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SDL Tries Again To Prefer Wayland Over X11
SDL Tries Again To Prefer Wayland Over X11
3 Hours Ago - Wayland - SDL Wayland By Default - 7 Comments

At the start of the year SDL attempted to prefer Wayland over X.Org/X11 thanks to the maturing Wayland support for this widely-used software/hardware abstraction layer by numerous cross-platform games. But that change was later reverted over ecosystem challenges around Wayland. Now as we approach the end of the year, SDL is again trying to prefer Wayland over X11.

Intel Hosting oneAPI AI/HPC Developer Summit Next Week
Intel Hosting oneAPI AI/HPC Developer Summit Next Week
6 Hours Ago - Intel - Intel oneAPI Dev Summit 2022 - Add A Comment

Beyond Intel's well regarded open-source software work deep down the stack on everything from ensuring timely new hardware support to optimizing the Linux kernel with various performance optimizations and investing heavily in the upstream GNU and LLVM toolchains (and much more!), they also make terrific software ecosystem advancements higher up the stack. One of their most promising areas of open-source software work in recent years has been around oneAPI. Next week Intel will be hosting a virtual oneAPI DevSummit for AI and HPC where they will be showing off their latest software advancements.

Trying Out JSAUX's Assortment Of Steam Deck Accessories
Trying Out JSAUX's Assortment Of Steam Deck Accessories
9 Hours Ago - Peripherals - 2 Comments

For those looking to purchase any holiday stocking stuffers or Christmas gifts for Steam Deck gamers there is a wide assortment of accessories offered by JSAUX. This electronics accessories supplier recently sent over a number of their Steam Deck accessories including their 6-in-1 and 7-in-1 docking stations, protected standing case, and glass screen protector. Here's a look at these great holiday gifts for Steam Deck owners.

28 November

AMD Software: PRO Edition 22.Q4 for Linux Released
AMD Software: PRO Edition 22.Q4 for Linux Released
28 November 06:01 PM EST - AMD - AMD Software: PRO Edition 22.Q4 - Add A Comment

A little more than a week ago AMD quietly released their Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise Linux 22.Q4 driver, also advertised more recently as the AMD Software: PRO Edition 22.Q4 for Linux driver package. With most Linux enthusiasts and gamers happily using the upstream open-source components in the mainline Linux kernel and Mesa, the new quarterly release slipped under the radar until now.

KDE Improving File Access For Apple iOS Devices With New KIO AFC
KDE Improving File Access For Apple iOS Devices With New KIO AFC
28 November 02:45 PM EST - KDE - iPhone + iPad File Access Using AFC - 9 Comments

With KDE Gear next year there will be improved support for accessing files from Apple iOS devices like iPhones and iPads. There already exist several KDE implementations for accessing files off iOS devices while a new one written against the latest KIO code has been merged.

The Intel Core i9 13900K "Raptor Lake" Performance From Linux 5.15 To Linux 6.1
The Intel Core i9 13900K "Raptor Lake" Performance From Linux 5.15 To Linux 6.1
28 November 12:00 PM EST - Software - 10 Comments

For those of you upgrading to an Intel 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" system this holiday season, here are some benchmarks looking at how the varying kernel versions affect the Core i9 13900K flagship performance. Testing started using the Linux 5.15 LTS kernel shipped by Ubuntu 22.04 LTS currently and ends with the Linux 6.1 Git snapshot of that kernel nearing its official release and what is expected to be this year's LTS kernel version.

OneXPlayer Sensor/Fan Support Extended To More Models With Its Linux 6.2 Introduction
OneXPlayer Sensor/Fan Support Extended To More Models With Its Linux 6.2 Introduction
28 November 05:56 AM EST - Hardware - OneXPlayer - Add A Comment

One of the new hardware drivers set to be introduced in the upcoming Linux 6.2 kernel cycle is the OneXPlayer sensor driver for supporting hardware monitoring on the x86_64-based handheld gaming devices. While OneXPlayer devices ship with Windows by default, Linux is becoming an increasingly sought after target particularly with prospects for running SteamOS.

