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You may want to avoid Linux Kernel 5.9 if you want fully supported NVIDIA drivers
1 November 2020 at 7:24 am UTC

Quoting: g000hDebian 11 Bullseye (Testing) here and I had precisely this problem following my package upgrade about a week ago.

Although Kernel 5.9 is installed, I'm selecting the older 5.8 kernel in the grub2 boot menu, to allow my Nvidia drivers to work properly. I'm happy enough to wait a couple of weeks for the new Nvidia driver modules to be compatible with kernel 5.9, however I'd definitely prefer it if things like this didn't happen!
Well, Testing is about testing, right?)
I will try to stay on Debian 11 after the freeze for as long as I can to enjoy rock stable system for a while.

You may want to avoid Linux Kernel 5.9 if you want fully supported NVIDIA drivers
1 November 2020 at 5:36 am UTC

Quoting: tandemHello,
I am an Debian Sid (with a ten year old core-i7 and a GTX-970).
With the last Debian update and Kernel 5.9 the nvidia driver didn't work anymore as written before.

The experimental driver helped:

With root:
-> insert in sources.list (nano /etc/apt/sources.list):
deb http://deb.debian.org/debian experimental main contrib non-free

then:
dpkg --add-architecture i386
apt update
apt upgrade

apt -t experimental install nvidia-driver
apt -t experimental install libgl1-nvidia-glvnd-glx:i386

Since one week, all is working as before. The system is stable.
Yeah, just tried 5.9 on Debian Testing. Black screen. Rolled back to 5.8, I'm not in a hurry.

Fedora 33 released with lots of improvements to the Linux desktop
28 October 2020 at 11:11 am UTC

Quoting: wvstolzing
Quoting: omicron-b
Quoting: ArehandoroI (usually) love fedora, and I love the changes introduced in 33. But the post, and comments so far, seem to miss the most important and controversial changes this iteration includes (for me); systemd-resolved as a default dns daemon.
What's wrong with it?
I believe I have it in Ubuntu 20.04, but I use stubby and DoT, so it was as simple as about 2 lines in terminal to switch to stubby.
Truth be told, stubby may actually crash about once a month and I have to restart it to get back to Internet.
Maybe I need to learn how to use systemd-resolved after all.

Various compatibility issues: https://pagure.io/fesco/issue/2476
I used it for a while on Arch; FWIW I thought the configuration was really tidy & simple -- though I had to switch back because *some* application -- can't remember what for the life of me, sorry -- kept breaking.
Thank you for reply, tested systemd-resolved on Ubuntu 20.04 and DoT just fails with my selfhosted server:
$ dig youtube.com 

; <<>> DiG 9.16.1-Ubuntu <<>> youtube.com
;; global options: +cmd
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

Same server works via systemd-resolved without DoT, port 53, with DoT via stubby, port 853 and with DoT via my router, 192.168.Х.Х. port 53 (but I'm not always at home, so I set up DoT also on laptop).
Will try once again on Ubuntu 22.04 I guess

Fedora 33 released with lots of improvements to the Linux desktop
28 October 2020 at 2:42 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: ArehandoroI (usually) love fedora, and I love the changes introduced in 33. But the post, and comments so far, seem to miss the most important and controversial changes this iteration includes (for me); systemd-resolved as a default dns daemon.
What's wrong with it?
I believe I have it in Ubuntu 20.04, but I use stubby and DoT, so it was as simple as about 2 lines in terminal to switch to stubby.
Truth be told, stubby may actually crash about once a month and I have to restart it to get back to Internet.
Maybe I need to learn how to use systemd-resolved after all.

Facebook announces their own Cloud Gaming service
27 October 2020 at 11:41 am UTC Likes: 6

Facebook? Never, and I don't have an account.

The weekend chat - what have you been playing?
13 September 2020 at 7:42 pm UTC Likes: 2

SUPERHOT. It's the most innovative shooter I've played in years.

What have you been playing recently?
21 June 2020 at 5:31 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: gnaniniShadow of Mordor (on Proton, this game has the worse performance on my list)!
Did you try Vulkan beta build for Linux? It's in Propeties - Betas. Runs great on my machine.

What have you been playing recently?
21 June 2020 at 4:51 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: Eike
Quoting: omicron-bFinally finishing Pillars of Eternity. Switched to "Easy", this is clearly not my genre.

With the release of OpenMW 0.46, started my second playthrough of TES III: Morrowind with just about 7 mods. It looks gorgeous!

Isn't Morrowind way harder than PoE? :)
Not at all! Just build your character having it's quirks in mind: have 1 starting weapon skill at 40 and starting speed at 50.
Use auto walk, switch to run when your stamina is above 60%, enjoy the music and scenery when it is below
Practice magic if you have spare mana (before resting or riding a Silt Strider)
If you have some gold, train those "misc" skills (it's cheap) just before a level up to gain huge increases to your attributes.
These are just my personal observations, not a professional Morrowind player's advice

What have you been playing recently?
21 June 2020 at 4:20 pm UTC Likes: 5

Finally finishing Pillars of Eternity. Switched to "Easy", this is clearly not my genre.

With the release of OpenMW 0.46, started my second playthrough of TES III: Morrowind with just about 7 mods. It looks gorgeous!

Linux Mint 20 hits Beta with Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce desktops
19 June 2020 at 12:40 pm UTC

Quoting: Sojiro84
Quoting: omicron-b
QuoteFractional scaling support, and each monitor can be scaled differently.
Wow, am I right that no other DE has this?

Don't be too impressed. I tried the feature and all it does is render the desktop/UI at 150% together with blurry font.

So if you expected good scaling where font's look like it was rendered natively...

Nope.

I was exited at first as well until I saw the cheap hack they basically did. Totally unusable in this state.
Thanks for sharing this.
I tried with a single display today, even a "simple" 2x scaling is just a zoomed-in pic. Looks super bad :(
I am keeping Ubuntu as a backup for my Debian Testing system.