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While it looked hopeful at first with today's announcement of a fully open-source graphics stack for the Broadcom VideoCore found in the popular Raspberry Pi development board, upon closer examination it's actually not that good.
24 October 2012 - Raspberry Pi - 62 Comments
The popular budget-friendly Raspberry Pi ARM development board now has a fully open-source graphics stack -- the user-space graphics drivers for the Broadcom VideoCore included!
24 October 2012 - She's Tapped! - 20 Comments
One of few very technical and worthwhile sessions during the openSUSE Conference at this weekend's LinuxDays event was about porting Linux to new ARM-based hardware devices.
23 October 2012 - OpenSUSE Conference - 1 Comment
It appears that Samsung is preparing to open-source some code pertaining to their Exynos ARM SoC.
22 October 2012 - Samsung Exynos - 40 Comments
For those not over in the Czech Republic this weekend for the Linux events going on here, here are some more data points for the AMD A10-5800K "Trinity" APU to look at under Linux.
20 October 2012 - Benchmarks - 3 Comments
After yesterday publishing the first extensive benchmark results for the Calxeda EnergyCore ECX-1000 ARM Servers in the form of the 1.1GHz and 1.4GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 nodes running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.10, here are more benchmarks to share today from the "5-Watt ARM Server" on Linux.
18 October 2012 - Calxeda ARM Highbank - 3 Comments
The Linux Foundation has shared their plan for how they intend to deal with UEFI SecureBoot for running Linux on PCs that have this Microsoft-pushed feature for trying to secure the system boot process.
10 October 2012 - UEFI - 17 Comments
A brief status report was shared concerning supporting the Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature of HDMI under Linux.
8 October 2012 - HDMI CEC - 3 Comments
For several months there have been developers at Huawei and elsewhere working on an ACPI-based system device hot-plug framework for the Linux kernel.
7 October 2012 - ACPI
Lemote has published new Linux kernel patches for enabling the Loongson-3 processor support plus Loongson-3 based systems.
5 October 2012 - Kernel Support - 54 Comments
With the Linux 3.7 kernel there is now support for the SPARC-T4 processor that Oracle introduced last year.
2 October 2012 - Linux Support - 5 Comments
The Freedreno reverse-engineered open-source ARM graphics driver continues to advance.
20 September 2012 - Freedreno - 1 Comment
A university research director has shown that Apple's iPad 2 is as fast as the Cray-2 vector super-computer out of Cray Research from the 1980's. With some work to to the software, the iPad 2 performance benchmark result is quite impressive.
16 September 2012 - ARM Benchmarking - 31 Comments
While Wacom tablets command most of the graphics tablet market-share, within the open-source Qt world it seems not many people actually care about these input devices. Wacom support -- after being pressed by many long-standing open bugs -- is being talked about for removal from Qt 5.0.
8 September 2012 - No One Likes It - 29 Comments
Matthew Garrett published the first patches this week that take an initial stab at the Linux kernel UEFI Secure Boot support.
6 September 2012 - Patches - 1 Comment
There should be a PowerVR driver update soon-to-be-released that can handle kernel mode-setting (KMS) along with Mesa's Graphics Buffer Manager (GBM). With this support will also come the ability to run Wayland.
4 September 2012 - PowerVR - 4 Comments
While the binary wall has yet to fall with ARM SoC vendors in terms of providing open-source drivers -- namely when it comes to the graphics / multimedia blocks -- there's many active community projects for reverse-engineering these ARM blocks to provide open-source support. Here's another project that's being done for cracking the video decoder on a popular Chinese ARM SoC.
4 September 2012 - Allwinner A10 - 6 Comments
Version 1.0 has been reached for the cputemp utility that uses ACPI for monitoring the CPU temperature and providing various statistics under Linux.
3 September 2012 - cputemp 1.0 - 15 Comments
There were several interesting announcements this August that excited Linux enthusiasts and the open-source community at large. Here's what was most popular in August.
31 August 2012 - Recap - 12 Comments
Here are some more benchmarks of the ODROID-X, a $129 ARMv7 development board that packs four Cortex-A9 cores along with Mali-400 graphics to provide a fairly impressive punch. There's even some comparative numbers to a Sony PlayStation 3 running Linux.
24 August 2012 - Quad-Core ARM - 31 Comments
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