Package Details: gamemode 1.4-1

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Package Base: gamemode
Description: A daemon/lib combo for Linux that allows games to request a set of optimisations be temporarily applied to the host OS
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Licenses: BSD 3-Clause License (Revised)
Submitter: ysblokje
Maintainer: ysblokje
Last Packager: ysblokje
Votes: 65
Popularity: 9.525158
First Submitted: 2018-04-10 10:35
Last Updated: 2019-07-21 18:31

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ysblokje commented on 2018-04-11 11:12

To enable it at userlevel (with systemd) don't forget to execute:

systemctl --user enable gamemoded

once as current user and

systemctl --user start gamemoded

if you want to start it manually

For compatibility with 32bit games see :

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hugegameartgd commented on 2019-08-05 16:51

Switching from Antergos to Arch Linux fixed it.

hugegameartgd commented on 2019-08-01 16:23

@telans I always get: Failed to connect to bus: No such file or directory

telans commented on 2019-08-01 03:28

@hugegameartgd you need to use "systemctl --user status gamemoded" if you enabled using --user

hugegameartgd commented on 2019-07-30 17:04

When I run "systemctl status gamemoded.service" I get:

● gamemoded.service - gamemoded Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/user/gamemoded.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled) Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2019-07-30 18:57:42 CEST; 4min 5s ago Process: 652 ExecStart=/usr/bin/gamemoded -l (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE) Main PID: 652 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Jul 30 18:57:42 user systemd[1]: Starting gamemoded... Jul 30 18:57:42 user /usr/bin/gamemoded[652]: v1.4 Jul 30 18:57:42 user /usr/bin/gamemoded[652]: Failed to connect to the bus: No such file or directory Jul 30 18:57:42 user systemd[1]: gamemoded.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE Jul 30 18:57:42 user systemd[1]: gamemoded.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'. Jul 30 18:57:42 user systemd[1]: Failed to start gamemoded. [user@user ~]$

loathingkernel commented on 2019-04-23 16:22


In the last version this seems to be fixed. According to the ini is in the defaults values, so it shouldn't cause any of the any of the issues you mentioned. By all means, keep a version in doc but can be copied to share/gamemode too now without issues. Maybe add it to backups and copy it in etc too?

Edit: On second thought, since upstream doesn't install it by default, don't bother with it. It is fine in doc

Freso commented on 2019-04-20 08:14

Hi :) When you bump $pkgver you should reset $pkgrel to 1. (Obviously don’t do it now, just keep it in mind for when the package is next updated.)

Oczkins92 commented on 2018-10-30 14:37

Hello!This tool is great.But i don't how to use for applications like lmms beta rc7 appimage.

Vash63 commented on 2018-10-22 15:10

Suggestion - the gamemode.ini should be commented out or named something to not execute by default.

Looking at the config it's a bunch of example values used to override the default behavior. As an example with the default here it tries to execute '/home/me/bin/' when it starts, which looked a bit weird in my journal. The example .ini also disables restoring governer to the original value and changes the default renice value from -4 to 4, somewhat losing the point of gamemode to begin with.

I don't believe this is an upstream issue as the file is in the 'example' directory of the project and not set as a default config file.

Hen commented on 2018-05-07 20:33

To the users below who had problems starting the service, this is how i managed to make it work.

I installed using makepkg -si, afterwards i ran 'systemctl --user start gamemoded', but it gave me an error.

So i ran 'gamemoded -d' and it launched, then i shut it down using the system monitor and then i ran 'systemctl --user enable gamemoded', and now it seems to startup fine using 'gamemoded' or 'systemctl --user start gamemoded'.

still no gamemode.ini file tho.

ChemBro commented on 2018-04-28 21:32

I get this:

Apparently I am missing some gamemode.ini. How do I fix this?