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NetworkManager Adds In Open vSwitch Support

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 11:48am
Red Hat has integrated initial support for Open vSwitch within NetworkManager...

Running Some Fresh GCC 8.0 Compiler Benchmarks On AMD EPYC With "znver1"

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 10:21am
As SUSE has been working in conjunction with AMD on more tuning for AMD Zen CPUs under the GCC compiler, here are some fresh benchmarks of the GCC 8 compiler code being tested on an AMD EPYC system...

Etnaviv Driver Sends Out Patches For Vivante GC7000 Support

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 9:56am
The developers behind the open-source, reverse-engineered Etnaviv KMS+Gallium3D driver stack for Vivante graphics support have been very busy recently...

Broadcom's VC5 Gallium3D Now Supports MSAA, More OpenGL Functionality

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 9:42am
Eric Anholt of Broadcom has continued bringing up the VC5 Gallium3D driver for supporting the company's next-generation graphics hardware that is much improved over the VC4 hardware found in the Raspberry Pi SBCs to date...

AMDGPU-PRO 17.40 Linux Hybrid Driver Promoted To Stable

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 12:34am
Two weeks ago AMD released an AMDGPU-PRO 17.40 driver intended for cryptocurrency mining systems while now that v17.40 series driver has been promoted to being their general purpose stable Linux hybrid driver...

Valve's Steam Link Is Back On Sale For $15 USD

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 8:50pm
In case you missed the deal back during a summer sale, Valve's Steam Link streaming device can be found again for $15 USD rather than its normal $40~50 price...

Ubuntu 14.04 To Ubuntu 17.10 RadeonSI OpenGL Performance

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 6:23pm
As part of the multi-year comparisons for marking AMD's open-source strategy being 10 years old, here's a look back with fresh OpenGL Linux gaming benchmarks from Ubuntu 14.04 through Ubuntu 17.10 using a Radeon HD 7950 graphics card with the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver. There's also a similar comparison with a Radeon R9 Fury.

NVIDIA 387.22 Linux Driver Released With GTX 1070 Ti Support

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 5:27pm
NVIDIA has shipped the 387.22 Linux driver today as their first stable release in the 387.xx series...

Mesa 17.2.4 Released While Mesa 17.3 Continues To Bake

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 3:39pm
Mesa 17.2.4 is now available as the newest stable release of Mesa 3D while Mesa 17.3 is up to its second release candidate...

F1 2017 Will Be The First Vulkan-Only Linux Game

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 2:59pm
After announcing the F1 2017 racing game for Linux last week, Feral Interactive confirmed it will support the Vulkan graphics API while today they confirmed it's going to be a Vulkan-exclusive title on Linux...

AMD's Open-Source Strategy Is Now Ten Years Old

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 1:52pm
What an incredible ride it's been over the past ten years of AMD pursuing an open-source Linux graphics driver strategy.

Intrinsic Continues Advancing As An Open-Source, Graphically-Rich Vulkan Game Engine

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 11:00am
Intrinsic is one of the best looking open-source Vulkan game engines we have seen to date...

Linux 4.14-rc7 No Longer Clashes With AppArmor To Break Networking

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 10:10am
Earlier this month I warned about using Linux 4.14 with AppArmor can cause headaches, namely with the stock rules on distributions like Ubuntu and Debian you can find your networking support broken. That work has now been reverted after Linus Torvalds realized this issue as well...

Etnaviv Gallium3D Reaches OpenGL 2.1

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 10:01am
It was just days ago that the Etnaviv Gallium3D driver made it to OpenGL 2.0 while now it's reached the OpenGL 2.1 threshold...

OpenRISC SMP Support Is Getting Into Shape

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 9:22am
While the OpenRISC architecture has been supported by the mainline Linux kernel, it hasn't supported symmetric multi-processing (SMP) for multi-core designs, but that is in the process of being changed...