Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Steam on Crunchbang 11 Waldorf 64-bit

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

To anyone stumbled on my blog upon searching for the answer, here you go. Added the fglrx driver part for libgl1 multiarch lib.
Credits to parkerlredd on crunchbang forum.

So after a while of searching for the simplest way to do this I think I have found it.
1. If on a 64bit machine enable multiarch
 sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386  
 sudo apt-get update  

2. Download the steam-install-for-wheezy package and install it
 wget https://github.com/GhostSquad57/Steam-Installer-for-Wheezy/raw/master/steam-debian_1.0.0.45-4_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i steam-debian_1.0.0.45-4_all.deb

If it says its missing a package just
sudo apt-get install -f

3. Now before you run steam you need to install the i386 package that provides libgl.so.1 and matches your graphics card

     If on a 64bit system
 ## for nvidia 
sudo apt-get install libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386

## for fglrx/ati/amd 
sudo apt-get install libgl1-fglrx-glx:i386

     If on 32bit (untested)
 ##for nvidia 
sudo apt-get install libgl1-nvidia-gl

## for fglrx/ati/amd 
 sudo apt-get install libgl1-fglrx-glx

4. Run "steam-debian", let it download the client, and you should then be presented with the login screen.

5. If you get a terminal window at launch that complains about not having jockey-common run
 sudo /usr/lib/steam/steam-debian-depends.sh

6. Enjoy!

PS: If you just so happen to be running sid you can just run "steam" to open steam. The "steam-debian" script isn't even needed!

Reference : http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=310824

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Bluestacks For Linux? Genymotion is the answer. A Faster Alternative to Android Emulator.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamualaikum (peace be upon you) my readers. If you are looking for Bluestacks for Linux, there is no such thing (for now maybe?). Good news is, there's another application called Genymotion that can do the same job for you and even more powerful. You might as well use it as an alternative to ADT Device Emulator if you develop Android apps that is.

Genymotion website

Genymotion in CrunchBang Linux

I haven't test it on ADT, but hey, it has plugins for Eclipse too!

Long story short, take a look for what Genymotion has to offer on its website : www.genymotion.com

My opinion? Yes. FASTER speed Genymotion is.