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The Open-Source Graphics Card Is Dead

The effort to create an open-source graphics card suffered a premature and quiet death some time ago.
23 May 2012 - Project VGA - 22 Comments

ARM Publishes New Universal Linux Graphics Driver

ARM has published a new open-source X.Org DDX Linux graphics driver while working to enable support for their next-generation ARM Mali T6xx graphics core.
21 May 2012 - xf86-video-armsoc - 28 Comments

Another New KMS Graphics Driver Tips Up

Another new open-source KMS (kernel mode-setting) kernel graphics driver has tipped-up. This time it's for...
27 April 2012 - Matrox - 34 Comments

Linux Hardware, Software Trends Over One Year

Here's a look at some Linux hardware and software usage trends over the past year on a month-by-month basis.
23 April 2012 - OpenBenchmarking - 19 Comments

Running The OMAPDRM On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Besides Ubuntu 12.04 on ARMv7 being much faster, thanks to hard-float and other improvements, the Texas Instruments OMAP DRM driver is also available to provide a KMS experience for some hardware.
22 April 2012 - TI OMAP DRM - 3 Comments

Open-Source ARM Mali Graphics Driver Achieves...

The open-source ARM Mali graphics driver, known as the the Lima project, has achieved a major milestone.
12 April 2012 - Lima Project - 4 Comments

Samsung Continues On With Exynos DRM Development

Samsung continues working on their open-source Linux graphics driver stack for their Exynos line of ARM-based SoCs. The Samsung developers' latest contribution is Exynos libdrm support.
2 April 2012 - Samsung Exynos - 3 Comments

Suldal, GeForce GTX 680, NVIDIA Tegra 3 On Linux

There's a few updates concerning Linux benchmarks of NVIDIA's brand new GeForce GTX 680 "Kepler" graphics card, the ARM-based NVIDIA Tegra 3 platform, and other Linux performance topics.
25 March 2012 - 4.0-Suldal

LM_Sensors 3.3.2 Brings Linux Sensor Improvements

It's been a while since having anything to talk about concerning LM_Sensors, the user-space side to Linux hardware sensor monitoring, but yesterday they finally put out a new release. The LM_Sensors 3.3.2 release is about two months behind schedule but comes with several changes.
15 March 2012 - New Release

Ubuntu Plans To Drop Non-SMP PowerPC Support

As a last minute change prior to next month's release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Canonical is planning to drop the non-SMP version of Ubuntu's PowerPC Linux kernel.
14 March 2012 - No More Single Threading - 9 Comments

Myths About Secure Boot: Security, Microsoft, Etc

For those interested in the whole UEFI situation concerning "Secure Boot" and how it will affect Linux when more hardware vendors begin promoting it with Microsoft Windows 8, Matthew Garrett has written about some of the myths for Secure Boot.
15 February 2012 - Matthew Garrett

Don't Get Excited Over Coreboot Laptops Yet

Unfortunately there isn't much to get excited over yet when it comes to using Coreboot on laptops.
5 February 2012 - No Progress - 14 Comments

Coreboot Is Set To Start Booting Laptops

This weekend in Brussels at FOSDEM along with many interesting X.Org discussions and laying out the plans for Wayland 1.0, the Coreboot project has an exciting announcement: showing off the first mainstream laptop with Coreboot support.
3 February 2012 - LinuxBIOS - 9 Comments

Linux News From The Consumer Electronics Show 2012

It's now CES (Consumer Electronics Show) week in Las Vegas... Phoronix will have you covered on important Linux hardware news.
9 January 2012 - Let It Begin - 1 Comment

Linux At The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Next week is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. As usual, Linux will have a role an increasing role in the event.
4 January 2012 - Coming Up

Razer BlackWidow, Other Products On Linux?

The Razer BlackWidow is an incredibly well constructed mechanical keyboard, but how well does it work under Linux? Has the Razer product support at Linux improved at all recently?
3 January 2012 - Keyboards - 16 Comments

HP Open-Sources webOS & Enyo App Framework

Hewlett-Packard announced today what it will do with webOS, after announcing in August major changes would come to webOS and it would sell its PC business (later they changed their mind). HP hasn't changed their mind about webOS, but what they are going to do with it is quite good: Hewlett-Packard is open-sourcing webOS and its Enyo application framework.
9 December 2011 - Hell Yes! - 7 Comments

Linux Hybrid Graphics Will Be A Mess For A While

Most of you know this already, but: hybrid graphics, the technology concept of having dual GPUs (generally a low-power IGP and a high-performance discrete GPU) and being able to seamlessly switch between them depending upon load and battery life, is a mess under Linux. It will continue to be a mess for the near-term.
31 October 2011 - Hybrid Graphics - 15 Comments

HP Is Going To Keep Its PC Business

Back in the middle of August HP said they would be selling their PC business and also discontinuing operations for their webOS devices and exploring what to do with their webOS software stack. Today Hewlett-Packard has announced they will actually be keeping their PC business.
27 October 2011 - Backwards - 5 Comments

Motherboards With Broken ASPM On Linux

One of the many OpenBenchmarking.org features that haven't yet been fully taken advantage is the opportunities presented by the vast collection of system hardware/software information and logs that have been submitted to this collaborative testing platform from Phoronix Media. OpenBenchmarking.org is much more than just being a storage place for benchmark results. After writing a simple plug-in this morning, here's a list of many motherboards that have broken PCI-E Active State Power Management support from their BIOS, which can lead to greatly increased power consumption under Linux.
10 October 2011 - ASPM On Linux - 39 Comments

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