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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. This is the final Nobara 36 ISO image, after the next release will based on Fedora 37.



Nobara 36 2022-12-05

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.

Changelog:

KDE:

  • remove duplicate ksysguard system monitor package: done
  • remove global fedora theme: done — replaced with Nobara theme (clone of BreezeDark)
  • Remove the SDDM theme from Fedora: done (now set to Breeze)
  • change icon to nobara icon
  • add plasma-workspace-wallpapers as dependency for plasma-workspace
  • install plasma-workspace-wallpapers by default so KDE users have the full set of KDE default wallpapers available
  • enable the default “View/Hide Password” on SDDM
  • add sddm-kcm for sddm options in kde settings

GNOME:

  • webextension-gsconnect and nautilus-gsconnect added to default install
  • mutter updated to resolve freeze with protonup-qt

ALL:

  • we now provide our own packaged nvidia drivers (still using the nvidia installer) which provide full CUDA H264/H265 encode support for Nvidia hardware in Davinci Resolve Studio. Previously this did not work with rpmfusion OR negativo17 drivers. Details on that can be found here: https://nobaraproject.org/docs/nvidia-troubleshooting/the-never-ending-nvidia-driver-story/
  • added workaround to fix Davinci Resolve audio delay without alsa-plugins-pulseaudio being needed
  • added workaround so that Davinci Resolve first-install ‘Welcome’ window/onboarding popup gets skipped since it never renders properly and is not required.
  • remove no longer needed alsa-plugins-pulseaudio (previously only needed to fix a Davinci Resolve bug but broke other things)
  • we’ve disabled SELinux and instead replaced it with AppArmor (woohoo! AppArmor is more user friendly, easier to write policies for, and is what’s used in Ubuntu and OpenSUSE)
  • timeshift added to all installs
  • protonup-qt has been updated
  • firefox has been updated

Install:

  • Anaconda installer replaced with calamares
  • btrfs default install options provide @ and @home subvolumes for easy use with timeshift for backups

This should be the final Nobara 36 ISO release, as we’ll be moving on to porting everything to F37 now.

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