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X-Fi Articles & Reviews

Altec Lansing VS2421   Peripherals   2009-07-20
Early Linux 2.6.31 Kernel Benchmarks   Software   2009-07-08
Creative Gives In, They Open-Source Their X-Fi Driver   Software   2008-11-06
Creative Tries Again At Linux Drivers   Software   2008-04-18
Open-Source Creative X-Fi Support   Software   2008-02-05
Creative X-Fi Linux Driver Coming Soon   Software   2007-09-23
Ultra Products X-Finity 500W ULT31843   Power Supplies   2006-10-16
Ultra 256MB MP3 Player   Peripherals   2005-04-22
Ultra Products X-Finity 600W   Power Supplies   2005-03-26

X-Fi Linux & Open-Source News

Threadripper 7000 Series, Wayland, Linux 6.7 & Other November Highlights   Phoronix   2023-12-01
PowerVR Binary Blob Added To Linux-Firmware.Git For New Graphics Driver   Hardware   2023-11-28
Ubuntu 23.10 Is Maxing Out Zstd Compression For Its Kernel Build   Ubuntu   2023-11-16
NVIDIA Pushes 62MB Of GSP Binary Firmware Blobs Into Linux-Firmware.Git   NVIDIA   2023-11-08
AMD Family 19h CPU Microcode Updated (2023-10-19 Rev)   AMD   2023-10-19
Linux 6.6-rc6 Released: Plan For 6.6 Stable In Two Weeks   Linux Kernel   2023-10-15
Debian 12.2 Released With Various Security Fixes, AMD Inception Microcode   Debian   2023-10-08
AMD PMF Firmware Added To Linux-Firmware.Git For Smart PC Solution Builder   AMD   2023-10-03
Linux DRM Firmware Repo Established For Queuing New GPU Firmware   Linux Kernel   2023-08-20
Updated AMD Family 19h Microcode Published Following "Inception"   AMD   2023-08-09
New AMDGPU Firmware Published For Upcoming Radeon GPUs   Radeon   2023-07-26
New AMD Zen CPU & Radeon GPU Microcode Land In Linux-Firmware.Git   AMD   2023-07-24
Ubuntu Revisiting Its Initramfs Compression Approach   Ubuntu   2023-07-10
Linux 6.5 Brings Improvements To Firewire Support   Hardware   2023-07-04
Linux 6.5 To Add HuC Loading Support For Intel Meteor Lake   Intel   2023-06-09
NVIDIA Cleans Up GSP Firmware Binary License   NVIDIA   2023-05-31
Linux 6.3.5 Released With XFS Metadata Corruption Fix   Linux Kernel   2023-05-30
Linux 6.4-rc4 Released As A "Fairly Normal" Release   Linux Kernel   2023-05-28
AMD Radeon Software For Linux 22.40.5 Driver Released   Radeon   2023-05-23
Intel Meteor Lake GuC Firmware Support Published   Intel   2023-05-07
Nouveau Using The NVIDIA GSP Will Lead To More Firmware Bloat   Nouveau   2023-04-19
An Early Look At Linux 6.4 Features: AMD CDX, AMD GAM, Intel LAM, Apple M2 & More   Linux Kernel   2023-04-14
Updated NVIDIA Turing Firmware Published For Open-Source Nouveau Driver   Nouveau   2023-04-04
AMD Has Many New CPU/GPU Features Ready For Linux 6.3   AMD   2023-02-18
AMD Publishes New Firmware Binaries For Upcoming Hardware   AMD   2023-01-25
Fwupd 1.8.9 Released With Support For More Solidigm NVMe SSDs, More USB Docks   LVFS   2023-01-03
AMD Continued Its Great Linux Embrace In 2022 With Better Launch-Day Support + Optimizations   AMD   2022-12-31
AMD Radeon RX 7900 Series Firmware Upstreamed   Radeon   2022-12-14
Big Nouveau Driver Update For Linux 6.2 To Improve Open-Source NVIDIA Support   Nouveau   2022-11-08
Intel Releases Packaged Arc Graphics Driver For Ubuntu 22.04 LTS   Intel   2022-10-20
AMD Publishes New Family 19h CPU Microcode   AMD   2022-10-02
AMD Sends Last Minute Fixes To Linux 6.0 For RDNA3 Graphics Cards   Radeon   2022-09-30
Intel Arc Graphics A750 + A770 Are Ready To Run On Open-Source Linux Drivers   Intel   2022-09-30
