Solus 4.3 Released - new desktop updates, software and hardware

Solus 4.3, a new version of the Solus 4 "Fortitude" series, offers new desktop updates, software and hardware updates. All editions have in common: Firefox 89.0.2, LibreOffice, Thunderbird 78.11.0

Audio and video multimedia

Budgie, GNOME and MATE editions all come with Rhythmbox for audio playback, with the latest version of the Alternative Toolbar extension to provide a more modern user experience.
Budgie and GNOME come with GNOME MPV for video playback.
MATE comes with VLC for video playback.
Plasma comes with Elisa for audio playback and SMPlayer for video playback.

Hardware and kernel activation

This version of Solus comes with the Linux 5.13.1 kernel, allowing us to support a wider range of hardware, such as:

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT, 6800, 6800 XT and 6900 XT cards.
ASoC car driver for Elkhart Lake platform and those with audio codecs DA7219 + MAX98373 / MAX98360A I2S.
Dell X86 platform-specific drivers, such as vendor-specific laptop extension drivers, through X86_PLATFORM_DRIVERS_DELL.
Hardware monitoring for NZXT Kraken X42 / X52 / X62 / X72 all-in-one CPU chillers via SENSORS_NZXT_KRAKEN2.
Microsoft Network Devices via NET_VENDOR_MICROSOFT
Intel ASoC for Elkhart Lake, Jasper Lake, Tiger Lake
Sony PS5 Controller via HID_PLAYSTATION
Additional Microsoft Surface support, such as CHARGER_SURFACE, SURFACE_ACPI_NOTIFY (Surface ACPI Notify (SAN) driver), SURFACE_DTX, and SURFACE_HOTPLUG (out-of-band hot-plug signaling on Microsoft Surface devices with hot-pluggable PCIe cards here, more details here .
SemiTek keyboards by HID_SEMITEK.

The kernel in this version has changes such as:

Enabled CONFIG_NETFILTER_XT_TARGET_CHECKSUM for enhanced lxd support.
Allowed KVM guests to create SGX enclaves via X86_SGX_KVM
Off RT_GROUP_SCHED for improved JACK support.

The table was updated on 21.1.3. It introduces various improvements, such as:

Support AMD Resizable BAR in RADV, RDNA 2 and Zen 3 GPUs.
Improved support for various game titles such as Cyberpunk 2077, DOTA 2, DIRT 5, Elite Dangerous: Odyssey, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Path of Exile.

Solus 4.3 comes with bluez 5.60, improving Bluetooth support and resolving the following issues:

Accepting invalid AVDTP capabilities Fixed an
issue with the device and monitor that could not be detected.
Fixed issue with RFKILL device node.
Fixed reading from rfkill
GATT socket and removal of handling device
A2DP channel handling session
HID report value callback recording

Multimedia updates

This version comes with ffmpeg 4.4. This allows us to provide assistance for:

decoders AV1
VDPAU monochrome encoding support accelerated HEVC 10 / 12bit and VP9 10 / 12bit decoding

The latest bug fix version of gstreamer, 1.18.4, is provided immediately. It solves various problems, such as:

Reading the ID3 tag
allows you to change the resolution of the v4l2 encoder
mpeg-2 video manipulation

Solus 4.3 comes with version 0.9.0 of the dav1d AV1d decoder, which should give a big boost to high bit depth decoding on supported AVX2 processors. It also comes with Pulseaudio 14.2, which fixes a bug related to managing disconnect events



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