April 17, 2023


– fixed MediaTek wifi/bluetooth not loading bluetooth firmware
– fixed MediaTek wifi/bluetooth occasionally not coming up after reboot and requiring hard power cycle
– fixed calamares installer running post-install grub2-mkconfig against /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg instead of /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
– fixed lutris “Stop” on game causing crash to login in both X and Wayland
– fixed broken fcitx5-qt conflict after updating qt6-qtbase
– fixed qt6-qtbase missing zstd support
– fixed issue with ‘dnf copr enable’ not recognizing Nobara as the distro name
– fixed custom-device-pollrates.service being enabled by default (should now be disabled)
– added ‘Update System’ button to Nobara Package Manager (yumex)
– changed ‘Update & Sync’ application name to ‘Update System’
– changed ‘Update & Sync’ in Nobara welcome app to ‘Update System’
– updated mangohud to latest 0.6.9
– updated mesa-vulkan-drivers to 2023-04-14 28cb33f git
– updated lenovo legion kernel patches
– updated linux-surface kernel patches

April 02, 2023

– Removed amd-gpu-firmware exclude from ISO repositories — fixes 7900XT/X black screen after fresh install
– Fixed ‘gjs’ process showing up in alt+tab when Desktop Icons NG + Pop Shell are both enabled
– Updated Calamares (fixes issue with Nobara failing to recognize other non-endorsed DEs such as lightdm)
– Fixed qt6-qtbase package not being built with zstd support (Fixes ‘Tuna’ obs plugin)
– Updated Nobara Package Manager (yumex) (includes a few general/internal upstream yumex-ng fixes)
– Added missing kf5-kimageformats package to kde build

March 30, 2023

– Updated Nvidia installer to provide option to remove drivers
– Updated Nvidia drivers to 525.109.17
– Updated Codec installer to use same format/prompts as Nvidia installer (this looks much cleaner)
– gamescope updated using new repository (github.com/valvesoftware/gamescope)
– kernel updated to 6.2.8
– mesa updated to 23.0.1
– mesa-vulkan-drivers updated to ca4ec49b0e0f51a3245c924ab50379673f11abfb
– custom-device-pollrates.service has been disabled by default due to some users having issues with USB devices not coming up after the USB device refresh. If you need your PS5 USB-connected controller to have 1000Hz device pollrate you will need to re-enable this service:

systemctl enable --now custom-device-pollrates

– fedora-repos and nobara-repos modified to use new CDN and S3 buckets. fedora-repos now using Nobara repo snapshots (see here for more details on repo changes: https://nobaraproject.org/2023/03/21/march-21-2023/ )
– lutris updated to latest git
– protonup-qt updated to latest git

March 21, 2023

Nobara repository changes:

Moving forward, Nobara will take a monthly snapshot of Fedora’s base and update repositories, which will be provided to Nobara users as the standard ‘fedora’ and ‘updates’ repositories. The packages in these repos are considered non-vital in terms of needing an update more than once a month.

There are a few reasons behind this:

(1) It provides a stop-gap when fedora upstream pushes package updates and therefore allows us (Nobara developers) time to update the copr packages we provide either in replacement of and/or reliant-on the upstream packages. What this means is Nobara users should (mostly) no longer hit package conflicts when upstream Fedora updates things like GNOME or KDE or various media codec packages.

(2) We have moved the repositories to Cloudflare CDN + R2 (Same as S3 buckets for Amazon). This means all of the repositories should be much easier to reach since they now are behind a cloud based CDN instead of a singular server, and therefore should mean much less downtime and/or server issues.

Again I want to be clear here that the monthly stop-gap between snapshots is for NON-VITAL components from ONLY fedora upstream.

Users will still receive the latest updates we are able to provide in terms of kernel updates, mesa/nvidia gpu driver updates, wine, lutris, goverlay, mangohud, and so on.

We have moved all of our repos — baseos (copr), appstream to the same CDN + R2 setup, however these will be kept updated regularly as we push updates, -not- on the same cadence as the monthly fedora upstream snapshots.

