Fedora launches the live streaming compatibility initiative! Haiku gets a Vulkan loader, experimental Linux drivers for the MOTU midi express, and a Mini ITX board for your Raspberry Pi.

Special thanks to:
KRDucky (new patron)
TheSyldat (game donation)



00:00 Intro
07:35 Haiku Vulkan loader
12:05 Fedora live streaming initiative
24:10 Amazon Linux Fedora re-base
27:05 Nvidia GBM for GNOME 41
31:05 Home automation with CasaOS
36:35 Linux drivers for the MOTU midi express
42:00 Twitter Tweak
50:20 Mini ITX for Raspberry Pi
55:30 Emails

Vulkan Haiku


  • Why is this not on the Raspi?
  • You know what could really use a wicked-light 3D accelerated desktop?
  • Take a guess, I’ll wait. 
  • OpenGL over Zink+RADV on Haiku has been tested with Blender.
  • It is so nice to see our favorite BeOS derivative getting vulkan love and 3D acceleration.
  • It’s still software accelerated only.
  • But it’s progress!
  • And there’s been a lot of work to port the client/server radeon driver over to Haiku.
  • With libDRM2 and the actual driver having to be written by hand.
  • Haiku will be a very interesting OS to play with once you get full GPU acceleration on at least Intel and AMD.


Fedora Streaming Initiative (Mir)


  • I’m going to assume this was a hastily thrown together skeleton. 
  • They intend to gather support from vendors and industry players to build momentum around this initiative.
  • I would strongly suggest adding all devices and software with official Linux support. 
    • Magewell, AJA, Blackmagic, Nvidia, Digigram, Audioscience. 
  • All companies that provide official support for their A/V hardware. 
  • RME gets a mention since they provide the bits needed for developers to make drivers.
  • Davinci Resolve is missing from the video editors. 
  • Using a Smartphone as a Webcam is straightforward with the NDI app. 
  • Bitfocus Companion for Streamdecks. 
  • There is no such thing as a High-end USB Microphone. 
  • The NVENC links to a post from 2016 talking about compiling ffmpeg with NDI. 
  • We made a script for that back in 2016 but it’s no longer needed. 
  • If ffmpeg /w nvenc is not available on your distro in 2021, change distros. 
  • Avoid Wayland & Pipewire, for now. 


Fedora powered Amazon Linux 


  • Amazon has just made a big announcement that Amazon Linux will rebase from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) to Red Hat’s Fedora!
  • Amazon Linux 2022 is now available via AWS control panel as AMIs.
  • It will have two year standard support with quarterly minor updates.
  • Followed by three years of maintenance support, which gets critical security updates as soon as they are available.
  • And SELinux will be enabled by default.
  • This is a great move, because it will put Red Hat’s bleeding-edge Fedora on even more cloud infrastructure, and thus even more updates and innovation.
  • That’s a heck of a change from the behemoth that is AWS.
  • Fedora land might be getting a bit more interesting.


Retro Wayland


  • That should speed things up quite considerably in GNOME 41’s desktop with an Nvidia GPU.
  • Making GNOME41 use the GBM renderer with the NVIDIA driver.
  • Has some issues with Vulkan games but it seems to work. 
  • I do wonder, between GNOME and KDE, which one will the best experience with Wayland with all GPUs first.
  • Considering KDE’s sordid history with NVidia, GNOME’s probably gonna win that one.




  • CasaOS is a simple and easy-to-use, open source home cloud system which is based on the Docker cloud ecosystem.
  • And because it uses Docker, it is easy to install NAS and home smart applications with just one click.
  • There are apps for storing your camera recordings, controlling your lights, creating a cloud drive, or an entertainment center or VPN.
  • CasaOS is fully compatible with Ubuntu, Debian, Raspberry Pi OS, and CentOS with an easy one-liner installation.
  • CasaOS is still in early development, and the IceWhale team is looking for contributions from developers and testers in the Linux community.
  • Cool, this looks similar to the open source Home Assistant that has been around since 2013.
  • But Home Assistant uses a local server to store your data and CasaOS uses the cloud based Docker.
  • May or may not run on RasPi and or OpenWRT. 
  • Casa =’s home. 
  • CasaOS originated as a pre-installed system for crowdfunded product ZimaBoard on Kickstarter.
  • A cloud OS for your casa.
  • Part of me likes the idea that you come home and you can access all your home stuff from one central machine on whatever device you have at hand. 




  • USB MIDI has been a thing on Linux for some time. 
  • You might even remember my $5 MIDI cable from eBay. 
  • Sometimes you need more than one MIDI device but you don’t have eleventy USB ports. 
  • That’s where something like the MIDI express comes in. 
  • 8 In & 8 out with one USB cable. 
  • Only tested on linux 5.x, and with midi express 128, the 5 port version might work too.
  • Looking for testers. 


Twitter Tweak


  • I’ve been using this for the last week on chrome but it’s available for Firefox as well. 
  • For the few times you have to use non-Deck Desktop Twitter.
  • It does a gang of things like nuking  “Who to follow”, “What’s happening”, “More Tweets” and algorithmic tweets based on likes. 

Slice of Pi

Mini PiTX



  • I would love a desktop Pi box to play with.
  • Yes, by play with I mean put a GPU in it and seeing what runs and what doesn’t
  • $435 for just the motherboard, you must supply your own CM4.
  • Jeff Geerling’s video apparently caused a bit of a shortage.
  • Same here Pedro!  I would <3 to have a Raspberry Pi Mini ITX build to play with!


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