Hello. I’m never sure how to preface a forum post, so I’ll just go balls deep:
I ran into an issue on my previous Antergos install where my text input would just randomly freeze. It seemed to unfreeze when I would move my cursor outside of the program I was typing in, but to make a long story short I pulled a newbie move and just went for a reinstall. I had some issues during reinstallation that I can’t recall, but a new problem arose in my current install.
In my current install I can hardly play any games. I know games in general are not a big thing in the Linux platform, but they ran perfectly fine on my last install. I play mostly Terraria and it ran buttery smooth with no chugging whatsoever, but now I have awful chugging. It is especially bad when moving through different biomes. I can’t even start up any games through PlayOnLinux or even WINE alone. I was previously able to play games like Tabletop Simulator and even Civilization V. TTS bugs the hell out and is laggy and Civ V refuses to even open before crashing.
I am quite the newbie still, so this could be attributed to a multitude of simple issues that I am just oblivious to. I looked into drivers and didn’t get much from that. Here is my neofetch for my specifications, by the way: stolen themes.
Another important detail is that I use Compton to fix screen tearing. Without Compton on, Terraria (the example I used for this testing) would of course have screen tearing, but it would have no chugging. It would instead have a persistent fps lag.
Okay, so I was just searching some stuff up via DuckDuckGo (I used the top search/address bar in Firefox Quantum). Suddenly this browser.loyalty-awards site pops up saying that I’ve won an iPhone X or whatever. Obviously this has to be a scam, right? But the question I really want answered is how just a little search ended up being re-routed to this page. Is it possible I have a virus somehow, and if so how do I remove it? I have only installed items from the AUR: mugshot, minecraft, and breeze-default-cursor-theme. I can only remember downloading a few installable (jar) files from online once; the java files were various Minecraft forge versions from the original site.
Is it possible that this page wasn’t a “scam” per se, but rather Mozilla has fallen further off its rocker? Thank you in advance for any answers!
I will skip any introduction and just get straight to the point: I can install Forge for Minecraft, but when I run it in the MC launcher it crashes, stating it ended with a bad state (exit code 1). This same thing occurred when I used Manjaro as well. I was unable to find anything online about this problem, so I am coming to the community forums to potentially receive assistance.
When I try to install the universal version it says I am missing a few things, while the general-use installer does the install seemingly perfectly fine up until the part where MC crashes. I can run MC fine otherwise, but I would really like to play with Optifine and maybe a few mods. I haven’t played MC in at least two years, so I’d like to get it “moddable” again (I used Windows then). I would really appreciate any answers I could get!
Also, if somebody provides answers and gives me commands to plug in, please explain what they do and how they do it if you know; I really want to learn as I go along. Thank you!