I want to use Linux at the desktop, but I want HDR and Freesync support. Not sure if Linux supports either in a big way.

Valve is working on HDR support for the steam deck’s steamOS, which I assume will lead to other distroS following

Freesync and any vrr for that matter is supported on Wayland and X.org. HDR is supported on sway and some other compositors, but I don’t think there is too much adoption from apps yet

VRR only works on Xorg if you only have 1 screen. And XWayland is broken on Nvidia.

The problem is NVIDIA, not Linux. Don’t buy NVIDIA, and you’ll save yourself a lot of grief.

I know. Too bad that Nvidia has more than 85% of marketshare.

Freesync yes, HDR soon™

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