Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish


Syndicate content
Linux Hardware Reviews & News
Updated: 51 min 36 sec ago

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 OpenGL/Vulkan/OpenCL Linux Performance

4 hours 9 min ago
Earlier this week NVIDIA began shipping the GeForce GTX 1050 graphics cards and our first review is of a Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Mini. A GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Linux review is still coming up plus some other articles looking at performance-per-Watt and other interesting areas for these low-cost Pascal-based GPUs. Here are results of the latest NVIDIA Linux performance compared to the latest open-source AMD Linux driver with various Radeon GPUs.

Waltham: Generic Wayland-Style Network IPC

5 hours 19 min ago
Collabora went public today with their new spin-off project from Wayland: meet Waltham...

Initial Nouveau DRM Changes Queued For Linux 4.10

5 hours 49 min ago
With Linux 4.9 there is unfortunately no new feature code for Nouveau due to being late to merge the new functionality, but that work that missed 4.9 is now staged in DRM-Next for merging to mainline when the Linux 4.10 merge window rolls along...

X.Org To Begin Accepting Donations Again

6 hours 10 min ago
The X.Org merger with the SPI is almost complete and the X.Org Foundation is soon going to begin accepting donations...

X Input 2.1 Smooth / High Resolution Scrolling Now Supported By Chrome

7 hours 1 min ago
With the latest Chrome/Chromium browser builds from Google, X Input 2.1 smooth scrolling / high-resolution scrolling is now supported. This should make for a more responsive and smoother scrolling experience atop recent versions of the X.Org Server...

Linux Mint 18.1 Slated For Release In November/December

7 hours 14 min ago
Clement Lefebvre has confirmed that Linux Mint 18.1 will still be shipping before the end of the year...

The Bugs So Far Potentially Blocking The Fedora 25 Release

7 hours 31 min ago
Adam Williamson of the Fedora QA team has sent out a list of the bugs currently outstanding that could block the Fedora 25 release from happening on its current schedule should they not be fixed in time...

AMDGPU In Linux 4.10 To Have Better Power Management, New VM Manager

Friday 28th of October 2016 12:12:37 AM
Alex Deucher has sent in the first pull request to DRM-Next of early material to stage for Radeon/AMDGPU DRM kernel driver changes targeting Linux 4.10...

AMDGPU-PRO 16.40 Released For Ubuntu & Red Hat Linux Systems

Thursday 27th of October 2016 09:19:30 PM
There is finally a new release of the AMDGPU-PRO hybrid Radeon graphics driver stack for Linux...

Feral Planning For Linux Game Ports With Vulkan In H1'2017

Thursday 27th of October 2016 09:12:27 PM
Sadly the upcoming Deus Ex Linux port will only be using OpenGL while the macOS port is using Metal and the Windows game supports Direct3D 12. But on the bright side, Feral Interactive is planning for Vulkan Linux game ports in the first half of next year...

The Idle Power Use Of The Past 19 Linux Kernel Releases

Thursday 27th of October 2016 07:30:00 PM
This morning I published the Power Consumption and Efficiency Of The Linux Kernel For The Last Three Years article containing power consumption data for an Intel Haswell system going back to the Linux 3.11 kernel through Linux 4.9 Git. Those were some interesting power consumption numbers under load while here are the idle numbers...

BFQ I/O Scheduler Patches Revised, Aiming To Be Extra Scheduler In The Kernel

Thursday 27th of October 2016 05:12:06 PM
BFQ developers had hoped to replace CFQ in the mainline Linux kernel with Budget Fair Queueing for a variety of reasons but it hadn't ended up making it mainline. Now the developers are hoping to introduce BFQ back to mainline as an extra available scheduler...

GNU Tar "Pointy Feather" Vulnerability Disclosed (CVE-2016-6321)

Thursday 27th of October 2016 03:09:05 PM
Last week was the disclosure of the Linux kernel's Dirty COW vulnerability while the latest high-profile open-source project going public with a new security CVE is GNU's Tar. Tar CVE-2016-6321 is also called POINTYFEATHER according to the security researchers...

