First of all, thanks for your comments, those are really helpful to understand better what is working and what is not for our users.
-> More customization of the installation.
Ubuntu kind of nails this one down in some areas, especially the disk management. I don’t like having separate /, /boot and /swap partitions; also don’t like not being able to choose where to install the bootloader, and I don’t get why the install partition must not be formatted for it to be valid.
I also enjoy the auto-login.
For this part maybe @mhorn can comment better than me.
-> Audio volume
Ubuntu lets you choose whether you want to go higher than the regular 100%, and scales the volume bar accordingly. CLOS doesn’t make that distinction, and enables the over-amplification by default, which causes distortion. Just gives us an option to disable/enable it.
For this, we actually change the gnome default (which I believe ubuntu just follows upstream default of
allow-volume-above-100-percent = false)
(I just verified on a
18.04.2 LTS release fwiw).
we set this to
true which effectively allows GNOME desktop to go beyond the 100% volume. The default change can be seen in the clr-desktop-defaults repository.
This default change was applied back in January and while I find it useful (e.g: some apps are not really helpful regarding output volume) I agree we could change this back to the GNOME default of
false if enough users are bothered with the current default Clear Linux is shipping with.