AMD "Mayan Morgana" Reference Motherboard Added To Coreboot
AMD "Mayan Morgana" Reference Motherboard Added To Coreboot
28 November 05:35 AM EST - AMD - Mayan_Morgana - 2 Comments

Back in October the open-source Coreboot firmware project began seeing patches for new AMD SoCs codenamed "Morgana" and "Glinda". That work has continued and over the weekend the "Mayan Morgana" was merged as the reference motherboard for the Morgana SoC.

27 November

Readfile System Call Patches Revisited For Efficiently Reading Small Files
Readfile System Call Patches Revisited For Efficiently Reading Small Files
27 November 10:08 AM EST - Linux Storage - readfile - 15 Comments

Talked about for over two years now has been a "readfile" system call to efficiently read small files. This should be a win when dealing with small files like those exposed via sysfs while it's taken time to come together and stalled out several times. This week Greg Kroah-Hartman has updated the readfile patches leading to hope that this new syscall might finally be on a path for mainlining.

Intel Habana Labs SynapseAI Core Updated With Gaudi2 Support
Intel Habana Labs SynapseAI Core Updated With Gaudi2 Support
27 November 09:47 AM EST - Intel - SynapseAI Core - 2 Comments

While these days the Intel-owned Habana Labs Linux software stack is a shining example of an open-source AI accelerator solution with mainline kernel driver support and also helping bring together the new compute accelerator subsystem, it wasn't always so blessed. Initially there was the closed-source user-space bits that fortunately last year was opened up with SynapseAI Core.

Intel's IPU6 Webcam Linux Driver Still A Mess, But Some Patches To Help
Intel's IPU6 Webcam Linux Driver Still A Mess, But Some Patches To Help
27 November 06:46 AM EST - Intel - IPU6 MIPI Camera Mess - 12 Comments

While for years Intel has been very well regarded -- and rightfully so -- for their open-source Linux hardware support, occasionally there are exceptions. One such exception currently is Intel's IPU6 drivers for their MIPI cameras found on many newer Alder lake laptops and presumably upcoming Raptor Lake laptops too. The IPU6 drivers remain outside of the Linux kernel and will still likely be that way for sometime.

26 November

Samsung's Latest Linux Upstreaming Work For The Tesla FSD SoC Is PCIe Support
Samsung's Latest Linux Upstreaming Work For The Tesla FSD SoC Is PCIe Support
26 November 09:44 AM EST - Hardware - PCIe For Tesla's Full Self-Driving SoC - Add A Comment

At the start of the calendar year Samsung engineers posted Linux patches bringing to enable the Tesla full self-driving "FSD" SoC within the mainline Linux kernel. Linux 5.18 picked up the initial Tesla FSD SoC support and since then other support remnants have continued to be worked on like media functionality. The latest open-source, upstream-focused Tesla FSD SoC work is on enabling PCIe functionality.

25 November

2022 Black Friday Reminders
25 November 05:00 PM EST - Phoronix - Consider Helping Me Out - 1 Comment

Just some quick "Black Friday" / holiday reminders for those that enjoy the daily original open-source news, Linux hardware reviews, performance benchmarks, and more put out each and every day on Phoronix.

24 November

Valve Implements Opt-In VK_KHR_present_wait For Mesa Vulkan Drivers
24 November 10:00 AM EST - Mesa - VK_KHR_present_wait - 5 Comments

Landing this week within Mesa 23.0 is an initial implementation of Vulkan's VK_KHR_present_wait extension, which Hans-Kristian Arntzen of Valve's Linux team and VKD3D-Proton notoriety has referred to as a "very useful" extension but due to current spec limitations is for now only being made opt-in via a DriConf option so it can be handled on a per-game/app basis.

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