When Linux applications have bugs that are difficult to diagnose (EG buffer overruns that happen in production and can’t be reproduced in a test environment) there are a variety of ways of debugging them. Tools such as Valgrind can analyse memory access and tell the developers which code had a bug and what the bug does. It’s theoretically possible to link something like Valgrind into a Unikernel, but the lack of multiple processes would make it difficult to manage.
Last week AMD completed a major step in its initiative to open things up to the public under GPUOpen — a collection of tools for graphics, high performance compute and heterogeneous computing – as open source under the MIT license model. So when a company does something out of the ordinary, especially one with a large indirect influence in the mobile community, it’s worth looking further into it. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Robert Hallock, AMD’s Head of Global Technical Marketing, and ask a few questions about what this all means.
Yesterday, I pushed out version 2.11.18 of the Geode X.Org driver. This is the driver used by the OLPC XO-1 and by a plethora of low-power desktops, micro notebooks and thin clients. This release mostly includes maintenance fixes of all sorts. Of noticeable interest is a fix for the long-standing issue that switching between X and a VT would result in a blank screen (this should probably be cherry-picked for distributions running earlier releases of this driver). Many thanks to Connor Behan for the fix!
HandBrake is now using a freshly built x265 library that enables full color depth support at 8, 10 and 12 bits. You can now convert videos in these format! This has been enabled in the 64 bit builds of the x265 library; for both Fedora 23 and CentOS/RHEL 7.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted any bitmath updates (bitmath is a Python module I wrote which simplifies many facets of interacting with file sizes in various units as python objects) . In fact, it seems that the last time I wrote about bitmath here was back in 2014 when 1.0.8 was released! So here is an update covering everything post 1.0.8 up to 1.3.0.
It was recently revealed that the Xbox One is being trounced by PS4 sales.
The company had stopped releasing console sales figures months ago, with many industry experts believing Sony had a commanding lead in the consoles wars.
That belief was confirmed late last week when Electronic Arts unleashed some not so glowing figures highlighting just had badly the Xbox One is performing in comparison with Sony's PlayStation 4.
Not only does RadeonSI Gallium3D work with XCOM 2 on Linux for AMD graphics processors, but it looks like the Catalyst (or now known as Radeon Software, officially) too works with this brand new, highly anticipated strategy game seeing a same-day release across OS X / Linux / Windows.
While we all know the NVIDIA Linux driver works fine with this game, after finding out that it's possible to get the Mesa/Gallium3D drivers working, my next focus was on seeing whether the Catalyst binary blob would work for this game. Surprisingly, it appears to!
Fans of "Batman: Arkham Knight" who are on either Linux or Mac shouldn't hold their breath for the game's release date on these platforms. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced recently that the title will not be coming to both.
On Thursday, Feb. 4, Warner Bros. announced the cancellation of "Batman: Arkham Knight's" Linux and Mac ports in a short and direct-to-the-point post over at Steam.
Just a few moments ago, February 5, 2016, Valve Corporation, the famous video game developer and digital distribution company, and Firaxis, an American video game developer, announced their collaboration on native integration for Valve's Steam Controller device with the new XCOM 2 title.
Humble Bundle has just informed its subscribers about their latest game bundle, entitled "Humble Weekly Bundle Make Your Move," which brings a total of eight strategy games for all ages and genres.
According to Humble Bundle, in this new bundle, you'll get $166 worth of awesome strategy games, which include titles like Frozen Synapse, Frozen Cortex, Lux Delux, and Shattered Planet.
The "Humble Weekly Bundle Make Your Move" bundle has three tiers. Tier one gets you the four games mentioned above for a price that you define. With the exception of Shattered Planet, which is available only for Mac and Windows, the rest support Linux.
Example Uses Of The Linux grep Command
The Linux grep command is used as a method for filtering input.
GREP stands for Global Regular Expression Printer and therefore in order to use it effectively you should have some knowledge about regular expressions.
In this article I am going to show you a number of examples which will help you understand the grep command.
Red Hat encourages open source adoption at Asia Pacific Forum in Philippines
Red Hat, Inc. yesterday hosted the Red Hat Forum Asia Pacific in Manila, the Philippines. The conference provided an outlet for local businesses to discuss and learn about open source technology innovations, successes, and best practices.
With this year’s theme, “Energize Your Enterprise,” the Red Hat Forum focused on the IT solutions enterprises are using to help innovate and transform the way business is done. In addition to Red Hat’s technology vision keynote, speakers covered a range of topics, from containers to the Internet of Things (IoT).
A few weeks back when Ken Starks wrote an anecdotal column on an experience with a false positive from Avast antivirus on GNU/Linux, we started thinking. We run antivirus on our LAMP servers with the intent of protecting poor suckers on Windows, but on our Linux desktops and laptops? Pretty much, no. Some of us had tried the open source ClamAV at one time or another, mainly out of curiosity, but none of us had stuck with it. To our knowledge, until Starks wrote his column none of us even knew anybody who had ever run proprietary AV on Linux boxes.
I updated my packages for calibre and chromium with new versions. I updated the set of “compat32” packages for a multilib setup on slackware64-current to match the Slackware packages contained in the new Slackware 14.2 Beta 2.
Good news for everyone. Slackware 14.2 is getting close to release as Pat now announced Slackware 14.2 Beta 2 on the latest changelog. This update also brings some security changes for all supported Slackware releases back to Slackware 13.0!!!
If you want to build a powerful $40 Linux or Android PC with 4K video support, consider Hardkernel’s Odroid-C2 computer.
The developer board is an uncased computer like the popular Raspberry Pi 2, which sells for $35. But South Korea-based Hardkernel claims Odroid-C2 has more horsepower than its popular rival and can be a desktop replacement.