Running Lutris to manage our games on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

Install Lutris On Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

Lutris is a game manager built for Linux operating systems, 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.

Lutris requires Wine in order to ensure a smooth experience. 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’re ready to start gaming on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa, 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

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Using PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu 20.04 to select apps to install

How to install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

PlayOnLinux is a graphical front end interface for Wine. And if you don’t know already, Wine is popular software that allows many Windows applications to run on a Linux system. The problem with Wine is that you sometimes have to do quite a bit of configuration to get a particular application to run; we even have quite a few guides about it on this site.

PlayOnLinux basically hides the complexity of Wine to the user, giving you a graphical interface to work with and automating the installation of many popular applications. Contrast this with just using Wine itself, where you’d inevitably be working with the command line more and have to fiddle around with configuration settings to get stuff working right.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to install PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa, as well as go through a rundown of how to install some games and software that you’d ordinarily only find available on Windows.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install PlayOnLinux with command line or GUI
  • How to install an app or game within PlayOnLinux

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Graphics driver check on Ubuntu 20.04

This tutorial will show you how to check what graphics driver your system is currently using and what graphics card model is part of your system’s hardware.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to check what graphics driver your system is using
  • How to check what graphics card model you have

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How to install the NVIDIA drivers on Fedora 32

How to install the NVIDIA drivers on Fedora 32

The NVIDIA Driver is a program needed for your NVIDIA Graphics GPU to function with better performance. It communicates between your Linux operating system, in this case Fedora 32, and your hardware, the NVIDIA Graphics GPU.

The NVIDIA drivers can be installed by using the bash command after stopping the GUI and disabling the nouveau driver by modifying the GRUB boot menu.

To install Nvidia driver on other Linux distributions, follow our Nvidia Linux Driver guide.

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Discord on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

How to install Discord on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

Discord is an application for text, image, video and audio communication, which was developed for video gaming communities. Discord runs on various Linux distributions of your choice and, in particular, on Ubuntu 20.04. The objective of this guide is to install Discord the gamer’s chat platform on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install Discord
  • How to launch Discrod

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Running Battle.net on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

How to Install Battle.net on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux Desktop

Blizzard makes some extremely popular PC games, and their Battle.net application is how gamers install those games on their systems and keep them up to date. The only problem is that Blizzard has neglected the Linux community by never porting their Battle.net application over to it. Fortunately, most of the games still work pretty well on Linux if you are using Wine. We’ll show you how to install Wine and run Battle.net on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa in this guide.

Before getting started, it’s a good idea to make sure that your system has the latest graphics drivers installed. This will make the games run smoother and save you a possible headache later on.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install Wine and related packages
  • How to configure Winetricks and additional components
  • How to install Battle.net

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Install Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

Install Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux

WINE is a lightweight compatibility layer that “translates” Windows applications into a language that Ubuntu can work with. The objective of this tutorial is to install Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Linux.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install Wine from a standard Ubuntu repository
  • How to install Wine from the official Wine repositories
  • How to install Wine stable, staging and development versions

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AMD Radeon Ubuntu 20.04 Driver Installation

AMD Radeon Ubuntu 20.04 Driver Installation

AMD graphic cards are well supported on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. The default open source AMD Radeon Driver is installed and enabled by default out of the box. However, since the Ubuntu 20.04 is a long term support (LTS) release the AMD Radeon graphic card users have few AMD Radeon driver installation options to their disposal.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to check current AMD Radeon driver version
  • How to install AMD Radeon from PPA repository
  • How to install the official AMD Radeon AMDGPU-PRO driver
  • How to test the performance your AMD Radeon Graphic card

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Installed Nvidia drivers on RHEL 8 Linux GNOME Workstation

How to install the NVIDIA drivers on RHEL 8 Workstation

The NVIDIA Driver is a program needed for your NVIDIA Graphics GPU to function with better performance. It communicates between your Linux operating system, in this case Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, and your hardware, the NVIDIA Graphics GPU. The NVIDIA drivers can be installed by using the bash command after stopping the GUI and disabling the nouveau driver by modifying the GRUB boot menu.

To install Nvidia driver on other Linux distributions, follow our Nvidia Linux Driver guide.

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Installed Nvidia drivers on Fedora 31 Linux GNOME Workstation

How to install the NVIDIA drivers on Fedora 31

The NVIDIA Driver is a program needed for your NVIDIA Graphics GPU to function with better performance. It communicates between your Linux operating system, in this case Fedora 31, and your hardware, the NVIDIA Graphics GPU. The NVIDIA drivers can be installed by using the bash command after stopping the GUI and disabling the nouveau driver by modifying the GRUB boot menu.

To install Nvidia driver on other Linux distributions, follow our Nvidia Linux Driver guide.

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