If you happen to find a vital component that needs an update from fedora upstream that is not in the current snapshot, please let us know, it is quite easy to update the snapshot, it just takes a bit of time (fedora upstream repo is 100gb to sync, and fedora updates is 45gb)

Nobara ISO image changes:

We have also uploaded the ISO images to the CDN + R2 configuration. This should allow the ISOs to be more accessible and not so dependant on user location for download connection speeds.

Mar 4, 2023

– fixed flatpak-discover missing from KDE iso
– calamares installer “Replace a partition” option fixed. Nobara can now be installed alongside other existing installs on the same hard disk
– calamares installer encryption default now uses LUKS2 instead of LUKS1. LUKS2 now supported in calamares
– fixed issue with display randomly cutting out in Virtual Machine environments
– mesa updated to 23.0.0
– kernel updated to 6.1.14
– gamescope-session ‘Switch to Desktop’ functionality now works with both GNOME and KDE. Please note that gamescope-session does not work on Nvidia.
– jupiter-hw-support and jupiter-fan-control packages added to repositories for Steam Deck compatibility.
– nvidia installer now uses DKMS module instead of akmods, which means no longer having to wait up to 600 seconds before rebooting.
– nvidia installer now uses dnf instead of pkexec so that the latest package data is used when installing packages, it’s also easier to read in the installer log output.
– AMD proprietary driver stack updated. When installed (we do not ship them pre-installed), it allows 7000 series GPUs to use H.264/HEVC AMF encoding in OBS. Please note that you can already do this using the VAAPI encoder in OBS and the proprietary drivers are completely optional/not required.
– WEBSITE: fixed code blocks using white text and being illegible
– WEBSITE: added documentation on how to install Nobara alongside windows on the same hard disk: https://nobaraproject.org/docs/live-installer-troubleshooting/how-to-install-nobara-alongside-windows-on-the-same-drive/

Feb 22, 2023


This is a small ISO refresh update so that it has the latest nvidia installer changes which should be a much better user experience:

– Fixed up the nvidia installer:
-no longer refreshes repos before attempting to install
-no longer attempts kernel update + reboot before install (this shouldn’t be necessary anyway)
-no longer attempts to check for old nvidia repos (in N37 we only use 1 repo for nvidia drivers, which is our own. No rpmfusion, no negativo17.)
-new status dialogue now shows terminal progress of what’s being installed (thanks cosmo)
-5 second wait timer before opening removed

Other changes:
– nautilus typeahead search re-added (it broke when gnome 43 released and finally received a rebase)
– Removed the AMD ROCM pop-up installer. The goal is to not bombard new users with post-installation popups. We already have the codec popup and the nvidia installer. Instead, we’ve moved the rocm-opencl package back to part of the base installation. This is what’s needed to allow Davinci Resolve to run out of the box. Then we added rocm-meta and the rocm hip packages as a requirement for blender, as those are required for blender to install. Doing it this way allows users to not have the extra rocm bloat on their system other than rocm-opencl. The reason we can’t include the rocm HIP runtime is because the packages perform post-install configurations which break the live environment build.

Feb 05, 2023

– fixed issue with ISOs not booting due to auto-cpufreq still being included (we use power-profiles-daemon now)
– fixed another issue with ISOs not booting due to custom-device-pollrates attempting to reset USB devices mid USB-boot.
– fixed issue with supergfxd always reporting failed state.
– fixed issue with nvidia installer not popping up (again) after recent laptop hybrid mode detection changes.
– fixed issue with totem video player in gnome being broken

Feb 04, 2023

– calamares installer issue fixed where new installations being stuck with kernel 6.1.4 at the top of the grub list after updating their system. For existing systems follow instructions here: https://gitlab.com/GloriousEggroll/nobara-images/-/issues/82#note_1258412945

– calamares installer default hostname updated to ‘nobara-pc’ instead of ‘derp-x8664’

– calamares installer default swap option updated to ‘swap with hibernate’ instead of ‘none’.

