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Hello, all! I'm new to linux and have a couple of questions.


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#1 linuxnoob

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 09:17 PM

I hope someone can steer me to the correct forum? Please note that I have very little experience with Linux.

 

I installed linux mint 18.1 on my newly built gaming pc, because win7 doesn't support the newer hardware, and I don't trust win10 to not spy on me.

 

I'm using Wine and Play On Linux, and have installed Steam so that I could play No Man's Sky.

 

The game loaded, and is playable, but the updates are not being installed automatically, as they should be.

 

I contacted Hello Games, they told me to contact Steam, who told me to contact Hello Games.

 

Is there a way to manually install the updates? Why might Steam not be installing them?

 

Any help or insight will be appreciated.

 

Here is some system information, I hope it helps.

 

george@george-MS-7A66 ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: george-MS-7A66 Kernel: 4.4.0-83-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine:   Mobo: MSI model: Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7A66) v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 1.40 date: 02/06/2017
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-7600K (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 30335
           clock speeds: max: 4200 MHz 1: 822 MHz 2: 799 MHz 3: 799 MHz
           4: 799 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA Device 1b81 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 375.66 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel Device a2f0 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Card-2 NVIDIA Device 10f0 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-83-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Device 24fd bus-ID: 07:00.0
           IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: NA (-) ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: N/A size: 512.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 454G used: 29G (7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 17.14GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 0.0:34C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 176 Uptime: 3:08 Memory: 1359.6/16006.1MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
 


Edited by britechguy, 06 July 2017 - 09:20 PM.
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#2 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 05:51 AM

You need to pony up and buy Windows 10 if you want to play games. If this is your PC then Windows 10 will not spy on you, that is just a silly thought. Why would you think that? That is just crazy.

 

I am not a gamer so I can use Linux for many tasks, but if you are a gamer then there is no way around it, you have to buy a legal copy of Windows 10 and install it. I love Linux but you have to know that gaming is its shortfall.

 

Why would you think that Windows 10 is spying on you? You need to be smart when you operate any electronic device, especially a smart TV or a computer. You really have no options with a smart phone, that is definitely going to spy on you, so I hope that you do not own a smart phone or a modern TV. As for Windows 10, there is absolutely no spying performed. The thought of that actually is quite amusing.

 

When you install Windows 10 you are 100% in control of what data is collected. If this is your PC, then you control the installation, no one else.

 

Just pony up and buy a legal copy of Windows 10.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:09 AM

You're talking about the game updating or steam updating? If you want a game to auto-update, right click the game in steam, click properties -> Updates.


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#4 linuxnoob

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:35 AM

The game is supposed to be updated by Steam. When I click on Updates, nothing happens.



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:45 AM

Change the update settings to Auto-Update


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#6 linuxnoob

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 12:10 PM

Already done. Automatic updates are set to high priority.

 

Clicking on Updates - View No Man's Sky update history- results in a blank screen.



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:21 PM

I installed linux mint 18.1 on my newly built gaming pc, because win7 doesn't support the newer hardware, and I don't trust win10 to not spy on me.

What's privacy  :scratchhead: no one is immune to information leaching.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:37 PM

 

I installed linux mint 18.1 on my newly built gaming pc, because win7 doesn't support the newer hardware, and I don't trust win10 to not spy on me.

What's privacy  :scratchhead: no one is immune to information leaching.

 

 

 

That was my point in my rather long and pointless post upthread. This is the unfortunate reality of hooking ANY device to the internet, or using any kind of telephone.


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 11:06 AM

Of course Windows 10 will never ever get any malware or virus, right???

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 01:24 PM

Of course Windows 10 will never ever get any malware or virus, right???

 

 

That depends entirely on the vigilance of the user.


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 09:26 PM

Can someone help with the problem of Steam not updating the game?



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 12:59 AM

Not a gamer myself, but found this article, which claims NoMan'sSky can be played on Linux using Wine

 

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/no-mans-sky-has-been-shown-to-work-rather-well-in-wine-on-linux.7862

 

Might be worth seeing if you have more success updating if you try playing it that way, rather than though Steam.

 

See also ....


Edited by Gary R, 09 July 2017 - 01:02 AM.


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Posted 09 July 2017 - 06:11 PM

If using Linux just to play NoMansSky you could try using SteamOS - http://store.steampowered.com/steamos/

 

SteamOS is a linux-based operating system (Debian) which was created by Steam



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 08:44 AM

Hi @linuxnoob, and   :welcome:  to BleepingComputer.

I don't use Steam so my advice on it is limited, but I'd like to ask for some details:

  • Steam version
  • No Man's Sky version
  • Which updates are expected?
  • Any meaningful details given by Steam or Hello Games to your inquire


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Posted 14 July 2017 - 09:00 AM

SteamOS is a linux-based operating system (Debian) which was created by Steam

SteamOS is a Debian-based Linux operating system by Valve Corporation.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SteamOS


Edited by The-Toolman, 14 July 2017 - 09:02 AM.

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