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Gaming laptop with good Linux support?

A similar question was raised some day’s ago from a other person, but with different background. In this case, I would like to buy a nice gaming laptop. Of course I would use it for office and coding to, but primary I’m searching recommendations for gaming. I would like to play Wine/Proton game’s and also native Linux...


Please don’t laugh, this probably doesn’t really fall into that category, but I wanted to keep it simple: Ark - Survival Evolved, Counter Strike but also games like Space Engineers. Ark causes relatively few problems. Space Engineers, on the other hand, does. Unlike Ark, it currently runs with very few FPS and often crashes or doesn’t start at all. In general, I play more when I have time in the evening for 1 or 2 hours, comfortably on the sofa. So the laptop is more suitable.


I wonder the same, some time ago but for different reasons. If I have to buy a gaming laptop, what should I choose? Intel CPU and Nvidia was my best friend on Windows, but on Linux I’m totally unsure. I think AMD does a better job for gaming under Linux, but I have absolutely no idea if that’s true.

Automount USB HDD ownership

I’m on Manjaro Linux with Gnome. When I attach a USB HDD to my laptop, it mounts as /run/media/username/uuid. But for some reason, it is mounted as root and not with the owner set to the currently logged in user. For that reason, I can’t create new directory’s on this HDD, after I attached this to the laptop....


Is there some variable to use as placeholder for the current logged in user, or do I have to use one gid/uid for all users on the laptop?


The depth is changing constantly, because new subdirs are created and removed during the day and/or upload/sync process. Thats why the script is walking across the complete directory structure every time. But the dummy file is a nice suggestion. In this case, I can monitor only the dummy file and trigger the script on dummy file change. Good idea.


Since the script I’m talking about, makes some changes to the synced files, this is not a job for Resilio Sync. For the sync job itself, I’m using SFTP, because this is the easiest to setup on all clients/platforms. I’m only interested how I could safely dedect, if the sync is finished and start the script to do it’s job’s. The tip with the changing file is nice. I’m using that for now. Absolute reliable so far, for this task.

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