Solus Ships Linux Kernel 5.5 And Noveau Driver For v4.1 Fortitude


Weeks after the release of the new version 4.1 “Fortitude,” Solus has come up with the latest enhancements and hundreds of package updates for audio and video drivers.

To further improve the security and latest hardware support, Solus replaces the current Linux Kernel 5.4 with v5.5 series to include a bunch of new features such as support for Raspberry Pi 4 and Logitech keyboard driver for the better gaming experience.

Wrapping up the roundup #15, Solus lists lots of package updates such as terminal emulator Tilda 1.5.0 that includes the backward search by default, Wine 5.1, Libreoffice 6.4 and blender 2.81a.

Moreover, Solus brings the latest Python3 version v3.7.6 to increase the performance of python3 based applications and put in new features such as data classes, context variables and new time functions with nanosecond resolution.

As NVIDIA drops the support for 340.xx series driver, Solus introduces the xorg-driver-video-nouveau replacing the deprecated nvidia-340-glx-driver package.

Among the audio drivers, Solus updates the ALSA sound driver and its other packages. Hence, you can now load the mixer, routing at runtime without interacting with any driver source code.

Upgrading the audio driver also brings the additional device support such as Broadwell Audio DSPs, Dell WD15 Dock USB-audio, Gigabyte Motherboards with dual HD-audio codecs and Intel Broxton SoCs such as the bxtrt298.

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Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam Kumar is a software engineer by profession with interest and experience in Blockchain, Angular, React and Flutter. He loves to explore the nuts and bolts of Linux and share his experience and insights of Linux and open source on the web/various prestigious portals.
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