– calamares installer updated to latest version, fixes not showing install progress page + loading bar when installing on a vm

– fixed password being needed on codec installer

– removed post installation cleanup script (this was actually just ROCM installation taking forever). It has now been moved to an amd-detected-only installer, similar to the nvidia driver installer.

– fixed issue with some applications not detecting the OS as nobara and/or being based on fedora: https://gitlab.com/GloriousEggroll/nobara-images/-/issues/88

– Disabled automatic updating from gnome software. Updates should be performed from the “Update & Sync” app, or from Nobara package manager: https://gitlab.com/GloriousEggroll/nobara-images/-/issues/84

– Changed default gedit theme to ‘Oblivion’ for better visibility: https://gitlab.com/GloriousEggroll/nobara-images/-/issues/86

– Added v4l2loopback device. This should show up as /dev/video7. When you open OBS you should see “Start Virtual Camera” button under Controls. For existing installations see: https://gitlab.com/GloriousEggroll/nobara-images/-/issues/67#note_1265951341

– fixed several gnome extensions not respecting the system-wide locale/language settings: https://gitlab.com/GloriousEggroll/nobara-images/-/issues/85

– fixed lutris not respecting system-wide locale/language settings: https://gitlab.com/GloriousEggroll/nobara-images/-/issues/72

– fixed issue with blender not having language options: https://gitlab.com/GloriousEggroll/nobara-images/-/issues/59

– fixed issue with nvidia installer popup still coming up when laptops enter integrated gpu and/or vfio mode

– obs studio updated to 29.0.2

– a new kernel patch and service has been introduced which allows setting any USB device to 1000hz polling rate: https://github.com/KarsMulder/Linux-Pollrate-Patch/pull/1 This is enabled by default for PS4/5 controllers: https://gitlab.com/GloriousEggroll/nobara-images/-/issues/64. The service name is custom-device-pollrates, its configuration can be set in custom-device-pollrates.conf

– kernel has also been patched so that PS4/5 bluetooth polling rate is set to 1000hz

– kernel has been patched with a fix that stops MediaTak SM76 devices from kernel panicking

– we have switched back to power-profiles-daemon from autocpu-freq after discovering a bug in autocpu-freq that causes game FPS loss due to mismanagement with bluetooth devices: https://github.com/AdnanHodzic/auto-cpufreq/issues/472

– lenovolegionlinux kernel patches added: https://github.com/johnfanv2/LenovoLegionLinux/issues/12

– gamescope-session, jupiter-fan-control, jupiter-hw-support packages added to repositories for steam deck support. Essentially these should allow you to run nobara on the steam deck in ‘deck mode’ with full hardware support (audio, fan controls, sd card reader should now work). gamescope-session is still a work in progress. Currently using ‘Switch to Desktop’ just boots you to login instead of switching to the desktop session, but you -can- login to the gnome or kde desktop from there. Note these are -not- included by default on any ISO image, you must manually install them.

– mesa updated to 22.3.4, mesa-vulkan-drivers updated to git from 02/04/2023
– linux-firmware updated to git from 02/04/2023
– a workaround has been added so that discord will not pop up asking for a .deb package update the next time a new update is available. The popup is pointless as we provide our own rpm package. Discord will continue to function as expected until the rpm package is downloaded as an update in the nobara repos.

Jan 13, 2023

– fixed issue with installer desktop icon on Official/GNOME ISOs not being executable
– fixed issue with nobara-login needing an update before applying nvidia driver update and codec fixes
– updated to 6.1.4 kernel (improves stability, added gamescope HDR patches)
– updated to Mesa 22.3.3
– updated mesa-vulkan-drivers to git from 01/06/2023 (includes required patches for gamescope HDR)
– fixed kde dependency issue during package updates
– fixed blender dependency issue during package updates
– fixed issue with snaps/snapd not working