Sure @ogra, I understand. I do have a question though. The ubuntu-mate-welcome snap is a classic snap which has been published in the store, but it too requires full system access (including installing APT packages). Is there any exception for such snaps, only intended for one distribution?

@vanvugt Thank you for the suggestion. I’m already using the proprietary driver, but the 1050’s a laptop variant and throttles most of the time (and I hardly get playable frame rates on it).

Sure, I’ll make it optional (added it due to a suggestion in this thread and a lot of people wanted me to add it in other communities as well)

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Yeah people love Ubuntu for the ability to customise things. Just keep in mind that customised graphics packages from a PPA often cause serious bugs and break peoples’ systems. So any bug reports using them will be rejected.


They can also easily fix problems and increase compatibility with games faster than a semi annual ubuntu release could.

It had a special exception (you can easily search for the package name in the snapcraft forum to find the “store-request” for it that has the full papertrail, this is true for every classic snap):


You might want to add MangoHud to your recipe in order to provide FPS and stuff monitoring overlay. Many gamers need such overlays as far as I know.

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Sure, added mangohud and also VLC, suggested by Jason Evangelho. Here’s a screenshot of CS:GO with mangohud in action:

Also, looks like CS:GO works only in 20.04 and not in 20.10, 21.04 and 21.10 due to the required libraries having been moved in newer versions. Let me know any other tweaks you want me to make in this script.

More ideas

and of course as in the other thread as recent Versions of Wine and Wine-Staging fix up game issues a lot faster than the versions shipped with the semi annual ubuntu releases

Maybe we should also feature
so they gain a larger userbase and will become proper snaps/flatpaks/debs eventually.


Great suggestion. I’ve added the Heroic launcher, as well as a shortcut to the Nvidia driver settings on a PC with the proprietary drivers installed.

Here is a list of all the new stuff added:

  • Heroic Launcher, with support for launching Windows games like Rocket League from Epic Games Store

  • Shortcut to Nvidia driver settings and installing drivers for other hardware

  • VLC (based on @killyourfm’s feedback)

  • mangohud (from @m_wimpress’s PPA)

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I’ll be streaming on Gamebuntu soon. Let me know what stuff you want me to add on this thread.

Edit: I’ve added a HUD for Gamebuntu, which can be activated by pressing Ctrl+Shift+G, assuming you’ve opened it once after booting. Here’s a screenshot of it in CS:GO -

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Goodness, could ReplaySorcery (an instant replay solution for Linux) be included?

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Hello Heidi! Thanks for joining the Discourse and for suggesting this really interesting tool! That seems a lot more effective than asking people in your stream to clip something that just happened.

@rs2009 I am so excited to hear you’ll be streaming! Is this going to happen on UbuntuOnAir? And even if it doesn’t, let us know where and when it will be, and we’ll be so happy to promote it. :loudspeaker:


Sure @madhens, I’d love to stream on the UbuntuOnAir channel :slight_smile: Was planning to stream this Friday to include the suggestions from the community during the stream.

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For other Ubuntu Flavours:
Snapd might not be installed, or deliberately blocked, in that case installing snaps would fail. I see that in your shell script it does not do checking against whether the snapd package is installed. I suggest adding that check, likewise with flatpak. Then the script proceeds to install the snap/flatpak version of packages like OBS Studio. And if neither of them is on the system, let the user choose?

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Let me know the time on Friday and I’ll go ahead and add it to the schedule!

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Great Job.

Anything that is going to make’s Linux easier for new users is a win in my books.

Although Ubuntu is no longer my distro of choice I thought I would drop by with a few suggestion’s.

  • Install custom versions of proton for steam (proton-ge and proton-tkg)
  • Install gamemode
  • Install steamtinkerlaunch as well as its recommended programs.
  • install popular voip/chat programs that gamers use

Add easy to follow documentation with tips and tricks on how to use these tools; eg; With steamtinkerlaunch you can install other programs into a wine prefix.

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Recall from the announcement that you are welcome to help with much more than suggestions:


Here’s the GitLab repo: . MRs/PRs are accepted.

Rather than post a list, add the feature.
If you don’t know how, then ask. Today is a great time to learn.

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Sure @madhens, would 2021-12-10T15:30:00Z be alright?

Yes, that should! Can you get me a short summary of your stream? Like, a paragraph or so? I’ll get everything added!

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Sure @madhens, will DM them to you on Telegram :)

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