Systemd 222 Will Do Away With Its Accelerometer

For the past four years in systemd there's been a Udev accelerometer helper for exposing the device orientation as a property. With the upcoming systemd 222 release, that will change and instead users taking advantage of device orientation information should switch to iio-sensor-proxy 1.0+.

7 Minutes Ago - systemd - Udev Accelerometer - Add A Comment
THE NEW PHORONIX SITE IS LIVE

For those in the US not busy celebrating Independence Day, come check out the brand new, completely redesigned Phoronix.com site. This new site is in beta but is publicly available and should yield a much better experience, particularly for smartphone and tablet readers.

4 July 12:21 PM EDT - Phoronix - PHXCMS-10 - 52 Comments
OpenLDAP Gains Time-Based One Time Password Support

There's been various one-time password features in the works for OpenLDAP -- the popular open-source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol -- in various code-bases while now within their mainline Git tree they have time-based one-time password (TOTP) support.

4 July 12:08 PM EDT - Free Software - OpenLDAP TOTP - Add A Comment
Trying To Run The Intel Core i7 5775C On Linux

A few days ago I received the Intel Core i7 5775C for Linux testing, one of the first Broadwell desktop/socketed chips featuring Iris 6200 graphics. In the days since, I've been trying to test it under Linux.

3 July 04:07 PM EDT - Intel - Problems So Far - 26 Comments
6-Way File-System Comparison On The Linux 4.1 Kernel

With the Linux 4.1 kernel having recently been released, I decided to conduct a fresh round of file-system comparisons on this new kernel using a solid-state drive. The file-systems tested in this article were the in-tree EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, F2FS, ReiserFS, and NILFS2 file-systems while a follow-up article will take a look at the out-of-tree contenders like Reiser4 and ZFS atop Linux 4.1.

2 July 12:40 PM EDT - Software - 14 Comments
Steam Linux Usage Continued Falling In June

With the start of a new month comes Valve's Steam Survey results for hardware/software information of their gaming customers. Sadly, this is yet another month with the Linux usage continuing to erode.

2 July 07:53 AM EDT - Gaming - Steam Linux Freefall - 61 Comments
Benchmarks Of 54 Different Intel/AMD Linux Systems

Last month for the Phoronix 11th birthday we ran Benchmarks Of 45 Linux Systems From Atoms, Athlons and Phenoms To Xeons. This week in celebrating 200,000 benchmark results in our LinuxBenchmarking.com test lab, I ran another large comparison against the latest spectrum of hardware/software in the automated performance test lab.

1 July 05:15 PM EDT - Hardware - Test Lab - 15 Comments
Fedora Is Still Looking For A Diversity Advisor

Back in March there was the announcement of Fedora looking for a diversity advisor as a volunteer position to help promote diversity within this popular Linux distribution. Unfortunately it looks like their initial search didn't yield any suitable applicants so they're back to looking for more people interested in that position.

1 July 09:09 AM EDT - Fedora - Volunteer For Diversity - 13 Comments
Global Shortcuts In KDE Plasma Under Wayland

Just on the heels of his last blogpost about four years in porting KDE to Wayland, Martin Gräßlin, the long-time Kwin maintainer, has put out another blog post detailing some of the troubles that he and the KDE crew have encountered in their prepping for Wayland.

1 July 08:56 AM EDT - KDE - Global Shortcuts Plasma - 7 Comments
LLVMpipe FP64 Support Knocks Off Some GL4 Extensions

While LLVMpipe tends to be an afterthought in supporting new OpenGL extensions within Mesa/Gallium3D and is in need of some help, David Airlie managed to land some improvements for it today in Mesa by adding support for double-precision floating-points.

1 July 08:45 AM EDT - Mesa - OpenGL FP64 - 3 Comments

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