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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

Cavium ThunderX: 2.5 GHz, 48 Core ARMv8 SoC

Cavium has announced their "ThunderX" SoC family during Computex this week as "the world's highest performing and power optimized 64-bit ARM-based server SoC." The Cavium ThunderX has 48 ARMv8 cores!
5 June 2014 - ARM HPC - 9 Comments

Thermal Issues Appear To Cause My ASUS Zenbook Linux Woes

As I've expressed on Twitter and in a past article I've run into some tough times recently with the ASUS Zenbook UX301LAA ultrabook under Linux. ASUS wasn't of much help and after further system reboots, the issue appears to be heat-related with this Intel Haswell ultrabook.
3 June 2014 - ASUS Zenbook - 56 Comments

VESA Releases DockPort Standard To Compete With Thunderbolt

VESA has released the DockPort standard today from Computex that's an extension of the DisplayPort interface and allows for USB data and power charging capabilities as a royalty-free, industry standard.
2 June 2014 - DockPort - 23 Comments

Samsung Finally Launches Its First Tizen Smartphone

With Computex Taipei happening this week and the Tizen Developer Conference starting tomorrow in San Francisco, Samsung has finally announced their first Tizen smartphone. The Samsung Z is this forthcoming Tizen phone.
2 June 2014 - Samsung Z - 62 Comments

OpenPandora Design Files Get Open-Sourced

The design files to the Pandora Linux gaming handheld computer is now open-sourced for non-commercial use.
1 June 2014 - OpenPandora - 12 Comments

The Dirty List Of GPUs With Open-Source Drivers Gone Wildly Wrong

This morning I shared the list of the 60+ graphics cards being tested under Linux for a set of very interesting articles coming up in the days ahead in this massive Linux graphics comparison in celebration of Phoronix.com's 10th birthday next week. While all of the graphics cards were tried, with the open-source drivers there were notable failures with both the AMD Radeon and Nouveau drivers.
31 May 2014 - Notes - 50 Comments

The 60+ GPUs For The Biggest-Ever Linux GPU Comparison

There's some very interesting tests that will be published on Phoronix in the next few days... Including the results from testing 65 different graphics cards under Linux with varying software stacks.
31 May 2014 - Comparison - 13 Comments

I Miss My MacBook Pro, Buggy Iris Graphics Gives Headaches

As many Phoronix readers will recall, I switched from a Retina MacBook Pro to an ASUS Zenbook Prime ultrabook. After overcoming some issues, the setup was nice, but I'm already having some regrets and issues.
28 May 2014 - ASUS Zenbook - 68 Comments

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