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GloriousEggroll has released a new updated ISO image of Nobara 36. The Nobara project is a modified version of Fedora Linux with tweaks for gaming like WINE dependencies, obs-studio, 3rd party codec packages such as those for gstreamer, 3rd party drivers such as NVIDIA drivers, etc.

Nobara 36 2022-09-16

The Nobara Project, to put it simply, is a modified version of Fedora Linux with user-friendly fixes added to it. Fedora is a very good workstation OS, however, anything involving any kind of 3rd party or proprietary packages is usually absent from a fresh install. A typical point and click user can often struggle with how to get a lot of things working beyond the basic browser and office documents that come with the OS without having to take extra time to search documentation. Some of the important things that are missing from Fedora, especially with regards to gaming include WINE dependencies, obs-studio, 3rd party codec packages such as those for gstreamer, 3rd party drivers such as NVIDIA drivers, and even small package fixes here and there.

This project aims to fix most of those issues and offer a better gaming, streaming, and content creation experience out of the box. More importantly, we want to be more point and click friendly, and avoid the basic user from having to open the terminal. It’s not that the terminal and/or terminal usage are a bad thing by any means, power users are more than welcome to continue with using the terminal, but for new users, point and click ease of use is usually expected.

It should be clarified that this distribution is -NOT- to be considered a ‘Fedora Spin’. We are a completely independent project from Fedora, and there are no Fedora developers or parties directly involved. We use Fedora packages, code, and repositories. That is the extent of it.

Change log:

  • Downgraded Blender to 3.3 Release (was on 3.4 nightly/experimental) now that HIP support has been officially added. Stable release is a bit less crashy than 3.4 nightly
  • Added x11 fractional scaling patches from Ubuntu to gnome Mutter and enabled fractional scaling for both x11 and Wayland (wayland already had an experimental implementation that just needed to be enabled) in gnome. This should provide much better DPI scaling. It can be controlled via the scaling slider in the display settings.
  • supergfxctl added as backend service for laptops to have swappable gpu support. Modes in Wayland are Integrated, Hybrid. Modes in x11 are Integrated, Hybrid, Dedicated. This service does not run if an iGPU+dGPU setup is not detected. Dedicated mode is x11 only (wayland is not capable of using any kind of X11 xorg configurations so it cannot render using the dGPU alone).
  • supergfxctl KDE plasmoid tray indicator and GNOME extension both added, configured to only show/be enabled on laptops.
  • package manager changes have been reverted back to using gnome-software/kde-discover. Yumex-dnf and bauh removed. Unfortunately yumex-dnf and bauh just had too many nontrivial bugs and were not providing a good experience for new users.

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