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  • Qualcomm Adreno 430 Now Supported By Freedreno Gallium3D

    The Qualcomm Adreno 430 is now supported by the Freedreno Gallium3D driver.

    After all of the other Qualcomm Adreno A4xx work was done in the Freedreno Gallium3D driver, it just ended up being adding "430" to a switch statement to make the 3D support work, per this commit.

  • Hutterer: Is Wayland Ready Yet?

    Linux input expert Peter Hutterer at Red Hat has followed up with another blog post since his X.Org project vs. X.Org Foundation post from a few days ago. Today he looks at the question of "is Wayland ready yet?"

  • AMD Stoney APUs Bring ETC2 Open-Source Driver Support

    AMD's upcoming "Stoney" APUs has support for ETC2 texture compression.

    A commit today enables ETC2 hardware support for Stoney. The commit by Marek reads, "radeonsi: add ETC2 support for Stoney. Tested and working."

  • Remote Wayland Preview, GNOME 3.20 / Fedora 24 Is Shaping Up Well For Wayland

    Matthias Clasen has written a status update concerning the state of GNOME 3.20 on Wayland.

    Clasen shares that there's been a lot of work on fixing of dialogs/menus/other-popups for Wayland scrolling, kinetic scrolling now works on Wayland with GTK+, and drag-and-drop under Wayland is comparable to what's offered by X11. Those are items previously already covered on Phoronix and present in GNOME 3.19.4.

  • Early 2016 Look: OpenCL & CUDA Comparison On 13 NVIDIA GPUs

    With having out most of my NVIDIA graphics cards earlier this week due to running the 27-way OpenGL and performance-per-Watt comparison on NVIDIA graphics cards going back a decade, I took the opportunity to also run a smaller, fresh OpenCL/CUDA GPU compute comparison on various recent NVIDIA GPUs.

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    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.