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The NTSYNC Driver For Wine/Proton Is "Broken" For Linux 6.10

Phoronix - Thu, 05/16/2024 - 00:18
While Linux 6.10 is poised to merge the initial NTSYNC driver for a Windows NT Synchronization Primitive driver that can help with faster Windows gaming performance under Wine/Proton (Steam Play), the driver isn't complete. The initial patches have been in Greg Kroah-Hartman's char-misc-next branch for several weeks to expose the NTSYNC character device, it isn't the entire patch series. Greg has now marked the driver as "broken" for Linux 6.10...

ZLUDA Has Been Seeing New Activity For CUDA On AMD GPUs

Phoronix - Wed, 05/15/2024 - 22:28
Back in February I wrote about AMD having quietly funded the effort for a drop-in CUDA implementation for AMD GPUs built atop the ROCm library. This was an incarnation of ZLUDA that originally began as a CUDA implementation for Intel GPUs using oneAPI Level Zero. While AMD discontinued funding ZLUDA development earlier this year, this CUDA implementation for AMD GPUs is continuing to see some new code activity...

XWayland 24.1 Released With Explicit Sync, Better Rootful Experience

Phoronix - Wed, 05/15/2024 - 20:41
Red Hat's Olivier Fourdan just announced the stable release of XWayland 24.1 as the newest feature release for this X.Org Server code allowing X11 clients to work within the confines of Wayland compositors...

Linux 6.10 Networking Adds New Intel Hardware Support, More WiFi 7 Enablement

Phoronix - Wed, 05/15/2024 - 20:34
The networking subsystem updates have been submitted for the Linux 6.10 kernel. As usual it's a big update with some 90,083 new lines of code and 37,889 lines removed...

AMDVLK 2024.Q2.1 Driver Adds Phoenix 2 APU Support

Phoronix - Wed, 05/15/2024 - 20:04
It's been the better part of two months since the last AMDVLK driver update while today the AMDVLK 2024.Q2.1 driver has been christened...