Ubuntu 23.10 ‘Mantic Minotaur’ is out! Focusrite helps out a Linux developer, Debian Bookworm powered PiOS, and self-hosting your own WebRTC server.
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02:27 Intel ARC 770 Linux update
09:38 System reboots with Kernel 5.6 and firewire
11:46 Floppy camera lens
13:09 Ubuntu 23.10
15:49 Focusrite helps with Linux fundraiser
20:13 Bookworm for Raspberry Pi
21:46 Jitsi Raspberry Pi server
FireWire and kernel 6.5 PSA
- VIA Firewire cards are causing random system reboots with kernel 6.5.
- It could be the Asmedia chipset causing the issue.
- Ubuntu 23.10 ‘Mantic Minotaur’ has been released, and now available to download!
- This is a short term release with 9 months of support, with all the latest and greatest drivers and Linux kernel that Ubuntu can offer.
- Ubuntu 23.10 is using Linux Kernel 6.5, and Mesa 23.2, which is the latest stable release of Mesa with updated Vulkan and OpenGL drivers.
- It features the latest GNOME 45 desktop environment, which features a Keyboard backlight quick setting, a new activities and camera indicator, and revamped Settings and Nautilus file manager apps.
- I installed Ubuntu 23.10 on my new pink video podcasting rig I just showed with a Ryzen 5 5600X CPU, 32 GBs of RAM with an ASRock Phantom Gaming OC Intel Arc A770 16GB GPU!
- Ubuntu 23.10 was installed alongside my Pop!_OS 22.04 installed on this machine.
- I really liked the speed and simplicity of the flutter installer, it even asked if I would like to upgrade it on GitHub before installing.
- And the flutter based App Center loads so much faster than the previous Ubuntu App Center. It is also pleasing to the eye and much more organized.
- Overall, I really like the fit, polish and speed of Ubuntu 23.10.
- And my Intel Arc GPU is running beautifully on Ubuntu 23.10’s Wayland and Pipewire!
- Geoffrey started work on the Gtk4 GUI for Focusrite Scarlett last year.
- It supports Gen 2/3 and Clarett interface with an internal mixer / routing.
- Last month he launched a gofundme to pick up some Gen 4 interfaces.
- At the end of last week Focusrite made the final pledge.
- They rang him up and discussed ways to help with future development.
- This comes after years of ignoring any request for Linux support.
- Thanks Presonus!
- Freakin awesome Presonus. Thank you for supporting the open source software that makes your hardware work on Linux!
- The alsa-scarlett-gui looks beautiful, and the patch bay looks a lot more modern than QjackCtl.
- A new version of the Raspberry Pi OS has been released, and this one is based on Debian Bookworm.
- And there are some major changes to the Raspberry Pi desktop.
- It is using Wayland instead of the X11 display server.
- The compositor was switched from Mutter to Wayfire.
- Wayfire uses the wlroots Wayland library.
- And when you boot Raspberry Pi OS on a Pi 4 or Pi 5 you will be using a Wayfire desktop.
- There is a new “Power” plugin which monitors for power supply problems, like USB over current.
- And a new “GPU” plugin that works like the “CPU” plugin which gives you a graph of the load on the RasPi’s GPU.
- And PipeWire is the new audio server.
- NetworkManager replaces dhcpcd.
- NetworkManager has more robust features, such as being able to connect to hidden wireless networks, connecting to VPNs, and being able to use the Raspberry Pi as a hotspot.
- And a Raspberry Pi optimized version of Mozilla Firefox!
- In 2020 someone managed to trick a Raspberry Pi into running a Jitsi server.
- It required compiling and repackaging java and prayer, but it worked.
- By worked I mean it functioned on a LAN with a self-signed certificate.
- However, in August of 2021 Jitsi added official support for arm64.
- Around this time a RasPi 4 8GB would set you back $180.
- Fortunately nature is healing.
- You can get an old, crusty, last-gen Pi 4 for around MSRP so it was time to revisit the project.
- It works, does not explode.