Postings by Ty Young

Re: RPM Fusion Bugzilla Bug 5307

I'll just cut to the chase.

About 2-3 months ago I filed a bug report that overclocking on Nvidia
hardware wasn't working on Fedora. I observed this bug while trying out
Fedora Silverblue 30's release but not in beta. I then later sent an
email about this issue wherein Nvidia was immediately blamed for the bug
despite this not being an issue on any other Linux distro.

Nvidia GPU overclocking in Fedora Silverblue 30 is currently broken


To whoever is packaging the Nvidia GPU driver in Fedora / RPM Fusion,
overclocking support is currently broken. Not even nvidia-settings is
able to set a GPU core offset value via GUI despite a correct coolbits
value being set. This use to work some updates ago.

Fedora Silverblue Rawhide & nodebug kernel


Does Fedora Silverblue Rawhide not support the nodebug kernel at all?
Currently attempting to override the default DEBUG kernel from the
nodebug repo fails when attempting to switch out the RC5 kernel with the
RC6 kernel with a forbidden base package message. Is this just because
Silverblue's kernel and the nodebug kernel are out of sync or is there
something else going on here?

This prevents installation of the Nvidia binary driver under Fedora
Silverblue Rawhide and there isn't much information as to how to resolve
it that I could find.

Fedora, Packaging, Java, and Shrooms


I'm thinking of switching to Fedora 30 Silverblue(once it comes out of beta
anyway) from Arch linux. One of the requirements is to be able to install,
compile from source and easily switch between JDK builds. However, Fedora
fails to meet these requirements so badly I'm fairly certain whoever
packaged and approved the various Java RPMs was on shrooms(partial offense,
sorry but this is nuts).

Confused? Never installed Java in Fedora before? Lets go down the rabbit
hole together!

Firstly, the java version installed by doing:

rpm-ostree install java

gets you Java 8.

Fedora 30 Beta Silverblue Feedback


I didn't see a Silverblue specific mailing list and Fedora 30 is a beta
so hopefully this is right. If it isn't, where is the appropriate place?

Firstly I'd like to just say that the idea behind Fedora Silverblue is
really amazing. My understanding it's more orientated for containers and
the like however even for general desktop usage it's incredibly useful
as a recovery mechanism from things like bad GPU driver installs.
Indeed, after a failed attempt to build the driver using a guide[1] I
was left with a broken system on reboot.