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Reddit: Current status of hybrid graphics on Linux?

Saturday 4th of March 2017 05:10:32 PM


I'm considering my options for getting a new laptop, and regarding GPU, it seems that nowadays the choice is between either integrated only, or hybrid graphics. The latter used to be a huge source of pain on Linux some years ago, but I have no idea about the situation now. I know that it has been worked on, but searching the web mostly comes up with old posts from times when hybrid graphics were a brand new thing.

So, what is the current status of hybrid graphics on Linux? Does it work (reasonably) well? What problems can be expected? Do multiple head setups (external monitor) work? Also, nVidia vs AMD and proprietary vs open source drivers?


PS. I hope it is OK to post such questions here, I looked at /r/linuxquestions, but it seems to be more "how to do X?" kind of place.

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Reddit: Is it possible to put Linux on the new Macbook that only has one port?

Saturday 4th of March 2017 03:43:43 PM

The new Macbook has only one port, (not including the headphone jack) which is a USB-C port. Is it still possible to use an adapter to boot from a live USB flash drive?

I tried looking this up and I couldn't find any information about it.

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LXer: Linux Find Command Everything You Need To Know

Saturday 4th of March 2017 03:37:43 PM
We all need time to find a file that was taken on a specific date, time or name. Ever wondered how are you going to find it? Yeah! I assume you might say about the search function in nautilus, pacman or any other file manager you use, but what if you are not allowed to use it! Your file manager just freezes while searching lots of files. Well, let’s come to point. Today I am going to talk about the famous Linux Find Command. What is it? Keep reading.

Reddit: The Nintendo Switch running FreeBSD

Saturday 4th of March 2017 03:02:11 PM

Phoronix: Postfix 3.2 Released

Saturday 4th of March 2017 02:55:42 PM
Version 3.2 of the Postfix mail transfer agent is now available...

Reddit: Linux is a POS

Saturday 4th of March 2017 02:51:27 PM

POS - Perfect Operating System

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Reddit: Why is my touchpad so much better in linux?

Saturday 4th of March 2017 02:48:52 PM

New to linux, been using Mint on my Lenovo ideabook 300 and the difference between the trackpad when I dual boot windows 10 is shocking. The responsiveness for 1 or 2 finger controls is incomparable and the acceleration perfectly matches my input. Windows on the other hand feels like a generic sluggish emulated mouse.

I'm just wondering if drivers can make a cheap touchpad feel almost as good as my coworkers macbook, why is microsoft and synaptic so far behind. Makes it really hard to boot into windows and do anything other than play games.

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LXer: Using open source APM software: InspectIT

Saturday 4th of March 2017 01:43:35 PM
In modern days, software systems are continuously becoming more complex. At the same time customer[he]#039[/he]s expectations regarding, for example, response times and availability are higher than ever before. As you know, services that perform poorly could drive customers to your competitors[he]#039[/he] offerings.

Reddit: Games For LinuxThat Everyone Must Try Once

Saturday 4th of March 2017 01:31:24 PM

TuxMachines: Linux Find Command Everything You Need To Know

Saturday 4th of March 2017 01:27:10 PM

We all need time to find a file that was taken on a specific date, time or name. Ever wondered how are you going to find it? Yeah! I assume you might say about the search function in nautilus, pacman or any other file manager you use, but what if you are not allowed to use it! Your file manager just freezes while searching lots of files. Well, let’s come to point. Today I am going to talk about the famous Linux Find Command. What is it? Keep reading.

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Phoronix: Btrfs Gets More Fixes & Performance Optimizations For Linux 4.11

Saturday 4th of March 2017 01:21:33 PM
Chris Mason has sent in a secondary pull request of Btrfs material for the Linux 4.11 merge window...

Phoronix: Valleyview & Cherryview To Get Atomic Mode-Setting Enabled

Saturday 4th of March 2017 01:14:15 PM
Intel's set to enable atomic mode-setting by default with code slated to land for the Linux 4.12 kernel...

Phoronix: Geminilake Will Require Intel Audio Firmware Blobs

Saturday 4th of March 2017 01:02:02 PM
Besides recent Intel graphics hardware making use of firmware binary blobs now for the GuC/HuC functionality, Intel audio hardware continues in making use of firmware binary-only blobs for audio support...

Phoronix: Free Software Foundation Europe: What Happened In Munich

Saturday 4th of March 2017 01:01:55 PM
For those looking for some interesting weekend reading, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) has provided a lengthy write-up about what happened in Munich with regards to LiMux and the possibility of abandoning their Linux/open-source efforts in favor of going back to Microsoft Windows...

Phoronix: WeTek Hub & WeTek Play Steaming/Media Devices To Be Supported By Linux 4.11

Saturday 4th of March 2017 12:45:23 PM
Submitted earlier in the Linux 4.11 merge window were the big ARM SoC and platform changes for this next kernel version while some last-minute ARM changes have just arrived...

TuxMachines: OSS and Sharing/Standards Leftovers

Saturday 4th of March 2017 12:33:22 PM
  • Matrix Voice Open Source Voice Recognition Platform (video)

    Makers, hobbyists and developers that are looking to create projects or control projects using voice recognition, may be interested in a new open source voice recognition platform called, Matrix Voice which has been designed by a small development team based in Miami Florida.

    The voice recognition platform consists of a small development board which measures 3.4 inches in diameter and is equipped with a radial array of 7 MEMS microphones connected to a Xilinx Spartan6 FPGA & 64 Mbit SDRAM with 18 RGBW LED’s & 64 GPIO pins.

  • Video: Why News Corp and Energy Australia went open source

    Not only do open source technologies offer greater flexibility and lower cost, they make user organisations more attractive to the best IT talent on the market, according to the three finalists in the Utilities/Media category of this year's iTnews Benchmark Awards.

