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Linux 5.3's ASUS WMI Driver Add ASUS TUF Gaming Laptop Support & More

Tor, 07/16/2019 - 05:03
The x86 platform driver updates were sent in and already merged for the ongoing Linux 5.3 kernel. It's the x86 platform driver updates that bring the recently mentioned Intel Speed Select Technology for Linux driver but there is also more...

AMD Sends Out Linux Graphics Driver Patches For "Arcturus" As New Vega Derived GPU

Pon, 07/15/2019 - 22:58
Remember last September when that AMD Arcturus codename dropped in our forums for what at first appeared to be a successor to Navi but later clarified to be used as a Linux driver enablement codename? Well, the Linux kernel driver patches for this "Arcturus" GPU have just been posted...

D9VK 0.13f Brings Extra Features For Direct3D 9 Over Vulkan

Pon, 07/15/2019 - 19:22
It was just earlier this month that D9VK 0.13 was released with new features while now a "0.13f" Hypnofrog release is available in pre-release form...

Intel Speed Select Technology Comes To Linux With The 5.3 Kernel

Pon, 07/15/2019 - 17:27
With the in-development Linux 5.3 kernel is now support for Intel Speed Select Technology (SST) that was introduced as part of Cascade Lake processors. Speed Select Technology allows optimizing the system with per-core performance configurations to prioritize certain workloads while lowering the performance envelope for other cores...

Spectre Mitigation Performance Impact Benchmarks On AMD Ryzen 3700X / 3900X Against Intel

Pon, 07/15/2019 - 15:15
AMD Zen 2 processors feature hardware-based mitigations for Spectre V2 and Spectre V4 SSBD while remaining immune to the likes of Meltdown and Zombieload. Here are some benchmarks looking at toggling the CPU speculative execution mitigations across various Intel and AMD processors.

ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO Testing On Ubuntu 18.04 Linux

Pon, 07/15/2019 - 14:17
For those in the market for an AMD X570 high-end motherboard for use with the new Zen 2 processors, the ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO was one of the boards sent out as part of the reviewer's kit and it's been working out quite well...

The Massive DRM Pull Request With AMDGPU Navi Support Sent In For Linux 5.3

Pon, 07/15/2019 - 12:23
At 479,818 lines of new code and just 36,145 lines of code removed while touching nearly two thousand files, the Direct Rendering Manger (DRM) driver updates for Linux 5.3 are huge. But a big portion of that line count is the addition of AMD Radeon RX 5000 "Navi" support and a good portion of that in turn being auto-generated header files. Navi support is ready for the mainline Linux kernel!..

Q4OS 3.8 Released As A Traditional Desktop Linux Distribution Built Atop Debian 10.0

Pon, 07/15/2019 - 12:08
With more tier-one Linux distributions working on plans for doing away with 32-bit x86 support, if you are looking for a new distribution to play nicely with older hardware, Q4OS 3.8 may be it...

Char/Misc Has A Bit Of Changes All Over For Linux 5.3

Pon, 07/15/2019 - 11:59
The char/misc changes with each succeeding kernel release seem to have less changes to the character device subsystem itself and more just a random collection of changes not fitting in other subsystems / pull requests. With Linux 5.3 comes another smothering of different changes...

OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Aiming To PGO More Packages, Use IWD For WiFi Connections

Pon, 07/15/2019 - 07:34
While OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 was just released last month, we are already looking forward to OpenMandriva 4.1 for a number of improvements and some new features...

Various Chrome OS Hardware Support Improvements Make It Into Linux 5.3 Mainline

Pon, 07/15/2019 - 05:02
Various Chrome OS hardware platform support improvements have made it into the Linux 5.3 kernel for those after running other Linux distributions on Chromebooks and the like as well as reducing Google's maintenance burden with traditionally carrying so much material out-of-tree...

Linux's UBIFS File-System Picks Up Support For Zstd Compression

Pon, 07/15/2019 - 02:00
The UBIFS file-system for usage on un-managed flash memory devices now has support for Zstd compression...

Vulkan 1.1.115 Released With Another Batch Of Corrections

Pon, 07/15/2019 - 01:47
Vulkan has been sticking to its weekly release regiment this summer. While recent weekly updates have introduced new Vulkan extensions, with today's Vulkan 1.1.115 release there are not any new extensions in tow...

FreeBSD 12 Runs Refreshingly Easy On AMD Ryzen 9 3900X - Benchmarks Against Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Ned, 07/14/2019 - 14:19
While newer Linux distributions have run into problems on the new AMD Zen 2 desktop CPUs (fixed by a systemd patch or fundamentally by a BIOS update) and DragonFlyBSD needed a separate boot fix, FreeBSD 12.0 installed out-of-the-box fine on the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X test system with ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO WiFi motherboard.

Linux 5.2.1 Released For Riding The Latest Stable Kernel

Ned, 07/14/2019 - 13:25
For those that generally wait for the first point release before upgrading to a new kernel series, Greg Kroah-Hartman released Linux 5.2.1 this Sunday morning...

KDE's kstart5 Now Works On Wayland, No More HiDPI Screen Flickering At Start-Up

Ned, 07/14/2019 - 11:26
There is less than two months to go until KDE's annual Akademy conference, which this year is being hosted in Milan, Italy. But even with summer activities, KDE development remains quite busy. KDE developer Nate Graham has written another one of his weekly blog posts highlighting the interesting development work going into this open-source desktop environment...

Linux 5.3 Picking Up IPMB Driver For Intelligent Platform Management Bus

Ned, 07/14/2019 - 11:00
Contributed by Mellanox to the Linux 5.3 kernel is an IPMB driver for the Intelligent Platform Management Bus...

Fedora To Stop Providing i686 Kernels, Might Also Drop 32-Bit Modular/Everything Repos

Ned, 07/14/2019 - 09:48
The proposed change to no longer build i686 Linux kernel packages beginning with the Fedora 31 release later this year has been approved. Additionally, they might also begin removing some 32-bit repositories...

Unreal Engine 4.23 Preview Brings Virtual Texturing, Other Enhancements

Ned, 07/14/2019 - 06:40
Epic Games released the first public preview this week of Unreal Engine 4.23...

The Input Driver Updates For Linux 5.3 Bring New Hardware Support

Ned, 07/14/2019 - 05:04
The input and HID subsystem updates were sent in this week with various hardware support additions and improvements...