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Linux 6.11 Bringing "Hardware Replay" Feature For Intel Graphics Debugging

Phoronix - Sat, 06/15/2024 - 00:00
The main set of drm-intel-gt-next patches aiming for the Linux 6.11 kernel were submitted this week to DRM-Next. Most notable with this feature update for the next kernel version is enabling a new hardware replay feature for better reproducing GPU hangs...

Ubuntu 24.10 Seeing More Desktop Installer Improvements, Improving The Steam Snap

Phoronix - Fri, 06/14/2024 - 21:04
Last month some of the Ubuntu 24.10 desktop plans were laid out such as NVIDIA Wayland by default, a new welcome wizard, and more. Canonical's Oliver Smith has posted an update today around some of the ongoing Ubuntu 24.10 desktop enhancements...

Intel Vulkan Driver Halves The Time Required For Startup

Phoronix - Fri, 06/14/2024 - 20:31
Intel's open-source Vulkan Linux driver "ANV" has reduced the driver start-up time by about half...

The Two Year Journey Funded By Arm/Qualcomm For Improving ARM Linux Laptop Support

Phoronix - Fri, 06/14/2024 - 19:06
Kernel developer and consultant Johan Hovold spent the last two years working on improving ARM Linux laptop support with a particular focus on the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s powered Qualcomm SoC. Arm funded this Linaro effort and as a result the ThinkPad X13s enjoys pleasant upstream kernel support now. This Arm Linux laptop project has now concluded but sets a nice base for further ARM Linux laptop improvements moving forward...

Intel To Upstream Habana Labs Network Drivers Into The Linux Kernel

Phoronix - Fri, 06/14/2024 - 18:44
While for years there has been the Habana Labs AI accelerator driver within the mainline Linux kernel, this "accel" driver has been focused on just supporting training/inference across their products. Now being worked on for the mainline Linux kernel are upstreaming the Habana Labs network drivers that can be used for scaling out the AI workloads across multiple systems...

Mesa 24.2 Adds Support For Fixed-Rate Compression Extensions For OpenGL & EGL

Phoronix - Fri, 06/14/2024 - 18:26
Being merged to Mesa 24.2 this week is a set of 12 patches that have been four months in the making for supporting the OpenGL/EGL fixed-rate compression extensions...

Qt 6.8 Beta Released With Multi-View Rendering, Better GNOME Wayland Experience

Phoronix - Fri, 06/14/2024 - 18:08
The first beta release of the Qt 6.8 toolkit is now available for testing with many new features...

Linux 6.10-rc4 To Fix Display For The Ayaneo Kun Gaming Handheld

Phoronix - Fri, 06/14/2024 - 17:38
For those interested in running Linux on the Ayaneo Kun handheld gaming console alternative to Valve's Steam Deck and the ASUS ROG Ally, among others, a display quirk has been submitted ahead of the Linux 6.10-rc4 release this weekend to fix the display handling...

How to Install ‘IPFire’ Free Firewall Linux Distribution

Tecmint - Fri, 06/14/2024 - 13:00
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IPFire is an open-source Linux distribution that works as a firewall, VPN gateway, proxy server, DHCP server, time server, caching

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