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The first version based on Fedora 37 of the gaming-optimized Nobara Linux has been made available by GloriousEggroll with a number of updates, including Kernel 6.0.16 with Gamescope HDR patches included, Lutris 0.5.11, Mesa 22.3.2, Mesa-Vulkan-Drivers GIT 2022-12-26, Wine Staging 8.0 RC2, NVIDIA drivers 525.78.01, and more.



Nobara 37 2023-01-06

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:

Nobara packages rebased on top of Fedora 37

Notable package updates:

  • Kernel updated to 6.0.16, all previous patches included, gamescope HDR patches added
  • glibc updated to 2.36 (still includes all previous fixes)
  • gamescope updated to latest git
  • mangohud updated to 0.6.8
  • goverlay updated to 0.9.1
  • blender updated to 3.4.1
  • rocm opencl/HIP packages updated to 5.4.1
  • steamtinkerlaunch updated to 12.0 and re-added to baseos
  • vkbasalt updated to 0.3.2.8
  • supergfxctl updated to 5.0.1 (removes broken/invalid “dedicated” mode)
  • asusctl updated to 4.5.8
  • apparmor dnsmasq profile updated to allow waydroid
  • auto-cpufreq updated to 1.9.7 and fixed issue with it not auto-enabling by default after install
  • linux-firmware updated to 2022-12-14
  • lutris updated to 0.5.11
  • protonup-qt updated to 2.7.6
  • llvm updated to 15
  • mesa updated to 22.3.2
  • mesa-vulkan-drivers (git) updated to 2022-12-26
  • python-rivalcfg (for steelseries accessories) added to baseos
  • wine-staging updated to 8.0rc2
  • nvidia drivers updated to 525.78.01
  • firefox builds moved from appstream to baseos
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