Firefox on Linux can now use VAAPI for video acceleration without a bunch of hacks! https://old.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/v0esaq/linux_users_good_news_seems_like_the_bug_that/. Now if only fractional scaling works better so it doesn't draw on a bigger viewport then downsample.. (that's how it works right?..)
Also during do-release-upgrade, it installed a number of kernels and caused /boot to run out of space, which caused it to fail? At this point the system is in a super weird state where you can barely run ls. I managed to recover from it but it's suspicious regardless.
I updated to Ubuntu 22.04 with GNOME 42.
Pro: Fractional scaling is now better with less artifacts.
Con: Firefox is now a snap 😐. Screenshot functionality became a lot more inconvenient 🤮. Mouse now stutters under wayland (alt+tab rapidly and mouse your mouse in a circle to reproduce) 😠😠.
Yes. The year of Linux on the desktop is coming any minute now.
I discovered that when you turn on ZFS compression after the fact, it doesn't actually go and compress the existing files. There's not even a defrag command like btrfs that does it for you. You have to send | recv the file system again...
I've been joking that ZFS is the next-generation file system from the 2000s. I guess it's not really a joke.
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