Ubuntu 14.10′s Lack Of X.Org Server 1.16 Gets Blamed On AMD

Yesterday I wrote about Ubuntu 14.10 not yet having X.Org Server 1.16 even though the first beta was issued this week and there’s been a testing package repository for more than one month. This lack of X.Org Server 1.16 thus far is apparently due to AMD with not yet having a supportive Catalyst driver…

GParted Live 0.19.1-4 Is Now Ready for Download and Testing

GParted Live, a small bootable GNU/Linux distribution for x86-based computers that can be used for creating, reorganizing, and deleting disk partitions with the help of tools that allow managing filesystems, has just been updated to a stable version, 0.19.1-4.The GParted developers have released a new development version of GParted Live and they have made a number of important modifications. In fact, there has been a new release almost every day in last few days, which is rather unsual."T… (read more)

Setup QCOW2 standard CentOS 7 cloud image to work with 2 VLANs on IceHouse ML2&OVS&GRE System

Notice, that same schema would work for any F20 or Ubuntu QCOW2 cloud images via qemu-nbd mount and increasing number of NICs interface files up to 2,3,… Approach suggested down here is universal. Any cinder volume been built up on updated glance image ( 2 NICs ready ) would be 2 NICs ready as well

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AMD Steppe Eagle Flys To Coreboot

Besides Coreboot for the Lenovo X220, other exciting code advancements this weekend for this project to replace proprietary systems’ UEFI/BIOS is support for AMD’s Steppe Eagle SoC…

Intel Beignet Is Working Out Surprisingly Well For OpenCL On Linux

Beignet is the project out of Intel’s Open-Source Technology Center for exposing GPGPU/compute capabilities out of Ivy Bridge hardware and newer when using a fully open-source Linux stack. While Beignet differs greatly from Gallium3D’s Clover state tracker, this Intel-specific open-source OpenCL implementation is working out quite well for Ubuntu Linux…

Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 soll “Betsy” heißen

Die nächste Debian-Ausgabe von Linux Mint wird erstmals zu Debian Stable wechseln und damit ähnlich wie das Ubuntu-basierte Linux Mint auf einen langen Release-Zyklus setzen. Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 soll den Codenamen “Betsy” tragen.

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Coreboot Adds Lenovo X220 With Native Sandy Bridge Support

This month on Phoronix I covered Coreboot gaining support for the ThinkPad X200 and support for older MacBooks (along with the Chromebook Samus) while now Coreboot is enabling support for some newer ThinkPad laptops…

Canonical Has Yet To Land X.Org Server 1.16 For Ubuntu 14.10

X.Org Server 1.16 didn’t land in the Ubuntu “Utopic Unicorn” archive in time for this week’s Ubuntu 14.10 Beta, but Canonical developers still seem to be working on testing and landing the updated xorg-server package for Ubuntu 14.10…

Imagination Launches A MIPS Development Board

To compete with the growing number of single-board development computers in the ARM space and even in the x86 space, Imagination Technologies has introduced their first public MIPS single-board computer for developers. While it won’t likely see the success of the Raspberry Pi, it’s an interesting piece of hardware to say the least and hopefully we’ll be able to benchmark it at Phoronix…

Getting Involved With The New Raspberry Pi Graphics Driver

Eric Anholt, formerly a lead developer on Intel’s Linux graphics driver, has been quickly working away at the VC4 Gallium3D driver and related code now being a Broadcom employee tasked with making an open-source driver for the Raspberry Pi. If you’re looking to try out his in-development driver or help him out in the driver creation process, he’s published a brief guide to lower the barrier to entry…

Learning The Process To Review Linux Kernel Patches

Daniel Vetter of Intel’s Open-Source Technology Center has putout some slides covering the general process for reviewing patches, in order to help out those new to contributing to the open-source community…

The Fastest NVIDIA GPUs For Open-Source Nouveau With Steam Linux Gaming

Earlier this week I ran a 20-Way Radeon Comparison With Open-Source Graphics For Steam On Linux Gaming and that was followed by looking at The Most Energy Efficient Radeon GPU For AMD Linux Gaming. The tables have now turned as we benchmark a variety of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs using the latest open-source NVIDIA driver article.

Peach OSI Is Fresh and Juicy


Peach OSI is a new Linux distro that stands apart from the crowd. Its first stable version was just released in June — yet it displays more performance traits and sophistication than many Linux distros that have been searching for an audience for years. In the crowded Linux distro field, it is very rare to find a newcomer that is not like any of the others. It is also rare to see a first stable release offer the kind of smooth performance and expansive feature set as Peach OSI. Peach OSI is a great starting point for Linux newcomers.

A New AMD Catalyst Linux Driver Unofficially Surfaces

A German web-site is hosting a yet to be officially released Catalyst Linux driver…

Black Lab SDK 1.8 released

Today we have released the new Black Lab SDK 1.8. With this release we added a lot of new tools for developing applications for Black Lab Linux and Ubuntu. The Black Lab SDK 1.8 has been tested and is supported on the following distributions: Black Lab Linux 5.x/6.x, Ubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu 14.04

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Full Circle #88 is out NOW!

This month:* Command & Conquer* How-To : Minimal Ubuntu Install, LibreOffice, and GRUB2.* Graphics : Blender and Inkscape.
* Linux Labs: Ripping DVDs with Handdrake, and Compiling a Kernel
* Arduino
plus: Q&A, Security, Ubuntu Games, and soooo much more.
ALSO: Don’t forget to search for ‘full circle magazine’ on Google Play/Books.

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-88/

 

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LibreOffice Ported To 64-bit ARM (AArch64)

As more and more open-source programs get brought up for 64-bit ARM, LibreOffice is the latest to receive such AArch64 enablement…

Intel Launches The Core i7 5960X, Mighty Powerful Haswell-E CPUs

This morning Intel is lifting the lid on their Intel Core i7 high-end desktop processors for the LGA 2011-v3 socket. This new CPU line-up is what’s been referred to as Haswell-E. We are in the process of testing Intel’s Core i7 5960X Haswell-E under Linux but for now here’s an overview of the new hardware.

Kubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 and Kubuntu Plasma 5 Now Available for Download

Kubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 (Utopic Unicorn) has been released and its developers have provided both the KDE 4.14 branch and the new Plasma 5 for testing. Kubuntu 14.10 Beta 1 (Utopic Unicorn) is based on KDE 4.14.x and nothing really changed about this fact. It’s also worth noting that the devs are providing a Plasma 5 preview for users who want to see what the future of the distribution looks like. There are still a number of problems that are still plaguing the operating system, but they will be… (read more)

How To Build PHP 5.6 (PHP-FPM & FastCGI) with Zend OPcache And APCu For ISPConfig 3 On Debian 7 (Wheezy)

How To Build PHP 5.6 (PHP-FPM & FastCGI) with Zend OPcache And APCu For ISPConfig 3 On Debian 7 (Wheezy)

ISPConfig 3 has a builtin feature to support multiple PHP versions on one server and select the optimal PHP version for a website. This feature works with PHP-FPM and FastCGI. This tutorial shows how to build PHP 5.6 as a PHP-FPM and a FastCGI version on a Debian Wheezy server. These PHP 5.5 builds include Zend OPcache, and APCu.