1. To add to this, even if there is a more direct way to communicate to devs still put something on the official issue tracker first. It will be easier for future users to find if they have a similar problem compared to searching through a discord server where whole channels can randomly get deleted.

  2. Not in my poor ass country. Even today many schools use windows xp, even in my driving school when i had to take a questionare on the computers here they were all windows xp machines. Nobody that i know uses mac, and i mean nobody. I guess thats romania for you =)

  3. Started on an apple 2e followed by a 286 and been on windows since. I’ve dabbled lightly in linux and want to swap but I do so little on my home PC that it hasn’t been worth the swap to date. I’d rather it just work for the games I want to play.

  4. I'm probably one of the few whose first home computer ran OS/2. I was in like preschool with that machine; I remember basically nothing about it other than clicking icons to run some edutainment games. From there it was a Compaq Presario running Windows 95.

  5. I just bought a cheap SSD to dual boot Linux with. Gonna go with Fedora Gnome, wish me luck!

  6. Hard to come up with something that didn't run out of the box. Injecting a trainer into a game run through proton, that took some searching around. Creating a desktop file for such a trainer was annoying to find out how to do, too. But that's not things not working, that's just things I've never done before, working perfectly as expected. I didn't complain that I had to google how to set up a counter strike server on windows back in the day, how to change IP addresses, etc., so Linux didn't make me any more trouble than Windows did back when I had to learn Windows.

  7. I went Linux as my main distro about 10 years ago. I made a conscious decision to stick with games that worked on Linux because I was sick of supporting the Windows ecosystem. I just did not want to contribute to that anymore. Yes, I missed out on some games but really it didn't feel like that big of a deal. Over the past decade I occasionally got desperate to play a certain game and duel booted Windows for that. But grateful to say that the leaps and bounds Wine, Proton and more developers making a Linux natives has meant I haven't needed to do that in probably at least 3 years now. My windows drive languishes and I would drop kick it completely but for needing Adobe products for volunteer work. My spouse also switched to Linux as his daily driver about a year ago and his only regret was not being able to do it sooner. Make sure to donate and contribute to your distros, apps and package dev!

  8. I also moved back to pulse after 2 weeks. Wayland works now for me though. 😂 wasn’t working at the first 2 attempts either

  9. On the other hand, I tolerated PulseAudio for years. One day I randomly decided to install Pipewire via package manager, which dropped in and took the place of PulseAudio without any manual intervention. From that point forward, everything worked equally well or better, with no hands-on since.

  10. I used to be a pipewire and arch fanboy, until an update came along that broke audio for an app showing and then a while later the whole install went to shit. So yeah, that's why I am on Debian Stable

  11. I'm 90% of the way there. Things left to fix before I ditch windows 100% instead of dual booting, and these are not optional to me due to how much I use them:

  12. xorg is a broken mess, especially with nvidia. your best bet is seeing if wayland works well for you, and if not waiting until it does or getting an amd card. I had a 1070 until last year and was due for an upgrade, switched to red and got a 6700xt and haven't looked back. hopefully the nvidia situation will be improving as it seems their attitude is changing at least a little

  13. learning new workarounds and a new way of doing things is just fine by me, it's those dang irresolvable problems that keep cropping up that keep me from being on Linux full time.

  14. I made the switch to Arch linux in hardcore mode, which is no dual boot, full disk wipe on new laptop. I found myself learning a lot after all these crashes, debug and tweak my linux machine. It's kinda satisfying after all. Truely amazing experiences.

  15. Same here, and for the past 3 years I've had a system that does exactly what I want it to do, how I want it to do, hasn't killed itself ONCE, updates are a breeze and only notify me that they're available, as per my choice.

  16. I would put a disclaimer for that because arch is NOT meant for the average user, it's specifically designed to be an advanced DIY system, which is not a bad thing, it's an amazing distro if you're knowledgeable with linux, but the average user doesn't want to bother with that.

  17. What did you do with the mic issue? I'm having that same white noise problem which could be hardware related as my system is old and I've had this on multiple recent distros. I have to use a ps4 controller for mic.

  18. Pulseaudio mixer i belive it was called, and i had to go to the mic and press "m" so that i unmuted it, i dont remember exactly, i know i wached a titus video in wich he was solving audio issues

  19. I've alredy fixed my problem, and maybe it sounds a bit masochistic, but how should i learn something if i dont beark nothing =)

  20. Can't possibly imagine any issues with an Archlinux based distribution such as Manjaro which would be only fixed by changing to another distribution -- that cannot just be quickly fixed without changing. They're just distributions.

  21. Forget about playing games. I can't even get my audio to work when I play a movie. Googling doesn't always help. My distro is so niche that I cannot find any useful results. My password manager logs me out of the whole session whenever I try to use Auto-type function. My arcade stick does not work with my fighting game. It's just non-stop headache. (Opensuse Leap)

  22. Is openSUSE so detached from the general Linux ecosystem that issues need distro-specific fixes? Hard to imagine, honestly.

  23. Im sorry to hear that, on the audio side, some general troubleshooting is to see if you have both pipewire and the other one installed and if you do to remove one. Then to get the audio mixer of pipewire and fiddle around with the setting For the rest of them i dont know much as im a beginner myself, but you should of known this (because everyone that promotes linux says this) if you are a beginner pick the most common used distros, as for the enviroment you can change them, so you will have less headaches and eat your cake too. Pick one of the most common distros and change de to gnome or whatever opensuse uses

  24. Keep in mind as well that using rolling release distros will always also result in more problems. If you want to use those distros, of course you can, but that's not representative of a stable Linux experience. Fedora, Ubuntu/KUbuntu, Mint, and even something like PopOS will work much more simply out-of-the-box. Audio issues, especially, will be much reduced on distributions that favor stability over cutting-edge.

  25. Rolling release distros certainly won't always result in more problems. The supposed issues faulty updates give (so far never happened to me and if it ever does, rolling back is a matter of minutes) is certainly completely balanced out by not having to jump through hoops to fix an issue because packages are outdated or unavailable on a stable release.

  26. Note no distro other than bleeding edge ones use pipewire. It's decisions like that which make me not recommend those distros for new people. Like imagine you just gave up entirely after your issues with pipewire I wouldn't be blaming it for you leaving, I'd be saying it was just your choice of distro. Pipewire is great though and will be the default in the future but there is a reason why it isn't right now

  27. Wish I could get my Xbox controller to work on steam. For some reason it doesn't work and my dualsense doesn't work either idk what I am doing wrong.

  28. I've historically been on an off with Linux. Right now I am in a dual-boot with Windows 10 and still have to boot into Windows for some games. Though some of those games I quit there are still a couple I still want to keep around that still don't run on Linux. Even then I'd probably keep the install there just in case, only deleting it when Windows 10 goes EoL in 2025. In the past couple months in this dual-boot though I've hopped distros. First was Fedora 35, then EndeavourOS, and now I'm on Debian 11.

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