243: Linux Action News
2 June 2022
Our thoughts on NixOS' new GUI installer, winning hearts and minds one firmware update at a time, the performance bug that hit Linux 5.18, and preparation begins for the open-source NVIDIA driver.
- LVFS Has Served More Than 52 Million Firmware Files To Linux Users — LVFS has served up 52.1 million firmware files to end-users over its lifetime. There has also been over a 99% success rate on the firmware being deployed correctly to users.
- Fwupd 1.8.1 Released With Firmware Updating For More HP, Corsair, PixArt, Lenovo Devices
- A Fix Is On The Way For A Previously-Reported Linux 5.18 Performance Regression — Back during the Linux 5.18 merge window in March I wrote about a big NUMA benchmark performance regression I noticed and bisected.
- Nouveau Begins Shifting Around Code For Use By New Driver — “This just moves the codegen build into a separate library, this is just prep work for a future where another drivers wants to reuse this code. this isn’t perfect for plugging into a vulkan driver, but doing that requires more in depth surgery.”
- NVIDIA 515.48.07 Linux Driver Released As Stable With Open Kernel Driver Option
- Welcoming Rocket.Chat to Matrix! — We just wanted to take a moment to welcome Rocket.Chat to Matrix, given the recent announcement that they are switching to using Matrix for standards-based interoperable federation!
- Rocket.Chat Leverages The Matrix Protocol for Decentralized and Interoperable Communications
- AlmaLinux 9.0 Released — AlmaLinux OS 9.0 is based on upstream kernel version 5.14 and contains enhancements around cloud and container development and improvements to the web console.
- AlmaLinux 9 Now Available! - AlmaLinux OS Blog
- GPU Price-Performance Benchmarking Report
- NixOS 22.05 Released With New Graphical Installer — NixOS 22.05 builds atop the Nix 2.8 package manager, which brings better performance, general improvements, the experimental nix fmt command that applies a formatter defined by the flake output to the Nix expressions in a flake, and other additions.
- NixOS GUI Configuration Editor — A simple NixOS configuration editor application built with libadwaita, GTK4, and Relm4. The goal of this project is to provide a simple graphical tool for modifying and managing desktop NixOS configurations.
- NixOS - Blog → Announcements
- Calamares Installer — Calamares aims to be easy, usable, beautiful, pragmatic, inclusive and distribution-agnostic
- NixOS Calamares PR: fix calamares modules, add nixos modules, and add new iso by vlinkz
- NixOS/calamares-nixos-extensions: NixOS Calamares Extensions