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Solus, the independently developed Linux distribution that also houses the Budgie desktop environment has a big new released tagged with Solus 4.1 Fortitude.

This is quite a big one, although Solus has a curated rolling-release model where you install once and continue getting updates, a tagged release gives people a good base to start with that should be stable.

Solus 4.1 Fortitude pulls in new software from all corners of the Linux ecosystem, from the Kernel to GPU drivers. For gamers, the updated driver support from Mesa for Intel/AMD and NVIDIA's own drivers should give you a better experience as well as support newer GPUs. On top of that, Solus 4.1 has raised their file limits needed for ESync, a part of Steam Play Proton so you should have a better out of the box experience there too.

You can see the full release notes here and download here.

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7 comments

LibertyPaulM 27 January 2020 at 12:13 pm UTC
My daily driver. This and Pop OS give me the best gaming experiences.
Grimfist 27 January 2020 at 2:38 pm UTC
I am a fan of the concept of Solus, but at the time where Budgie was the only option, Solus was a nogo because in Budgie you can't set a panel on the second monitor. A feature request exists but will only be implemented in Budgie 11, which is still sadly far away.
But now that there is a Plasma edition, I might install this on a spare drive and give it a thorough test run on my main hardware.
techieg33k 28 January 2020 at 4:40 am UTC
Great gaming on it, but alas lacking with some packages (and sadly I don't have time to learn and help support new packages) for my HAM hobby.
For a daily driver or gaming this is awesome and am so glad to see Plasma as a main option vs
"beta"
Lynched 28 January 2020 at 8:10 am UTC
Been using it since Antergos was discontinued. Never been happier gaming on Linux. Everything works out of the box, active and friendly community.
WonderingDane 28 January 2020 at 3:00 pm UTC
Gaming on Solus is a treat. It simply just works, when on other distro's you need to tinker a bit first.
Nevertheless 28 January 2020 at 6:47 pm UTC
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Can't even install it for an open minded testing. Solus Mate didn't even start the DE. In Plasma and Budgie most desktop windows simply do not open (not even a terminal window or the installation program). I have no problems with other distros, so I really don't know what the problem is. My hardware and Solus seem to be a bad combination. I did not try Gnome though, because I don't like the DE..
So no testing Solus this time.. I wasn't leaving Mint anyway.


Last edited by Nevertheless on 28 January 2020 at 6:57 pm UTC
deathxxx 28 January 2020 at 9:36 pm UTC
Solus 4.1 KDE, has problem with sound.
So every time i install new linux to my PC, i need unmute middle and subwoofer for my 5.1 sound with alsamixer. Also need switch to my main sound card, but not to Nvidia HDMI output.
For now Only Ubuntu get default my soundcard, but not the HDMI one.
With Solus KDE i need switch from HDMI to my PCI-E sound card, then configure to 5.1 audio, then unmute the middle channel with alsamixer, that does not exist in Solus KDE. So need install alsa-utils first.
After all i done, i dont have system sounds, like probe my sound card channels to hear if all are working.
So after all, Solus KDE maybe are a good system, but have great problem with sound.
Sound card is:
Creative X-Fi 20K1
In SteamOS have great problem with 5.1 sound too, because every Linux distro have muted middle channel by default and i do not know why? And in SteamOS ot other OS that do not have alsamixer, i cannot unmute middle channel. For that i stick to Ubuntu for now.
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