We say no to Wayland, Konversation enters the matrix, PulseAudio learns a new trick, and Venn builds a Ryzen powered render box. All this, plus your feedback.
Colour key – Venn Pedro
Just say no… for now
- As someone who spent over an hour hand calibrating 2 IPS monitors, people who use redshift anger and confuse me.
- Serious question, why is Wayland still a tinker-toy in 2017?
- Yeah, Fedora is at least trying to get it out there but “Step 1” for Fedora installs from now on is “disable Wayland”
- Then we have NVIDIA not wanting to support XWayland.
Studio 3.0 gets 1337
- “zero glitches”
- You know that’s a lie, that’s why you put quotes around it! Why even bother?
- That webzone is straight out of the 90’s. Looping TY video must be the new animated *.gif.
- I’m alway sintrested in audio production software for Linux but so many things scream NOPE!
- Only available as a *.iso
- No demo
- You numbered a release 13.37
Lenovo fingerprint sensor (RTheren)
- Basically, they took the Lenovo fingerprint readers and reverse engineered them to try and create a generic open floss fingerprint reader driver.
- If laptops are to be sold preloaded with Linux, this kinda makes sense.
Pulse prefers USB
- Support for 32-bit applications on 64-bit systems in padsp
- Read 32 bit ALSA only games now work in 64bit pulse. Neat!
- The default sink and source configuration is remembered better
- Something tells me it’s still going to have a hard time with this
- Better? BETTER!?
- As somone with a fistfull of DACs the first thing I do every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday is reset all the input levels.
- On that note, when are we getting a simple way to lock input/output levels?
- Having USB and bluetooth devices preferred over internal sound cards makes sense in 2017.
Konversation 2.x – new UI, Matrix support (RTheren)
- More similar to Slack/Telegram/WhatsApp and less MSN messenger.
- Welcome to the 2010’s Konversation!
- There’s a Flatpak incoming if you don’t want to build it from sauce.
- Will provide support for the decentralized Matrix protocol.
- Is this just a IRC client?
Speaking of Flatpacks
- Flathub now has a nice little GUI showing everything available.
Living /w Ryzen (day 5)
- Found a way to get sensors working with the MSI Tomahawk B350 (video guide incoming)
- Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000 memory will run @ 2933 with the latest BIOS update.
- MOBO does not see NVME drives but Ubuntu installed to it nonetheless.
- Stock HSF @ 3.7Ghz with V1.25.
- Most of you having issues clocking with the stock cooler are feeding V1.3 to the CPU and that’s simply not going handle load.
- Yes, I know AMD said it was a good voltage to start with and it is… just not with the stock cooler.
- Updated to Kernel 4.12 and have not run into any gotchas.
- Ubuntu 17.10 worked OOTB.
- A/V encoding is jaw-dropping but even at 3.7Ghz /w a 980 gaming is, at best, passable.
- By that I mean most everything is able to maintain 60 @ 1080 on 11.
Slice of Pi
Okay, Cardboard Box! (Stephen)
- So this is Google Assistant built into a prefab cardboard box, right?
- Can I make it say Muffin Button?
- Free /w a Pi so why not pick one up.
Proper Pi Player (from Martin)
- “The developer was going to keep it closed source and charge for it. But Ubuntu MATE sponsored the development so that it is now free and open source.” – Martin
- This has the advantage over VLC on the Pi that if you were to compile VLC with OpenMAX or MMAL support on a Pi, you could only play videos in fullscreen and you wouldn’t get any overlay GUI controls.
Do what now?