Running Steam Windows Games on Linux

I’m sure these will be hit or miss, but with a little work some Steam Windows games might run. If you want a unified gaming center on Linux with Steam for Windows support check out Lutris. Might be easier than pure Wine or Play On Linux. We will see. and… Watch Dogs 2 is running […]

Using Linux with iPhone the easy way.

Update: I installed Ubuntu Budgie 19.04 and use Shotwell. Shotwell on this OS works perfectly for importing. When the file manager mounts the iPhone unmount from the dropdown in ‘Places’ – folder icon – on the top bar then open Shotwell and select iPhone and you should have no issues. Step one: Photos and video. […]

Compiled PDF List of the best Linux Software of 2018.

At least in my opinion. 🙂 Yes, it’s a PDF – I’m too lazy to sit here and format HTML. Download as PDF Check the hash before opening. SHA1: 65ba078feae3226c523541a26e97c3ee73c08544 Anything you think should be here or if you need help finding something, leave a comment.

Linux for Graphic Artists and Designers: A real world setup.

I know a lot of Linux and software bloggers write often about the “Photoshop killers this” and the “best Linux/open source that” but I want to add my two cents as a long time Linux and open source user – early nineties to present – who does graphic design. I’m also not gaining financially to […]

Python3 Gtk3 Thread Example

Quick Python3 Gtk3 app to execute Python scripts to test long running threads in Gtk3 app. Some things could be better, like the python paths collection and displaying the PID, but I was focused on running threads without freezing the GUI and it just kind of happened. Hope it’s useful to someone.

GTK3 Calendar dialog example in Python.

  #!/usr/bin/python3 import gi gi.require_version(‘Gtk’, ‘3.0’) from gi.repository import Gtk, Gio, GObject GObject.threads_init() class CalDialog(Gtk.Dialog): ”’ Calendar Dialog ”’ def __init__(self, parent): Gtk.Dialog.__init__(self, “Select Date”, parent, 0, (Gtk.STOCK_CANCEL, Gtk.ResponseType.CANCEL, Gtk.STOCK_OK, Gtk.ResponseType.OK)) self.set_default_size(300, 200) self.value = None box = self.get_content_area() calendar = Gtk.Calendar() calendar.set_detail_height_rows(1) calendar.set_property(“show-details”,True) calendar.set_detail_func(self.cal_entry) box.add(calendar) self.show_all() def cal_entry(self, calendar, year, month, date): #print(year, month, […]

Brightness fix on System 76 Oryx Pro

Backlight Fix System 76 Oynx Pro (2018) GTX1060 update 1/16/2019 Intel never had any problems after the BIOs update so this is focused on Nvidia. I have a GTX1060 but this may work for other cards, just be sure you have the correct driver for your card and I cannot guarantee you’ll have the same […]

Krita and the accidental painting.

It has been a long time since I checked out Krita. I Painted this in Krita 3.1.1 on Mac Yosemite, versions for Windows as well and of course Linux; all are free. The bird took about six hours, give or take, and the program was not shut down for two days. I had one lock […]