If you're still relying upon a vintage XGI Volari graphics card or have a XGI integrated GPU on a server motherboard, thanks to the NetBSD folks there are 19 patches for the xf86-video-xgi open-source driver.
A few days after writing about a Linux driver coming for DisplayLink's USB 3.0-based hardware, they've released a binary driver for Ubuntu.
Yesterday when writing about libinput 0.21 being released and libinput 1.0 appearing around the corner, the forum discussion quickly turned into a matter of libinput's pointer acceleration support.
A few days back I shared some benchmarks of Sparkfun's pcDuino Acadia with a video made by Sparkfun. They've also now produced a tutorial for carrying out ARM single board computer benchmarks.
DisplayLink's line of USB display adapters is known to be Linux-friendly and backed by open-source support, but this is only for their USB 2.0 devices. Fortunately, it appears that DisplayLink is finally working on USB 3.0 device support for Linux.
Sparkfun's pcDuino Acadia os a $119 USD development board powered by a Freescale i.MX6 quad-core Cortex-A9 SoC with Mali 400 graphics. There's 1GB of RAM and other connectivity options for this board.
This week I posted the results of a 15-way graphics card comparison on Ubuntu Linux with AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards while running the very latest proprietary drivers. Those tests were focused on 4K resolution testing in order to stress the latest-generation AMD/NVIDIA GPUs. However, if you want to see 1080p numbers, here are some benchmark-friendly results.
One of the latest Direct Rendering Manager drivers in development for the mainline Linux kernel is the Freescale DCU driver.
While it's been several months since the Purism Librem crowd-funding campaing got underway for producing "the first high-end laptop in the world that ships without mystery software in the kernel, operating system, or any software applications," the Librem 15 still relies upon a proprietary BIOS and there's still no easy fix.
Matias Bjørling continues tackling support for "open-channel SSDs" within Linux. His fourth revision to his Open-Channel SSD patch-set has been published and re-based against code in development for the Linux 4.3 kernel.
Recently you may have heard of OCZ launching their new Trion 100 series, which is the latest example of low-cost solid-state storage. The OCZ Trion 240GB costs just $90 USD and the larger capacities are also around $0.375 per GB. In having picked up one of these cheap SSDs for another Linux test system recently, I ran some basic open-source Linux benchmarks on the Trion 100.
Recently there was the news about Jolla splitting up and focusing on Sailfish OS licensing. Yesterday it's been announced that they've landed a device partner in India for expanding their presence in that booming region for mobile users.
If you've noticed your 802.11 WiFi adapters on Linux tending to more often connect to 2.4GHz networks than 5GHz, you're not alone, but improvements for 5GHz WiFi on Linux are forthcoming.
While a lot of results are produced on LinuxBenchmarking.com of daily automated open-source/Linux tests and separately on Phoronix.com, these results do not come free but require a great deal of resources to keep going.
An anonymous Phoronix reader tipped us off this morning that Imagination Technologies has listed a new job opening for a Linux graphics driver developer that would also include working on portions of their yet-to-be-public open-source driver.
Broadcom's North Star 2 is a yet-to-be-announced SoC design based on 64-bit ARMv8 and marketed under their iProc family.
Times don't appear good at Finnish phone maker Jolla that hoped to rise from the fall of Nokia's MeeGo attempts. Jolla went public today with a focus shift at the company and they'll now be spinning off their device business.
A few more input driver updates were mailed in this morning for the Linux 4.2 kernel. This second input update for this next kernel version has better Xbox Wireless Controller support thanks to a patch from Valve.
Last month for the Phoronix 11th birthday we ran Benchmarks Of 45 Linux Systems From Atoms, Athlons and Phenoms To Xeons. This week in celebrating 200,000 benchmark results in our LinuxBenchmarking.com test lab, I ran another large comparison against the latest spectrum of hardware/software in the automated performance test lab.
The ARC architecture updates for the Linux 4.2 kernel have landed.
As usual, the Linux 4.2 kernel is bringing more improvements for ARM, including support for new SoCs and boards.
The libata updates for the Linux 4.2 kernel may be of interest this time around for solid-state drive owners thanks to some NCQ TRIM improvements.
Linux 4.2 has many audio/sound related improvements, including support for newer hardware.
It's been a while since last hearing anything out of the LM-Sensor camp, but this morning they have to announced their latest release (v3.4.0).
For the past few months we've been reporting on Allwinner's apparent violations of (L)GPL code primarily around CedarX/media-related bits. While it looked like things were taking a turn for the better last month when they published some new open-source code and joined the Linux Foundation, there's some fresh criticism this week.
For Raspberry Pi users out there, the default firmware branch has changed to using the
In trying to reduce the amount of dust, pet dander, etc, in the basement server room, here's the air purifier and ionizers I've been using for reducing the elements to clean in the big home Linux server room.
Another test system has been deployed for adding to more daily testing and performance benchmarking of the open-source AMD RadeonSI Linux graphics stack.
To very little surprise, Ouya -- the company that started out on Kickstarter as an Android game console -- has been acquired. The reported suitor for the company is high-end gaming company Razer.
The latest talk is that Imagination Technologies may be developing an open-source Linux graphics driver for their PowerVR hardware.
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