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Mesa 19.3 Might Release Next Week But For Now There's RC6 With Several ACO+RADV Fixes

Sre, 12/04/2019 - 22:56
Mesa 19.3 continues running behind schedule but stands chances for releasing next week if the lingering blocker bugs are closed...

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER Linux Performance

Sre, 12/04/2019 - 20:33
For those looking to spend less than $200 USD on a graphics card, the recently launched NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER offers great value starting at $159 USD and working well with the NVIDIA Linux driver for providing decent 1080p Linux gaming performance as well as OpenCL / CUDA support. Here are benchmarks of the GTX 1650 SUPER alongside a total of 18 lower-end/mid-range AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards on Ubuntu Linux.

Qt 5.14 On Track For Releasing Next Week With New Scenegraph Renderer, Better HiDPI

Sre, 12/04/2019 - 18:12
While missing the original release target of the end of November, The Qt Company is buttoning up Qt 5.14 for debut next week. Today, however, marks the release candidate availability for those wanting to test out this forthcoming Qt5 release prior to more of the development efforts shifting to Qt 6.0...

AMD's GPUOpen Releases Vulkan Memory Allocator 2.3

Sre, 12/04/2019 - 17:11
AMD's GPUOpen team has released their first official update to the open-source Vulkan Memory Allocator project in nearly one year...

Canonical Announces "Ubuntu Pro" For AWS

Sre, 12/04/2019 - 16:52
Looking to further capitalize upon the popularity of Ubuntu in the cloud, Canonical today announced Ubuntu Pro premium images for Amazon's EC2 cloud...

Mesa Devs Discuss Potentially Dropping Non-Gallium Drivers Or Forking Code For Gallium

Sre, 12/04/2019 - 13:56
Longtime open-source AMD graphics driver developer Marek Olšák has kicked off a discussion over the possibility in the not too distant future of either dropping non-Gallium3D drivers from Mesa (and moving them off to a maintenance branch or the like) or forking some of Mesa's existing code to allow it to be better optimized for Gallium3D use-cases. Due to raised concerns, other possibilities are also being expressed like simply moving ahead with optimizing the Mesa code-base for Gallium3D at a cost of potentially hitting dead code more often with the classic drivers...

RadeonSI Lands SDMA Copy Support For Vega/GFX9

Sre, 12/04/2019 - 13:24
The RadeonSI Gallium3D driver has finally landed SDMA copy support for Vega/GFX9 graphics hardware, which should principally benefit compute shaders and other cases...

Linux 5.5 Begins Plumbing Secure Boot Infrastructure For POWER9

Sre, 12/04/2019 - 10:42
With the PowerPC changes for the Linux 5.5 kernel comes the initial infrastructure work on preparing to be able to handle a Secure Boot implementation for POWER9 hardware...

Linux 5.5 Provides Knob To Toggle ASPM Link States Individually - Better Power-Savings

Sre, 12/04/2019 - 08:18
ASPM can be a big boost to help power-savings on Linux laptops and desktops as shown by a prominent kernel regression a number of years ago. However, a number of Linux drivers are forced to disable Active State Power Management (ASPM) due to quirky/buggy hardware where it ends up not being sane to enable that power-saving feature by default. But with the Linux 5.5 kernel is support for toggling ASPM link states via sysfs as an easy-to-perform manner for achieving better power-savings with friendly devices...

Open Source Firmware Conference 2019 Videos Posted

Sre, 12/04/2019 - 07:27
Taking place back in September at Google and Facebook facilities was the Open-Source Firmware Conference (OSFC 2019). For those not able to attend, video recordings of those talks are now freely available online...

Before Ending 2019, Vintage SiS X.Org Driver Sees A New Release

Sre, 12/04/2019 - 06:01
xf86-video-sis 0.12.0 is available this week as a new version of the SiS display driver for X.Org systems in supporting Silicon Integrated Systems' display hardware...

AMDGPU Fixes For Linux 5.5 Include AMDKFD For PowerPC, Fix For Old ATI R100/R200 GPUs

Sre, 12/04/2019 - 01:00
Following last week's big batch of DRM graphics driver updates for the Linux 5.5 merge window, AMD and the community engaging in Linux 5.5 testing have now sent in their first round of fixes for this next version of the Linux kernel...

Linux Mint 19.3 Enters Beta With HiDPI Support Finally Nearing Completion, New Default Apps

Tor, 12/03/2019 - 20:52
The beta release of Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" is now available for testing in the default Cinnamon desktop flavor as well as MATE and Xfce spins...

GNOME Shell + Mutter Had A Busy November With Some Big Performance Optimizations

Tor, 12/03/2019 - 20:27
The GNOME developers were particularly busy last month with various improvements to GNOME Shell and Mutter for increasing the usability of the desktop and optimizing its performance / power-savings...

Mir 1.6 Released With New Wayland, DispmanX Platform Support

Tor, 12/03/2019 - 20:02
Mir 1.6 is out today with the latest batch of features for this Ubuntu-focused display server that offers Wayland client compatibility...

Amazon Talks Up Big Performance Gains For Their 7nm Graviton2 CPUs

Tor, 12/03/2019 - 17:35
We weren't too enthusiastic about the performance of Amazon's initial Graviton ARM-based CPU cores offered via their Elastic Compute Cloud, but their next-gen Graviton2 CPUs that are "coming soon" should be much more capable for good ARM Linux performance...

DXVK 1.4.6 Released With More Game Fixes For Direct3D 10/11 Over Vulkan

Tor, 12/03/2019 - 17:01
DXVK 1.4.6 is out this morning as the first update in two weeks for this widely-used project allowing Direct3D 10/11 games to run atop Vulkan on Linux systems with Wine/Proton...

Phoronix Test Suite 9.2 Released For Open-Source, Cross-Platform Benchmarking

Tor, 12/03/2019 - 16:30
Phoronix Test Suite 9.2-Hurdal is available today as the newest quarterly feature release to the Phoronix Test Suite for automated, cross-platform and open-source benchmarking...

AMD Launches Ryzen V1000/R1000 Embedded Processors For Small Form Factor PCs

Tor, 12/03/2019 - 15:36
AMD today announced the Ryzen V1000 and Ryzen R1000 series embedded processors intended for mini PCs and other small form factor PCs...

Firefox 71 Available With New Kiosk Mode, New Certificate Viewer

Tor, 12/03/2019 - 12:43
Today marks the last Mozilla Firefox feature update of 2019 with the release of Firefox 71.0...