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NetworkManager 1.38 Released For Improving Linux Network Management

Pet, 05/13/2022 - 10:17
NetworkManager 1.38 is now available for this widely-used software on the Linux desktop (and elsewhere) for managing wired and wireless network interfaces...

Arch Linux Temporarily Steps Back From WirePlumber After Snafu

Pet, 05/13/2022 - 10:14
Earlier this week Arch Linux set the WirePlumber package to replace PipeWire-Media-Session. WirePlumber is the modern, feature-rich session manager for PipeWire and much better off than the reference PipeWire-Media-Session manager that is effectively unmaintained. But Arch Linux developers are now calling this premature and have reverted the change...

The Initial Performance Of NVIDIA's R515 Open-Source Linux GPU Kernel Driver

Čet, 05/12/2022 - 22:00
As outlined in yesterday's extensive article about NVIDIA's new open-source Linux kernel GPU driver, currently for consumer GeForce RTX GPUs the driver is considered of "alpha quality" while NVIDIA's initial focus has been on data center GPU support. In any event with having lots of Turing/Ampere GPUs around, I've been trying out this new open-source Linux kernel driver on the consumer GPUs. In particular, I've been curious about the performance of using this open-source kernel driver relative to the default, existing closed-source kernel driver. Here are some early benchmarks.

Open 3D Engine 22.05 Released With New Features

Čet, 05/12/2022 - 20:30
In addition to a new development release of Godot 4.0 out today, the other high profile open-source 3D game engine is Open 3D Engine (O3DE) that started last year from Amazon's Lumberyard Engine and now under the Linux Foundation's Open 3D Foundation. Out today is O3DE 22.05 for this high profile free software 3D game engine...

AMD's Xilinx Posts New Linux DRM Display Driver

Čet, 05/12/2022 - 17:19
The AMD-owned Xilinx posted a new patch series today implementing a new DRM display driver for supporting their soft MIPI DSI Tx subsystem IP...

AMD Graphics Driver Surpassing 4 Million Lines Of Code In Linux 5.19, NVIDIA Opens Up At 1 Million

Čet, 05/12/2022 - 13:30
Given the NVIDIA open-source kernel driver code announcement from yesterday and also the Linux 5.19 merge window coming up soon with a host of AMDGPU/AMDKFD kernel driver improvements and starting to prepare support for RDNA3, it's time for some fun with numbers around driver sizes...

Godot 4.0 Alpha 8 Game Engine Released With Some Nice Improvements

Čet, 05/12/2022 - 12:22
Godot 4.0 continues working its way towards release as the most acclaimed open-source game engine. Godot 4.0 brings Vulkan rendering, OpenXR support, and a ton of other features covered in the past few years for making it more competitive with commercial game engines. Out this morning is Godot 4.0 Alpha 8 with a few more improvements worth noting...

More AMD RDNA3 Code Prepared For Linux 5.19, RADV Begins Landing Task Shaders

Čet, 05/12/2022 - 11:39
While open-source fans this morning are celebrating NVIDIA finally publishing open-source kernel driver code as a step to opening up their driver, open-source AMD Radeon driver developers are proceeding as normal and undeterred by NVIDIA's open kernel-only approach. Another batch of AMD graphics code was sent in this morning to DRM-Next and then over in user-space Mesa's RADV Vulkan driver has landed more task shader code...

Microsoft Releases CBL-Mariner 1.0 May 2022 Linux Distro Update

Čet, 05/12/2022 - 10:41
While this week Microsoft issued a production release of CBL-Mariner 2.0 as its in-house Linux distribution, they are continuing to maintain CBL-Mariner 1.0 for the time being and have overnight issued its newest monthly release...

NVIDIA CUDA 11.7 Brings Lazy Loading, Open GPU Kernel Driver Compatibility

Čet, 05/12/2022 - 10:16
Released on Wednesday alongside the R515 NVIDIA Linux driver beta and the open-source NVIDIA GPU kernel driver announcement was the launch of CUDA 11.7...

