My laptop(XPS 15) has Nvidia 1050 Ti but I never used it to play games, because I replaced Windows 10 with Fedora Linux on the first day, not even a dual boot. I’ve tried Bumblebee to run Linux native games on Nvidia a few years ago but it wasn’t stable enough.
After I upgraded the laptop to Fedora 31, I decided to give Bumblebee another try. Luckily I got it working just by following instructions here. With very little efforts, I got Nvidia Settings and GLXSpheres working.
And it’s almost a no-brainer to launch Steam Linux native games with an extra launch option optirun -b primus %command%
That’s it, now I can play my Steam games on my Linux laptop 🙂
Just some quick notes to upgrade Nvidia driver from 390 to 396 on Ubuntu 18.04. By default Ubuntu 18.04 only has Nvidia driver 390.
# add ubuntu official ppa for nvidia # all commands below run as root add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa apt update # install 396 files apt install nvidia-dkms-396 nvidia-driver-396 nvidia-compute-utils-396 libnvidia-compute-396 # reboot at the end.
Even the latest PS4 Pro model comes with an HDD. I can’t remember when was last laptop shipped with HDD but I can imagine what an SSD upgrade brings to an old PS4.
The only issue is, if I put the new SSD drive in straight away I’ll need to install the PS4 OS and then download everything. Now it’s a good opportunity to show off my Linux skills, is it not?
I plug in the old PS4 HDD and the new SSD to my workstation which runs Ubuntu Linux, then only 1 command is needed to do the disk copy:
dd if=/dev/sdd of=/dev/sdc bs=1M status=progress
This took me about 2.5 hours to finish, but before you start, make sure /dev/sdd is the old drive and /dev/sdc is the new drive in your setup because this is very destructive if /dev/sdc is the old drive by any chance.
Then I put the SSD into the PS4 and it booted up with all my games, except being much faster!