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On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 01:30:30PM +0000, Manuel Amador (Rudd-O) wrote:
> On 09/09/2016 12:44 AM, Dima Puntus wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > After testing Qubes for a few weeks (3.1, 3.2-rc1,2&3), here's my 2 cents:
> >
> > It's a great OS in many aspects but still unusable outside of the
> > small group of the "terminal only" ppl. Reason # 1 is graphics. In
> > this day and age it's expected for any OS to at least have basic video
> > rendering without glitches. AFAIK, Qubes is still using the old Fedora
> > 20 video drivers (even for Intel IGPs), while Fedora 25, Wayland
> > enabled is only 2 months away. I thought this was a Xen+Fedora
> > limitation, so I installed Fedora 24 + Xen, Ubuntu 16.04+Xen, Debian 8
> > + Xen, - and they all work ok with decent drivers. So, I guess, in
> > order to conform to certain security requirements, the Qubes team was
> > forced to "tweak" the X server and/or drivers.
> >
> > So what's the current status on video drivers in Qubes? Is Wayland on
> > its way or are we hooped? Any insights? This is not just my personal
> > question (though I'd love to switch to Qubes as my primary OS) but
> > also many of my colleagues in the IT/IS world.
> There was a problem getting Xen to compile in Fedora 24.  Search for
> those words in the mailing list.

AFAIR this particular problem was fixed (not sure if in xen 4.6 or 4.7).

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Best Regards,
Marek Marczykowski-Górecki
Invisible Things Lab
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