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The Raspberry Pi Open-Source 3D Driver Still Has A Lot Of Work Ahead

While Linux 4.5 is set to receive the DRM changes for supporting open-source 3D on the Raspberry Pi and in user-space those bits are settling down in the VC4 Gallium3D driver, the game isn't over and there still is more work ahead before this open-source Raspberry Pi 3D stack will replace the closed-source RPi 3D driver.

15 December 2015 - Raspberry Pi VC4 - Add A Comment
Upgrading To The ASUS RT-AC88U Wireless Router

This past week my main router I've been using for the past three years failed on me (the ASUS RT-AC66U) so I quickly set out to replace this router with a superior model that can better suit my needs today. The router I ended up going for was the expensive ASUS RT-AC88U, but so far it's working out very well.

13 December 2015 - ASUS RT-AC88U - 20 Comments
A Way To Cut My Power Use & One Of My Favorite Kickstarters In A While

I was very excited this morning when hearing from a Phoronix reader about a new solution for potentially saving huge amounts of money on my electricity bill. No, it wasn't spam. Rather, an interesting Kickstarter project for a solution to my numerous Linux systems that have faulty WoL support.

9 December 2015 - RemoteBoot - 17 Comments
Etnaviv DRM Driver Steps Closer To Mainline Linux Kernel

It's been a while since hearing anything new on Etnaviv, the open-source reverse-engineered DRM driver for supporting the ARM-based Vivante GPUs. That changed this morning with revised patches being sent out for this driver as it looks to be pulled into the mainline Linux kernel.

4 December 2015 - Vivante ARM GPUs - 3 Comments
The Other New Budget Laptop For Linux Testing

With having returned the Toshiba Carrizo-powered laptop due to its faulty heatsink fan, I decided on a different laptop to pickup for some extra budget laptop benchmarks this holiday season.

4 December 2015 - Broadwell Fun - 10 Comments
The Toshiba Carrizo-Powered Laptop Is Screaming, Literally

Since writing a few days ago about buying an AMD Carrizo-powered laptop for Linux benchmarking, many Phoronix readers have been asking how it's going in testing out this Toshiba Satellite L55D-C5269 laptop. Well, very unpleasant so far.

2 December 2015 - Toshiba Satellite Failure? - 58 Comments
More Details On The Do-It-Yourself ARM64 Laptop

Last week I wrote about the in-development, build-it-yourself 64-bit ARM open-source laptop. That generated a fair amount of interest by the community in Olimex's work and now some more details have emerged.

2 December 2015 - 64-bit ARM DIY Laptop - 6 Comments
The Best $90 Spent For My Home-Made Server Room

Earlier today I wrote about how reusing the heat from the 60+ system Linux benchmarking server room can heat a home in the winter. The free heat is nice, but it came with a bit of noise; however, thanks to purchasing one product for less than $100 USD the noise level has been significantly reduced.

23 November 2015 - Duct Silencing - 7 Comments
Booting Linux In Just One Second

One of the most interesting presentations from this year's Embedded Linux Conference Europe was how-to boot Linux in under one second!

23 November 2015 - How-To Boot Linux In 1 Second - 36 Comments
Jolla Lays Off "A Big Part" Of Its Personnel, Goes For Debt Restructuring

Months after Jolla announced its split and intent to focus on Sailfish OS licensing, its financial situation has not improved. Jolla's latest financing round has been delayed and so they've had to file for debt restructuring in Finland. As part of that, they are temporarily laying off "a big part" of its personnel.

20 November 2015 - Jolla Debt - 20 Comments

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