Nouveau Open-Source NVIDIA Tests On Linux 4.8, Mesa 12.1-dev

I haven't run any Nouveau driver benchmarks recently for looking at the open-source NVIDIA Linux performance since there hasn't been too much progress, particularly when it comes to re-clocking of the desktop GPUs for delivering better performance. However, with all the testing I've been doing on the Radeon side with Linux 4.8 and Mesa 12.1-dev Git, I decided to do a comparison with a few NVIDIA GeForce GPUs under this latest open-source driver stack.

14 Hours Ago - Display Drivers - 24 Comments
What's Been Going On With CPUFreq & The Scheduler

As we've been covering the past few kernel cycles, a lot of low-level improvements have been happening to CPUFreq with going through a redesign and more plus the introduction of a new CPUFreq governor. If you're behind on this subject matter, here's some slides from this week's LinuxCon event that covers the changes.

14 Hours Ago - Linux Kernel - Schedutil Plus Friends - 7 Comments

22 August

GNOME 3.22 Beta Released

The first beta of GNOME 3.22 beta is now available for testing ahead of the planned official desktop release around this time next month.

22 August 07:01 PM EDT - GNOME - GNOME 3.21.90 - 10 Comments
The State of Wayland's GSoC Project For Improved Output Handling

Google's annual Summer of Code 2016 (GSoC) is now officially over and we're starting to see the final reports issued by the many student developers involved. One of the reports worth mentioning is the Wayland project around getting Weston to start without any outputs and improved output handling.

22 August 01:18 PM EDT - Wayland - GSOC Wayland - 8 Comments
Trying Out Fedora 25 With Wayland, Early Benchmarks Included

With the news from Friday that Fedora 25 will run Wayland by default I loaded up the current Fedora 25 development packages on a test system this weekend and I used that as my primary system for all of my business/production work this weekend. It went well and included are some early gaming benchmarks of Fedora 25 Workstation GNOME on Wayland and X.Org.

22 August 11:00 AM EDT - Operating Systems - 30 Comments
KDevelop 5.0 Appears Ready For Release

We haven't yet seen any official release announcement, but since yesterday a source package and AppImage binary have been out in the wild for KDE's KDevelop 5.0 integrated development environment.

22 August 08:15 AM EDT - KDE - KDevelop 5 - 10 Comments

21 August

20 August

DragonFlyBSD Decides To Drop PulseAudio

DragonFlyBSD developers have decided to remove PulseAudio from their dports packaging system and patch their desktop software to not depend upon this open-source sound server.

20 August 08:39 AM EDT - BSD - DragonFlyBSD PulseAudio - 54 Comments

19 August

Fedora 25 To Run Wayland By Default

The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee has decided that Fedora 25 will indeed ship the Wayland display server by default in place of the X.Org Server.

19 August 05:47 PM EDT - Fedora - Fedora 25 Wayland - 53 Comments
16-Way OpenCL Compute Comparison Of The Latest Polaris & Pascal GPUs

After running many OpenGL and Vulkan NVIDIA vs. AMD Linux benchmarks earlier this week, here is a 16-way graphics card comparison when testing the AMD Radeon "Polaris" and NVIDIA GeForce "Pascal" GPUs, among others, on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and looking squarely at the OpenCL compute performance. Many OpenCL tests plus performance-per-Watt metrics too when using the latest NVIDIA proprietary Linux driver and AMDGPU-PRO.

19 August 11:00 AM EDT - Graphics Cards - 12 Comments
NVIDIA 370 Beta Has Experimental PRIME Synchronization

Earlier this week NVIDIA rolled out the 370.23 beta Linux driver and alongside the Pascal over/under-clocking support and other improvements for the GeForce GTX 1000 series, there is also experimental PRIME synchronization support.

19 August 10:04 AM EDT - NVIDIA - NVIDIA Linux Driver - 19 Comments
Southern Islands AMDGPU Support Almost Ready To Roll

One of the features missing from Linux 4.8 is any Southern Islands / GCN 1.0 support in the new AMDGPU kernel DRM driver. However, it looks like this support ported over from the mature Radeon DRM driver will happen for Linux 4.9.

19 August 08:32 AM EDT - Radeon - AMDGPU SI GCN 1.0 - 141 Comments
Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Linux

Earlier this year I heard from an Intel PR representative they had no plans for a Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Linux driver and immediately heard after that from a developer it was bollocks from the media department as usual. Today patches have emerged for supporting Turbo Boost Max 3.0 in the Linux kernel.

19 August 08:02 AM EDT - Intel - Turbo Boost 3.0 - 9 Comments

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