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X.Org Foundation May Find A New Organization To Join

1 hour 27 min ago
For the past several years the X.Org Foundation has been part of Software in the Public Interest (SPI) but are now considering other possible arrangements moving forward...

Linux 5.17 Adds GPU Recovery Support For AMD Rembrandt APUs

1 hour 55 min ago
On top of all the GPU driver feature changes to merge last week, yesterday marked the first batch of "fixes" sent in to Linux 5.17 for the Direct Rendering Manager drivers. Notable from this batch of fixes is getting GPU recovery enabled for Yellow Carp / Rembrandt APUs...

Nintendo GameCube / Wii / Wii U Get Real-Time Clock Driver With Linux 5.17

7 hours 1 min ago
The RTC subsystem changes have been submitted for the in-development Linux 5.17 kernel ahead of its merge window winding down this weekend...

Intel Linux Driver Adds New DG2 "G12" Graphics Variant

11 hours 32 min ago
To date the Intel Linux graphics driver has supported Intel's DG2 "Alchemist" G10 and G11 sub-platforms/variants as the main designs to this point. However, at the end of last year we began seeing "G12" references surface in their compute stack and now the Intel open-source Linux kernel driver is formally preparing the DG2-G12 variant support...

(open)SUSE Announces D-Installer: Working On A Web-Based Distro Installer

12 hours 29 min ago
In addition to the Fedora / Red Hat Anaconda installer working on a web-based implementation, openSUSE/SUSE is also exploring a web-based installation front-end built atop their existing YaST. They are developing this new web front-end as the "D-Installer" project...

Fedora Server 36 Could Make It Easier To Manage NFS & Samba File Sharing

15 hours 1 min ago
Red Hat with the Fedora community have been working for years now to make Cockpit very capable for a web-based interface for administering Linux servers. In addition to this year working on shifting their Anaconda installer to a web-based interface that makes use of Cockpit, from this web management portal they are wanting to make it easier to setup file sharing with NFS and Samba...

Zink OpenGL-on-Vulkan Now Offers As Broad OpenGL Coverage As RadeonSI, Intel

17 hours 1 min ago
When it comes to OpenGL extension support, the Zink generic OpenGL-on-Vulkan implementation now has as robust coverage as core Mesa offers and what is implemented by the LLVMpipe software driver, RadeonSI Gallium3D, and the Intel i965 drivers...

Radeon AOMP 14.0-1 Released Along WIth New GPUOpen Tool Updates

17 hours 25 min ago
A handful of new AMD Radeon open-source GPU sofware releases were made today for developers...

Building A Silent Linux Desktop For 2022 With The Streacom DB4

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 21:00
The long time Phoronix reader, with an excellent long-term memory, may remember an odd article from back in August 2017 on buying a passively cooled computer. It tells the tale of the consumer who decided to buy a rather niche, fanless, therefore passively cooled computer.

Intel's Unaccepted Memory Support Updated For Substantially Faster Booting Of TDX VMs

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 19:42
Way back in August Intel posted a set of Linux kernel patches for supporting "unaccepted memory" by the Linux kernel in preparation for next-generation Xeon processors and speeding up the boot time for guest virtual machines making use of Intel's Trust Domain Extensions (TDX) security feature. Unaccepted memory support hasn't yet made it to the mainline kernel but now a second iteration of the patches have been posted...

Linux 5.17 Making It Easier To Build A Kernel With All The Shiny Debug Features

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 19:19
Over the years the Linux kernel has picked up many different sanitizers, memory leak detectors, and other features for helping to diagnose and address deficiencies in the kernel. However, all of these debugging-optimized features aren't centrally located that can make it difficult for system administrators and developers to spot these numerous features when configuring a kernel build manually. Now with Linux 5.17 that is changing...

AMD SMCA Updates Land In Linux 5.17 For Future CPUs

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 19:02
Last week I noted about EDAC changes in Linux 5.17 for future AMD CPUs. The "Error Detection and Correction" work included AMD adding RDDR5 / LRDDR5 support to their driver and new CPU model IDs that appear to be for Zen 4. Also working on next-gen AMD processor support in Linux 5.17 are recent SMCA changes...

Genode OS Planning For WireGuard, Mobile Usability With The PinePhone

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 13:00
I've been writing about Genode OS for over a decade as one of the interesting original, open-source operating system frameworks that has taken novel approaches to many design elements and continues persevering with their efforts. For 2022 the project has yet more ambitious goals ahead...

F2FS With Linux 5.17 Makes Some Performance Improvements

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 08:43
F2FS as the Flash-Friendly File-System may not see too much use out of desktop Linux distributions at least as it concerns any easy/semi-endorsed root install option, but this file-system does continue maturing and seeing much use by enthusiasts and especially among the plethora of Android devices now supporting this flash-optimized file-system. With Linux 5.17, F2FS has some performance improvements and other fixes...

SUSE Liberty Linux Announced For Mixed Linux Environments

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 05:00
SUSE today formally announced SUSE Liberty Linux as its support offering for mixed Linux environments within enterprises...

XWayland 22.1 RC1 Released With DRM Leasing, Other Improvements

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 04:00
The race is on for delivering XWayland 22.1 in time for the spring Linux distribution releases with at least Fedora Workstation 36 expected to carry this updated package for allowing X11 clients to work atop Wayland compositors...

KDE Enjoys Improvement For Much Better NVIDIA Wayland GBM Experience

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 03:35
A QtWayland module change has landed that should greatly improve the NVIDIA Wayland experience when running the KDE desktop on modern NVIDIA drivers offering GBM API support...

Khronos Establishing A Camera API Working Group

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 02:15
In recent years The Khronos Group has been expanding a lot and forming a number of new open industry standards around 3D commerce, analytics rendering, and more. The latest is Khronos now establishing a Camera API working group...

LibreOffice Sees New Activity For Compiling To WebAssembly

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 22:13
Last May there was some work on compiling LibreOffice to WebAssembly as another means of getting this open-source office suite executing within the web browser and other environments. It had been quiet since on the LibreOffice WASM front but a number of new commits were merged this morning...

KDE's 15-Minute Bug Initiative Gets Underway

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 19:09
KDE developer Nate Graham has sorted through plans for the 15-minute bug initiative for focusing on correcting many low-hanging bugs affecting the KDE desktop that should be able to be quickly discovered by users...