After installing Ultramarine Linux, There are a few things you should do to make the most out of your new system.

These tweaks should be made available later on the Ultramarine Welcome or Settings app. (TODO)

Install NVIDIA Drivers

If you have an NVIDIA GPU, you can install the latest drivers for it by running the following commands:

sudo dnf update # Update the system first, because NVIDIA drivers will build using the latest kernel.
sudo dnf install akmod-nvidia # Install the NVIDIA kernel module.

Then, reboot your system.

(Optimus Laptops) use the NVIDIA GPU as the primary GPU

Execute the following scripts to make your NVIDIA GPU the primary GPU:

sudo cp -p /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/nvidia.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/nvidia.conf
sudo sed -i '10i\        Option "PrimaryGPU" "yes"' /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/nvidia.conf # Add PrimaryGPU = yes to the 10th line of the file.

Then reboot your system.

Make sure you're using the Xorg version of your desktop environment.

Install Codecs

Ultramarine Linux already includes the necessary codecs for the majority of the popular multimedia formats. You do not need to install any additional codecs.

Set up Snapper (Btrfs Snapshots)


Currently, RPM's architecture does not handle snapper properly. You might experience broken RPM transactions when doing rollbacks. This is a known issue and must be addressed upstream.

Edit this page on GitHub Updated at Wed, Jun 15, 2022