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    Phoronix: Linux 4.20-rc6 Kernel Released - "Looks Fairly Normal"

    Linus Torvalds has just rolled out the sixth weekly test release of the upcoming Linux 4.20...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...0-RC6-Released

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    4.20-rc6 and later should provide a fix for the amdgpu bug with DisplayPort 1.2 that caused KWin Wayland session to crash.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by debianxfce View Post

      Use the AMD wip kernel, as we see, mainline kernels do have a partially implemented amdgpu driver. You are a gamer, xwayland wrapper slows down and causes bugs.
      This bug was everywhere, nothing to do with WIP kernel or not. It was fixed only very recently in the master.

      Also, XWayland doesn't slow down anything for me, but it has some issues that differ from regular X. Testing it and reporting bugs should be done by those who need it. Otherwise don't expect them to be ever fixed.

      I'm not using Wayland session all the time yet, but I test it periodically to see if it has improved, including for gaming. The main blocker for me now is this nasty bug: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=387313

      Performance however isn't an issue.
      Last edited by shmerl; 12-09-2018, 11:43 PM.

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      • #4
        Hmm, so definition for "normal" would be what you expect to see or get.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by debianxfce View Post

          Keep it simple, then you have less nasty bugs. The Xfce desktop is the best, it is stable, fast, light and freely configurable. When you use gnome3 or kde that are never ready, desktop graphics bug hunting is more difficult.
          That does not solve KDE's problem though.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
            That does not solve KDE's problem though.
            GNOME and KDE are beyond salvation.

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            • #7
              I would love to see a debate between GhostOfFunks and debianxfce, should be such productive debate

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