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Reddit: Help With LoL/Wine Install

Saturday 5th of July 2014 02:34:11 AM

Posted this in r/leagueoflegends and all I got was a question about why I don't just switch to Windows. So trying here . . .

Hey folks, I realize that linux is not officially supported. So let's skip over that.

I want to play League on my linux box.

I know nothing about Wine. I've never used it and have no idea how to configure it.

I'm trying to get League working on my Arch box because I'm tired of rebooting into Windows on a daily basis only to play League.

While I know a few things about computers, I'm not in any way an expert. I can, however, follow well-written technical instructions (managed to get Arch installed following the Wiki, for example).

I have been looking around for a good instruction set for setting up Wine and installing League and making it work. Everything I've found is either out of date or well, wrong.

Is there anyone out there who can walk me through getting League working on my Linux box?

I don't' care if I'm doing it in Wine or using something like VMWare to play it off of my already working windows partition (if that's possible). But again, I know nothing about emulators or virtual machines and just need some quality instructions to make this work so I don't have to reboot every day.

Thanks in advance

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LXer: NSA may be targeting Linux users for increased surveillance

Saturday 5th of July 2014 02:14:02 AM
In today's open source roundup: The NSA considers Linux Journal an "extremist forum." Plus: Download Tor to protect your privacy, and funny NSA jokes.

LXer: A look back at June 2014 for Linux Gaming

Saturday 5th of July 2014 01:16:51 AM
Probably one of the biggest months on record for Linux gaming seeing some big releases. Here's a look back.

LXer: Creating an OpenStack community locally

Saturday 5th of July 2014 12:19:40 AM
Learning is easier with a community of practice. For some in the open source world, community is something that takes only a virtual form, but there's still a lot of value in good old fashioned face-to-face communities to share and learn together. Taking a page out of the book of Linux User Groups (LUGs), several advocates for open source projects have found the population of interested users in their area to have reached the critical mass necessary to build and sustain local user groups of their own.read more

Reddit: How can I install Ubuntu from terminal without a GUI?

Friday 4th of July 2014 11:35:09 PM

I have a bootable USB with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I was wondering if I could install it before loading unity and without using the GUI which is designed for installation. Can I boot into a terminal do the partitioning and install Ubuntu?
Thanks

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LXer: Qualcomm fires DMCA shotgun blast at alleged code thieves on Github including itself

Friday 4th of July 2014 11:22:29 PM
Takedown notices issued to dozens of accountsA company claiming to represent Qualcomm has shut down a number of repositories on source-code sharing site GitHub under provisions of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) – including at least one repository belonging to Qualcomm itself.…

Reddit: What distro for a donated PC?

Friday 4th of July 2014 11:01:56 PM

I consult for a few companies, and when they need to get rid of computers, I usually take them, wipe them, and donate them to Goodwill. Lately, I have been installing Linux on the computers before donating, hoping that the next owner will somehow end up with the OS I install. I know this is a bit silly, but I want to know what reddit thinks about which distro/apps I should install.

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Reddit: Making use of my old laptop

Friday 4th of July 2014 10:36:25 PM

Hi,

Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask, tried the search function but found nothing that addressed exactly what I was looking for.

I've an old laptop, running XP, 512ram and 2ghz processor. I was thinking of installing Linux on this machine, for generally educating myself and so it is safer as support ends for XP.

My problem is, I have no idea where to start/how to go about doing this. Any advice guys and gals?

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LXer: Transmageddon 1.3 Video Transcoder Released Ubuntu Installation

Friday 4th of July 2014 10:25:18 PM
Transmageddon, a video transcoder written in GTK using GStreamer, has reach version 1.3 just a few moments ago. Initially released as 1.2, it was re-tagged as 1.3 after VAAPI encoding has been enabled. To see the full announcement, read this post on the Transmageddon blog.

Reddit: Are you an extremist?

Friday 4th of July 2014 10:03:51 PM

TuxMachines: Open source to help Wales protect environment

Friday 4th of July 2014 09:58:17 PM

Using open source software solutions is helping a Welsh pilot project to manage flood risks and provide a stepping stone for future research. The Citizen Observatory Web (Cobweb) project involves citizens using their smartphone or tablets, to submit data observations within the Dyfi area in Wales, to help collect environmental data for use in evidence based policy.

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TuxMachines: NVIDIA Releases 331.89 Long-Lived Linux Driver

Friday 4th of July 2014 09:44:50 PM

NVIDIA has today released ther 331.89 Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD graphics drivers within their long-lived 331.xx graphics driver branch.

The NVIDIA 331.89 graphics driver for Linux (and Solaris/FreeBSD) includes support for the GeForce GT 730 graphics card, support for X.Org Server 1.16, and a variety of bug-fixes. The bug-fixes are great and the GeForce GT 730 hardware enablement is also great while nearly all NVIDIA 331 graphics driver users will be able to appreciate the X.Org Server 1.16 support considering the xorg-server update isn't even scheduled to be released until next month, will make it into the H2'2014 Linux distribution updates, and chances are the AMD Catalyst driver won't even support the new server for some months based upon their historical turnaround times.

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TuxMachines: After Ubuntu, Windows will also follow KDE’s convergence story

Friday 4th of July 2014 09:36:04 PM

The KDE Community introduced the concept of convergence way back in 2008 with the arrival of KDE 4.x (back then it was still KDE Desktop). If you ever tried KDE on your netbook you would have noticed that the desktop that got installed was different from that you would get when you install the same iso on your desktop.

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TuxMachines: [Fedora] Simple Patch Policy

Friday 4th of July 2014 09:31:03 PM

Following the approval of the Simple Patch policy, all the necessary pieces are now in place.

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