These are my notes while configuring Kubuntu 21.10 to my liking after first install. Mainly for my own future reference on other distribution installs.
While installing Kubuntu, I clicked the checkbox to have it install proprietary drivers and codecs, assuming this would be best for my nVidia GPU. However, upon reboot after install all I got was a black screen after GRUB.
I repeated the installation, this time leaving the box unchecked and made it all the way to the KDE desktop, where I could perform updates and install the proprietary nVidia driver.
After Steam is installed, it will not automatically start making use of Proton to play Windows-only games. To enable it:
- Navigate to
Steam Play for all other titles
Skyrim (Special Edition)
My installation started Skyrim okay, but I was unable to hear sound effects, music, or NPC voices during gameplay. The simple fix that I found on the Steam Forums is the following:
- Navigate to the
Skyrim (Special Edition)game.
- Click the gear icon on the right and select
- Under the main
Launch Options, place the following: