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I am a Windows user who is trying to switch to Linux completely. The only problem left for me is make Dota 2 run smoothly. At first Dota lagged a lot but then I installed drivers for my video card and it runs much better. It runs smoothly but every two minutes or when a big battle occurs, it starts lagging and almost stops. Then it is fine for a couple more minutes. I don't have these lags when I play from Windows. Is there anything I can try or is it as good as it gets?

Thanks!

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I'm sorry to tell you, but this is about as good as it gets:

Well, that is the goal. Currently the DotA 2 client for Linux is not really performant resulting in low framerates (fps) and annoying lags. We hope this will be fixed some day.

- https://steamcommunity.com/groups/LinuxDotA

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I had a similar issue on Ubuntu 16.04, with lag spikes whenever there were many things happening on the screen.

Similar to the answer in Dota 2 lag spikes, switching to wicd instead of NetworkManager worked for me.

Basically, I followed these steps to get wicd installed: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WICD

Then I ran iwconfig in a terminal to get the name of my wireless USB device and enter it into the Wcid Network Manager preferences (I had the same issue described in this post: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=982609).

Note that wicd doesn't have an icon on the system tray, so you'll have to run the Wicd Network Manager application to configure your settings.

  • While these articles may provide the answer for the OP, it is better to include the essential parts of the article with links for reference. – anonymous2 Mar 8 '17 at 19:56

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