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Linux Gets Native Keyboard Backlight Control for Razer Laptops with New Driver

Redditor UKSFM99 has managed to get around what they describe as Razer’s “strange way of controlling the keyboard backlight on their keyboards,” eventually being able to adjust the backlight level using the native controls that are available in Linux. “I'm pretty happy that I finally worked on this, but essentially managed to expose a sysfs file in /sys/class/leds/ that now allows for KDE and Gnome to see the keyboard backlight as a 'normal' keyboard backlight, and can control the keyboard backlight natively depending on what i set in power management for AC or battery power,” they explain, adding that it took no less than three months to make the whole thing possible. Read more

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X.Org vs. Wayland Browser Performance With Firefox + Chrome

Given the release of Firefox 75 with Wayland improvements and also Firefox 76 now being in beta with even more work on the Wayland front, here are some web browser benchmarks under Wayland and the X.Org Server session with GNOME Shell 3.36 on Ubuntu 20.04. Additionally, Google Chrome benchmarks on Wayland and X.Org were also carried out. Read more

Cinelerra GG Infinity – A Free Video Editing Software for Linux

We have covered a variety of video editing software that range from simple video editors to professional-class free alternatives.g. Shotcut and OpenShot. Today, we are happy to introduce to you another video editor capable of meeting your personal needs. Cinelerra GG Infinity is a robust free and open-source video editing software designed for rendering, motion tracking, compositing, and video editing on Linux computers. With it, you can edit videos into movie-like projects using beautiful transitions, texts, and effects with proper audio quality all from a modern 8k video editor. Read more