#10 Play Stadia Games from Fedora
Opened 5 months ago by asamalik. Modified 9 days ago

By: Gregory Bartholomew @glb

Show how to install Google’s Chrome browser and provide a link to Stadia

Hi @glb! I know you submitted this some time ago — I'm adding it here as we're transitioning to the new editorial workflow.

Is it still something you'd want to work on?

If I understand correctly, Stadia isn't available yet, although eventually you'll be able to play it in a Chrome browser on Fedora. This idea is basically waiting around until that happens.


I'm willing. I'm also willing to let someone else take it on if they want to.


That is correct -- I thought the article could be published concurrently with Stadia's release announcement (expected sometime in November) to generate some clicks for the magazine.


Hi Adam. I was just about to jot down a rough draft for this article but there is no card in Kanban. I guess I could just go ahead and create something in WordPress? But I'm not sure if that would interfere with or break any sort of automation or linkage that you may have set up between the systems. So I'll await your instructions as to what is the next step?


@glb Great!

We have a new-ish process to make sure things go as smoothly as possible:

  1. we ask for an article spec / outline here — to clarify what the article is going to cover
  2. we need two +1 votes from the editorial board to make sure the article is a good fit for the magazine
  3. the editorial board creates the card and the writer can take over from there

It's much better described in the docs: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/fedora-magazine/workflow/

So, can you please outline here what the article would cover?

@asamalik Thanks for the clarification. This will be the first time I've used this new process, so thanks for you patience.

The article I have in mind would really just be a "How to install Google Chrome on Fedora 31" with a link to the Stadia sign-up page at the end.

I did sign up for the founders edition, so I should be receiving a link to the initial create your account page on the 15th or shortly thereafter. I could screen-record that initial part of the process and include it in the article to maybe provide some slightly "richer" content that might get the article a few more views. The only down-side to that would be that you would have to wait until after the release date to publish the article. Would you get more clicks by publishing on or just before the release date?

Here is a rough draft of what I have so far for the article:

According to the Google Stadia Wikipedia page, "[Stadia] will be accessible through the Google Chrome web browser on desktop computers ...". Follow these simple steps to install the Google Chrome web browser in Fedora 31 and enjoy the new world of cloud-based gaming on your Fedora Linux PC!

  1. Go to https://www.google.com/chrome using any available web browser and click the big blue button labeled "Download Chrome".

  2. Be sure to select the "For Fedora/openSUSE" (RPM) package format before clicking "Accept and Install".

  3. You should be presented with a prompt asking what you want to do with the file. Choose the "Open with Software Install" option if you see this prompt.

  4. Click "Install" in the Software Install application to install Google Chrome. You may be prompted for your password to authorize the installation.

If you are not presented with the "Open with Software Install" option at step 3, you can choose to save the installer to your Downloads folder instead. Once you have the installer downloaded, you should be able to run the following in a terminal to activate it:

$ sudo dnf install ~/Downloads/google-chrome-*.rpm

The above command is only necessary if the graphical "Software Install" application isn't available on your PC.

Video Demonstration:
Chrome installation on Fedora 31

@glb Is this article still of interest to you?

One potential concern about this article might be that Stadia isn't available world-wide yet. I think it is mainly available in the US and EU at this point:

Another limiting factor has been that you need a Google Pixel smartphone to sign in on Stadia. It looks like they are rapidly adding support for more hardware though:

Another issue is that the free tier isn't out yet. They are promising that sometime "over the next few months"

I think the article is still doable if the editors think it would be good publicity for the magazine, but I think it might be worth waiting for a few more of the features to get ironed out before promoting it.

Login to comment on this ticket.