Happy 29th Birthday to Linux! Wayland gets Nvidia powers, Fedora has a guide for budding musicians, and reverse engineering the Corsair H150i RGB PRO XT for fun and drivers.
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04:36 Linux turns 29
08:11 Corsair H150i RGB PRO XT
11:31 Unity joins Blender
13:51 System76 Bonobo returns
18:56 Musical Fedora
25:41 Future of Mozilla Deep Speech
27:51 Nvidia comes to Wayland
34:41 Jungle Pi
Linux turns 29! (RTheren)
- I felt old when Debian turned 27 last week, but yesterday our favorite OS, Linux, turned 29! \:-D/
- On August 25, 1991 Linus Torvalds on the comp.os.minix news group states:
- “I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu)”
- Another fine example of how you get Linux drivers, don’t release them.
- Granted, your product ™ is going to be reversed engineered.
- Great job Harry Gill!
- Lots of Linux users did this with the Corsair RGB keyboards a long time ago, and made great drivers for them.
- Something tells me that’s not far off from what they did to get the NZXT Kraken AIOs working on Linux too.
- Maybe not with Rust for the end software side, but yeah.
- I knew this would happen soon, Unity Technologies has joined the Blender Development Fund as a Patron Member :-)
- After all, the Unity game engine has supported the import of Blender files for 10 years.
- And Blender files are used heavily by game developers.
- This announcement comes as the virtual computer animation conference SIGGRAPH is being held.
- All things considered, Blender has already given Unity plenty of profit in the form of Assets in the Unity store.
- Nothing wrong with giving back a little bit.
- At 8.38 lbs, this powerful workstation is actually much thinner and lighter than previous models!
- It looks like a very similar form factor to my Asus ROG laptop beast.
- Now we’re just waiting for an AMD Threadbooper option ;-)
- Ah, yes! The WHY laptop.
- Why would you buy this when they themselves offer a Serval WS with a 3900 Pro, or Tuxedo’s version of the same laptop which offers up to a 3950X?
- Configuring similar systems with a Ryzen 9 Serval and Intel i9 Bonobo, with 64GB of RAM, 2TB NVMe, and GTX 2070, the Serval is $2927 and the Bonobo is $4071.
- I picked those options because, as we discovered, System76 is one of those companies not quite offering 1-1 options for their Ryzen vs Intel systems.
- I don’t think they have much of a choice if they’re just rebadging Clevos but on the desktop it seems a bit meh.
- Music composition on Linux has come a long way since the early days of Dyne:bolic Linux being used for the Ars Electronica music festival in 2005!
- “Editors note: A real time Kernel is necessary for audio recording on your PC, especially when doing multi track recording.”
- It’s nonsense like this that stops people from wanting to record with Linux.
- You most certainly do not need a RT kernel for multitrack recording.
- I say that as someone recording 10 tracks live right now, using a low-latency kernel.
- A hard RT kernel (like the ones shipped with Debian) will not work with your Nvidia, AMD-GPU Pro, Blackmagic, or Mellanox drivers. To name a few.
- All that said, if you can, use a RT kernel because more better is still better.
- If you are going to be using MIDI you need a kernel compiled with a 1000Hz timer frequency.
- grep ^CONFIG_HZ /boot/config-`uname -r`
- Oh, have you been missing notes and having disconnects? That’s probably why.
- I build my own but strangely Ubuntu offers a low-latency kernel with a 1K timer.
- If you are recording live; stick with Ardour.
- If you have a USB recording interface, may FSM have mercy on your noodles.
- Run this https://github.com/raboof/realtimeconfigquickscan
- Not sure what the future is with the DeepSpeech project, with the restructuring and layoffs at Mozilla two weeks ago.
- DeepSpeech was the first project of The Machine Learning Group at Mozilla.
- I have been keeping up with this open source speech to text project since its announcement in 2017.
- I have several blind friends in the Linux community looking forward to this, as well as myself.
- Thank goodness 1.0 is going to be released soon!
- The realist in me wants to say they’re just waiting for 1.0 to announce they’re dropping it.
- I want Mozilla working on stuff like this, not VPNs.
- I do love me a good hack.
- Should be ready in about 10 years.
- Just in time for Wayland support on the desktop, then.
Slice of Pi
- For something called SAFEProject, not having HTTPS on their site is a bit ironic.
- You can get some Zen sounds by listening to the different points on: http://acoustics.safeproject.net/06:00/10/51503
- Also, those are not shielded from cell phone interference.
- I was listening to one of the streams and heard the telltale sound of GSM interference.