Hardware News Archives
Amazon Launches The Fire TV Stick

Just months after launching the Fire TV, Amazon today introduced the Fire TV Stick, which is like a mix of a Roku/Chromecast and the Fire TV.

27 October 2014 - Fire TV Stick - 10 Comments
Ubuntu 14.04 In The Power8 Cloud From RunAbove

Yesterday I shared my preview of RunAbove's PowerPC cloud using IBM's latest POWER8 CPUs. RunAbove's PowerPC cloud currently offers an instance type up to 176 threads, for which I've spent the past few days of benchmarking. While initially the only operating system enabled in the POWER8 cloud was Fedora 19, now Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is also an option.

25 October 2014 - PowerPC - 5 Comments
Open-Source, Linux Support For Corsair Link Devices Slowly Materializing

Corsair Link comes down to a proprietary protocol for allowing Corsair products within the "Link" ecosystem to allow for a centralized, easy-to-use control panel for fans, water coolers, and more. Corsair doesn't provide any Linux support for Corsair Link, but open-source developers are filling in the gaps.

23 October 2014 - Corsair Link - 3 Comments
Imagination Releases Full ISA Documentation For PowerVR Rogue GPUs

Imagination Technologies released the PowerVR SDK v3.4 this morning and while it may not sound too interesting for most Phoronix readers, it's a very interesting release in that for the first time they are providing full instruction set documentation for their latest PowerVR GPUs.

21 October 2014 - Rogue - 42 Comments
TYAN Launches Its First OpenPOWER Reference System

Our hardware friends at TYAN have announced their first customer reference system built around OpenPOWER, the collaboration around IBM's Power Architecture with the Power ISA and other technology being opened up. TYAN's "Palmetto System" is promoted as being innovative, collaborative, and open.

8 October 2014 - TYAN OpenPOWER - 2 Comments
Rockchip's DRM Driver Continues To Progress

Back in August Rockchip published a DRM driver for their SoCs. While this driver has yet to be mainlined, Rockchip continues revising the open-source driver to address upstream developer feedback.

28 September 2014 - Rockchip - 4 Comments
Early Adopters Already Hit By Fedora Dropping Old Linux GPU Drivers

While it's been known since last year that Fedora wants to get rid of old GPU drivers that don't have DRM/KMS support and their plans moved forward months ago to rid the system of old GPU drivers, some Linux enthusiasts running against the latest Fedora development code are surprised their GPU driver vanished.

24 September 2014 - Crusty GPUs - 44 Comments
The Meizu MX4 Phone With Ubuntu Is Expected To Be Out In December

Back in February we wrote about Ubuntu having two phone partners with plans to launch in 2014. Those partners were BQ and Meizu, with the latter Chinese brand at least now expecting to have a working Ubuntu Touch software stack in December to begin shipping their Unicorn-loaded phone.

14 September 2014 - Ubuntu MX4 - 18 Comments
CompuLab's Intense-PC2 Is A Great Haswell-Based Mini Linux PC

Compared to most Linux PC vendors targeting consumers that are just selling re-branded white box systems with Linux preloaded, CompuLab continues to have an interesting set of original offerings that are Linux-friendly and built really well. The latest system we've had the pleasure of trying out is the Intense-PC2.

13 September 2014 - Intense-PC2 - 7 Comments
Matrox Releases New Multi-Head PCI-E Graphics Cards

Matrox is out with new professional graphics cards in their new C-Series product line-up. These new graphics cards designed for driving multiple displays -- including a quad-output fan-less graphics card -- will be supported under Linux.

11 September 2014 - Matrox C-Series - 17 Comments
Debian & The FSF Launch A Linux Hardware Database

The Free Software Foundation and Debian have hooked up to help free software users in the search for finding Linux compatible hardware... In a different approach from the other Linux compatibility lists and hardware databases, they are only promoting hardware that doesn't require any proprietary software or firmware.

8 September 2014 - H-Node - Add A Comment
MSI Motherboard BIOS Updating Remains A Pain For Linux Users

While most if not all of the modern motherboards produced by MSI allow BIOS/UEFI updating to happen from within the BIOS setup utility and done using a USB flash drive -- as is also the case with most other motherboard vendors -- for Linux users the updating can be a bit more of a headache for MSI motherboards.

31 August 2014 - UEFI/BIOS - 36 Comments
Imagination Launches A MIPS Development Board

To compete with the growing number of single-board development computers in the ARM space and even in the x86 space, Imagination Technologies has introduced their first public MIPS single-board computer for developers. While it won't likely see the success of the Raspberry Pi, it's an interesting piece of hardware to say the least and hopefully we'll be able to benchmark it at Phoronix.

30 August 2014 - MIPS - 24 Comments
Getting Involved With The New Raspberry Pi Graphics Driver

Eric Anholt, formerly a lead developer on Intel's Linux graphics driver, has been quickly working away at the VC4 Gallium3D driver and related code now being a Broadcom employee tasked with making an open-source driver for the Raspberry Pi. If you're looking to try out his in-development driver or help him out in the driver creation process, he's published a brief guide to lower the barrier to entry.

30 August 2014 - VC4 Gallium3D - Add A Comment
UEFI Forum Officially Announces ACPI 5.1

While Linux kernel developers have already been working on ACPI 5.1 support since it brings ACPI on ARM, and there's partial support in the Linux 3.17 kernel, the UEFI Forum today finally announced the official release of the ACPI 5.1 specification.

12 August 2014 - ACPI 5.1 - 1 Comment

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