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Linux 6.10-rc4 Released With Another Week Worth Of Driver Fixes

Phoronix - Mon, 06/17/2024 - 04:56
Linus Torvalds as the father of the Linux kernel set aside some time this Father's Day to release Linux 6.10-rc4...

IceWM 3.6 Released With A Few New Features & Fixes

Phoronix - Sun, 06/16/2024 - 21:15
IceWM 3.6 is out today as the newest version of this lightweight X11 window manager...

Linux's New DRM Panic "Blue Screen of Death" In Action

Phoronix - Sun, 06/16/2024 - 18:48
After being talked about for years of DRM panic handling and coming with a "Blue Screen of Death" solution for DRM/KMS drivers, Linux 6.10 is introducing a new DRM panic handler infrastructure for being able to display a message when a panic occurs. This is especially important for those building a kernel without VT/FBCON support where otherwise viewing the kernel panic message isn't otherwise easily available...

VMware Hypercall API To Likely Land In Linux 6.11

Phoronix - Sun, 06/16/2024 - 18:36
For months Broadcom has been working on the VMware Hypercall API for the Linux kernel. This "vmware_hyperscall" is a new family of functions for use by the VMware guest code and virtual device drivers in an architecture-independent manner...

Fedora Making Strides On Enabling Greater AI Use, Easier AMD ROCm PyTorch Acceleration

Phoronix - Sun, 06/16/2024 - 18:23
Christian Schaller of Red Hat shared an update on Friday around the ongoing enhancements to Fedora Workstation. Given the current industry trends, ongoing Fedora Workstation development is seeing a lot of attention around... AI, AI, AI...

RKVDEC2 Driver Posted For Accelerated Video Decoding On Newer Rockchip SoCs

Phoronix - Sun, 06/16/2024 - 18:11
For years there has been the RKVDEC Linux media driver to provide accelerated video decoding on Rockchip SoCs. Being worked on now is RKVDEC2 for providing video decoding on the newer Rockchip SoCs...