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Nouveau Gets A LED Driver To Control Light-Up GeForce Logos

Wed, 2016-08-24 15:16
For those with a TITAN X or other high-end GPUs that have a configurable light-up "GeForce" LED sign along the edge of the graphics card, a new Nouveau driver allows manipulating those LEDs...

Aubinator Added To Mesa To Help Intel Driver Developers

Wed, 2016-08-24 14:59
The Aubinator tool has been added to the Mesa tree for helping Intel graphics driver developers debug problems...

Polychromatic Provides A Nice UI To Razer Keyboards/Mice On Linux

Wed, 2016-08-24 03:32
Razer keyboards, mice, and other peripherals are very popular with gamers. However, the company has never provided an official control UI / driver for managing their devices under Linux while various open-source projects have filled the void...

NVIDIA 367.44 Stable Linux Driver Released

Wed, 2016-08-24 02:56
While the NVIDIA 370 Linux driver series is currently in beta, the 367 driver series has been updated as the latest long-lived branch release...

KDE Plasma 5.7.4 Released

Wed, 2016-08-24 02:46
Today marks the latest monthly bug-fix release of KDE Plasma 5.7...

Mir 0.24 Released, Vulkan Still Not Supported

Tue, 2016-08-23 23:41
Ubuntu developers this week released version 0.24 of the Mir display server...

Android Sync (SW_SYNC) To Leave Staging In Linux 4.9

Tue, 2016-08-23 20:20
Linux 4.9 will see SW_SYNC support leaving the staging area...

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Might Be Seeing A Linux Release

Tue, 2016-08-23 19:43
Today marked the release of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Windows gamers and there's signs it might see a native Linux port...

Nouveau Open-Source NVIDIA Tests On Linux 4.8, Mesa 12.1-dev

Tue, 2016-08-23 15:39
I haven't run any Nouveau driver benchmarks recently for looking at the open-source NVIDIA Linux performance since there hasn't been too much progress, particularly when it comes to re-clocking of the desktop GPUs for delivering better performance. However, with all the testing I've been doing on the Radeon side with Linux 4.8 and Mesa 12.1-dev Git, I decided to do a comparison with a few NVIDIA GeForce GPUs under this latest open-source driver stack.

What's Been Going On With CPUFreq & The Scheduler

Tue, 2016-08-23 15:05
As we've been covering the past few kernel cycles, a lot of low-level improvements have been happening to CPUFreq with going through a redesign and more plus the introduction of a new CPUFreq governor. If you're behind on this subject matter, here's some slides from this week's LinuxCon event that covers the changes...

Raspberry Pi VC4 Gallium3D Makes More Progress With NIR, Camera DMA-BUF

Tue, 2016-08-23 14:54
Broadcom's Eric Anholt has written another weekly blog post covering improvements he made over the past week to the VC4 open-source graphics driver that's known as being the driver for Raspberry Pi devices...

GNOME 3.22 Beta Released

Tue, 2016-08-23 01:01
The first beta of GNOME 3.22 beta is now available for testing ahead of the planned official desktop release around this time next month...

Google Begins Rolling Out Android 7.0 Nougat

Mon, 2016-08-22 19:30
Following developer preview releases through the summer, Google is today beginning to roll out Android 7.0 "Nougat" for their Nexus devices...

The State of Wayland's GSoC Project For Improved Output Handling

Mon, 2016-08-22 19:18
Google's annual Summer of Code 2016 (GSoC) is now officially over and we're starting to see the final reports issued by the many student developers involved. One of the reports worth mentioning is the Wayland project around getting Weston to start without any outputs and improved output handling...

Intel's Commercial OpenCL SDK For Linux Updated (2016 R2)

Mon, 2016-08-22 17:59
Earlier this month Intel released an updated version of their Linux/Windows OpenCL SDK that's binary-only and subject to commercial terms...

Trying Out Fedora 25 With Wayland, Early Benchmarks Included

Mon, 2016-08-22 17:00
With the news from Friday that Fedora 25 will run Wayland by default I loaded up the current Fedora 25 development packages on a test system this weekend and I used that as my primary system for all of my business/production work this weekend. It went well and included are some early gaming benchmarks of Fedora 25 Workstation GNOME on Wayland and X.Org.

Microsoft Keynoting LinuxCon, Continues Talking Up Linux/OSS

Mon, 2016-08-22 15:25
Microsoft is delivering a keynote address at this week's LinuxCon event in Toronto. On their blog they also continue talking up Linux and open-source...

Wine 1.8.4 Released With Bug Fixes, Updated GPU Table

Mon, 2016-08-22 14:55
For those using the Wine 1.8 stable series until the Wine 2.0 release this fall/winter and not opting to use the bi-weekly Wine 1.9 development releases, Wine 1.8.4 was released today...

KDevelop 5.0 Appears Ready For Release

Mon, 2016-08-22 14:15
We haven't yet seen any official release announcement, but since yesterday a source package and AppImage binary have been out in the wild for KDE's KDevelop 5.0 integrated development environment...

GTK Scene Kit Isn't Happening In Time For GNOME 3.22

Mon, 2016-08-22 14:08
With GNOME 3.19 there were plans for a GTK scenegraph and this GTK Scene Kit (GSK) was then planned for 3.20 and then most recently hoped for 3.22. But it's not happening...