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A Dream Come True: Running Coreboot On A Modern, Retail Desktop Motherboard

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Over the many years of covering Coreboot (going back to when it was called LinuxBIOS!) on Phoronix the selection of supported motherboards has been rather unfortunate especially over the last decade. If wanting to run Coreboot on a system today it basically means running a Google Chromebook, using an outdated server motherboard or old Lenovo ThinkPad that has seen a Coreboot port, or out of reach to most individuals are various server motherboards that are reference platforms or board designs from hyperscalers. But over the past several months the folks at the 3mdeb consulting firm have carried out a terrific feat: porting their "Dasharo" downstream of Coreboot to a modern and readily available Intel desktop motherboard. I've been trying this out and it has worked out surprisingly well. Here are my experiences and benchmarks of Coreboot/Dasharo on this Intel Alder Lake motherboard.

Linux 5.20 Intel Graphics Driver Begins Wiring Up For Ponte Vecchio, Resume Speed Faster

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Intel has sent in their latest batch of drm-intel-gt-next changes to DRM-Next of their i915 kernel graphics driver changes targeting Linux 5.20. In addition to a lot of code churn still around DG2/Alchemist, the open-source Intel driver for Linux 5.20 is also making more preparations for Ponte Vecchio enablement...

Intel Continues Meteor Lake Preparations For Coreboot

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Earlier this month Intel began committing Meteor Lake code to Coreboot for beginning to enable what will be the 14th Gen Core processors under this open-source system firmware solution used by Google Chromebooks and other use-cases. Intel engineers are ending out June with more Meteor Lake enablement code landing ahead of these processors expected to launch in 2023...

Raspberry Pi Pico W Launches For $6

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The newest member of the Raspberry Pi family is the Pico W and will set you back $6...

Fedora 37 Proposing To Allow Unrestricted Access To Flathub

Sre, 06/29/2022 - 19:45
To this point Fedora out-of-the-box has been restricted to a filtered subset of Flathub packages when enabled via GNOME Software or GNOME Initial Setup. However, legal has now cleared Fedora for allowing unfiltered/unrestricted access to Flathub, allowing a far greater selection of Flatpaks to become available on Fedora Linux with the plan for this to begin with Fedora 37...

Ubuntu Touch OTA-23 Released - Still Based On Ubuntu 16.04, Adds Support For FM Radios

Sre, 06/29/2022 - 18:53
Ubuntu Touch OTA-23 is out today as the newest Ubuntu mobile operating system update for smartphones from the folks at UBports that continues maintaining the code-base left by Canonical and now pushing ahead in their own direction...

Benchmarking The Linux Kernel With An "-O3" Optimized Build

Sre, 06/29/2022 - 14:00
Stemming from last weeks Linux kernel patches suggesting an -O3 experimental option for all CPU architectures and Linus Torvalds rather quickly shooting it down, here are some fresh benchmarks looking at the Linux kernel performance when the kernel image is rebuilt with the -O3 optimization level rather than -O2.

AMD ROCm 5.2 Released With New rocWMMA Library

Sre, 06/29/2022 - 10:44
AMD has released ROCm 5.2 as the newest version of its open-source GPU compute stack...

Radeon Software For Linux 22.20 Driver Prepared With Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, RHEL 9.0 Support

Sre, 06/29/2022 - 10:28
For consumer Radeon GPUs the "Radeon Software for Linux" packaged driver version has been on the 22.10 series since the end of March. For AMD Radeon PRO professional/workstation graphics the advertised "Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise on Linux" driver is still the 21.Q4 driver from last December. AMD appears to be finally prepping to release the "22.20" packaged driver as the next feature release to this packaged AMD Linux driver stack for those not relying just on the upstream kernel and Mesa...

Microsoft's "Dzn" Vulkan-On-D3D12 Adds Working Pipeline Cache

Sre, 06/29/2022 - 10:11
The Microsoft Dozen "Dzn" code within Mesa that allows for the Vulkan API to be implemented atop Direct3D 12 for benefit on Windows now has a working pipeline cache implementation...

LLVM 15.0 Planning For Early September Release - Important For RDNA3 Graphics Support

Sre, 06/29/2022 - 10:00
LLVM release manager Tom Stellard of Red Hat has laid out the planned LLVM/Clang 15.0 release schedule for this next major version of this open-source compiler stack...

Apple M2 Enablement For Linux Begins With Good Progress

Sre, 06/29/2022 - 00:45
Hector Martin who has been leading the Asahi Linux effort for bringing up Linux on Apple Silicon recently received his new 2022 MacBook Pro 13-inch to begin porting Linux to Apple's new M2 SoC. While only started this week, he's already making significant progress. Fortunately, much of the existing M1-written Linux code can work for the M2 but some new drivers will need to be written before the new M2 Macs are fully usable on Linux...

Thunderbird 102 Released With Big Improvements To This Leading Open-Source Mail Client

Sre, 06/29/2022 - 00:38
After what has felt like years of neglect and little progress in advancing this open-source mail/communications client, Thunderbird 102 is out today with some shiny new features and a lot of UI refinements...

AMD GPUOpen Working On A New "gpurt" Open-Source Project

Tor, 06/28/2022 - 20:00
AMD's GPUOpen team quietly setup a new GitHub repository for "gpurt", presumably a new ray-tracing related software effort...

Arm Cortex-X3 + Cortex-A715 Announced As Second-Gen Armv9 CPUs

Tor, 06/28/2022 - 18:46
Arm today announced their second-generation Armv9 CPU designs with the Cortex-X3 and Cortex-A715. Arm also refreshed the Cortex-A510 to allow for more cores and a power reduction...

Vim 9.0 Released With New Vim9 Script For 10~100x Execution Speed

Tor, 06/28/2022 - 18:32
Vim 9.0 is out as the first major update in two years for this popular text editor. With Vim 9.0 comes the Vim9 scripting language that offers significantly better performance...

NVIDIA 515.57 Linux Driver Released With Fixes, NvFBC Improvements

Tor, 06/28/2022 - 14:20
In addition to announcing the GeForce GTX 1630 budget card today (expect our Linux review soon), NVIDIA published 515.57 as their newest stable NVIDIA Linux driver release...

Fedora 37 Gets A Batch Of New Features Approved

Tor, 06/28/2022 - 14:00
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) has approved a fresh batch of features for the next Fedora Linux distribution release...

Mesa's RADV Radeon Vulkan Driver Continues Outperforming AMDVLK For RDNA2 Linux Gaming

Tor, 06/28/2022 - 14:00
With last week seeing AMDVLK 2022.Q2.3 released as an update to AMD's official open-source Vulkan Linux driver and it noting performance improvements, it was time for some fresh benchmarks of that driver up against Mesa's alternative "RADV" Vulkan driver. Here are some fresh benchmarks with an AMD RDNA2 GPU for seeing how RADV continues competing -- and usually outperforming -- AMD's own official open-source driver.

GCC 10.4 Released With 200+ Bug Fixes

Tor, 06/28/2022 - 13:38
For those not yet on the GCC 11 or GCC 12 stable series, GCC 10.4 is out today as the latest in that older stable series...