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GloriousEggroll has released new Nobara 37 ISO images with a fix for Radeon 7900XT/X black screen after fresh install, updated Calamares installer, 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 2023-04-02

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:

  • Removed amd-gpu-firmware exclude from ISO repositories — fixes 7900XT/X black screen after fresh install
  • Fixed ‘gjs’ process showing up in alt+tab when Desktop Icons NG + Pop Shell are both enabled
  • Updated Calamares (fixes issue with Nobara failing to recognize other non-endorsed DEs such as lightdm)
  • Fixed qt6-qtbase package not being built with zstd support (Fixes ‘Tuna’ obs plugin)
  • Updated Nobara Package Manager (yumex) (includes a few general/internal upstream yumex-ng fixes)
  • Added missing kf5-kimageformats package to kde build
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