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LXer: Use LightDM lock screen instead of Unity in Ubuntu 14.04

Linuxinsight - 2 hours 7 min ago
How to switch back to the old lock screen in Ubuntu 14.04.

Use LightDM lock screen instead of Unity in Ubuntu 14.04

LXer - 2 hours 7 min ago
How to switch back to the old lock screen in Ubuntu 14.04.

TuxMachines: Linux 3.15 Lands Some DRM Graphics Driver Fixes

Linuxinsight - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 6:59am

Likely most notable from this latest DRM fixes series entering the Linux kernel is the microcode fixes for some newer graphics cards, mainly fixing up the dynamic power management support for the AMD Radeon R7 260X graphics card. Besides the microcode fixes to stabilize newer GCN-era hardware, there's also some run-time power management fixes, and PLL regression fixes for the Radeon driver. Hopefully this pull will fix a Radeon DRM problem previously mentioned on Phoronix during the early Linux 3.15 benchmarking. Many more Linux 3.15 kernel benchmarks are forthcoming on Phoronix.

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TuxMachines: AMD Is Disabling DPM Support For RV770 GPUs

Linuxinsight - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 6:49am

AMD's Alex Deucher sent out a patch on Friday to disable Dynamic Power Management on the RV770 by default. The DPM for the RV770 was enabled by default with the Linux 3.13 kernel and it yields better/lower power consumption while idling, better performance if the video BIOS sets lower clock speeds at boot time, and with the lower power consumption can also come lower heat output. However, some users have reported issues with RV770 GPUs in using the Linux 3.13 kernel and newer. (In my personal testing of several different RV770 GPUs, I haven't encountered any issues with Linux 3.13+.)

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LXer: Linux & SteamOS Earn The 400 Games Badge

Linuxinsight - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 6:47am
An interesting little note is that when you look into how many games Steam has that are now on Linux, the figure has surpassed 400!

Linux & SteamOS Earn The 400 Games Badge

LXer - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 6:47am
An interesting little note is that when you look into how many games Steam has that are now on Linux, the figure has surpassed 400!

TuxMachines: Create Vector Graphics with Open Source Software

Linuxinsight - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 6:37am

This article identifies the finest open source vector graphics editors. Vector editors are ideal for technical illustrations, diagramming, flowcharting, artistic illustrations, promotional posters, banners, signage, logos, typography, vehicle wraps and layout. Bitmap editors are more suitable for retouching, photo processing, photorealistic illustrations, collage, and illustrations drawn by hand with a pen tablet.

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