NVIDIA Maxwell Support Patches For The Nouveau X.Org Driver

Thursday 27th of October 2016 02:37:01 PM
The Nouveau DDX X.Org driver, xf86-video-nouveau, hasn't supported NVIDIA's GTX 750/900 Maxwell graphics processors even though there's been the reverse-engineered, open-source support within the Nouveau DRM kernel driver and NVC0 Gallium3D Mesa driver. Patches revised today implement Maxwell support for the X.Org driver...

Power Consumption & Efficiency Of The Linux Kernel For The Last Three Years

Thursday 27th of October 2016 01:43:55 PM
Earlier this week I published Linux 3.9 through Linux 4.9 kernel benchmarks looking at the raw performance of various subsystems when testing each of the major kernel releases as far back as this Core i7 Haswell system was supported. From that same system, today is a look at testing the kernels going back to Linux 3.11 when Haswell graphics support was first in good shape for this Core i7 4790K box while looking at the raw power consumption and performance-per-Watt for these 19 major kernel releases.

Qt Creator 4.2 Beta Released

Thursday 27th of October 2016 01:01:08 PM
The Qt Company has released the first public beta of the upcoming Qt Creator 4.2 integrated development environment...

Phoronix Test Suite 6.8 Milestone 1 Released

Thursday 27th of October 2016 12:18:27 PM
The first development milestone test release of the upcoming Phoronix Test Suite 6.8-Tana is now available for your open-source, cross-platform benchmarking needs...

Mesa Fixes Random GPU Hangs On AMD Hawaii & Fiji GPUs

Thursday 27th of October 2016 10:54:54 AM
In addition to RadeonSI re-enabling SDMA for Carrizo and Sea Islands GPUs yesterday, Marek Olšák made another change to fix the issue of random GPU hangs happening with Hawaii and Fiji graphics processors...

More Details On Enlightenment's Ecore_Drm2 Atomic Modesetting

Thursday 27th of October 2016 10:40:10 AM
Back in September the Enlightenment project's EFL library added atomic mode-setting and nuclear page-flipping support to provide a "perfect rendering" and a "buttery smooth" experience. Earlier this month was then an update on the Ecore_Drm2 state while coming out this week is a Samsung OSG blog post explaining more about the atomic mode-setting details...

Lenovo Issues Yoga Laptop BIOS Update To Fix Linux Woes

Thursday 27th of October 2016 10:28:42 AM
Last month was the controversy over some Lenovo Yoga laptops not working with Linux that was first alleged to be due to a Microsoft "Signature PC" requirement that later turned out to be incorrect. Well, the good news now is that Lenovo has issued a BIOS update and should allow for better Linux compatibility...

More in Tux Machines

Linux Devices

Linux Graphics

Fedora News

  • The Bugs So Far Potentially Blocking The Fedora 25 Release
    Adam Williamson of the Fedora QA team has sent out a list of the bugs currently outstanding that could block the Fedora 25 release from happening on its current schedule should they not be fixed in time.
  • Updated Fedora 24 ISO Respins Now Available with Dirty COW-Patched Linux Kernel
    It looks like a new set of updated Live ISO images for the Fedora 24 GNU/Linux operating system were published by Ben Williams, founder of the Fedora Unity Project and a Fedora Ambassador. Dubbed F24-20161023, the updated Live ISOs a few days ago and include up-to-date components from the official Fedora 24 Linux software repositories, with which was fully syncronized as of October 23, 2016. Of course, this means that they also include the latest Linux kernel update fully patched against the "Dirty COW" bug.
  • PHP version 5.6.28RC1 and 7.0.13RC1
  • Flock Stories 2016, Episode 1: Redon Skikuli
    Flock Stories by Chris WardIf you were wondering where Flock 2018 might be, today’s guest Redon Skikuli might just have your answer! Redon is not just a Fedora community contributor, he’s a Fedora community creator. I ask Redon what he’s up to these days and why he thinks we should also consider joining future Flocks.

New KNOPPIX Release, LibreOffice 5.1.6, Rosa Down

In Linux news today KNOPPIX 7.7.1 was released to the public based on Debian with GNOME 3.22, KDE 5.7.2, and "Everything 3D." The Rosa project is experiencing network issues and folks may experience problems trying to connect to their services the next few days. LibreOffice 5.1.6 was announced today by The Document Foundation, the sixth update to the Still branch for stable users, and a new vulnerability was disclosed in GNU Tar. Read more