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Eric Anholt Makes Progress With Broadcom VC4 Graphics Driver

One month ago Linux developer Eric Anholt left Intel to work at Broadcom. Eric, a long-time contributor to the open-source Linux graphics stack, is now tasked at Broadcom with developing a DRM driver and Mesa/Gallium3D driver for Broadcom's "VC4" graphics hardware, which is found within the Raspberry Pi.
23 July 2014 - Raspberry Pi Driver - 8 Comments

Raspberry Pi B+ ARM Debian Benchmarks

Available from OpenBenchmarking.org are some tests of the brand new Raspberry Pi B+ ARM system.
22 July 2014 - Raspberry Pi B+ - 8 Comments

EFF Aims To Launch An Open Wireless Router

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is today announcing a new Open Wireless Router initiative today at the HOPE X conference.
21 July 2014 - CeroWRT - 37 Comments

The DragonBox Pyra Moves Closer As OpenPandora Successor

Michael Mozrek gave a presentation recently about his work as the project lead on the DragonBox Pyra, the slated replacement to the Open Pandora handheld Linux game system.
20 July 2014 - DragonBox Pyra - 19 Comments

MicroXwin Creators Have A PC That Runs Debian & Android Together

The company behind MicroXwin, a kernel-based X Windows implementation that claims to be the smallest and fastest X implementation, has come up with a unified Linux distribution that runs Android and Debian/Ubuntu applications simultaneously.
19 July 2014 - Debian + Android - 15 Comments

ARM MPD Still Not Doing Open Drivers; ARM Vendors Hiding Behind Linaro

Luc Verhaegen is out with another insightful blog post about ARM's "Midgard" architecture, ARM MPD still being rather closed-up, cites a recent Q/A about ARM's Jem Davies commenting on Linux drivers, and how ARM vendors hide behind Linaro.
16 July 2014 - ARM Graphics - 15 Comments

Raspberry Pi B+ - Still Slow, But A Small Improvement

The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced today the launch of the Raspberry Pi Model B+ as the final evolution of the original RPi board while still costing $35 USD.
14 July 2014 - Raspberry Pi B+ - 43 Comments

ARM's 64-bit Juno Platform Should Be Quite Exciting

Announced yesterday by ARM was their Juno development platform as the first "open" development board for 64-bit ARM with its ARMv8 instruction set.
3 July 2014 - Juno - 16 Comments

High Risk Security Hole Discovered In Qualcomm's GPU Driver

Rob Clark, the developer employed by Red Hat who has near single-handedly been developing Freedreno as a reverse-engineered, open-source GPU driver for Qualcomm's Adreno graphics hardware, made a big discovery. Rob was playing around with the Amazon Fire TV that boasts a Qualcomm SoC and runs on the Qualcomm proprietary graphics driver when discovering a "high risk" security issue.
24 June 2014 - FireTV - 3 Comments

Raspberry Pi DRM+Gallium3D Driver Makes Great Progress In One Week

Last week Eric Anholt left Intel's Linux graphics driver team to go work for Broadcom developing a VC4 DRM/KMS and Gallium3D driver for the GPU that supports the Raspberry Pi.
22 June 2014 - Broadcom VC4 - 5 Comments

Russia To Replace AMD/Intel CPUs With 64-bit ARM Hardware

I heard a few days ago when getting into Russia from a contact that the Kremlin was looking to get rid of AMD and Intel CPUs on the basis that they're manufactured in the United States. That information has now been publicly announced and it appears they want to replace the AMD/Intel hardware with 64-bit ARM designs.
21 June 2014 - Government PCs - 78 Comments

Logitech Isn't Yet Fully Supporting Linux

While more computer peripheral companies are paying attention to Linux -- especially gaming device related manufacturers -- in the age of Linux-based Steam Machines and SteamOS, not all are completely on-board quite yet. Logitech has shown some signs of Linux interest and support in the past, but they aren't yet committing to providing Linux support for all of their products.
20 June 2014 - Logitech Linux - 18 Comments

ALSA 1.0.28 Released

A new update to the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) is finally available.
18 June 2014 - ALSA - 8 Comments

Allwinner A23 "Sun8i" Support Gets Cleaned Up For The Linux Kernel

Developers have put out their latest batch of Allwinner patches that allow for basic upstream kernel support of Allwinner's A23 SoC.
17 June 2014 - Allwinner A2x - 5 Comments

Baserock System Published With Weston Running On The Tegra K1

A few days ago I wrote about Codethink getting Wayland/Weston running on NVIDIA's Jetson TK1 Tegra K1 development board using a fully open driver stack. Codethink's work is now available in both code and image form.
17 June 2014 - Baserock

The Plethora Of Linux Hardware Tests Coming: Linux 3.16 Is Great, Reviews, Etc

Here's a look at the rest of the articles coming up on Phoronix this month with pursuing the mission of enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the leading source for Linux benchmarks and hardware/enthusiast-oriented information.
13 June 2014 - Update - 8 Comments

Codethink Gets The NVIDIA Jetson TK1 Running With Linux 3.15, Wayland

Codethink has been playing with NVIDIA's very interesting Jetson TK1 ARM development board that pairs a quad-core Cortex-A15 (plus fifth companion core) with a Kepler-based graphics processor. In little work they've managed to get Wayland running on the NVIDIA device along with using the latest stable Linux kernel.
12 June 2014 - Jetson TK1 - 3 Comments

MIPS For Linux 3.16 Gets Big Changes

The MIPS architecture pull for the Linux 3.16 merge window pull is full of prominent changes for this next kernel version.
10 June 2014 - Linux 3.16 MIPS - 4 Comments

ARM Mali GPUs Go For OpenGL ES 3.1 Compliance

ARM has already submitted their results of their graphics driver for several Mali graphics processors for OpenGL ES 3.1 certification by the Khronos Group.
7 June 2014 - Mali - 3 Comments

Linux 3.16 Handles 64-bit ARM EFI Stub Support

The latest addition to the Linux 3.16 kernel is EFI stub support for 64-bit ARM (AArch64) hardware.
6 June 2014 - EFI - 1 Comment

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