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AMD Ready For Ryzen Linux Systems To Use AMD P-State Active Mode By Default

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 01:00
As a win for AMD Ryzen Linux systems for greater performance and power efficiency, AMD is ready to set their P-State driver's default operation mode to be the recently merged "active" mode for Ryzen laptops and desktops...

Intel Continues Prepping Meteor Lake Graphics On Linux, Adds VRR eDP Support

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 23:52
Due to not having sent in any feature pull requests to DRM-Next in prior weeks due to a miscommunication, sent out today was a bit set of Intel "i915" kernel graphics driver changes targeting this next kernel cycle...

Firefox 114 Available With WebTransport Enabled, Continued DNS Over HTTPS Work

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 23:27
Following last week's release of Chrome 114, Mozilla developers today uploaded the release binaries for Firefox 114 ahead of tomorrow's official announcement...

Intel's Codeplay Announces oneAPI Construction Kit For Bringing SYCL To New Hardware

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 21:50
Codeplay Software, which was acquired by Intel last June, has an exciting announcement to make today in the form of the oneAPI Construction Kit. This open-source project aims to help ease bringing up SYCL on new processor/accelerator architectures, particularly around HPC and AI. The oneAPI Construction Kit also has a reference implementation for RISC-V...

MIDI 2.0 Driver Support Coming With Linux 6.5

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 18:28
Last month Linux's sound subsystem maintainer Takashi Iwai published a set of Linux driver patches for MIDI 2.0 support for the USB Audio and Raw MIDI drivers. That roughly six thousand lines of new code for the MIDI 2.0 driver coverage is now expected to be mainlined with the upcoming Linux 6.5 cycle...

HP Business-Class PCs To Provide Hardware Sensors Reporting With Linux 6.5

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 18:14
For those running HP or HP-Compaq business-class systems whether they be desktops or laptops, improved hardware sensor reporting is expected for the upcoming Linux 6.5 kernel thanks to a new HP WMI Sensors driver set to be mainlined...

Rust-Written Coreutils Replacement uutils 0.0.19 Released

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 17:45
The open-source uutils project that is striving to be a drop-in replacement to GNU Coreutils but written within the Rust programming language is out today with a new feature update...

IceWM 3.4 Released With Improved Keybindings Handling

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 17:31
For fans of the lightweight IceWM X11 window manager, released on Sunday was IceWM 3.4 as the newest feature release... Turns 19 Years Old For Covering Linux Hardware, Open-Source News

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 12:00
Today marks nineteen years since I started for covering the Linux hardware space. It's been a wild ride from the days of 56K modems, graphics driver pains, and having to use NDISWrapper for WiFi device driver support on Linux, among many other Linux hardware pains in the early days. These days the open-source GPU driver scene is far better off, Linux hardware support overall is a great, companies continue investing massively into Linux/open-source thanks to the success in the server space over the past two decades, and the Steam Deck has proven to be one of the most interesting Linux-powered consumer devices in recent years...

Debian 12 "Bookworm" Set For Release Next Week With Around 100 Known Bugs

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 04:00
Debian 12 remains on track for releasing next week even with around 100 known RC bugs that likely won't be resolved pre-release. The Debian release team says overall things are on-track...

Linux 6.4-rc5 Released - The Kernel Is Looking To Be In Good Shape

Mon, 06/05/2023 - 02:30
Linus Torvalds just released Linux 6.4-rc5 as the latest weekly test candidate for Linux 6.4 and this kernel version is looking to be in good shape for a likely release in late June...

LLVM Flang Begins Seeing NVIDIA CUDA Fortran Support

Sun, 06/04/2023 - 20:15
The LLVM Fortran compiler "Flang" has begun seeing NVIDIA CUDA support land in the upstream code-base...

RadeonSI ACO Code Lands More Functionality

Sun, 06/04/2023 - 18:40
The ACO "Amd COmpiler" started by Valve for the Mesa RADV Vulkan driver has shown it can do wonders for Linux gaming performance and reducing game load times compared to AMD's official AMDGPU LLVM shader compiler back-end. Recently thanks to the work of Qiang Yu there has been much work hitting upstream Mesa for beginning to enable using the ACO compiler by the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver...

Google Chrome Begins Rollout Of New "Maglev" Mid-Tier Compiler

Sun, 06/04/2023 - 18:09
With Chrome 114 is the start of Google beginning to roll-out Maglev as their new mid-tier compiler for further enhancing the JavaScript browser performance...

Experimental Patches For Rust-Written Linux Network Drivers

Sun, 06/04/2023 - 17:50
A new set of patches this weekend begin laying the groundwork for Rust abstractions for Linux network device drivers so that Rust code can be used for constructing new network device drivers. The patches also include a dummy Rust network driver...

AMD Has Open-Source Ryzen AI Demo Code - But Only For Windows

Sun, 06/04/2023 - 07:56
One of the most interesting aspects of the new AMD Ryzen 7040 series laptop processors is the new "Ryzen AI" capabilities with the new XDNA AI engine capabilities built into the SoC, leveraging IP from their Xilinx acquisition. Linux support details remain scarce but at least one of their (Windows) demos for showcasing Ryzen AI is open-source...

AMD Graphics Driver In Linux 6.5 Improves Power Management, Adds CP Shadow Buffer

Sat, 06/03/2023 - 21:00
On Friday a big set of patches affecting the AMDGPU/Radeon/AMDKFD kernel drivers were submitted for DRM-Next to queue until the Linux 6.5 kernel merge window opens in the coming weeks. A lot of new feature code is part of this pull for benefiting new hardware, continuing to refine AMD GPU power management under Linux, and more...

Intel Continues Finalizing UEFI Unaccepted Memory Support For Linux

Sat, 06/03/2023 - 20:34
With Intel TDX and AMD SEV-SNP for better securing virtual machines on the mainline Linux kernel, memory is accepted/initialized immediately at boot time by the VMs although the capability exists to have "unaccepted memory" where that memory is only dealt with by the VMs later on or on an as-needed basis. For two years now Intel engineers have been working on this unaccepted memory support and this week posted their thirteenth iteration of these fundamental Linux kernel patches...

Portable Computing Language 4.0 Adds Intel Level Zero API Driver

Sat, 06/03/2023 - 18:30
The Portable Computing Language "PoCL" began as an open-source CPU-based OpenCL implementation that has become quite a comprehensive implementation over the years. But in leveraging the LLVM/Clang compiler stack, over time PoCL has grown beyond just a CPU implementation to also support OpenCL execution on NVIDIA GPUs, AMD HSA-capable GPUs, and more. The latest now coming with PoCL 4.0 is support for Intel Level Zero execution for running this OpenCL implementation over Intel Arc Graphics GPUs...

Serpent OS Shines New Light On Solus Partnership, Pushing More D Language Code

Sat, 06/03/2023 - 18:18
Serpent OS started out as a new Linux distribution started by Ikey Doherty, the same developer that rose to fame for starting the Solus Linux distribution prior to a hiatus. Serpent OS was getting off the ground when the surprise full-circle announcement came in April that Solus Linux would build off Serpent OS...