A radio stream in Firefox Dev Tools

Listen To Your Favorite Radio Station With A Single Command on Linux

Objective

Create ‘single command’ aliases to play Internet radio from the command line.

Distributions

This will work on every Linux distribution.

Requirements

A working Linux install with root privileges and an Internet connection.

Difficulty

Medium

Conventions

  • # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

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Play Windows Games With Steam Play

How to Install and Use Steam Play on Linux

Steam Play and Proton represent a massive leap forward for Linux gamers. Valve has committed to making Windows games playable on Linux for everyone without the hassle of configuring something like Wine. So, they did it for everyone, with Proton, Steam’s own version of Wine. Learn how to enable Steam Play on your Linux system, and start playing your Windows games.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Install the Steam Beta Client.
  • How to Enable Steam Play.
  • How to Configure Steam Play and Proton.
  • How to Play Your Windows Games.

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Sling TV on Kodi

How to Watch Sling TV in Kodi

Kodi’s support for DRM in version 18 and beyond opened the doors to streaming services like Sling TV. It’s simple enough to get it running within Kodi and start watching live TV legally.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Install the Inputstream Packages
  • How to Install the Inputstream Helper Add-on
  • How to Install Sling TV in Kodi
  • How to Sign in and Use Sling

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Winecfg Staging Settings

How to Play World of Warcraft On Linux With Wine

Objective

Install and run Word of Warcraft on Linux

Distributions

This will work with nearly all Linux distributions.

Requirements

A working Linux install with root privileges and a somewhat modern graphics card with the latest graphics drivers installed.

Difficulty

Easy

Conventions

  • # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

World of Warcraft has been around for almost thirteen years, and it’s still easily the most popular MMORPG. Unfortunately, after all that time Blizzard never released an official Linux client. It’s not all bad, tough. Wine has you covered.

Install Wine

You can try regular Wine, but it’s not the best for getting the latest improvements in gaming performance. Wine Staging and Wine with the Gallium Nine patches are almost universally better.

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Pulseaudio in Linux.

How to Enable Multiple Simultaneous Audio Outputs on Pulseaudio in Linux

Pulseaudio has a ton of features, most of which you’ll probably never use, but if you do need the ability to play audio through multiple output devices at once, you’re in luck. That happens to be one of Pulse’s lesser known capabilities, and it even works with Bluetooth.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Install Paprefs
  • How to Enable Simultaneous Output
  • How to Use Simultaneous Output

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Enable DRM in Firefox

Watch Sling TV With Firefox On Linux

Objective

Play content from Sling TV in Firefox on Linux.

Distributions

This will work on any Linux distribution.

Requirements

A working Linux install with Firefox 52+ installed.

Difficulty

Easy.

Conventions

  • # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

Sling TV is a popular alternative for cord cutters looking to be free of their cable bill while keeping their favorite TV channels. The service doesn’t support Linux, though, at all. Furthermore, by default it is available within United States only.

They do, however, offer beta support for Google Chrome on Windows and Mac. That’s something that you can work with. Actually, you can get Sling TV working on Firefox instead of Chrome… as long as Sling thinks you’re on Chrome.

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Dolphin Emulator

How To Install and Use The Dolphin Emulator On Linux

The Nintendo Gamecube and Wii aren’t all that old as game consoles go, but many of their titles have already become beloved classics. Rather than keeping bulky consoles sitting under your TV, you can play your favorite Gamecube and Wii games on your Linux PC using the open source Dolphin emulator.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Install Dolphin on Ubuntu
  • How to Install Dolphin on Debian
  • How to Install Dolphin on Fedora
  • How to Install Dolphin on Arch
  • How to Play A Game With Dolphin

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Kodi Movie Library

How to Add Videos to Your Kodi Library

Kodi’s library feature lets you browse your videos in a much friendlier and more visually appealing form. Kodi fetches cover artwork and descriptions for your videos, including more readable movie and show titles. It’s simple to set up, and Kodi does most of the work automatically.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Add a New File Source
  • How to Update an Existing Source
  • How to Add an Information Scraper

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Install RetroArch

How To Install and Use RetroArch on Linux

RetroArch is a popular collection of the best free emulators for the PC. It opens up a world of thousands of classic games across multiple consoles. Unlike more “hackish” emulation solutions, RetroArch is made for mainstream use, meaning it features a complete and polished interface that just about anyone can use to play their favorite games.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Install RetroArch on Ubuntu
  • How to Install RetroArch on Debian
  • How to Install RetroArch on Arch Linux
  • How to Install RetroArch with Flatpak
  • How to Navigate RetroArch
  • Play A Game With RetroArch

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