WINE 9.0 and Infinite Pi!

The Raspberry Pi shortage is coming to an end! WINE 9.0 gets super Wayland powers, forcing NVIDIA to play nice with real-time kernels, and your next laptop could have compressed RAM.


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00:00 Intro
00:43 Drip drip drip
02:26 Power on the backside
03:34 Doctor WHO podcast?
05:45 New YT channel
11:48 Compression attached memory RAM
13:22 Teaching NVIDIA how-to real-time
17:50 WINE 9.0
21:13 The Pi supply

Compressed laptop RAM

  • And speaking of CES…a piece of hardware was demonstrated at the Micron booth that can make laptops more easily upgradeable once again.
  • Micron showed off their new Crucial branded LPCAMM2 memory modules based on LPDDR5X memory.
  • The CAMM2, or Compression Attached Memory Module, has recently been finalized by Samsung in September of 2023.
  • And several vendors have created and showcased them. 
  • The Compression Attached Memory Module doesn’t insert into a standard SODIMM slot like traditional RAM in a laptop.
  • According to Andrew Cunningham over at arsTechnica “it lies flat against the board where metal contacts on the board and the CAMM module can make contact with one another.” 
  • The CAMM modules had been seen popping up in Dell laptops, which people mistook as proprietary hardware made by Dell, but in actuality Dell has spent the last several years promoting the new memory form factor.
  • This new standard will make it easier for manufacturers who create thin and light laptops to let users upgrade the RAM in them, and eliminate the need to solder them in place.


Real-Time NVIDIA on Debian

  • 22 years ago I picked up my first Nvidia GPU.
  • Before that I was rocking 3DFX going all the way back to the VooDoo 1.
  • 3DFX had proper desktop Linux support and I was accustomed to having a fully functional desktop with hardware acceleration. 
  • When 3DFX went under the only option was Nvidia. ATI was (and continued to be) a dumpster-fire. 
  • In 2024 Nvidia still has solid Linux support, but only if you know your way around the driver stack. 
  • Unfortunately that seems to throw new Linux users for a loop. 
  • I originally started making a guide for installing NVIDIA drivers with a real-time kernel but it expanded into a choose your own adventure game featuring CUDA and APT. 
  • Installing, uninstalling, upgrading, it’s all here. 
  • It even includes a Step 0 for configuring the basics on any Debien distribution. 
  • I am still not used to not having to exit the X server to install the Nvidia drivers.
  • Venn is an Nvidia shill, Elmo celebrates it at the end of the video LOL


Wine 9.0

  • Wow, wow64 is finally shipping. 
  • That’s going to cut back on the need for multilib.
  • Granted, it’s not enabled by default at the moment. 
    • No 16-bit support
    • Reduced OpenGL performance
  • On top of that, the experimental Wayland driver is shipping as well. 
  • Yeah, it’s a work in progress but it technically functions and manages to pack Vulkan support. 
  • And it is nice to see that new prefixes default to the newer Windows 10.
  • DirectShow WMV video decoder and MPEG-1 video decoder filters have been implemented.
  • Also, one of the best changes that shows how much Wine has grown, there is now support for a dark theming option in the Windows Runtime/WinRT!

Slice of Pi

Pi shortage no more

    • Good news, the Raspberry Pi 5 is now available for sale by some US distributors, including CanaKit.
    • They are still backordered or out of stock from sparkfun, PiShop and at my local Micro Center in Tustin CA.
    • But, great news, the Raspberry Pi shortages are soon coming to an end!
    • There are 70,000 Pi 5s currently being manufactured in a week.
    • Raspberry Pi Ltd is planning to manufacture 90,000 Raspberry Pi 5s per week in the near future.
    • And Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton promised that they would maintain this manufacturing pace until, he states:
  • “backlogs are fulfilled and the channel (Approved Resellers and others) is in a good stock position.”
  • Also, the Raspberry Pi 4 boards produced each week would be similar to the Raspberry Pi 5 boards.