Fix Steam Proton Windows Games not Running when Accessed Through “Family Library Sharing” in Ubuntu Linux

If you have set up Steam “Family Library Sharing” in Ubuntu (Or other.) Linux (Perhaps following https://blog.budhajeewa.com/make-steam-family-library-sharing-effective-in-ubuntu-linux/.), you will notice that Windows games running with Steam Proton are not working when the secondary user (The one who is borrowing the games.) is trying to play them. To fix this, log in to the secondary user’s… Continue reading Fix Steam Proton Windows Games not Running when Accessed Through “Family Library Sharing” in Ubuntu Linux

Make Steam “Family Library Sharing” Effective in Ubuntu Linux

Steam has a great feature called “Family Library Sharing” that allows you to share games that you’ve already downloaded with other users on the same computer. However, in my experience, in Ubuntu (And most likely in other Linux OSes as well.), other users won’t be able to see any games you have installed, even if… Continue reading Make Steam “Family Library Sharing” Effective in Ubuntu Linux

Docker Limit Concurrent Uploads and Downloads: For Unreliable Network Connections

By default, Docker opens up multiple upload or download connections, so that it can move multiple layers of images at a given time. This is a performance boost, when used with a reliable connection. But if your network connectivity is not so reliable, doing one thing at a time and waiting for it to succeed… Continue reading Docker Limit Concurrent Uploads and Downloads: For Unreliable Network Connections

Sri Lankan English Locale for Ubuntu (And other Linuxes)

Sinhala (si_LK) is the only locale available for Sri Lanka in Ubuntu OS. While the Sinhala locale is not bad in itself, displaying “රු” in currencies, “පෙ.ව” and “ප.ව.” and Sinhala month and date names are a distraction, specially in terminal where Sinhala unicode rendering is not that good.

I switched to Windows!?

In my previous post, I told the story of buying a new laptop [1]. I immediately burned an Ubuntu 16.04 ISO to a USB Flash Drive and began the installing process. I tried to install it several times, but it failed at the final stage of the installation process, saying that it failed to install… Continue reading I switched to Windows!?

Easily share files between Ubuntu Linux and Android with Samba

Although both Ubuntu and Android are OSs using the Linux kernel, most of the software developed for managing Android devices from PCs, are either for Windows or for MacOS. There doesn’t exist any application for Ubuntu – that I know of – that can manage media, text messages, and other content in an Android device.… Continue reading Easily share files between Ubuntu Linux and Android with Samba