Intel Open-Source Vulkan Linux Driver Now Exposes Ray-Tracing For Arc Graphics   Intel   2022-09-28
Rust-Written Apple DRM Linux Kernel Driver Renders First Cube   Apple   2022-09-24
AMD Lands New GPU Firmware Binaries In Linux-Firmware.Git   Radeon   2022-09-13
Linux Laying Out Guidelines To Avoid Kernel Updates Breaking Firmware Compatibility   Linux Kernel   2022-07-18
Oh GuC: Intel ADL-P Graphics On Linux 5.19 Will Break Unless You Also Upgrade Firmware   Intel   2022-07-14
Fedora 37 Looks To Better Manage Its 175MB+ Of Linux Firmware Blobs   Fedora   2022-07-01
Rust For Linux, -O3'ing The Kernel & Other Highlights From June   Phoronix   2022-07-01
Apple M2 Enablement For Linux Begins With Good Progress   Apple   2022-06-28
Apple Announces Its New M2 Processor   Apple   2022-06-06
Linux NTFS, Ryzen 7 5800X3D, Mesa 22.1 & Other April Open-Source Excitement   Phoronix   2022-05-01
Debian To Consider Changing How It Treats Closed-Source Firmware   Debian   2022-04-19
ZoneFS File-System To See Some Improvements With Linux 5.19   Linux Storage   2022-04-18
Updated AMDGPU Firmware Published To Deal With A Possible VCN Hang   Radeon   2022-04-11
Updated AMD Zen 1 Through Zen 3 CPU Microcode Published   AMD   2022-04-10
Updated AMD GPU Firmware Blobs Land In Linux-Firmware.Git For PSP 13.0.8, GC 10.3.7   Radeon   2022-03-20
New AMD Radeon Firmware Published For Upcoming GPUs   Radeon   2022-03-04
Steam Deck, GNOME 42 Advancements & AMD Linux Updates Excited Readers In February   Phoronix   2022-03-01
Updated AMD APU Firmware Helps Systems Stuck On High Memory Clocks, Wasting Battery   Radeon   2022-02-28
AMD Releases Updated CPU Microcode For Zen 3 CPUs   AMD   2022-02-18
Zstd-Compressed Linux Firmware Back To Being Eyed   Linux Kernel   2022-01-29
NXP Continues Work On Linux Driver Bring-Up Of "Amphion" Video Encoder/Decoder   Multimedia   2022-01-25
Alder Lake, Kernel Optimizations & Steam Deck Happenings That Excited Linux Fans   Phoronix   2021-11-30
AMD Releases Updated Zen 3 CPU Microcode (November 2021)   AMD   2021-11-15
AMD Publishes Initial Firmware For Yellow Carp APUs   Radeon   2021-09-15
AMD Van Gogh Firmware Published, Other Radeon GPU Firmware Updated   Radeon   2021-08-12
Debian Improves Docs To Inform Users Their Systems Might Not Work Without Non-Free Firmware   Debian   2021-08-02
AMD Instinct MI100 "Arcturus" Bits Added To Linux-Firmware.Git   Radeon   2021-04-05
Radeon RX 6700 XT "Navy Flounder" Microcode Lands In Linux-Firmware.Git   Radeon   2021-03-22
Radeon Software For Linux 20.50 Released With RX 6700 XT Support   Radeon   2021-03-18
AMD "Green Sardine" Firmware Published For Linux Users   Radeon   2021-02-14
Linux Patches Look To Restrict Modules From Poking Certain Registers, Using Select Instructions   Linux Kernel   2021-01-30
The Linux Kernel Made Terrific Strides In 2020   Linux Kernel   2021-01-01
Linux Continues Crackdown On User-Space Poking CPU MSRs   Linux Kernel   2020-12-14
Radeon RX 6900 XT Launches As Flagship Card With Open-Source Drivers But Very Limited Availability   Radeon   2020-12-08
Linux 5.9.12 Is In Good Shape With The AMD Radeon RX 6800 Series   Radeon   2020-12-07
Radeon RX 6800 "Sienna Cichlid" Firmware Added To Linux-Firmware.Git   Radeon   2020-11-19
Linux Developers Discussing Possible Kernel Driver For Intel CPU Undervolting   Intel   2020-10-21
Radeon Software for Linux 20.40 Released With RX 5300 Series Support   Radeon   2020-10-05
WSL2 Adding Support For Mounting Physical Disks, EXT4 Access And More From Windows   Microsoft   2020-09-10
