The X games from Egosoft:
Does anyone know how to unlock new game starts on Linux with the GOG version. For Windows there is a simple register change needed. Anything like that on Linux? I tried looking and searching but failed coming up with a useful aswer(sic).
Do you mean previous X games or X4? I thought they have postponed new gamestarts till 3.0 for X4.
Where is their lm-sensors support?
There is thermal control section in the "nvidia-settings"
Proper hardware encoding is VA-API, not NVENC. Both AMD and Intel support the former.
And who decides what is proper
and what is not? Or are you implying that a company in order to enter the "Linux market" should subject itself to the governance of some "Linux Boss" and pretty much dump its own technologies regardless of the quality because "The Boss" commands to do so? Sorry, Linux is no Windows. We definitely do not need dictatorship a-la Microsoft®.
ffmpeg and OBS support VA-API, so use it for streaming all you like.
They also support NVENC. What's the problem, again?
Where is VA-API suport(sic) in Nvidia blob?
I repeat, who exactly commands to implement VA-API?
It's pretty objective, that Nvidia are(sic) slowing down the progress of Linux desktop, including gaming.
Yeah, sure. And "Ten Years in Development" and "Old Games Won't Run" Wayland is accelerating it to the speed of light. :)
If you happen to care only about what Nvidia cares about, you might assume they have "excellent" support.
I care about what general ex-Windows freshman cares. Games and driver performance. And ease of use.
Coming from a Windows user, this comment wouldn't surprise me. But coming from Linux one, it does.
Perhaps, I should explain myself a little bit clearer.
I am on Linus Torvalds'es side on this matter. And no, I do not mean the "NVidia, f*ck You!" quote. He once said that blobs in the kernel, however shady and untrustworthy they are, are essential to Linux ecosystem. Without them we would end up like BSD, or worse: no hardware support, no interest from manufacturers. The fact that Linux allows HW manufacturers to provide support in a non-demanding manner (no WHQL certification bullsh*t!) is a benefit, not weakness.
You, on the other hand, declare "openness", advocating THE FREEDOM, but in practice are behaving in the same way as Microsoft®: commanding on which technologies to use.
And in the meantime, what exactly are you suggesting to freshmen? To compile custom kernels and Mesa from Git? To wait six months till their freshly bought "Radeon 5700XT" gets proper "open" drivers, while watching their Windows™-using friends happily play? it is the same story with AMD, over and over again (see RX590)!
What else do you command freshmen to sacrifice for the sake of "freedom"?!
I am not against AMD, but if it thinks its ways of providing paid support for the bought hardware
are better, it should provide drivers for Linux on Day-1 next time! Let the market decide.
Nvidia wants users to think that Linux is just Windows, rebranded. It's not, and Linux users shouldn't endorse that stuff.
Yeah, Linux users should willfully subject themselves to harsh conditions of unusable hardware for the sake of LIBERTY! :(
If "Linux is just Windows, rebranded" means I can easily get a new GPU, install and play right away, I am all for it!
Yes, we need Linux to be just as Windows™: robust, friendly and ready to rock from the bat!
Nvidia supports older cards in frozen mode. I.e. they don't get any recent features updates.
Do you actually demand nVidia to magically glue-in Vulkan® support to my old trusty "GeForce 8600GT"? Old hardware is old
. It will not get any benefits from new drivers, while the "legacy" ones are already providing all support they possibly could.
And it's surely way shorter than 10 years.
Look, my "GeForce 8600GT" belongs to 8 series, which was released on "November 8, 2006" (thanks, Wikipedia!). The latest available driver is 340.107, released on 2018.6.6 (twelve years after!), and it provides support for X.Org xserver ABI 24 (xorg-server 1.20). My current "xorg-server" is 1.20.5, which means the drivers still should work. Needless to say that card is now collecting dust in a PC I didn't use for like, six years.
So, stop spreading disinformation, please.