## Symptoms

Steam crashes upon opening, after verifying the installation and before opening the main interface, with something about the OpenGL context not supporting direct rendering. Soon afterwards, the X server crashes. (I'm not crashing my computer again just to find the exact error message, thank… »

## Problem

‘The game has crashed. Please try to reconnect.’ immediately after champion select.

### Solution

Open /etc/hosts on the host computer in the text editor of your choice.
On the line that resembles:
127.0.0.1   localhost.localdomain   localhost
add the name of your computer (found in /etc/hostname). For example:… »

## Preamble

PlayOnLinux is a brilliant wrapper for WINE, allowing for the easy installation of innumerable Windows programs on Linux. Of these, my most recent install was League of Legends, which, of course, does not have a native Linux release. PlayOnLinux installs and runs it… »
• ### IMAGE: LoL vs Dota 2 Market Share

Based on data from Google Insights.

• ### GUIDE: Dota 2 Dedicated Server on Linux (from Scratch)

Note: it is now possible to run a Dota 2 dedicated server on Linux without WINE. This article is kept purely for archival purposes, though it should still work.

It is entirely possible to, using the Windows Alien Swarm SRCDS and WINE, run a Dedicated… »