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How can I start Steam with a cron job?

How can I start Steam using a cron job? I've tried just putting steam in cron, but it does not work. I've tried some odd stuff that I don't understand like DISPLAY=:0.0 steam %U but that does not ...
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14.04 — Rock Candy XBox 360 controller not detected

I just switched from a lifetime of using Windows to Ubuntu. Wiped out my entire computer and made a linux-only computer (to force myself to learn). So far, Ubuntu is a lot of fun and very ...
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Mapping mouse buttons with a generic mouse

I own a generic mouse I bought on eBay that worked well on any version of Windows with about anything, from games to regular applications, all buttons could be mapped with no issues and no extra ...
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Can't get Gamemaker 8.1 to install on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Tried a method that was listed on Here. But it did not work for me despite being careful with syntax and repeated attempts at the code lines. Will try again and see what happens.
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How to fix battle.net ui

I'm using Ubutu 14.04 I've installed Diablo 3 and thus battle.net launcher with playonlinux from my cd as well but this is how it looks like http://imgur.com/c8CR3SQ The UI is split in half ...
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How to run patching program as sudo with Wine?

I've recently installed Wine on my Ubuntu 14.04. When I'm trying to patch a game I get the following error: Please run the patching program again with full administrative rights! So I tried to run ...
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USB Gaming mouse not working

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my system earlier today and everything went smooth except for this part: My mouse is not working in Ubuntu. It is a Zalman ZM-401R gaming mouse and it does not work ...
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How do I auto-restart my server after it crashes?

I have a vps running debian 7 x86. I have installed wine in it and I am hosting a halo server on it. Some times, some maps cause the server to crash, and it takes a lot of time to open the VPS and run ...
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[14.10]Garbled/Glitched sound on some Steam games

On particular games (such as Prison Architect, Kung Fury Street Rage, Besiege), at random interval the sound is glitched, transforming into "pixel-like" garbled sound. I've looked into tsched=0 for ...
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Flash game software alternative

On windows I could use something like Flash CS4 to create a game - I'm looking for a Linux native alternative that I can use to create a flash game preferably with actionscript, I'm pretty new to ...
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Can I get Directx 10/11 working on Ubuntu 14.04 or higher?

I have been searching the internet for a while now looking for a way to install and get directx 10/11 working in Ubuntu so that I can play games that need directx 10/11, like Just Cause 2, and a lot ...
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[14.10]Some Steam games won't startup, gameoverlayrenderer.so error

I'm using an Intel HD Graphics card. Since some days, for an unknown reason, some Steam games won't start up, including Half-Life and Garry's Mod. Here's the shell output with Half-Life : Game ...
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Playonlinux - Emulate a virtual desktop

I'm using PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu 14.04 + Gnome and I followed the answer to this question on how to play games on a window, rather than on full screen. However, changing the wine config to emulate a ...
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Random Source Games Stop Working After Kernel Update

I am a noob of Xubuntu (and Linux) for 2 months, and I have been relying on my brother who is a fluent user of Linux. I have downloaded and installed the latest kernel update, ...
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Alice Madness Returns freezes without warnings

Alright, I have looked up everything for this game and the result is always the same, the game opens and the loading screen shows the swinging key until it freezes, there is no loading text just the ...
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Installation Fail: Steam

Tried to install steam and the terminal keeps throwing up this password confirmation. I type in the password I set and it starts "..............." then ends with" The following packages have unmet ...
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Images and text distorting after playing a game, any idea how to fix?

Completely new to Ubuntu, so please feel free to assume I know how to do almost nothing. Basically, after playing a game in Steam (I've tried this with Crypt of the Necrodancer and Faster Than ...
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Sims 3 Launcher will not work

I recently installed Sims 3 and all it's expansions and I've been having problems with the launcher. The game works perfectly when I open it up from the .Wine Program Files but the launcher will not ...
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Why is Ubuntu not as fast when it was freshly installed?

When I freshly installed Ubuntu on my laptop, it was blazing fast, but now it is very slow.... Games like TF2, MInecraft, DOTA 2, where working fine for like, 1 month, severe lag and lag spikes ...
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PlayonLinux issues with game installation

Trying to install and run AOE III using PlayonLinux-Wine loader. After manually selecting the file (installer) and activating, it initiates but then throws up an error message
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Patching LoL with TuxLoL

I seem to have exactly the same issue as Guga had in this question. I was recieving the same message "invalid Directory." But in this case, I have removed all spaces from the path name. I have no ...
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Lower mouse sensitivity below minimum?

I have a gaming mouse and it's way too high sensitivity in Ubuntu compared to Windows. The output of xinput list gives me: Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ...
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Why can't I download Steam?

I recently started gaming on my Ubuntu laptop and made a Steam account. I went to the Ubuntu Software Center and tried to download the Steam application. But the problem is, it won't let me download. ...
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Playing Games, Mouse is moving around

I tried playing Metro Last Light Redux on my PC (Ubuntu 15.04, Geforce GTX 660, Intel Quad Core) and the mouse is moving from the right to the left all the time. It seems like it thinks a controller ...
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Is there any way I can enable VSync for flash games or for my web browser?

Personally, VSync is a must for me. I just installed ubuntu today and I love everything about it except for the fact that there is no VSync in just about anywhere. Every video, animation and general ...
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How to tell what libraries a piece of software needs?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 15.04 and mainly running this to get a steam TF2 server going. How can I tell what prerequisites I need to install to ensure this program will work? This is the program wget ...
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Playing Video Game DVD/CDs

I want to know if its at all possible to play a video game from your dvd drive with Ubuntu 14. I can play with windows but for some reason I can't get windows installed on my laptop ( ...
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Kega Fusion emulator, no d-pad input?

Anyone using the Kega Fusion emulator ? It works fine for me but the d-pad will not work, I can't map it as a button in the config options, all other buttons work fine, even the triggers. I tried ...
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How block a country from connection to a port

How can i block a country from going onto my port 27115
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Low fps Dota 2: Am I just out of options?

System: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, using Gnome 3 DE at the moment. I feel as if I've tried everything to maximize my fps in Dota 2. I have an i7-3770k CPU and Radeon 7950 3GB gpu; I do believe the latter is ...
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Launching csgo via steam with optirun or primusrun?

I've gotten optirun and primusrun to work with glxgears and also with launching Counter-Strike: Global Offensive(csgo) straight from the executable file: ...
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Ubuntu Phone not saving data in games

I recently got the BQ Aquaris 4.5 to try out and I have been using it for a while. One thing I have noticed is that it does not save my progress in web based games. I get so far but when I close it ...
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Emulator Help for NES and SNES !!! Just give me the jizz

It just wont open give me hints new here ? clueless on start up would help me just start up to run time and ill follow the rest ..
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Will my Steam play be available on Linux?

So right now I have Steam on Windows 8.1. I already looked it up and apparently Steam actually is available for Ubuntu. I am planning on dual booting Ubuntu but to make things easier I will just put ...
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How do I use wine? [duplicate]

After using Ubuntu for quite a while, I have decided to use it to be my primary operating system and will try to uninstall Windows. However, the only thing blocking me is that I can't use Linux for ...
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Cannot start an Urban Terror LAN server. Game hangs and I have to restart PC

I'm trying to make an Urban Terror 4.2 LAN game server to play together on computers connected to the same router. I'm trying to use the graphical way. The game just hangs when I hit the start server ...
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Radeon 7950 driver/fps issues

According to several benchmarks( http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux_hd7950_gtx680&num=1 ), the 7950 I have should perform okay-ish on linux.. However not in my case. ...
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Can't run Dwarf Fortress

When executing Dwarf fortress, comes up with this error. I'm quite new to ubuntu and I could do with some help. No value set for `/desktop/gnome/applications/terminal/exec' No value set for ...
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WOW freezes after login 15.04

I installed wine 1.6.2 and World of warcraft launcher through it. It fully installed and when I run the game it log ins and asks me to select zone and realm type each time. When I do this the special ...
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Game crashes while running with wine

I have installed Dragon Ages: Origins on my Ubuntu 14.04. Everything went well, and I can start the game and enter the main menu. However when I select "New Game" it crashes. I can change options or ...
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Fonts not visible in Far Cry 1 with Wine

I recently installed Far Cry 1 (5 CD retail) under Wine using this tutorial on my Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. My Pc specs are as follows: Integrated graphics: Intel G33 openGL version: 1.4 Ram: 2GB DDR2 ...
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Minecraft not Executing

So, I've had Ubuntu for a good 6 months on my HP Chromebook 14. I downloaded and began playing Minecraft immediately with no problem. Then, today I go onto my laptop and open up Ubuntu. I double click ...
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Postal 2 Free Multiplayer doesn't start under Xubuntu 15.04

i tried to start the free Multiplayer game of Postal 2 under xubuntu 15.04. But it doens't work the following error appears in the terminal: Postal 2 Copyright 2003 Running With Scissors, Inc. ...
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TF2 crashing to desktop!

Specs: Processor Information: Vendor: GenuineIntel CPU Family: 0x6 CPU Model: 0x3a CPU Stepping: 0x9 CPU Type: 0x0 Speed: 3000 Mhz 2 logical processors 2 physical processors HyperThreading: ...
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Problems with xboxdrv and XBOX One controller Ubuntu 14.04

I've been looking online for fixes for this and am having little luck making anything actually work. I have a wired XBOX one controller, Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with the 4.0.4 Kernel. I've installed and ...
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I am trying to write a .desktop file to run a ROM using mednafen

So I got tried of going to my folder or terminal every time I wanted play my gba ROMs and got the idea to write a .desktop to put a shortcut on my desktop but I cant't seem to get the Exec right. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 League of Legends Patcher Critical Error

Installed ubuntu 14.04 the other day and have been trying to install league ever since. I have followed many tutorials and have tried different methods and have not been successful. The patcher ...
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Gaming on Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

Okay, so when I downloaded Ubuntu I deleted Windows XP because of activation issues. So there's nothing running side-by-side, its JUST Ubuntu. But anyhow, I want to play the games I had on my other OS ...
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Steam Driver Issue - Please help

I recently installed Steam to my computer, and purchased the lovely Orange Box bundle from Valve. Upon opening Steam, I was greeted with a message telling me that I should update my video card ...
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Installing new GNOME 3.16 games in Ubuntu 15.04

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 with GNOME 3.16. I am wondering if it is possible to install the new GNOME 3.16 games (including taquin) in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04.