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In continuation of the Phoronix article from a few days ago about the open-source AMD Linux driver should finally be working for R9 290 "Hawaii" graphics cards, it is indeed the case but it's not without some setup challenges and potential bugs.
27 July 2014 - Radeon R9 290 - 6 Comments
After renewed pressure on open-source AMD 3D support not working, it seems they've finally managed to get the Radeon R9 290 series graphics cards working on the open-source Linux driver between some updated GPU microcode and kernel driver changes.
25 July 2014 - Hawaii - 14 Comments
Back in May I wrote about how AMD's open-source support for Hawaii was broken months after the Radeon R9 290 series was introduced... Fast forward to today, the AMD Hawaii open-source support is still broken.
21 July 2014 - Hawaii - 92 Comments
Earlier this month AMD published an open-source HSA Linux driver for exploiting the potential of their much-promoted Heterogeneous System Architecture. This driver, now known as the "AMDKFD" driver, is up to its second revision and continues being analyzed by developers on the mailing list.
21 July 2014 - AMDKFD - 3 Comments
Just a very short time after Nouveau added support for OpenGL 4 indirect drawing, AMD developers have now added support for the related OpenGL 4.x extensions to the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver.
18 July 2014 - ARB_draw_indirect - 15 Comments
Those dependent upon AMD's Linux binary blob can rejoice that today there's an updated driver available after a rather quiet June for Catalyst Linux development.
15 July 2014 - Catalyst 14.6 - 32 Comments
AMD has just published a massive patch-set for the Linux kernel that finally implements a HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) in open-source. The set of 83 patches implement a Linux HSA driver for Radeon family GPUs and serves too as a sample driver for other HSA-compatible devices. This big driver in part is what well known Phoronix contributor John Bridgman has been working on at AMD.
10 July 2014 - Radeon HSA - 68 Comments
A DRM-fixes pull request for the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver for the Linux 3.16 kernel is going to enable BAPM by default for some APU systems.
2 July 2014 - BAPM - 6 Comments
Christian König has proposed user pointer support for the Radeon DRM driver to match the Intel driver's recent feature.
30 June 2014 - User Ptr - 7 Comments
A stable update to the xf86-video-ati "Radeon" X.Org driver was released on Wednesday.
26 June 2014 - xf86-video-ati 7.4 - 15 Comments
A number of commits have landed within mainline Mesa today for improving the open-source Radeon driver's video encoding support via the recently exposed VCE video encoding engines and the recently introduced OpenMAX state tracker to Gallium3D.
18 June 2014 - Video Encoding
The latest official word from an AMD representative is that, yes, their Mantle API will come to Linux but they're not yet providing any time-line or firm support commitments.
18 June 2014 - Mantle - 91 Comments
In a new AMD blog post about more Mantle-supported games being on the way, Linux is mentioned.
12 June 2014 - Mantle - 68 Comments
Alex Deucher has sent in another pull request for the DRM-Next code targeting the Linux 3.16 kernel.
10 June 2014 - Radeon DRM - 9 Comments
This week at Computex Taipei, AMD is showing off a FreeSync external display in action as their alternative to NVIDIA's G-Sync.
6 June 2014 - FreeSync - 24 Comments
In continuation of the Phoronix article from a few days ago about AMD Adds Gallium3D H.264 Profile Encoding Support, that work has now landed within Mesa's Git code-base.
5 June 2014 - H.264 - 3 Comments
The next round of Radeon DRM driver improvements have been mailed in for landing in the Linux 3.16 kernel.
2 June 2014 - DRM-Next - 16 Comments
AMD's Leo Liu has published a set of four patches that improve Gallium3D's video support, particularly around H.264 encoding for Radeon GPUs.
30 May 2014 - OMX - 23 Comments
Since writing about the features of the Catalyst 14.6 Beta earlier today, the x86/x86_64 proprietary Linux driver has surfaced on a third-party web-site for those wishing to try out this latest AMD Linux graphics driver.
27 May 2014 - Catalyst 14.6 - 56 Comments
The first beta release of the Catalyst 14.6 proprietary Linux graphics driver will soon be available.
27 May 2014 - Catalyst 14.6 - 7 Comments
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