The Linux Mint team has reached yet another milestone in development of their most impressive desktop environment, Cinnamon. Version 4. Let's check out what to expect in this version of the DE. Cinnamon is Linux Mint's flagship desktop environment.
Started as a Gnome 3 fork, now it is fully independent. Cinnamon brings modern technologies to the Linux desktop while retains the classic desktop paradigm with the taskbar, the app menu, and traditional window management. Cinnamon 4. For example, icons in the Language settings dialog that were looking blurry on HiDPI screens should look crisp now. StatusIcon API. Both implement an alternative mechanism for creating tray icons for apps. StatusIcon solves issues caused by the obsolete Gtk.
StatusIcon, which was created with pixel tray icons in mind. StatusIcon also forces icon rendering on the application side, without involving the applet. Ubuntu proposed the AppIndicator system, but it does not support all the functionality of Gtk. StatusIcon and, as a rule, requires reworking existing applets. StatusIcon, like AppIndicator, allows you to display icons, display hints and labels on the side of the applet and uses DBus to transfer information through applets.
This allows having high-quality icons of any size and solves display problems. StatusIcon uses Gtk. When you right-click a file, you see the actions you can perform on it. Until now these actions could only be generic. Starting with Nemo 4. Now actions can use scripts or external commands to target specific files under specific conditions.
This action targets all pictures files. Conditional actions : If you right-click an. And so on.It used to work up until the latest Firefox update I guess. The window capture is a black window. Strangely does not work with Chrome Ungoogled-Chromium to be more exact either. Works with other Windows though applications. Everything else works perfectly fine in OBS. Tested that too, and no difference. The only thing that changed was the new Firefox update Firefox firefox I will try more stuff and update here.
Removed OBS, removed config, reinstalled, and the same. Maybe it is a conflict with my Nvidia driver? Could that cause such an issue I wonder…. It seems with the OBS fails recording with the note to update the driver.
That means there is a regression in the newer driver, yet i can record using the software encoder. You can fix that by sudo pacman -Syyuu but will not influence the recording. Systemd was downgraded because on some machines the newer version acted funky …. Ok, so I tested and it is the latest Firefox I restored my computer like it was a week ago and OBS works just fine.
Then I checked the updates and I only updated Firefox. After that the OBS stopped working. My guess is that the root of the problem lies elsewhere and not necessarily with Firefox. But it is strange that if I downgrade Firefox it works again with Firefox. Which probably means it conflicts with something on my system.
But how in the world to know…. Hardware acceleration in Chrome ium family is non existing unless you use a vaapi build so that is probably why you note no difference. Google has no intention - so I have read, possibly a link on this forum - to support hardware acceleration. Ok so I tested with bumblebee and it works just fine. Anyone else can confirm? It works after Firefox got an update yesterday. So, with version This topic was automatically closed days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.
Same issue. Hardware acceleration or on of, makes no difference.
Works fine. Still, that is strange. I cannot reproduce the issue with OBS and Firefox 64 on my install. Org Foundation, Version: 1. Here's why I got frustrated with Ubuntu but I love Manjaro. Forum kindly sponsored by.This question has been there ever since Linux Mint came in the picture, and this article does not answer to this question. Well, not entirely. I have been an Ubuntu user for a long time.
I stray to other Linux distributions but I keep coming back to Ubuntu, sooner or later. I occasionally try my hands on Linux Mint also, mostly for the purpose of writing articles about it. As a die-hard Ubuntu fan, I come back from Mint to Ubuntu eventually but not before noticing that Linux Mint is better than Ubuntu for a beginner.
Considering that I have used both of these popular Linux distributions, I am confident that I can make a fair comparison of Linux Mint and Ubuntu.
The comparison which I am doing here is from the point of view of a beginner Linux desktop user who probably has just switched from Windows or thinking to switch to Linux.
But it should still be a good read for an experienced user. Ubuntu and Linux Mint are unarguably the most popular desktop Linux distributions.
Question is why to use an Ubuntu derivative or a Debian derivative instead of using the source itself. The answer to the question is derivative is better. Hardcore Debian users would disagree but Ubuntu makes Debian better or should I say easier?
