Intro

GNU/Linux gaming has come a long way over the past decade. We are lucky to live in an age where there are a number of native linux games including AAA titles to choose from on the platform. Steam has also vastly increased the number of games available on Linux. Despite the vast availability of GUI based games, sometimes it can be more relaxing and entertaining to play terminal based ones. This is not so surprising considering the fact that most Linux users spend a lot of time on the command line and feel at home there. Luckily, there are a number of great terminal based games available on the platform as well.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • about popular terminal based games available on GNU/Linux
  • how to install various terminal based games on various distributions

When choosing the best Linux distribution for your needs, multimedia experts such as video editors and photographers will benefit most from a Linux distro that specializes in multimedia production.

There are a few Linux distrubitions that fill the gap for multimedia gurus, and we're going to cover the top choices in this article. Read below to see our countdown of the five best multimedia Linux distros.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • Top 5 Multimedia Linux distributions

While Linux isn't always known for its stellar support of video games, Minecraft developers have released a version specifically for Linux, and it runs great on Manjaro. You don't even need to use Lutris or install Wine for it to function properly.

In this guide, we'll show you how to download and install Minecraft to get you up and playing in no time.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Minecraft from AUR
  • How to launch Minecraft from GUI or command line

Lutris is a game manager that can be run on Manjaro and other Linux distributions, and it does its job incredibly well. It has thousands of games in its catalog and works with very little fuss, allowing you to install games from the cloud and keep them up to date. Most games are "one click install" titles, meaning that you shouldn't have to worry about fiddling with extra configuration to get a Windows game working on Linux. It just works.

You'll need to have Wine on Manjaro in order to ensure a smooth experience with Lutris. The two work really well together, and that's because the developers of Lutris also work directly with Wine staging. Since the Lutris developers already program their installers to use the most optimal settings possible, there's no need to fool around with Winetricks or any of the usual Wine configuration utilities.

If you've already installed Manjaro and are ready to start gaming, follow along as we setup Lutris and its dependencies on our system.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Wine and dependencies
  • How to install Lutris
  • How to install a game on Lutris

In this guide, we'll be showing you how to take screenshots in Manjaro Linux. There are a few different utilities we can use to accomplish this task, and this article will ensure that you're familiar with them.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to take a screenshot with Manjaro's screenshot utilities
  • How to use Flameshot for screenshots and annotations
  • How to use Kazam to take screenshots and screencasts

In this tutorial, we guide you through the process of testing a microphone on Manjaro Linux. Microphones should work out of the box on Manjaro and other user-friendly Linux distributions, but sometimes you may need to select the right device from the audio settings menu. This guide will also show how to record sound with a GUI application.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to test microphone and select input device
  • How to record audio clips

Webcam setup on Manjaro Linux and other user-friendly Linux distributions should be automatic. You can usually plug in your webcam and have instant access to it. If you have a built-in camera, that should also work without any extra configuration.

In this guide, we'll go over testing a webcam on Manjaro and give some troubleshooting pointers in case yours isn't being detected automatically.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to test webcam

Wine gives users a way to run native Windows programs on a Linux system. If you're running Manjaro Linux on your computer but need access to a Windows-only application, installing Wine may be the solution for you.

In this guide, we'll show you how to install Wine on Manjaro, whether you'd like to install the stable or development package. As a proof of concept, we'll run a Windows application on Manjaro after Wine has been installed.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install Wine on Manjaro
  • How to configure Wine
  • How to install a Windows application on Linux

Having the ability to play audio and video files on Manjaro Linux is one of the most essential and basic features for a lot of users. Unfortunately, due to the plethora of media codecs in circulation and the licenses that protect them, it's not always as easy as it sounds.

In this guide, we'll show you the software and third party codecs that you can install on your Manjaro Linux system for maximum compatibility. By the end of this tutorial, your computer should be able to open and play almost any video or audio file you throw at it.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • Installing audio and video codecs
  • Installing a recommended video player
  • Installing a recommended music player

Hulu is only gaining in popularity, but it doesn't officially support Linux. Thankfully, it's actually very simple to watch Hulu on Linux with either Firefox or Google Chrome.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Enable DRM on Firefox
  • How to Watch Hulu on Linux

Kodi relies on scrapers to match your files with data on the internet. Those scrapers are looking for specific information in a specific place, so you'll need to name your files to assist the scrapers in locating the correct info for your Kodi library.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Name Movie Files
  • How to Name TV Files

FFMpeg is at the core of tons of multimedia utilities, but the utility itself doesn't have the ability to convert multiple files at once. Thankfully, FFMpeg is scriptable, and you can easily set something up quickly with Bash.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Set Up Your Variables
  • How to Construct the Loop
  • How to Strip Out the File Names
  • How to Put it All Together, and Run

Both GNOME and Plasma have their own tools for working with Bluetooth, but desktops like XFCE, MATE, and Cinnamon all use the same common set of tools, making working with Bluetooth speakers across these desktops super simple.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Install the Required Tools
  • How to Connect a Speaker
  • How to Pair Switch Audio Output

There are a few options for ripping your CDs from the command line, but abcde is easily the most widely available and one of the easiest to work with. You can use it for simple one off rips, or you can configure it to your exact specifications for every use.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Install abcde
  • How to Rip a CD with abcde
  • How to Configure abcde

Kodi has its own remote app for Android that makes controlling your media center incredibly simple. In order to use it, all you'll need to do is configure Kodi to allow the remote, and install the app on your Android device.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Allow the Remote on Kodi
  • How to Install the Kodi Remote
  • How to Connect the Remote to Kodi

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