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Finally: More DRM Driver Documentation

A developer while working to create a Renesas SH Mobile DRM driver ended up writing a fairly thorough DRM kernel framework documentation for those looking to write these kernel GPU drivers.
1 June 2012 - GPU DRM Drivers - 5 Comments

The Extra DMA-BUF PRIME Patches For Linux 3.5

Another DRM pull request for the Linux 3.5 kernel has been issued. This extra pull provides the DRM DMA-BUF PRIME mmap/vmap support.
31 May 2012 - More Patches - 1 Comment

DRM Changes In Linux 3.5 Are Huge

This news item is coming a bit belated due to LinuxTag, but the DRM graphics driver pull went in last week for the Linux 3.5 kernel. The open-source kernel graphics driver changes this time around are absolutely huge, complete with three new KMS drivers.
29 May 2012 - GPU Drivers - 7 Comments

Xonar DGX, Other Soundly Linux Enhancements

The sound pull request for the Linux 3.5 kernel has went in this week. Aside from Linux now finally supporting Creative Sound Core3D sound cards, there's also some other interesting audio-related work for the kernel.
25 May 2012 - Linux 3.5 - 3 Comments

Better Input Support In The Linux 3.5 Kernel

For the Linux 3.5 kernel there will be better touch/input device support.
24 May 2012 - Input

Linux 3.4 Kernel Released With Many New Features

The Linux 3.4 kernel was released to end out the weekend of Linus Torvalds' with this major kernel release highlighting several new Linux features.
21 May 2012 - Linux 3.4 - 4 Comments

The v2 Rotary Interactivity Favor Scheduler

Version 2 of the Rotary Interactivity Favor Scheduler (RIFS) was published on Friday. The RIFS scheduler for the Linux kernel is designed for driving a low-latency Linux desktop.
13 May 2012 - RIFS Scheduler - 145 Comments

Linux 3.4 Kernel Should Be Here Next Week

The final release of the Linux 3.4 kernel is about one week away, but until then there is the 3.4-rc7 kernel to take for a spin.
13 May 2012 - Linux 3.4

DMA-BUF PRIME Coming Together For Linux 3.5

The DMA-BUF PRIME support in the popular open-source Linux graphics drivers is coming together for the Linux 3.5 kernel to allow for GPU offloaded rendering.
12 May 2012 - GPU Offloading - 18 Comments

BCache For The Linux Kernel Still Being Tackled

BCache for the Linux kernel is still being worked on and is now up to its thirteenth revision prior to being merged into the mainline Linux kernel. BCache provides write-through and write-back caching as a new block device.
10 May 2012 - BCache - 6 Comments

Btrfs File-System Plans For Ubuntu 12.10

The Btrfs file-system was again brought up at UDS for discussion surrounding the plans for this next-generation Linux file-system in Ubuntu 12.10.
10 May 2012 - Btrfs Planning - 3 Comments

Ubuntu 12.10 To Target Linux 3.5 Kernel, Maybe 3.6

Ubuntu 12.10, the Quantal Quetzel, is likely to ship with the Linux 3.5 kernel. However, the Ubuntu kernel team will reserve the option to ship with Linux 3.6 if time and interest allows.
8 May 2012 - Linux 3.5 Kernel - 3 Comments

Linux 3.4-rc6: The Final Linux 3.4 Kernel Is In Sight

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.4-rc6 kernel on Sunday and signalled that the final release of the Linux 3.4 kernel is in sight.
6 May 2012 - New RC - 6 Comments

ZFS File-System For Linux Is Still Around

While Btrfs, XFS, and EXT4 remain the far more popular choices when it comes to Linux file-systems, there still exists projects focused upon providing ZFS file-system support under Linux.
6 May 2012 - Sort Of - 23 Comments

Reiser4 For New Kernels? Don't Hold Your Breath

Hopefully you're not anxiously waiting for the Reiser4 file-system to appear for new Linux kernel releases...
3 May 2012 - Reiser4 File-System - 7 Comments

A Virtual KMS Driver For QEMU Comes, Again

A virtual Cirrus KMS driver has once again appeared for providing kernel mode-setting support for virtualized guests using QEMU.
2 May 2012 - Cirrus KMS - 8 Comments

Linux 3.4-rc5: Annoying, But Not Hugely Scary

The Linux 3.4-rc5 kernel was released on Sunday with an increased number of changes over its predecessor, which Linus Torvalds describes as annoying, but it shouldn't be "hugely scary" for those testing it out.
29 April 2012 - New Kernel - 3 Comments

A KMS Driver Arrives For AST Hardware

A kernel mode-setting (KMS) driver for new hardware has been published.
23 April 2012 - ASpeed Tech - 6 Comments

Linux 3.4 Is On Track, But Things Aren't Yet Calm

Linus Torvalds released the fourth release candidate of the Linux 3.4 kernel on Saturday afternoon. He believes the final Linux 3.4 kernel is still on track, but he's not too enthusiastic about the bombarding of new pull requests that seems to happen on Fridays.
21 April 2012 - Linux 3.4 Kernel

DRM Changes Pooling For Linux 3.5 Kernel

There's already a number of changes building up when it comes to the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) sub-system for merging into the Linux 3.5 kernel.
21 April 2012 - Linux 3.5 DRM - 2 Comments

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