Similarly, Linux Mint makes Ubuntu better. A few parameters might not be applicable to other versions while a few may still hold water. You can read this article to understand what is a desktop environment.
Ubuntu Software Center still takes ages to load, heavily eats up resources, and is slow while interacting with the program. The Software Source tool in Mint is a lot better than its counterpart in Ubuntu. It provides the option to reset the repositories to default. Which is very useful when you have messed up your repository list. Apart from that, this tool also provides a way to automatically fix common update errors you may encounter. Not that it is a herculean task but having a GUI tool to do that is surely a blessing for Linux beginners.
But Linux Mint does it better than Ubuntu. It already has covered it in Settings. Ubuntu, on the other hand, does not have this ease in installing the themes. Similarly, Linux Mint also has a separate entry in Settings for applets and desklets. You can also access an online collection of indicator applets and desklets Windows like desktop widgets in Linux.
Ubuntu too gives the option to install codecs while installing OS itself. Ubuntu has a package named Ubuntu Restricted Extras that consists of most commonly used media codecs, including Adobe Flash. But if you search for codecs, at least it provides you the correct options. In the last, again, it is not a hate post against Ubuntu.
I am a great fan of Ubuntu. Personally, I have never liked Cinnamon interface. Considering that Cinnamon has an interface like Windows, it may also be a factor when choosing between Ubuntu and Linux Mint.
But if you ever wonder why Linux Mint over Ubuntu, these reasons may help you to decide. I am an avid Linux lover and open source enthusiast.
Cinnamon 4.4 is out
I use Ubuntu and believe in sharing knowledge.How could I proclaim the best distro of the year before the latest version of Mint arrived? I understand, it happens to me every time someone fails to recognize that Arch is the best distro of every year.
But I digress. There is a very simple reason I didn't pick Mint as the best distro ofand I didn't even have to wait to test it: the reason is Wayland.
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What's more, once you've used Wayland in my experience, you'll want it everywhere. That doesn't mean Mint That likely won't happen until at leastwhen the next Ubuntu LTS release comes out. Then and only then will Mint be in a position to move to Wayland. And even then, it may not happen right away.
That means there's no Wayland in Mint's near future, and it also means Mint will be a little out of the loop going forward. That's an interesting transition for the project given that it started out with a more aggressive development pace, adopting new features and iterating quickly compared to other Linux distros. All that changed a couple of years ago when Mint opted to stop chasing Ubuntu and built off the LTS cycle.
You can keep Mint up-to-date and secure, but Mint actively encourages users especially inexperienced users to avoid updates. That more than anything else would prevent me from picking Mint Most of what's new is not underlying system change; rather, it's higher level stuff the stuff that makes Mint, well, Mint. There will be releases with other desktops as well. The Xfce version is quite nice, but at the time of writing, none of those are out yet. Cinnamon has long felt like the flagship desktop for Linux Mint, and this release is no exception.
Though MATE gets roughly equal billing—and, from what I can tell as an outsider, equal development attention—Cinnamon is definitely the flashier, more polished of the two. Linux Mint The first is that all the various menus and panels no longer have what Mint calls "box pointers"—in other words, the shape of the menus used to "point" to their parent object.
In Cinnamon 3. Cinnamon 3. The latter change is immediately useful for anyone working a cramped laptop screen since there's more horizontal space than vertical, provided the panels on the side work with your habits. Eliminating the box pointers is something that will be interesting down the road since it opens up more options for theme designers.Linux Mint is funded by its community.
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So I just installed the latest Kali Linux on my laptop which was based on Debian 7 oldstable. I then dist-upgrad-ed the whole thing to Debian 8. I've always wanted Wayland instead of X11, so I installed the necessary packages. Now, from the Gnome log-in screen:. The previous with very limited success and the latter LXDE almost perfectly, though the panel needs setting up I have to look up freedesktop. I was pleased.
