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Ubuntu-WSL Package Offers Better Ubuntu Integration On Windows Subsystem For Linux

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 20:57
Canonical's Balint Reczey has announced the addition of a new ubuntu-wsl package that will be installed by default when running Ubuntu on Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) in order to provide better integration...

AMDVLK 2019.Q3.2 Released With Navi 10 Support

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:35
Just over one week after the Radeon RX 5700/5700XT "Navi" graphics cards began shipping, the AMDVLK open-source AMD Radeon Vulkan Linux driver support is now available for these first RDNA offerings...

AMDVLK 2019.Q3.2 Released With Navi 10 Support

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:35
Just over one week after the Radeon RX 5700/5700XT "Navi" graphics cards began shipping, the AMDVLK open-source AMD Radeon Vulkan Linux driver support is now available for these first RDNA offerings...

AMDVLK 2019.Q3.2 Released With Navi 10 Support

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:35
Just over one week after the Radeon RX 5700/5700XT "Navi" graphics cards began shipping, the AMDVLK open-source AMD Radeon Vulkan Linux driver support is now available for these first RDNA offerings...

A Vulkan Extension Is Being Worked On To Acquire Exclusive Control Of A Wayland Display

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 18:57
Drew DeVault of Sway/WLROOTS fame has been dabbling with his first Vulkan extension as part of work with other upstream Wayland developers on DRM lease support and better supporting VR headsets under Wayland...

Btrfs Gets Cleaned Up & Code Refactoring For Linux 5.3

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 18:49
David Sterba sent in the Btrfs file-system updates on Monday for the Linux 5.3 kernel...

AMDGPU DC Gets A Number Of Fixes For Navi & Other Clean-Ups

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 15:09
The past few weeks while AMD open-source developers were busy getting their Navi enablement code public and aligned for the Linux 5.3 merge window, the display core "DC" frequent code drops ceased. Every so often AMD developers volley their DC patches from their internal development trees to the public mailing list for queuing ahead of the next cycle. Now that Navi is out there and getting stabilized, they've issued a new set of DC patches and it's coming in heavy...

Linux 5.3's ASUS WMI Driver Add ASUS TUF Gaming Laptop Support & More

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:03
The x86 platform driver updates were sent in and already merged for the ongoing Linux 5.3 kernel. It's the x86 platform driver updates that bring the recently mentioned Intel Speed Select Technology for Linux driver but there is also more...

AMD Sends Out Linux Graphics Driver Patches For "Arcturus" As New Vega Derived GPU

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 05:58
Remember last September when that AMD Arcturus codename dropped in our forums for what at first appeared to be a successor to Navi but later clarified to be used as a Linux driver enablement codename? Well, the Linux kernel driver patches for this "Arcturus" GPU have just been posted...

D9VK 0.13f Brings Extra Features For Direct3D 9 Over Vulkan

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 02:22
It was just earlier this month that D9VK 0.13 was released with new features while now a "0.13f" Hypnofrog release is available in pre-release form...

Intel Speed Select Technology Comes To Linux With The 5.3 Kernel

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 00:27
With the in-development Linux 5.3 kernel is now support for Intel Speed Select Technology (SST) that was introduced as part of Cascade Lake processors. Speed Select Technology allows optimizing the system with per-core performance configurations to prioritize certain workloads while lowering the performance envelope for other cores...

Spectre Mitigation Performance Impact Benchmarks On AMD Ryzen 3700X / 3900X Against Intel

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 22:15
AMD Zen 2 processors feature hardware-based mitigations for Spectre V2 and Spectre V4 SSBD while remaining immune to the likes of Meltdown and Zombieload. Here are some benchmarks looking at toggling the CPU speculative execution mitigations across various Intel and AMD processors.

ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO Testing On Ubuntu 18.04 Linux

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 21:17
For those in the market for an AMD X570 high-end motherboard for use with the new Zen 2 processors, the ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO was one of the boards sent out as part of the reviewer's kit and it's been working out quite well...

The Massive DRM Pull Request With AMDGPU Navi Support Sent In For Linux 5.3

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 19:23
At 479,818 lines of new code and just 36,145 lines of code removed while touching nearly two thousand files, the Direct Rendering Manger (DRM) driver updates for Linux 5.3 are huge. But a big portion of that line count is the addition of AMD Radeon RX 5000 "Navi" support and a good portion of that in turn being auto-generated header files. Navi support is ready for the mainline Linux kernel!..

Q4OS 3.8 Released As A Traditional Desktop Linux Distribution Built Atop Debian 10.0

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 19:08
With more tier-one Linux distributions working on plans for doing away with 32-bit x86 support, if you are looking for a new distribution to play nicely with older hardware, Q4OS 3.8 may be it...

Char/Misc Has A Bit Of Changes All Over For Linux 5.3

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 18:59
The char/misc changes with each succeeding kernel release seem to have less changes to the character device subsystem itself and more just a random collection of changes not fitting in other subsystems / pull requests. With Linux 5.3 comes another smothering of different changes...

OpenMandriva Lx 4.1 Aiming To PGO More Packages, Use IWD For WiFi Connections

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:34
While OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 was just released last month, we are already looking forward to OpenMandriva 4.1 for a number of improvements and some new features...

Various Chrome OS Hardware Support Improvements Make It Into Linux 5.3 Mainline

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:02
Various Chrome OS hardware platform support improvements have made it into the Linux 5.3 kernel for those after running other Linux distributions on Chromebooks and the like as well as reducing Google's maintenance burden with traditionally carrying so much material out-of-tree...

Linux's UBIFS File-System Picks Up Support For Zstd Compression

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 09:00
The UBIFS file-system for usage on un-managed flash memory devices now has support for Zstd compression...

Vulkan 1.1.115 Released With Another Batch Of Corrections

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 08:47
Vulkan has been sticking to its weekly release regiment this summer. While recent weekly updates have introduced new Vulkan extensions, with today's Vulkan 1.1.115 release there are not any new extensions in tow...

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