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  • #11
    Originally posted by treba View Post

    Do you have any information about Apple blocking such efforts like Nvidia does? Or is that pure speculation?
    At the moment, Pure speculation, As before M1, Apple have used Nvidia, AMD, Intel for their gpu needs. Time will tell as progress continues.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by SilverFox View Post
      --guess-i'm-not-going-to-be-running-swaywm-on-the-m1-mac --when-linux-get's-working-onit-then && shutdown now
      the M1 macs have an open-source GPU driver now. it passes about 90% of the opengl conformance tests

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      • #13
        Originally posted by SilverFox View Post

        OpenSource, Yes. At the moment there's no GPU acceleration and I don't think apple is likely to let that happen.

        Be fun for sure to see if the linux M1 projects gets any traction, But can't help but to think of the nouveau project and the hurdle they've faced all this time.
        less nouveau, more panfrost (same dev). they already _have_ a working open source driver that passes around 90% of the opengl conformance tests. it hasn't yet been ported to linux (producing the kernel-mode shim is the last step) but it's also the easiest. especially when they already have the DRM stuff up and running on linux.

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        • #14
          fuck you sway for changing that option name, it wasn't just funny but helping and remind people to do a little but if effort and not support shitty lame practices. There's even few gaming laptops with Radeon graphics nowadays...

          and fuck you NVIDIA buyers, you are a bunch of weak losers

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          • #15
            Originally posted by horizonbrave View Post
            and fuck you NVIDIA buyers, you are a bunch of weak losers
            Not everyone has the money to pay for their principles. I'm still on a GTX750 dating back to the fglrx days and, when I eventually replace it (probably when the hardware fails), I may go nVidia again since I need things to Just Work™ and there have only been two times in over 15 years when I had to update my nVidia driver from the distro-provided default to get the "can leave my desktop session logged in for months" behaviour I expect out of X11, while I still hear about various people talking about AMD drivers doing things that don't live up to that standard. (Once was a hard freeze, one was just a slow memory leak.)

            (Also a reason I'm not in any hurry to migrate to Wayland. I'm still waiting for them to implement crash recovery so I have an equivalent to "Oh, KWin/Mutter/Xfwm/Openbox/Fluxbox/etc. crashed/is acting up again. Time for --replace".)

            That said, when replacement time comes around, I may buy an AMD card from a local brick-and-mortar so I don't have to pay shipping if I need to return it for an nVidia card if the drivers fail to live up to my expectations.

            ...oh, and that, of course, assumes that I haven't grown a need for GPU computing in the interim. Currently, I'm considering AMD because I only use my GPU for graphics. If I wanted to do anything compute-related, I'd probably wind up being pushed into growing a dependency on CUDA.
            Last edited by ssokolow; 24 January 2022, 01:45 AM.

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            • #16
              Originally posted by ssokolow View Post
              (Also a reason I'm not in any hurry to migrate to Wayland. I'm still waiting for them to implement crash recovery so I have an equivalent to "Oh, KWin/Mutter/Xfwm/Openbox/Fluxbox/etc. crashed/is acting up again. Time for --replace".)
              you can already launch suspicious programs in cage (which is wlroots-based as well) so they will crash it instead of main sway instance

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              • #17
                Already updated to 1.7, the Gentoo package was updated this morning! I love it!

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by SilverFox View Post

                  OpenSource, Yes. At the moment there's no GPU acceleration and I don't think apple is likely to let that happen.
                  According to Asahi Linux website Apple isn't blocking running unsigned kernels on Apple Silicon Macs. In macOS 12.1 update they also added support for booting raw images so alternative loaders don't need to use Mach-O.

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by horizonbrave View Post
                    and fuck you NVIDIA buyers, you are a bunch of weak losers
                    Ok, let's insult thousand of users that are buying hardware measuring price/performance, just because the don't pay attention if nvidia is developing drivers "the right way",

                    And just a note, for many years nvidia was the only way to get decent 3d in Linux, meanwhile ATI was deprecating drivers for cards that were still being sold in stores.

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                    • #20
                      I am liking Sway, though some things for me are a work in progress. I was playing with Arch or a while, so have gotten used to the idea of a minimal installation. This is what I want, a solid yet minimal base/core to build up from. I love running "pstree" from a terminal and admiring all its minimal goodness

                      At work, for Linux, it is very RHEL based, so figured good to be in the ecosystem a little more. I have been doing minimal Fedora installations (with the netinstall image.) I need to start taking notes, building up scripts, etc. For me, Sway is a great option here. But by default, launching things like Firefox, Chromium, VSCodium (Electron, so Chromium based) start with XWayland (aka Xwayland and xwayland), yet they are all capable of running native in Wayland these days. I have yet to figure out the best way to make this work as intended.

                      Anyway, things are evolving in a good direction I think. At some point I will get my minimal, efficient, workspace going. For now just dialing stuff in and learning. On a side note, Fedora now has the Hikari window manger (also a wlroots-based Wayland compositor) in their repos, so installed that for fun. I get a kick out of launching this from within Sway, so running Hikari inside a Sway window!

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