So which one am I currently running? I like Ayush's answer the best, but thought I'd say that Andreas's answer can be done in one line:. It will restart the environment in Xorg without losing windows and processes but in wayland it will give the message "Restart is not available in Wayland". No, I've noticed a pid called Wayland in htop, when I've switched to Wayland for giggles.
Unless it's changed that's what one should see. Update: Here is a screengrab showing Wayland process. You could run the xdpyinfo command. It gives information about your current X11 server and display. It would fail if you don't have one e. Well you could also just check if applications are running in their wayland native form:. The above is not really very clean but it works. You can further pipe it to a file and then use vim to navigate. You could check this for more details.
This answer adapted from this question. Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. How to know whether Wayland or X11 is being used Ask Question.
Asked 4 years, 11 months ago. Active 1 month ago. Viewed k times. Dehbop Dehbop 2, 2 2 gold badges 8 8 silver badges 6 6 bronze badges. I guess I'm the only one to notice that while the OP said he was operating on debian, the screenshot he presented is clearly fedora Active Oldest Votes. Andreas Andreas 2, 1 1 gold badge 9 9 silver badges 5 5 bronze badges.
Thanks for the great answer. Please add that OP should run loginctl first to see the sessions. DSJustice your backticks have been markdown'd. How to know whether Wayland or X11 is being used? Ayush Ayush 2, 1 1 gold badge 11 11 silver badges 9 9 bronze badges.What do we do now? Yes, but while waiting. What about hanging ourselves? Version 1. Nearly six years later, Wayland has become the default display server in only a couple of distributions.
Considering it has been developed for a decade, users might start to wonder when, exactly, Wayland will completely replace the antiquated X Window System X. What is the delay? To start, Wayland was never intended as a replacement for X. Wayland could also be a great fit for embedded systems. This shift was probably inevitable.
First released ineven in the X Window System was showing its age. Moreover, because the policy is to preserve backward compatibility, X. However, developing a completely new display server based on different design principles is no easy task. Although Canonical originally hoped to include Mir in the Instead, Ubuntu Yet even Wayland adoption is challenging.
Brown is right in saying that Wayland adoption is accelerating. However, the transition continues to have issues. For example, because Wayland has a tighter security model than X, currently graphical applications cannot be run using su or sudo without a workaround.
Even more importantly, several major desktop environments do not run natively under Wayland.
Currently, Xfce has no plans to support Wayland at all. Although these desktops, as well as legacy window managers, will presumably run under XWaylanda version of X that runs under Wayland, this lack of native support can affect their performance and in the future may affect their popularity. Currently, Gnome offers the best experience under Wayland. Yet even in Gnome, Fedora Leader Matthew Miller says that remote logins and screensharing continue to be a problem, according to Fedora Leader Matthew Miller, as well as running Pipewirethe new multimedia processor intended as a substitute for PulseAudio and Jack.
Even on Gnome, Wayland still has some distance to go. Despite such problems, Wayland adoption continues. So far, though, among the major distributions, only Fedora and Ubuntu are using Wayland by default in their latest releases. Apps which use older toolkits or some weird custom thing need to be rewritten to take advantage of Wayland, or of course they can just run under XWayland. Applications using Gtk Gnome apps or Qt KDE apps get Wayland through their toolkits, and so the applications themselves don't need to be rewritten.
The users should not notice any difference between the Wayland session or the X. Other distributions, though, are being more cautious by including Wayland, but not defaulting to it. In openSUSE, Wayland has been an option in Tumbleweed, its rolling release, sinceand in Leap, its traditional release, since Moreover, even Fedora and Ubuntu are being cautious in defaulting to Wayland.Rust Cologne: Wayland + Rust
There is logic in the Gnome Display Manager to fall back to the X session if the hardware setup is known not to work with Wayland. If the user is having problems with Wayland, they can switch the displace server from the [login] greeter.
In the end, other distributions will be joining Fedora and Ubuntu. However, judging from these two examples, XWayland and an easy fallback to X will continue to accompany it for the foreseeable future. My guess is that Wayland will not completely replace the X Window System until at leastif not later.
After years of expectation, Wayland in many distributions and on many desktops has still not actually arrived. A screencast shows what happens on the desktop.