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Imagination Tech Is Still Looking For A Linux Graphics Driver Developer

Back in July I wrote about how Imagination Technologies was looking for a Linux graphics driver developer that would include working on portions of their yet-to-be-public open-source driver. Well, with developers having experience with Linux graphics drivers being in short supply, Imagination has yet to fill this position.

20 October 2015 - ImgTech Driver Developer - 10 Comments
Imagination Continues Talking Up Vulkan

Besides launching a free webinar/video series devoted to the Vulkan API, Imagination Technologies has put out another blog post about this forthcoming low-level graphics API.

19 October 2015 - Vulkan API - 11 Comments
A Call To Stop Making FBDEV Linux Frame-Buffer Drivers

Back in 2012 was a call for deprecating Linux FBDEV drivers in a move to try to kill off the FBDEV subsystem in favor of modern DRM drivers. As I've brought up several times since, FBDEV drivers are still kicking in the Linux kernel. Sent out today thought was another call to try to encourage developers to stop developing FBDEV drivers.

24 September 2015 - Linux FBDEV - 15 Comments
Libratbag: A New Library For Configurable Mice On Linux

With Libinput 1.0 having been released, Peter Hutterer has found himself working on another open-source Linux input project: libratbag. This new library is for interacting with configurable mice on Linux, as is common to gaming systems.

15 September 2015 - libratbag - 15 Comments
Our Linux Benchmarking Power Use Still Around 3,000 kWh A Month

Besides getting a number of stitches to my foot this weekend in the hospital, equally as painful was receiving the latest electric bill for our mass open-source / Linux benchmarking efforts. The power use over the past month was the second highest electrical use of the year.

13 September 2015 - 3k kWh - 54 Comments
Linux 4.3 Implements New ARMv8.1 Features

Already mailed in for the Linux 4.3 kernel merge window this week were the numerous ARM SoC updates while being sent in over the night were the ARM64/AArch64 architectural changes for this next version of the Linux kernel.

4 September 2015 - ARM64 / AArch64 - Add A Comment

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