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 AM…

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…

MSI Motherboard BIOS Updating Remains A Pain For Linux Users

While most if not all of the modern motherboards produced by MSI allow BIOS/UEFI updating to happen from within the BIOS setup utility and done using a USB flash drive — as is also the case with most other motherboard vendors — for Linux users the up…

See How Your Linux System Performs Against The Latest Intel/AMD CPUs

This holiday weekend (in the US) can be a great time to test your Linux system to see how it’s performing against the latest AMD and Intel processors to see if it’s time for a good upgrade…

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 […]

How Intel Graphics On Linux Compare To Open-Source AMD/NVIDIA Drivers

As earlier this week I did a 20-way AMD Radeon open-source comparison, looked at the most energy efficient Radeon GPUs for Linux gaming, and then yesterday provided a look at the fastest NVIDIA GPUs for open-source gaming with Nouveau, in this article …

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 tra…

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. Read more at H-online

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 suc…

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 l…

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 o…

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.

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 Read more ….

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/   Read more at Full Circle

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…