NVIDIA Transitioning To Official, Open-Source Linux GPU Kernel Driver

Sre, 05/11/2022 - 21:05
The day has finally come: NVIDIA IS PUBLISHING THEIR LINUX GPU KERNEL MODULES AS OPEN-SOURCE! To much excitement and a sign of the times, the embargo has just expired on this super-exciting milestone that many of us have been hoping to see for many years. Over the past two decades NVIDIA has offered great Linux driver support with their proprietary driver stack, but with the success of AMD's open-source driver effort going on for more than a decade, many have been calling for NVIDIA to open up their drivers. Their user-space software is remaining closed-source but as of today they have formally opened up their Linux GPU kernel modules and will be maintaining it moving forward. Here's the scoop on this landmark open-source decision at NVIDIA.

More AMD RDNA3 / GFX11 Enablement Patches Merged Into LLVM 15.0

Sre, 05/11/2022 - 19:35
AMD's graphics driver engineers continue being very active in volleying new open-source driver patches for GFX11 and other blocks making up their next-generation RDNA3 graphics processors...

Intel Announces "Project Amber" For Verifying The Trustworthiness Of Clouds

Sre, 05/11/2022 - 15:10
Following yesterday's Intel Vision 2022 announcements there is a bit more news today. In particular, Intel is announcing Project Amber...

Qt 5.15.4 LTS Release Now Available As Open-Source

Sre, 05/11/2022 - 12:55
Back in March marked the release of Qt 5.15.3 as open-source, one year after it was released to commercial customers of The Qt Company. Today a similar Qt 5.15.4 open-source release is now available, one year after its commercial release...

Intel Gets Back To Working On Linear Address Masking Support For The Linux Kernel

Sre, 05/11/2022 - 10:37
Back in December 2020 Intel's programming reference manual was updated to cover Linear Address Masking (LAM) as a future CPU feature and there was some GNU toolchain activity around LAM while not much to report on the effort since then -- until today. A revised "request for comments" has been posted on the Intel Linear Address Masking enabling for the Linux kernel that allows for using untranslated address bits of 64-bit linear addresses to be used for storing arbitrary software metadata...

Mesa 22.1-rc5 Released With Dozens Of Fixes For Zink, RADV & Intel Vulkan Drivers

Sre, 05/11/2022 - 10:13
There was hope that Mesa 22.1 would have been released this week but instead it's been diveted to at least next week due to more than 90 patches flowing in the past week. As such, today we have Mesa 22.1-rc5 for another week of testing...

Open-Source Firmware For The MSI Alder Lake Motherboard Taking Shape

Sre, 05/11/2022 - 08:00
Last month was the surprising news of open-source Coreboot working on a readily available Intel Alder Lake motherboard. That work for the MSI PRO Z690-A WiFi DDR4 motherboard is being carried out by independent firmware consulting firm 3mdeb and using the Dasharo open-source firmware distribution with Coreboot...

Intel oneAPI Level Zero Loader 1.8 Released For Supporting New L0 Features

Sre, 05/11/2022 - 05:00
Another Intel (open-source) software update coinciding with the company's Vision 2022 conference is a new oneAPI Level Zero Loader release...

RHEL9 Reaching GA Shortly, RHIVOS Woos GM For Software-Defined Vehicles

Tor, 05/10/2022 - 23:05
Today at the Red Hat Summit is word of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 reaching general availability status in the coming weeks...

Intel Releases New CPU Microcode For Latest Security Advisory (CVE-2022-21151)

Tor, 05/10/2022 - 19:30
In addition to all the product announcements made for Intel Vision 2022 in Texas, today marks patch Tuesday with a new round of security disclosures from Intel. This month there are 16 new advisories for addressing 41 vulnerabilities affecting their software and hardware. 76% of these vulnerabilities were found by Intel engineers...