1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Gears On Gallium Still Grinding The Latest Mesa

Operating Systems

Published on 24 April 2013 12:40 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
13 Comments

Gears On Gallium continues to be maintained as an experimental live Linux distribution based upon openSUSE that's shipping the very latest open-source Linux graphics driver packages.

The latest release of Gears On Gallium happened earlier this week (2013.04.22) and is based upon openSUSE 12.3. This new release ships all of the latest Linux graphics code as of this week -- including Mesa 9.2 Git, Linux 3.9-rc6, libdrm 2.4.44, X.Org Server 1.14.1, xf86-video-ati 7.99.99, xf86-video-intel 2.99.99, xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.99, and LLVM 3.3 SVN.

Gears On Gallium uses the KDE 4.10 desktop and also ships with Wine 1.5.28 and version 4.4 of the Phoronix Test Suite. In fact, the independent Gears on Gallium continues to make great use of the Phoronix Test Suite for delivering numerous independent Linux GPU benchmarks. They're doing a nice job at using our open-source automated testing software.

For those wanting to grab the latest Gears On Gallium release or would like to see their PTS/OpenBenchmarking.org-powered benchmark results, visit GearsOnGallium.com.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Even With Re-Clocking, Nouveau Remains Behind NVIDIA's Proprietary Linux Driver
  2. The Power Consumption & Efficiency Of Open-Source GPU Drivers
  3. AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel
  4. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
Latest Linux Articles
  1. AMD Catalyst 14.6 Does Slightly Better With APITest OpenGL Tests
  2. Updated Source Engine Benchmarks On The Latest AMD/NVIDIA Linux Drivers
  3. Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel
  4. KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10
Latest Linux News
  1. Builder: A New Development IDE Being Built For GNOME
  2. GDB 7.8 Betters Python Scripting, Adds Guile Support
  3. GNOME's GTK+ Is Still Striving For A Scene Graph, Canvas API
  4. Unreal Tournament Looks Great For Team Deathmatch
  5. LibreOffice 4.3 Released With Many Exciting Changes
  6. GNOME/GTK On Wayland Gains Focus At GUADEC
  7. GNOME Stakeholders Take Issue With Groupon Over their Gnome
  8. GStreamer VA-API Plug-In Update Adds New Features
  9. Qt 5.4 Going Into Feature Freeze Next Week With Exciting Changes
  10. OpenSUSE Factory Turns Into Rolling Release Distribution
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Grand Theft Auto Running On Direct3D Natively On Linux Shows Gallium3D Potential
  2. Open-source drivers on ATI R7 260X
  3. AMD Athlon 5350 APU On Linux
  4. Debian + radeonsi
  5. Linus Torvalds On GCC 4.9: Pure & Utter Crap
  6. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  7. List of Linux friendly Kickstarter projects
  8. Porting Mesa to the Playstation 2