LWDW 374: RedHat depreciates X11 & Mozilla gets social

Red Hat is moving to Wayland, Mozilla opens their Mastodon instance to the public, kernel 6.1 comes to Pi OS, and NVIDIA puts a 16GB Tie on the 4060.


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00:00 Intro
00:00 Firewire audio on Linux
02:28 B-day celebrations
05:53 Mozilla Mastodon invites
10:03 Red Hat depreciates X11
16:16 16GB NVIDIA Ties
28:28 RasPiOS gets kernel 6.1

Mozilla Social


  • Aww, I thought it was going to be a new social media network. 
  • Mozilla is opening their mastodon instance to the public. 
  • Better late than never?
  • You can apply for a beta invite. 
  • Still waiting on my Blue Sky invite. 
  • Mozilla announced at the end of last year that they were getting ready to create a Mastodon instance for the public.
  • Well now you can join a waitlist to get on mozilla.social.
  • I joined the waitlist a few days ago, and haven’t heard back yet.
  • Mozilla does believe that “the potential of the Fediverse is bigger and broader than Mastodon alone” but that this is a first step to a decentralized network away from corporate controlled social media.
  • I am hoping Mozilla will eventually create their own app for Masdon, with hopefully,  easier discoverability and search.
  • That may very well be what the waitlist is for.



  • Xorg will not be included in RHEL 10. 
  • It stays a supported part of RHEL 9 until at least 2032.
  • This gives companies almost a decade to make the switch. 
  • I told you Wayland was only 10 years away!
  • And remember, it’s the Xorg server that’s being deprecated, not the ability to run X11 applications via XWayland.
  • You’re going to run into applications that have issues with Wayland (OBS) and ones that flat don’t work like Barrier. 
  • RHEL workstations are not uncommon in engineering, academia, and media production. 
  • I expect XFCE will be ready by late 2031’ish. 
  • With some luck X12 will be ready by then. 
  • The X.org display server being deprecated in future releases I saw coming, especially as a Fedora user, where Wayland was already the default display server.
  • And as a Steam Deck user whose default is Wayland.
  • Red Hat also deprecated ipset and iptables-nft.
  • As a replacement, use the nft command-line tool provided by the nftables package.

16GB 4060


  • We were joking about this a week ago on the LGC preshow. 
  • Rumor has it that the 4060Ti will come in 8 & 16GB variants. 
  • The 4060 will be 8GB and on the shelves in July. 
  • Personally, I’m holding out for the 24GB 4050. 
  • Would you pay $500 for a 4060Ti 16GB?
  • I wouldn’t, and that’s coming from someone with a 3060. 
  • A $399 12GB 4060 would get my attention but not until AV1 injections are widely supported. 
  • AMD said they were releasing some new cards this quarter and that’s something to keep an eye out for. 
  • And something I am happy about:  the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics card will come in various small form factors and compact ITX options making them great for small PC builds.
  • And it will require close to only 150-160W while gaming, or even lower, which is 25% lower than its predecessor, the 3060 Ti.
  • There’s also 32 MB of L2 cache on board the GPU which is an 8x increase over the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.
  • With how successful the middle of the line 60 series of cards have been in the past, like the popular GTX 1060 that I used for quite a few years, the 2060 and 3060, it is smart for Nvidia to offer both memory options.
  • Nvidia has been a bit chincy on their memory offerings on GPUs compared to AMD, so it is a good thing they are offering a 16GB option, especially on the RTX 4060Ti.
  • It’s 2023, and by now, shouldn’t the default be at least 12GB for all models?, just sayin! LOL

Slice of Pi

Kernel 6.Pie 



  • There is a new release of the Debian based Raspberry Pi OS available to download, and it arrives with a new Linux Kernel 6.1.
  • Previous versions of Raspberry Pi OS used the older Linux Kernel 5.15 LTS.
  • The newer kernel offers improved hardware support, new drivers, performance boosts, and better security.
  • And it also includes new gamepad support for the Hori Fighting Commander ONE and 8BitDo Pro 2 wired controller.
  • This update also features updated software, including Chromium 113, Mathematic 13.2.1, Matlab 23.1.0, and Raspberry Pi Imager 1.7.4.
  • There is also an updated VLC hardware acceleration patch which should deliver better media playback.
  • And a new Raspberry Pi firmware, updates to libcamera, libcamera-apps, and picamera2 which includes EXIF date and time tags.
  • Open the Terminal and run sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade to upgrade the OS, or just download the latest ISO and flash it to an SD card.
  • Now we just need more Raspberry Pis available to test out the new software.

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