No gaming for me

Not sure where to post so i decided post here.
I have 2 different problems:

1st StarCraft 2 doesn't run or more precisely it turns into zombie after start.

2nd Windows games are not running in Steam even when the proton is forced.

I searched the forum. Can anyone point me to the solution?

Before that we have to know your hardware and what drivers are installed. From terminal:
inxi -Fxxxz
Copy that output and paste it here using ``` above and bellow it.

Sure.

System: Host: travel-pc Kernel: 4.19.30-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.2.1 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.15.3
tk: Qt 5.12.1 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro Linux

Machine: Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: VivoBook S15 X510UF v: 1.0 serial:
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X510UF v: 1.0 serial: UEFI: American Megatrends v: X510UF.202 date: 12/21/2017

Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 39.3 Wh condition: 39.7/42.1 Wh (94%) volts: 11.5/11.5 model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery type: Li-ion
serial: status: Not charging cycles: 4

CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8250U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 6144 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 28808
Speed: 900 MHz min/max: 400/3400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 900 2: 900 3: 900 4: 900 5: 900 6: 900 7: 900 8: 901

Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:5917
Device-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce MX130] driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:174d
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: intel compositor: kwin_x11 resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Kabylake GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.3.4 compat-v: 3.0
direct render: Yes

Audio: Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3
chip ID: 8086:9d71
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.30-1-MANJARO

Network: Device-1: Intel Wireless 8265 / 8275 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: f040 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 8086:24fd
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac:

Drives: Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB used: 113.36 GiB (47.5%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: THNSNK256GVN8 size: 238.47 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: rev: 4102
scheme: GPT

Partition: ID-1: / size: 224.77 GiB used: 113.36 GiB (50.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.80 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3

Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A

Info: Processes: 203 Uptime: 20h 09m Memory: 7.67 GiB used: 679.1 MiB (8.6%) Init: systemd v: 241 Compilers: gcc: 8.2.1
Shell: bash v: 5.0.0 running in: konsole inxi: 3.0.32

Ok, so you are on a laptop with hybrid graphics. From what i see, there is no driver for the nvidia GPU.
You have 4 options, chose only one:

Each in particular has advantages and disadvantages, but the main thing is when you play games to use the more powerful GPU, that being the GeForce MX130 your laptop has, instead of using the intel one.

Please read those instructions carefully. If you are not sure for something, don't commit but ask questions here and someone will help you out.

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Thank you.

What is your recommendation?

I'm a desktop user and not into gaming. From what i understand, Optimus-switch, even tho into testing phase, has a particular set of advantages. :slight_smile:

Thank you.

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