Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Graphics: OpenCL, Mesa, Vulkan

Filed under
Graphics/Benchmarks
  • Portable Computing Language 1.8 Released For OpenCL On CPUs, Other Accelerators - Phoronix

    PoCL is the open-source project implementing OpenCL for CPU-based execution as well as multi-device support by getting its Portable Computing Language implementation working atop NVIDIA GPUs via CUDA, AMD GPUs via HSA, and other back-ends by way of LLVM. PoCL 1.8 is out today as the newest feature release.

  • Mesa 21.3 Fixes Issue Of Some Games Having Transparency Issues Under Wayland - Phoronix

    Landing in time for the imminent Mesa 21.3 feature freeze / code branching is support for the EGL_EXT_present_opaque extension on Wayland. While this EGL extension may not sound too exciting, for some OpenGL games on Wayland it will address some transparency issues.

    The issue stems from this issue ticket opened during the summer by game porter Ethan Lee. The issue is around needing an EGL equivalent to VkCompositeAlphaFlagBitsKHR as "we've got a whole lot of games that are unintentionally translucent in Wayland." Portal 2 is among the games as a result having issues under native Wayland.

  • Vulkan 1.2.196 Introduces H.265 Encode Extension - Phoronix

    Arriving back in April were the initial Vulkan Video extensions that included support for video decode of H.264 and H.265 while the initial video encode support was limited to H.264. Out today with Vulkan 1.2.196 is the new extension allowing for H.265 encoding with this new industry-standard video API.

    Vulkan 1.2.196 introduces the provisional VK_EXT_video_encode_h265 extension. This extension was worked on by AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA but at least under Linux only the NVIDIA proprietary driver currently exposes Vulkan Video encode/decode support. Presumably this morning NVIDIA will be issuing a new Vulkan beta driver providing timely support for this new H.265 encode provisional extension.

More in Tux Machines

KDE: Touchscreens, Debian, and Kdenlive

  • Challenge: Use KDE Plasma ONLY With Touchscreen! - Kockatoo Tube
  • KDE/Plasma 5.23 "25th Anniversary Edition" for Debian | There and back again

    In the last week, KDE released version 5.23 – 25th Anniversary Edition – of the Plasma desktop with the usual long list of updates and improvements. This release celebrates 25 years of KDE, and Plasma 5.23.0 was released right on the day 25 years ago Matthias Ettrich sent an email to the de.comp.os.linux.misc newsgroup explaining a project he was working on. And Plasma 5.23 (with the bug fix 5.23.1) is now available for all Debian releases. (And don’t forget KDE Gears/Apps 21.08!)

  • Kdenlive comes to macOS (nightly version)

    Every now and again users would ask for a macOS version of Kdenlive. Up until recently, the only thing we were able to offer was a very, very old MacPorts version (0.9.10). But, after Vincent and I invested some time in it, we are happy to announce that we now have an up-to-date nightly build for macOS! However, since Kdenlive is a complex application with many dependencies, it still needs some testing before we can call it officially stable.

Android Leftovers

today's howtos

  • Adventures with the Linux Command Line, First Internet Edition

    I've just released the first Internet edition of my new book, Adventures with the Linux Command Line. This 250+ page volume is a sequel/supplement to The Linux Command Line (TLCL). With 14 action-packed chapters, it covers a variety of skill-enhancing topics intended for makers, students, and anyone who wants to take their knowledge of the command line and shell scripting to the next level.

  • LFCS – User Account Management | Linux.org

    With any Linux system, you may need to add users. Additional Users may be needed when adding Services such as Samba. Being able to manage user accounts is a very important task, especially if working on multiple systems in a business environment.

  • How To Install Nagios on Debian 11 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Nagios on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, Nagios is an open-source tool that provides an enterprise-class central monitoring engine for IT monitoring, network monitoring, server, and applications monitoring. It monitors your entire IT infrastructure to ensure systems, applications, services, and business processes are functioning properly. In the event of a failure, Nagios can alert the technical staff of the problem, allowing them to begin remediation processes before outages affect business processes, end-users, or customers. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Nagios monitoring tool on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).

  • How to Install Debian 11 (Bullseye) Server Using Net Install

    In this guide, we will walk you through the installation of a Debian 11 (Bullseye) Minimal Server, using the netinstall CD ISO image. This installation you will carry out is appropriate for building a future customizable server platform, without a GUI (Graphical User Interface).

  • How to Install LAMP Stack on Debian 11/10/9

    On (August 14, 2021), the Debian project announced the availability of the new stable version (Debian 11) codenamed Bullseye. With this release, the well-known and widely-used Debian 10 Buster gained old-stable status, which designates the previous stable repository. As it always happens with the release of a new stable version, Bullseye includes hundreds of new packages and updates to thousands of others. Since Debian powers a large percentage of web servers all over the world, in this article we will explain how to install the LAMP stack in Debian 11 and also works on older Debian 10 and Debian 9 releases.

  • How to Install LFTP to Download and Upload Files in Linux

    When it comes to the availability of ftp (file transfer protocol) client solutions, the Linux operating system, and its numerous distributions never disappoint. In this area, there is plenty of fish in the ocean. The Linux-based ftp clients are a mixture of GUI and non-GUI solutions. Ftp client solutions not only give you access to remote machines and servers but also enable you to easily upload/download files to/from your remote machines/servers.

  • How to Install Pip on Kali Linux - Linux Nightly

    pip is the package installer for Python. On Linux, pip allows for easy installation of Python programs and dependencies. For Python developers, pip is an essential tool. In the context of Kali Linux, pip is mostly used for hacking scripts or to download dependencies that hacking scripts rely on. Even if you don’t write Python scripts yourself, you may still find it necessary to install pip. In this guide, you’ll see how to install pip on Kali Linux.

  • How to install GUI on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Minimal Linux server - Unixcop

    Have you installed CentOS 8 minimal installation and need to change the command line to Graphical user insterface GUI ? So if you are new to the command line, it will be a great idea to start with a Graphical user interface to learn and become a master of Linux. Also sometimes, Advanced users need a Graphical desktop environment to handle various services easily. So this guide will help you to change your command-line CentOS linux server to GUI. or You can install the GUI to your server.

  • How to install VirtualBox from A to Z and learn to use it | ArcoLinux

    We recommend this option as it is the easiest way to get VirtualBox on your computer.

  • How to setup an RDS MySql (Relation Database MySql) instance on AWS

    RDS(Relational Database Service) comes under “Database” services of AWS(Amazon Web Services) Cloud. RDS service provides a scalable and cost-efficient relational database capacity. It automates time-consuming administration tasks such as hardware provisioning, setup, backups, etc. It helps us to focus on our applications instead of database administration and maintenance tasks. RDS provides us with 6 database engines, Amazon Aurora, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL. RDS handles routine database tasks such as provisioning, patching, backup, recovery, failure detection, and repair.

Android Leftovers