Great news for users of the open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" graphics driver: the long-awaited boost patches are now queued up to land with Linux 4.9.
The boost patches are about allowing the Kepler and newer graphics cards to achieve their "boost" frequencies, rather than their highest standard clock frequencies. With being able to hit these upper frequency thresholds, the performance should be more competitive with the proprietary driver. I tested the earlier version of these patches months ago and found great improvements: Nouveau "Boost" Patches Show Much Performance Potential.
Ben Skeggs finally began pulling the work and is now in the Nouveau repository for then being sent into Linux 4.9 via DRM-Next.
What are the most common issues usually had when installing a new distro (on a desktop)?
network card drivers? sound drivers? anything else?
Additionally has anyone here experienced any cases where there were no problems while testing it on a live USB but something suddenly went wrong when it was completely installed?submitted by /u/ransan32
Git 2.10 is here to add over 150 improvements since the previous stable branch,