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Radeon On Linux 3.8: Minor For Now, New Code Coming

Alex Deucher of AMD emailed in a pull request on Friday afternoon for the Radeon graphics driver that will end up as part of the DRM pull for the Linux 3.8 kernel.
7 December 2012 - Pull Request - 19 Comments

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 11 Released For Linux

AMD has released yet another beta Linux beta driver for the Catalyst 12.11 series.
3 December 2012 - AMD Catalyst - 24 Comments

R300 Gallium3D HyperZ Is Finally In Good Shape

Marek Olšák has fixed up the HyperZ support within the R300 Gallium3D driver so that it's working properly for more applications. R300 HyperZ is finally in a state where he may be looking to enable the feature by default.
2 December 2012 - R300 HyperZ - 12 Comments

AMD Geode Open-Source Driver Updated For X 1.13

While no future generation Geode processors are coming out of AMD, the open-source community still continues to maintain the Geode X.Org graphics driver. Released on Sunday was the xf86-video-geode 2.11.14 driver.
25 November 2012 - AMD Geode - 1 Comment

Radeon HD 7000 Series Open-Source Still A Mess

It's been nearly one year since AMD began rolling out their Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" graphics cards and while there is AMD Catalyst Linux driver support, the open-source driver support for this latest-generation AMD graphics hardware is still a disappointing mess.
23 November 2012 - One Year Later - 43 Comments

Fedora Begins Bootstrapping ARMv8

Red Hat has announced that they've initiated a new project to bootstrap Fedora on the ARMv8 64-bit low-power architecture.
22 November 2012 - Fedora ARMv8 - 5 Comments

New Catalyst For Linux Driver Improves Performance

Weeks after NVIDIA released a new Linux driver to massively improve its OpenGL performance in large part to make the Source Engine and Valve's games run better on Linux, AMD is out with a similar Catalyst update. The latest Catalyst Linux beta is said to bring "significant performance improvements" for Left 4 Dead 2.
17 November 2012 - Left 4 Dead 2 - 21 Comments

AMD Is Still Contributing Code To Linux

Many Linux users have been mad over AMD closing down its Operating System Research Center resulting in many AMD Linux open-source developers losing their jobs. Last week I wrote that ultimately it shouldn't be too worrisome for Linux users wanting to use AMD processors and chipsets on Linux and this still looks to be the case.
15 November 2012 - AMD Coding - 2 Comments

Not All Hope Is Lost For AMD CPU Support On Linux

While many Linux users are rightfully quite mad over AMD laying off many Linux kernel developers and shutting down their Operating System Research Center, not all hope is lost for future AMD CPU products being well supported under Linux.
9 November 2012 - OSRC Closing - 11 Comments

AMD Closes The Operating System Research Center

AMD has indeed shutdown its Dresden-based Operating System Research Center (OSRC) in the latest round of cost-cutting efforts.
7 November 2012 - Indeed - 40 Comments

Radeon Driver Is Now KMS-Only, 7.0 Released

Alex Deucher announced the release of the xf86-video-ati 7.0.0 driver this morning, which is the first open-source ATI Linux graphics driver release that is strictly KMS-only.
6 November 2012 - xf86-video-ati 7.0.0 - 13 Comments

Marek Continues Improving Radeon Performance

There's been another improvement to Mesa with the Radeon Gallium3D R600 driver by Marek Olšák that can improve the OpenGL performance in certain situations for this open-source AMD Linux driver while also conserving memory usage.
6 November 2012 - Patches - 5 Comments

AMD Is Indeed Losing More Linux Developers

At the beginning of the week I reported that AMD got rid of at least three of their Linux kernel developers. It's becoming more clear though that it's not only three long-time Linux kernel developers they have let go.
2 November 2012 - "Layoffs" - 69 Comments

Radeon R600 Gallium3D Enables 2D Color Tiling

For those pulling down the Git master of the xf86-video-ati X.Org graphics driver this week, 2D color tiling is finally enabled by default for Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000/5000/6000 series graphics cards, from R6xx through the "Cayman" GPUs.
1 November 2012 - xf86-video-ati - 8 Comments

AMD Loses Some Linux Kernel Developers

At least three Linux kernel developers are no longer employed by AMD.
29 October 2012 - Layoffs - 34 Comments

Another Round Of AMD Linux Benchmarks

Here's another series of AMD FX-8350 "Vishera" Linux benchmarks to complement the many Vishera Linux benchmarks published on Phoronix since the debut of the FX-8350 processor on Tuesday.
28 October 2012 - AMD FX-8350

How Well Is AMD CnQ Working For You On Linux?

One of the latest possible Linux power-related regressions I've heard about is that AMD Cool 'n' Quiet may no longer be functioning too well on Linux-based systems.
27 October 2012 - Cool n Quiet - 18 Comments

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta Linux Driver Released

AMD Catalyst 12.10 for Linux was only officially released two days ago, but already there's a Catalyst 12.11 beta for Tux.
24 October 2012 - Catalyst 12.11 Linux - 29 Comments

More Linux Benchmarks Of The AMD FX Vishera

For those wanting more benchmarks of the AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core "Vishera" processor, here's some additional Ubuntu 12.10 results.
23 October 2012 - AMD Eight-Core - 1 Comment

AMD Catalyst 12.10 For Linux Surfaces

AMD's Catalyst 12.10 Linux graphics driver was released today.
22 October 2012 - Catalyst 12.10 - 18 Comments

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