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R600 Gallium3D Receiving Some New Improvements By David Airlie

Friday 3rd of November 2017 10:00:57 AM
In between hacking on the RADV Vulkan driver, managing DRM-Next, and his other activities at Red Hat, David Airlie has now sent landed some improvements to the aging R600 Gallium3D driver and more improvements are on the way...

RADV Gets Fixed Up For Latest Dota 2 Vulkan

Friday 3rd of November 2017 09:52:06 AM
David Airlie has sent out a new RADV patch adding support for copy descriptors...

10-Way NVIDIA GeForce Linux Vulkan Performance For F1 2017

Friday 3rd of November 2017 12:47:06 AM
Today marked the Linux release of F1 2017, which was ported by Feral Interactive and with this port it went from being a Direct3D 11 game on Windows to exclusively making use of the Vulkan graphics API on Linux. Radeon GPU benchmarks are still ongoing, but for these launch-day benchmarks, here are F1 2017 performance numbers on Ubuntu Linux with a variety of GeForce graphics cards.

NVIDIA 384.98 Linux Driver Update Adds New Teslas, Bug Fixes

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 06:17:09 PM
Besides the NVIDIA 387.22 Linux driver update released earlier this week, today they are issuing the 384.98 update in their long-lived driver branch...

Mir Moves From Bzr/Launchpad To GitHub, Hopes For More Community Contributions

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 05:50:24 PM
Not only are the Canonical developers that are left working on the Mir display server trying to make it easier to run Mir on other Linux distributions, but they have now punted the project to GitHub...

Wine Will Be Working On "VKD3D" As A Direct3D 12 To Vulkan Library

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 04:18:34 PM
Following last weekend's WineConf 2017 and its announcement, Wine project founder Alexandre Julliard has sent out a detailed action item list as a result of the developers' meeting in Poland...

Feral Releases F1 2017 For Linux, More Details On The Vulkan Driver Requirements

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 03:57:00 PM
Feral Interactive has just made F1 2017 publicly available via Steam on Linux and via the Feral Store for those wanting to try out this racing game that was released for Windows earlier this year...

Linux 4.15 Will Have A Scheduler Change To Benefit AMD EPYC

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 03:12:21 PM
Linux 4.15 will be exciting for AMD Zen systems not only for working temperature reporting (finally) being in place for Ryzen/EPYC, but AMD EPYC CPUs should also benefit from a scheduler topology improvement...

Phoronix Test Suite 7.6 M2 Released To Up BSD Benchmarking

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 02:45:40 PM
The second test release of Phoronix Test Suite 7.6-Alvdal is available for your cross-platform, open-source benchmarking needs. This time around the release bundles in a number of BSD support improvements...

Ubuntu Server's New Subiquity Installer Is Now In Much Better Shape

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 02:02:49 PM
Earlier this year is when Canonical shared they were creating a new Ubuntu Server installer as an eventual replacement to the text-based Debian Installer that their server edition has been using up to this point. It's looking like this "Subiquity" installer could be in good shape by Ubuntu 18.04 LTS...

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Rolls Out To Battle The RX Vega 56, Linux Tests Forthcoming

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 01:35:52 PM
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti has begun shipping...

AMDKFD For Linux 4.15 Adding Usermode Events, Dropping Radeon DRM Support

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 10:30:15 AM
Building off an earlier update in DRM-Next of upstreaming more AMDKFD changes for Linux 4.15, a second batch of feature work was proposed today for merging into DRM-Next...

GL_EXT_semaphore Being Prepped For Mesa, Used By SteamVR

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 09:17:08 AM
Andres Rodriguez of Valve has posted a set of 17 patches for implementing the OpenGL GL_EXT_semaphore extension within Mesa and wired through for RadeonSI...

WireGuard Could Soon Be On Its Way To The Linux Kernel

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 09:07:44 AM
Announced last summer by Jason Donenfeld was the "WireGuard" project as a next-generation secure network tunnel for the Linux kernel. It's looking like this network addition could soon be reaching the mainline Linux kernel...

Etnaviv Gallium3D Driver Now Wiring Up ASTC Texture Compression

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 04:07:42 AM
The Etnaviv open-source driver stack providing reverse-engineered Vivante Linux graphics driver support continues on its feature streak...

Valve Now Reports The Steam Linux Marketshare At Just 0.35%

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 12:15:57 AM
Days ahead of the five year anniversary of Steam being publicly available on Linux and well off the ~2% highs for Steam's Linux marketshare, the numbers for October 2017 are now being reported...

Meson'ed Mesa Allows For 10 Second Build & Deploy Of Intel's Vulkan Driver

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 10:31:35 PM
Among the projects recently adopting the Meson build system has been Mesa 3D. The build time benefits are quite encouraging for developers...

18-Way Radeon GPU Benchmarks On Ubuntu 17.10 With Linux 4.14 + Mesa 17.4-dev

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 07:54:33 PM
Continuing on in our fresh Radeon Linux graphics benchmarks in commemorating 10 years of AMD's open-source driver strategy with already showing how the driver compares to the old Catalyst/fglrx and Ubuntu 14.04 to 17.10 OpenGL tests, up next is an 18 way graphics card comparison of both old and new Radeon graphics cards while using the very latest Linux driver stack.

Intel Graphics Driver Likely To Re-Enable Fastboot By Default

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 04:45:38 PM
For the past five years or so has been work on Intel DRM "Fastboot" support and it's looking like this feature may finally be re-enabled by default...

Mir 0.28.1 Arrives With Fixes, Fedora Support

Wednesday 1st of November 2017 03:43:24 PM
Mir 0.28.1 is now available as a minor update over Mir 0.28 that squeezed out the door ahead of Ubuntu 17.10...

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