Now That The Linux Kernel Can Be Zstd-Compressed, The Next Step Is The Firmware   Linux Kernel   2020-08-21
Intel SERIALIZE, Dropping Of SGI UV Supercomputer, i386 Clang'ing Hit Linux 5.9   Linux Kernel   2020-08-03
Changes Expected For The Linux 5.9 Kernel From Intel DG1 To AMD Navi 2 To New CPU Capabilities   Linux Kernel   2020-08-02
Raspberry Pi Vulkan, WSL2, Renoir, Linux 5.8 + PHP8 Was Exciting For June   Phoronix   2020-07-01
AMD Publishes AMDGPU UVD Firmware For Southern Islands   Radeon   2020-06-29
Linux Gaming, Qt Drama, New Hardware Kept Open-Source Enthusiasts Entertained This Month   Phoronix   2020-04-30
Facebook + Intel Get Open-Source FSP Booting On Xeon Scalable   Intel   2020-04-17
Linux 5.7 Adding Infrastructure To See Better Out-Of-The-Box Touchscreen Support   Hardware   2020-03-22
NVIDIA Posts Firmware Needed For Open-Source GeForce 16 Series Acceleration   Nouveau   2020-02-19
Western Digital Proposes Zonefs File-System For Linux 5.6   Linux Storage   2020-02-09
Linux-Firmware Adds Updated Binary For Fixing Performance With RX 5600 XT vBIOS Update   Radeon   2020-02-04
Western Digital's Zonefs File-System Looks Like It Could Be Ready To Land With Linux 5.6   Linux Storage   2020-01-16
Western Digital Has Been Developing A New Linux File-System: Zonefs   Linux Storage   2019-12-25
AMD Sends Updated Zen CPU Microcode To Linux-Firmware Tree   AMD   2019-12-18
Raspberry Pi 4 BCM43455 NVRAM Addition Hits Linux-Firmware Git   Raspberry Pi   2019-12-15
Linux 5.5 Brings Logitech G15 Driver, Better Windows Precision Touchpad Support   Hardware   2019-11-30
Updated AMD Zen CPU Microcode Lands In Linux-Firmware Tree   AMD   2019-10-22
Ubuntu 19.10 Doesn't Ship With AMD Navi / Radeon RX 5700 Support Working, But Easy To Enable   Ubuntu   2019-10-21
Intel Firmware Binaries Land For AX200/AX201 Bluetooth Linux Support   Intel   2019-10-14
Navi 14 AMDGPU Firmware Lands In The Linux-Firmware.Git Tree   Radeon   2019-10-08
AMD Navi 10 Firmware Finally Lands In The Linux-Firmware Tree   Radeon   2019-09-23
NVIDIA Firmware Blobs Get Updated To Help Some Pascal GPUs With Nouveau   Nouveau   2019-06-07
NVIDIA "AltMode" Open-Source Driver Heading To Mainline Kernel With Linux 5.2   NVIDIA   2019-04-27
Updated Vega 20 Firmware Binaries & Other AMDGPU Files Land In Linux-Firmware.Git   Radeon   2019-03-12
AMD SEV Firmware Added To Linux-Firmware Tree For Easier Updating   AMD   2019-02-26
The Many Changes Lining Up So Far For The Linux 5.1 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2019-02-18
Linux-Firmware Adds Signed NVIDIA Firmware Binaries For Turing's Type-C Controller   NVIDIA   2019-02-13
Radeon VII (Vega 20) Firmware Support Lands In Linux-Firmware.Git   Radeon   2019-02-12
AMD Raven 2 & Picasso AMDGPU Firmware Binaries Added To Linux-Firmware   Radeon   2019-01-14
The Most Popular AMD/Radeon Linux News Of 2018   AMD   2018-12-26
Having Vega 10 Linux GPU Hangs? Try Rolling Back The Firmware   Radeon   2018-12-18
Vega 12 Firmware Lands Along With RX 590 Polaris Bits, Updated Zen CPU Microcode   AMD   2018-12-15
A Few Kernel Patches & New Firmware Have The Radeon RX 590 Working On Linux   Radeon   2018-12-03
Updated AMD Zen CPU Microcode Posted   AMD   2018-11-29
An Update On The Radeon RX 590 For Linux   Radeon   2018-11-20
AMDGPU Firmware Files Updated, Raven Ridge DMCU Firmware Added   Radeon   2018-10-27
NVIDIA Publishes Signed Volta Firmware Images For Enabling Open-Source Driver Support   NVIDIA   2018-10-01
