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More X.Org Security Vulnerabilities Published, Date Back To X11R5

There's been several high profile open-source security bugs uncovered recently from the well known OpenSSL heartbleed bug to an issue with the Linux kernel. Unfortunately, there's more to report today, but this time in the space of X.Org with multiple security issues that have been present going back to X11R5, which was released in 1991.

13 May 2014 - X.Org Security - 17 Comments
xf86-video-modesetting Now Supports Server-Managed FDs

The generic xf86-video-modesetting DDX driver that's designed to work universally across Linux KMS drivers now has support for sever-managed file-descriptors, which will help this driver work on non-root X Servers.

28 April 2014 - Server Managed FDs - 1 Comment
Working Out "Serious Security Flaws" In DRM Drivers

While many are still busy working through fallout of the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug within organizations, on a separate but security related note, kernel developers specializing in the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) graphics drivers are working to beef up their own driver security.

11 April 2014 - Graphicsbleed - Add A Comment
GNOME 3.12 Puts The X.Org Log In The Systemd Journal

A useful tip shared by X.Org input expert Peter Hutterer is that with today's GNOME 3.12 release the GNOME Display Manager is no longer writing X.Org Server logs to the file but is being stored within systemd's journal.

27 March 2014 - Xorg.0.log - 10 Comments
GLAMOR Core Rendering Code Gets Rewritten

Just a day past the GLAMOR "mega series" code was merged into the mainline X.Org Server as the work of Intel's Eric Anholt, Keith Packard has revived his set of twenty core rendering patches.

19 March 2014 - GLAMOR - 2 Comments
GLAMOR Patch Bomb Can Boost Some Operations By 700~800%

Eric Anholt at Intel OTC continues investing great amounts of time recently on improving the GLAMOR acceleration code that was merged into the X.Org Server for speeding up 2D acceleration using OpenGL. Eric is out this week with a set of 27 patches for review pertaining to this code.

13 March 2014 - GLAMOR - 18 Comments

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