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Steam On Linux Usage Climbs Higher Thanks To The Steam Deck

9 hours 59 min ago
Valve just posted their November 2022 Steam Survey results and it shows the Linux gaming marketshare continue to climb, driven by the success of their Arch Linux powered Steam Deck handheld gaming console...

Initial - But Disabled - Support Added For Intel Meteor Lake With Mesa 23.0

15 hours 58 min ago
Intel engineers have been busy bringing up Meteor Lake support for Linux from the improved integrated graphics to other areas of this next-gen Core processor that will eventually succeed Raptor Lake. In addition to heavy and ongoing work with the i915 kernel graphics driver, the initial Meteor Lake support has been merged now for Mesa...

Trying Out The BSDs On The Intel Core i9 13900K "Raptor Lake"

17 hours 58 min ago
It's been a while since trying out the BSD operating systems on bleeding-edge hardware while a Phoronix Premium recently asked about the BSDs on Raptor Lake. Well, here are my initial experiences trying to run FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and DragonflyBSD on the Intel Core i9 13900K desktop...

Fedora's FESCo Rejects The Idea Of "-fno-omit-frame-pointer" As Default Compiler Flag

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 20:28
The past few months there has been a change proposal discussed around adding "-fno-omit-frame-pointer" to the default compilation flags for packages being built for Fedora Linux. Adding this option would improve the profiling/debug-ability of the packages but with possible performance implications. The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) has now rejected this contentious change proposal...

Blender Ray-Tracing: Intel Aiming For oneAPI RT In 3.6, AMD HIP-RT Working Internally

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 19:45
While NVIDIA users have been enjoying hardware ray-tracing with the Blender 3D modelling software for years with the OptiX back-end and RTX GPUs, the ray-tracing support for AMD Radeon and Intel Arc Graphics is still coming together for this industry-standard, open-source 3D modelling software...

AMD EPYC Genoa, Linux 6.1 & Rust Efforts Excited Linux Users In November

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 19:30
With November now in the books, here is a look back at the most popular original open-source/Linux content on Phoronix from the 245 original articles written by your's truly over the past month. It was an extremely exciting month given the launch of the AMD EPYC 9004 "Genoa" processors with up to 96 cores per socket, AVX-512, and with all of the improvements meant outright insane generational improvement and currently slaughtering the competition. The Linux 6.1 kernel nearing the limelight, early development work on Linux 6.2, and the continued embracing of the Rust programming language by the open-source ecosystem all made for an interesting November...

NixOS 22.11 Released With Better AArch64 Support, NVIDIA Open GPU Kernel Driver Option

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 19:26
NixOS as the Linux distribution built atop the purely-functional and declarative Nix package manager is out with a new release to kickoff December...

Intel Publishes Latest FFmpeg Patches For Better GPU Video Encode/Decode

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 19:14
Intel engineers have published their "2022Q3" patch queue for FFmpeg along with a "2022Q4 RC1" set too for representing the latest yet-to-be-merged patches for improving FFmpeg video acceleration with Intel graphics...

Genode OS 22.11 Released With Support For Intel Gen12 Graphics, More PinePhone Work

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 18:58
Developers behind the Genode open-source operating system framework that uses a micro-kernel design have released their v22.11 update...

SVT-AV1 1.4 & Rav1e 0.6 Released For Open-Source AV1 Encoding

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 18:44
Yesterday marked new releases of the SVT-AV1 and Rav1e open-source AV1 video encoders...

Mesa 22.3 Released With RDNA3 Vulkan, Rusticl OpenCL, Better Intel Arc Graphics

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 07:50
Mesa 22.3 is now officially available as the newest quarterly feature release for this set of open-source user-space graphics driver components...

xf86-video-modesetting X.Org Driver Sees Patch For "TearFree" Page Flipping

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 05:15
While several X.Org DDX drivers in the past have implemented a "TearFree" xorg.conf driver option to try to eliminate screen tearing when running an X.Org Server without a composited environment, the xf86-video-modesetting generic DDX that is widely used has lacked that option. That is until a developer finally stepped up and has pending support for the "TearFree" option...

AMD ROCm 5.4 Released With HIP Improvements

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 04:15
Following several ROCm 5.3 point releases, AMD today shipped ROCm 5.4 as the newest version of their open-source Linux GPU compute stack...

Intel Linux Kernel Graphics Driver Patched For New Security Sensitive Bug

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 02:00
CVE-2022-4139 was made public today as an i915 kernel graphics driver security issue affecting all Gen12 graphics -- from integrated Tigerlake graphics up through the latest Raptor Lake graphics as well as the in-development Meteor Lake code plus the discrete GPUs of DG2/Alchemist and Arctic Sound...

Intel Arc Graphics A750/A770 Performance Ahead Of Linux 6.2 + Mesa 23.0

Thu, 12/01/2022 - 01:00
Last month when the Intel Arc Graphics A750 and A770 reached retail availability, there was open-source support available for Linux users assuming you were on a new enough kernel and Mesa release plus having to activate the preliminary/experimental hardware support flag. In the time since the open-source Intel dGPU Linux graphics driver support has continued to mature and with the upcoming Linux 6.2 kernel is where DG2/Alchemist graphics have been promoted to stable / supported out-of-the-box. Given this milestone and the upstream Mesa code for the Intel ANV Vulkan and Iris Gallium3D drivers continuing to mature, here are some fresh benchmarks of the Intel Arc Graphics A750/A770 under Linux.

Experimental Patches Allow eBPF To Extend The Linux Kernel's Scheduler

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 22:00
A set of "request for comments" patches posted today to the Linux kernel mailing list implement support for CPU scheduler policies to be implemented as (e)BPF programs...

Fedora 38 Looks To Shift RPM To Sequoia, A Rust-Based OpenPGP Parser

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 21:30
For the past two decades the RPM package manager software has relied upon its own OpenPGP parser implementation for dealing with package keys and signatures. With Fedora 38 they plan to have their RPM package shifted to use the Rust-written "Sequoia" parser instead...

AMD Auto IBRS Linux Patches Updated For Better Performance Over Generic Retpolines

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 19:31
While AMD EPYC Genoa launched a few weeks back and the Ryzen 7000 series launched in late September, one of the AMD Zen 4 patch series we are still waiting to arrive for the mainline Linux kernel is the Automatic IBRS enablement...

Compute Accelerator Subsystem Being Introduced For Linux 6.2

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 18:42
It's happening: the new "accel" compute accelerator subsystem is now queued for introduction with the Linux 6.2 kernel once that merge window opens in December...

Last Call On This Year's Premium Holiday Deal

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 18:30
Here's a last call that if you wanted to participate in this year's Black Friday / Cyber Monday holiday deal to help support Phoronix, today is the last day of the sale...