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Happy Birthday to GamingOnLinux - 15 years old today
5 July 2024 at 11:55 am UTC Likes: 6

Congrats and thanks for all the work that went into GoL!

PVKK from the Dome Keeper devs has you manually control a massive planetary defence cannon
21 June 2024 at 8:48 am UTC Likes: 2

What a trailer! I hope they consider VR support.

Max Caulfield returns in Life is Strange: Double Exposure
10 June 2024 at 8:49 pm UTC

Oh very nice, I will certainly keep this in mind. I could relate much better with her character than with Chloe from the Prequel (or Sequel, don’t remember). So much that I’m embarrassed to say that I only finished the first game in the series.

Fedora Workstation 41 will drop GNOME X.Org session as fallback option
9 March 2024 at 3:54 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: pleasereadthemanualI do think you're right that it's an awful time to be a newcomer, because you're stuck with two not-very-great options right now. There's cool and fundamental stuff on Wayland you won't see on Xorg, but there are definite issues with Wayland too. I hope that the pain now will result in a great experience in 2025, which is just around the time some people might be considering their options.

And out of genuine curiosity, what is missing on Wayland? I wanted to compile a list so I can keep tabs on the issues, but so far I've got:

* Explicit Sync to fix flickering (recently got 3 ACKs and is nearly ready to merge, awaiting implementations in compositors + drivers)
* Color Management Protocol (seems like some early implementations have recently been done and Plasma 6 has limited HDR support)
* Better IME protocol, maybe? It works for me on GNOME and KDE, but the implementation was a little broken on wlroots

Yeah, fully agree that at least for nvidia users this year will be tough when being on Fedora or Arch until all the explicit sync stuff lands. X in Gnome (I don’t know about KDE) is decaying really fast now. Considering developer resources are limited, I still prefer to take the pain now and hope that the Wayland ecosystem (and governance) will shine soon when no longer hands are tied to support X.

What I’m also missing in Gnome land is first class Wacom support and the protocol implementation for drm-lease (VR). That said, I’m happy with Labwc where those things do work.

Fedora Workstation 41 will drop GNOME X.Org session as fallback option
8 March 2024 at 10:51 am UTC

Quoting: sudoerSo basically games that are using Proton/WINE won't work at all with Fedora 41?

No. Proton/Wine works just fine, also currently, using XWayland on a Wayland desktop session.

Fedora Workstation 41 will drop GNOME X.Org session as fallback option
8 March 2024 at 9:19 am UTC

Quoting: pleasereadthemanualMy experience is that Krita is terrible on GNOME, Wayland or X11, with a NVIDIA GPU. My Wacom tablet works properly on KDE Wayland and only KDE Wayland.

Of course, Krita's toolbar flickers black every 5 seconds so it's a little distracting.

Have I mentioned how tired I am of NVIDIA's proprietary drivers before?

Cool to hear that the KDE folks got their tablet support right. I'm using my Wacom tablet solemnly as a mouse replacement, not for actual drawing. So slightly different use case I guess. Lots of Wacom related PR's got merged for the upcoming Gnome version, so I have hopes that the normal interaction works better, but things like are still open and probably no that easy to address :(

Yeah, the flickering might be related to the implicit/explicit sync issues. I sincerely hope that gets merged soon and all related PR's land in compositors, xwayland etc. From my understanding, that should solve all flickering (asuming what you are seeing is related to that). Side note, reading through the discussion of that PR, NVIDIA engineers are pushing for this and contributed heavily, so it is not NVIDIA that is holding back.

Fedora Workstation 41 will drop GNOME X.Org session as fallback option
8 March 2024 at 7:41 am UTC Likes: 1

Thanks for the link, interesting use case and underlines how difficult the transition to Wayland is when looking into the details. Reading that discussion, I understand both arguments.

Fedora Workstation 41 will drop GNOME X.Org session as fallback option
8 March 2024 at 7:02 am UTC

I'm using an NVIDIA GPU and a Wacom tablet instead of a mouse. Both are currently not really usable on Gnome Wayland. That said, I still very welcome this switch to reduce landscape and have manpower available for getting Wayland into shape.

I'm not worried of NVIDIA, the explicit sync stuff is shaping up nicely and I guess by the end of year we have a perfect Wayland experience on NVIDIA. There is also NVK coming with an astonishing speed. The Wacom support on Gnome Wayland is getting better too, but there are still some hurdles. Fortunately there is also `labwc` which works perfectly with regard to tablet support.

NVIDIA open source driver to use NVK + Zink for OpenGL on newer GPUs
24 February 2024 at 7:55 am UTC Likes: 4

Quoting: nwildnerIf it reduces maintenance in OpenGL implementations and ends up adding performance, it's a win-win situation :)

Yes, and even if there is a slight decrease in OpenGL performance, reducing the landscape and having more manpower available for the critical parts is a (very) big win in itself imho.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from GamingOnLinux
22 December 2023 at 2:56 pm UTC Likes: 10

I also wish everyone a nice and playful end-of-the-year time!
While I’m not that active, I still very much enjoy the content and the community on GoL. Thanks a lot for all the hard work and for all contributions!