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lutris Issues while installing Amazon games

Submitted by Druss on Sat, 2023-07-22 18:33

I was trying to install Amazon Games on my Lutris installation on my old laptop and ran into a curious situation. I was able to complete the installation ok as I was able to log into the Amazon Games launcher and install a game. However, I noticed that there was a command line terminal window from the installation process still running in the background even though the installation had proceeded successfully. According to this window, the installation was not complete and the only option I had was to Abort.

lutris Exit with return code 256 while installing epic games

Submitted by Druss on Sat, 2023-07-22 18:26

I was trying to install Epic Games on my Lutris installation on my old laptop and ran into the following error message:

Exit with return code 256

(This appears to be a common issue and is not necessarily limited to Epic Games.)

I actually removed my default Ubuntu package which was a few minor versions behind the official packages. I then installed the latest version of Lutris directly using a .deb file from their website.

Finding out which DNS servers are currently being used in Linux (Ubuntu)

Submitted by Druss on Tue, 2020-12-08 21:23

So, I've been facing some DNS issues with my Ubuntu box and needed to do some debugging. While I was certain that my router was assigning the Google DNS servers ( and via DHCP to my machine, I needed to make sure that they were actually being used. Usually, I would be able to tell by looking at the output of /etc/resolv.conf oslt. However what I found in resolv.conf was

Installing a legacy pear package in Xubuntu 20.04

Submitted by Druss on Sat, 2020-09-26 20:03

Trying to install a legacy pear package on a new version of Ubuntu is a bit of a chore as things are broken. For starters, using

$> sudo apt install php-pear

$> sudo pear install foo

results in errors such as

Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in PEAR/REST.php on line 187


Linux: Computer immediately restarts after shutdown

Submitted by Druss on Tue, 2020-07-21 02:53

So I have a Xubuntu box, an old PC that was running Windows previously. All is peachy with the Linux install bar one thing: every time I shutdown the system, it shuts down fine, but immediately restarts again. This wasn't happening with Windows and appeared to be an issue particular to Linux or Ubuntu.

Freeplane hangs in Kubuntu 18.04

Submitted by Druss on Mon, 2019-03-11 17:58

Freeplane, a fork of the mind-mapping program, Freemind, works really well. Except for the fact that in my (K)Ubuntu installation, it sometimes hangs in the middle of editing a node. Once it becomes non-responsive, the only fix is to kill the process and restart the program. The version of Freeplane in Ubuntu 18.04 is 1.6.13. However, the current version (March 2019) of Freeplane is 1.7.7. So, it's highly possible that upgrading Freeplane to the latest version will fix this issue.


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