    Lengthy and expensive lock-in contracts are no longer the way many businesses - like News Corp and Energy Australia, alongside fellow finalist Tabcorp - want to operate.

  • ‘Open Source Solutions will Promote SMEs Devt’

    The Country representative for Daydah Concepts, Mr. Adebayo Adeniyi, has advocated the the adoption of open source solutions for Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (SMEs) in the face of increasing cost of software in Africa’s emerging economy
    According to Adeniyi, who is a known software developer, arrangement has been concluded with Google, Mozila, Joomila, WordPress, Typo3, Magen,and Grav to brainstorm on content management system.

    He said the high cost of software purchase remains a problem for many small and medium scale companies in Africa’s emerging economy and inexpensive as open source solution holds the key to more meaningful and far-reaching adoption of technology for them.

  • Finance and artificial intelligence are going 'fintech' and open source

    It makes sense for large technology companies like Google and Microsoft to open source AI and machine learning solutions because they have overlapping vertical interests in providing vast cloud services. These come into play when a certain machine learning library becomes popular and users deploy it on the cloud and so forth. It is less clear why financial services companies, which play a much more directly correlated zero sum game, would open up code that they paid the engineering team to create.

  • Top hedge fund Python coder talks open source burnout

    If you’re a Python coder who wants to work for a hedge fund and you don’t know Wes McKinney, you might want to familiarize yourself with the name. McKinney started working for Two Sigma, the huge quant hedge fund with around $40bn under management, in August 2016. He’s best known, however, in the world of open source programming.

  • Open Source in the IoT world

    When it comes to the Open Source opportunity within the potential of Internet of Things Mark Marlier, the director of ISV programs and partners for Red Hat suggests “follow the data.”

    How does Open Source fit into the close to $20 trillion IoT business opportunity today? During Marlier’s keynote presentation to the board of director of the Canadian Channel Chiefs Council, he said there are literally millions upon millions of open source projects in the world and all of those need to run on a server somewhere or in the cloud. “We are not out there alone,” Marlier added.

  • Top 10 Social Media Plugins for WordPress

    In order to drive more social media traffic to your WordPress blog, you will love these WordPress social media plugins. These plugins will let you add a beautiful set of social share buttons on your posts which will encourage your visitors to share your content on their social networks. This will help your website get better exposure and it will increase the user engagement.

  • NASA grants free access to its technologies in latest software release [Ed: Not FOSS, as some sites erroneously suggested]
  • With its new book, OpenNews wants to help more newsrooms adopt open source projects
  • IKEA's DIY grow room, US DoD launches, and more open source news
  • Open Source Data: Fact Or Fiction

    At the recent Data & Technology in Clinical Trials conference, I had the pleasure of listening to Aneesh Chopra speak. Chopra is the president of NavHealth and formerly served as assistant to President Barack Obama and Chief Technology Officer of the United States. His speech was electrifying, dynamic, and set the room abuzz.

  • Open-Source Ultimaker Files Its First Patent - But Don't Panic, the 3D Printer Manufacturer Says [Ed: Unless they put this patent under some "no lawsuit" sort of legally-binding commitment, it's not benign]

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More in Tux Machines

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension

Historically, data replication has been available only piecemeal through proprietary vendors. In a quest to remediate history, SUSE and partner LINBIT announced a solution that promises to change the economics of data replication. The two companies' collaborative effort is the headliner in the updated SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension, which now includes LINBIT's integrated geo-clustering technology. Read more

Tizen and Android

Open source is mission critical for Europe’s air traffic

It is entirely possible to use open source in a highly regulated environment such as air traffic control, says Dr Gerolf Ziegenhain, Head of Linux Competence & Service Centre (LCSC) in Mainz (Germany). Open source service providers can shield an organisation from the wide variety of development processes in the open source community. Read more

today's leftovers

  • DRM display resource leasing (kernel side)
    So, you've got a fine head-mounted display and want to explore the delights of virtual reality. Right now, on Linux, that means getting the window system to cooperate because the window system is the DRM master and holds sole access to all display resources. So, you plug in your device, play with RandR to get it displaying bits from the window system and then carefully configure your VR application to use the whole monitor area and hope that the desktop will actually grant you the boon of page flipping so that you will get reasonable performance and maybe not even experience tearing. Results so far have been mixed, and depend on a lot of pieces working in ways that aren't exactly how they were designed to work.
  • GUADEC accommodation
    At this year’s GUADEC in Manchester we have rooms available for you right at the venue in lovely modern student townhouses. As I write this there are still some available to book along with your registration. In a couple of days we have to a final numbers to the University for how many rooms we want, so it would help us out if all the folk who want a room there could register and book one now if you haven’t already done so! We’ll have some available for later booking but we have to pay up front for them now so we can’t reserve too many.
  • Kickstarter for Niryo One, open source 6-axis 3D printed robotic arm, doubles campaign goal
    A Kickstarter campaign for the Niryo One, an open source 3D printed 6-axis robotic arm, has more than doubled its €20,000 target after just a couple of days. The 3D printed robot is powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Robot Operating System.
  • Linux Action Show to End Eleven Year Run at LFNW
    Jupiter Broadcasting’s long-running podcast, Linux Action Show, will soon be signing off the air…er, fiber cable, for the last time. The show first streamed on June 10, 2006 and was hosted by “Linux Tycoon” Bryan Lunduke and Jupiter Broadcasting founder Chris Fisher. Lunduke left the show in 2012, replaced by Matt Hartley, who served as co-host for about three years. The show is currently hosted by Fisher and Noah Chelliah, president of Altispeed, an open source technology company located in Grand Forks, North Dakota.