“6.7 is one of the largest kernel releases we’ve ever had.”
Native Steam Deck controller support, support for the 8BitDo Pro 2, Logitech G923, and plenty more!
The wired gamepad is getting better support for the X-Input mode.
Kernel 6.2, released just a few hours ago, is quite a feature-packed release. As fast as Btrfs speeds got with 6.1, the file system is even faster with 6.2, and it’s also been improved as far as reliability, apparently. Raspberry Pi gets 4K display support at 60 Hz, Intel’s DG2/Alchemist GPUs are now declared “stable,” DS4 pads have official driver support, and plenty of other goodies with this release. There’s too many changes to list, but here are some highlights:
Kernel 6.1 Released, Implements Rust Foundation, Significantly Faster Btrfs, Improved Third-Party Nintendo Gamepad Support
After a week of being held back due to so many changes coming in, kernel 6.1 has now officially become stable and is the next LTS release. It’s quite an exciting release! First of all, we have better support for knockoff Nintendo controllers. Second, Rust has finally made its way in, although we’re not really going to see anything significant as only the infrastructure has been re-written so far. Kernel 6.
After a couple of dozen or so of releases, the Linux kernel version moves up to the next number. In this case kernel 5.19 has now moved on to kernel 6.0. This release doesn’t seem too exciting for us gamers, although there is the usual support for new hardware, such as Intel Meteor Lake processors and AMD’s RDNA3 graphics. Those of you who use hardware from Tuxedo Computers may also benefit here, as keyboard/touchpad fixes have been added when the device is suspended.