. Hopefully this will be a good introduction for those curious about the Linux community. If you have any favourites of your own, and you’d like me to list them below, email me, and I’ll check them out and add them to the list.
New users to Linux may find it a bit “fiddly” getting Second Life up and running. So, in this guide I’ll quickly show you how to install the Firestorm client to access Second Life. The Linux distribution I use is Manjaro Xfce 20.0.3, which is an Arch based. However, the steps below should work on other Linux distros like Ubuntu, Linux Mint or Pop!_OS 📝 Ensure you have your Linux graphics drivers up to date and installed correctly before following the steps below.
UPDATE 📝 22/08/2021: This guide is outdated. You no longer need to manually fiddle with this Proton prefix in order to play the game. I have tested this from a bare installation using “Proton 6.3-6” and the game installs and plays fine. I’ve left this article visible to show the rapid progression of gaming on Linux. Introduction I’ve seen lots of Linux gamers online having issues trying to get this game to run.
No GeForce Experience?! Windows gamers will be familiar with “NVIDIA GeForce Experience”, and its ability to allow you to record the last 30 seconds of gameplay as a video file to the hard drive. Annoyingly however, for us Linux gamers, even though NVIDIA supports Linux with its proprietary binary graphics drivers - they haven’t made a Linux version of Geforce Experience. Enter OBS To Save The Day! With “OBS Studio”, we can use its “Replay Buffer” feature, which can act in much the same way.