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Power-Saving FBC For Intel Skylake Is Still Baking On Linux

While the Linux 4.6 kernel is enabling FBC and PSR by default in the Intel graphics driver, it's only for select generations of Intel hardware for these power-saving Frame-Buffer Compression and Panel Self Refresh features. With Intel Skylake, FBC support remains a work in progress.

24 March 2016 - Frame Buffer Compression - 5 Comments
Making Use Of Intel MPX Extensions On Linux

Intel MPX memory protection aims to safeguard against buffer overflows in programs assuming you have a supported processor and software stack. Over at Intel's Open-Source Technology Center they published a guide this week on making use of Intel MPX under Linux.

20 March 2016 - No More Buffer Overflows - 5 Comments
Running Intel Haswell-ULT Graphics With Ubuntu 16.04's X-Staging PPA

As covered already in a few articles and in our forums, Mesa 11.2 isn't yet found by default on Ubuntu 16.04 but the developers have a feature freeze exception for still landing this feature update to the Mesa 3D user-space drivers and currently have it staged via a Personal Package Archive.

16 March 2016 - Mesa 11.2 On Ubuntu 16.04 - Add A Comment
Is Intel's PowerTOP Utility Still Beneficial In 2016 On Ubuntu 16.04 To Save Power?

Intel OTC's PowerTOP utility has been around for nearly a decade for making it easy to carry out power optimization tweaks on Intel Linux systems. However, is this program still useful or are modern Linux distributions and upstream code now better optimized by default for delivering an ideal power-savings experience? As it's been a while since the last time I tried PowerTOP, I fired it up today on an Intel Haswell ultrabook running a development snapshot of Ubuntu 16.04.

14 March 2016 - PowerTOP Usefulness - 17 Comments

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