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GloriousEggroll has released new updated Nobara 37 ISO images with updates for the Nvidia drivers, gamescope, Kernel 6.2.8, Mesa 23.0.1, Mesa Vulkan drivers, Lutris, ProtonUp-Qt, and more. 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 37 2023-03-30

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:

  • Updated Nvidia installer to provide option to remove drivers
  • Updated Nvidia drivers to 525.109.17
  • Updated Codec installer to use same format/prompts as Nvidia installer (this looks much cleaner)
  • gamescope updated using new repository (github.com/valvesoftware/gamescope)
  • kernel updated to 6.2.8
  • mesa updated to 23.0.1
  • mesa-vulkan-drivers updated to ca4ec49b0e0f51a3245c924ab50379673f11abfb
  • custom-device-pollrates.service has been disabled by default due to some users having issues with USB devices not coming up after the USB device refresh. If you need your PS5 USB-connected controller to have 1000Hz device pollrate you will need to re-enable this service:
    systemctl enable --now custom-device-pollrates
    
  • fedora-repos and nobara-repos modified to use new CDN and S3 buckets. fedora-repos now using Nobara repo snapshots (see here for more details on repo changes: https://nobaraproject.org/2023/03/21/march-21-2023/ )
  • lutris updated to latest git
  • protonup-qt updated to latest git
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