NVIDIA Firmware Blobs Get Switched Up For Helping Pascal-Powered Laptops With Nouveau   Nouveau   2018-09-06
Realtek USB3 Hubs Will See Firmware Updates Delivered On Linux Via Fwupd/LVFS   LVFS   2018-08-28
Sound Blaster Recon3D Finally Seeing Better Linux Support   Hardware   2018-08-08
AMDGPU Firmware Updated From 18.20, Vega M Blobs Added   Radeon   2018-07-17
Apple, Ryzen, Valve & The Evolving Linux Kernel Dominated Conversations In Q2   Free Software   2018-07-04
LLVM Quitter, Ryzen & Git Were Most Popular Linux News So Far This Year   Free Software   2018-06-30
Linux Distro Tests, New Ryzen, & LLVM Topped Our 333 Articles This Month   Phoronix   2018-05-31
AMD Zen CPU Microcode Added To Linux-Firmware Tree, Bulldozer Updated   AMD   2018-05-20
AMD Rolls Out New Firmware For A Number Of GPUs   Radeon   2018-05-19
AMD's Raven Ridge Botchy Linux Support Appears Worse With Some Motherboards/BIOS   AMD   2018-02-19
Media Subsystem Changes Head Into Linux 4.16: NVIDIA Tegra Decoder, Xbox One TV Tuner   Linux Kernel   2018-02-07
AMDGPU Firmware Blobs Updated For Video Encode/Decode   Radeon   2018-01-19
AMD Did NOT Disable Branch Prediction With A Zen Microcode Update   AMD   2018-01-06
Open-Source Driver Progress & Vulkan Dominated December   Phoronix   2018-01-01
NVIDIA Sends Out Signed Firmware Images For GP108 Pascal GPUs   NVIDIA   2017-12-21
AMD Raven Ridge APU Firmware Added To Linux-Firmware.Git   AMD   2017-12-04
New Polaris Firmware Blobs Hit Linux-Firmware.Git   Radeon   2017-11-23
An Ubuntu Kernel Spin Of AMDGPU DC "drm-next-4.15-dc"   Radeon   2017-09-28
Linux 4.14 Dropping In-Tree Firmware   Linux Kernel   2017-09-16
A Fresh Kernel Spin For Those Wanting To Use RX Vega On Linux Or AMDGPU DC   Radeon   2017-09-13
Adreno A3xx Blobs Added To Linux-Firmware.Git   Linux Kernel   2017-09-07
Radeon Vega Firmware Binaries Added To Linux Firmware Git   Radeon   2017-08-23
Nouveau Still Working To Support The GP108 / NVIDIA GT 1030   Nouveau   2017-08-04
What Excites Me The Most About The Linux 4.12 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2017-06-30
Radeon RX 550 Stumbles On Open-Source, Working Fine With AMDGPU-PRO   AMD   2017-05-04
Nouveau 1.0.15 X.Org Driver Released With Pascal Support   Nouveau   2017-04-22
GP10B & GP107 NVIDIA Support Land For Nouveau Linux 4.12   Nouveau   2017-04-08
NVIDIA Tegra X2 GPU Firmware Published   NVIDIA   2017-04-05
Radeon RX Vega Support Lands In Mesa 17.1 Git   Mesa   2017-03-30
Geminilake Will Require Intel Audio Firmware Blobs   Intel   2017-03-04
NVIDIA Signed Firmware Published For Pascal GP102/GP104/GP106/GP107   Nouveau   2017-03-02
Radeon R9 290 Testing Update With Linux 4.10, AMDGPU-PRO 16.50   Radeon   2017-01-02
NVIDIA Posts Initial Signed PMU Firmware Support Patches - Currently For GM20B   Nouveau   2016-11-21
The Biggest Features Of The Linux 4.7 Kernel   Linux Kernel   2016-07-24
NVIDIA Provides A Surprise For Pascal GPU Owners Wanting Open-Source   NVIDIA   2016-07-11
The Updated AMD Polaris Firmware Blobs Needed For RX 480 Support Land   AMD   2016-06-28
What You Need To Do To Your Linux System If You Want Open-Source RX 480 Support   Radeon   2016-06-26
Intel Skylake, AMDGPU Get Updated Firmware Blobs   Hardware   2016-05-16
AMD Updates Carrizo Firmware To Support More UVD Sessions   AMD   2016-04-21
Radeon/AMDGPU Firmware Binary Blobs Updated, Polaris Added   Radeon   2016-03-30
It's Easy Now Getting GeForce GTX 900 Graphics Cards Running On Open-Source Nouveau   Nouveau   2016-03-23