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  • #21
    Originally posted by Paradigm Shifter View Post
    I know it's less efficient, but would it not be possible to install Ubuntu Server or vanilla Ubuntu with the ZFS adjustments desired, then apt kubuntu-desktop?
    Ha, that's what I'm going to do btw, I think I had enough of Gnome on my machine - now even tinkering with it is PITA with such font hinting.

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    • #22
      Originally posted by jabl View Post

      Well, maybe. But yes, I do understand the logic of not doing a potentially disruptive change in an LTS release. Better to do it in a non-LTS release and let it mature for a while before including it in a LTS. Still, the little child in me that wants the latest and shiniest toys is disappointed.

      OTOH I'm perfectly fine with the choice of the 5.15 LTS kernel. Once 22.10 rolls around there will be HWE kernels for those 22.04 LTS users that need newer kernels for driver support anyway.
      If you want the latest and shiniest, then maybe Fedora is the right distro for you. Ubuntu has always been somewhat more conservative, giving priority to broader hardware support and usability.

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      • #23
        Originally posted by mantide View Post
        I am on this beta right now. And it feels unbelievably responsive. Not sure what's the reason but everything is so fast. Never experienced this before. Granted Gnome crashed way too often at this moment but it recovered almost instantly, definitely recovered in less than 1 sec. I am using a high refresh rate monitor and I play competitive FPS games. This feeling is awesome! It's almost smoother than Windows 11 but I cannot say that for sure.
        A side question, has anyone successfully running 4k 160hz with default amdgpu driver? The max setting I can achieve is 144hz on 6700 xt.
        I would assume because its using Wayland by default. Wayland is way snappier and more responsive then X11 at least with Intel/AMD hardware.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by openminded View Post

          Is it me or there's something terribly wrong with fonts in GTK4 apps? They look awful on FHD displays. No matter if app is flatpak or not, some parts are just blurry as hell. Take Extensions, for example. Fedora, Ubuntu.
          It's a moderately well known issue/notabug/feature of gtk4 font rendering (https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gtk/-/issues/3787)

          There is a workaround (https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gtk/-...7#note_1280247) and Fedora may include it F36 (https://pagure.io/fedora-workstation/issue/295)

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          • #25
            Originally posted by hax0r View Post
            I went back and installed Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS on my i7-2600K, Unity7, HUD, global menus, fonts, and compiz are so comfy. I'm on GTX 680 so reclocking with nouveau works out of the box on 4.15 kernel with "echo 0f > /sys/kernel/debug/dri/0/pstate" and everything feels fluid and snappy thanks to compiz.
            You don't need to settle with U16, there is Ubuntu Unity distro, that slaps Unity 7 over official Ubuntu. I am using it right now.

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            • #26
              Originally posted by jabl View Post
              Slightly disappointing that they went with Pulseaudio as default rather than Pipewise, but otherwise, looking forward to it.
              Making big changes like that isn't something you do in an LTS release. They're very much "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" types of releases.

              The regular releases that make up 3/4 of Canonical's bi-annual Ubuntu release output is where you make these changes and fix the myriad issues that inevitably corp up. People who use them know to expect that there may be the occasional "jank" when sweeping changes are made while people who use LTS releases do so expecting to avoid those issues.

              On my own personal machines I mix LTS releases with newer mainline kernels so I'm probably shooting myself in the foot sabotaging the "LTS:nees" of those LTS releases, but it's worked out without any real issues for years.
              "Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without wanting to invent any more of it."

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              • #27
                Originally posted by Paradigm Shifter View Post
                I know it's less efficient, but would it not be possible to install Ubuntu Server or vanilla Ubuntu with the ZFS adjustments desired, then apt kubuntu-desktop?
                This has always worked for me. I usually install Server and only then a desktop environment.

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                • #28
                  Originally posted by CochainComplex View Post

                  I would assume because its using Wayland by default. Wayland is way snappier and more responsive then X11 at least with Intel/AMD hardware.
                  Fedora is using Wayland by default for years for Intel and AMD graphic cards. The only thing what is new in Fedora 36, is they enable Wayland also for NVIDIA users by default.

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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by Steffo View Post

                    Fedora is using Wayland by default for years for Intel and AMD graphic cards. The only thing what is new in Fedora 36, is they enable Wayland also for NVIDIA users by default.
                    I know but its about Ubuntu - Mantid the user I'was responding to is not mentioning that he is on Fedora.
                    Besides I'm also using Wayland since years on Ubuntu/PopOS quite easy to switch. But I would assume he just tried out the default Ubuntu setting.

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                    • #30
                      Do ordinary people still use Ubuntu? It's been awhile since I last used it. Got the impression that they kind of departed from "Linux for human beings" and went all server/IoT/cloud to pay the bills. Got the impression most folks nowadays go something like PopOS, Fedora or Arch(-derivative), then again I'm gaming-focused so that may have something to do with it.

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