Benchmarks of Valve's Source Engine games (and other Steam titles for that matter) aren't done in all Phoronix driver tests and graphics card articles for various reasons, among which is that there's other more GPU-demanding OpenGL tests to utilize for modern hardware. However, for those curious about the performance of various AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards using the latest proprietary drivers, here's some updated numbers.
This article is just to serve as some quick, updated reference results for those that keep requesting new Source Engine game results on the AMD/NVIDIA Linux drivers. At the common 1080p resolution with the high performance proprietary drivers, Valve's popular games with native Linux ports remain rather CPU bound but these results are requested nevertheless. Coming up in the days ahead will be the open-source driver results for Valve's popular games.
Peach OSI, a new Linux distribution based on Xubuntu that aims to be friendly towards new users and to provide all the software that regular users need, has been released.
NVIDIA is working on adding HEVC/H.265 video decoding support to VDPAU.
NVIDIA developers are extending the "Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix" interfaces to allow the HEVC/H.265 requirements. The work aims to enable hardware-accelerated decoding of HEVC content under VDPAU and to provide a reference implementation for this video decoding. José Hiram Soltren, the developer that worked on this support, is also working on a HEVC decode patch for FFmpeg and MPlayer based upon the new API.
The third day of GUADEC was mostly devoted to lower level parts of the GNOME stack. There were talks on GTK+, CSS, Wayland, and WebKitGTK+, but also an annual general meeting of the GNOME Foundation.
The day started with Matthias Clasen’s talk on improvements in GTK+, especially in dialogs. Matthias demoed the changes for the whole time of the talk, switching between the code that was behind the dialogs and dialogs themselves. Matthias also showed how dialogs adapt to the environment they’re running in. GTK+ developers have been accused that they only care about GNOME, but they actually care about how GTK+ 3 apps look in other environments and good news for users of other desktop environments is that a lot has recently been done in this direction.
I have been trying to put RHEL 6.5 or 7 on an Alienware 17 and the disk drives are not being recognized so I am unable to install. the drives are 1TB 5400RPM SATA 6Gb/s + 80GB mSATA SSD Caching. I have read articles where firmware is compiled for situation like this but I am curious if there is another way around that. If there is no other way, what is the best place for a walk through on compiling the new firmware???submitted by redhook7
Reddit: I'm noticing a drop in frames per second in 1080p flash videos like twitch.tv? Anyone also notice this?
I like to watch twitch.tv during my downtime. But in my chrome browser it's getting slower and slower.
Don't think it's hardware because it's fine in windoze. Some of the commercials play smoothly, so this makes me think it's some video decoding thing in flash player....
Or is it just my Linux install?submitted by kanliot
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Linux Planet: While Oracle Linux 7 is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, Oracle executives are always keen to point out there are differences.
So I found out tonight, after getting my second PS3 controller pairing doesn't fully work (in regards to XBMC).
The problem as it stands, is the bluetooth pairing greps the MAC address from the bluetooth receiver with sixad. This is all well and good for one controller, but if you connect up two controllers (which works fine by the way), you'll notice in jstest-gtk, that each controller has its own "MAC Address" or "sub-MAC" so to speak. I need to specify this in my XBMC keymapping file. With one controller the "root" BT MAC address works fine for this, but when controllers are added, things change in regards to that.
Image example: http://i.imgur.com/30yjavO.png
You can find this bluetooth information by running this in a terminal window cat /var/log/syslog | grep -i sixad-sixaxis , bu that is a bad idea, due to other system events, such as cron jobs popping in there, making an accurate grab at connection time in my script difficult.
If there a way I can reference the information from jstest-gtk or other joystick programs without changing around their source code? If not, is there a utility that can report the different ID's noted in the screenshot on the command line? Maybe a python program that reports this information?
Here is an strace of what qtsixa (corrected from sixad) does, and I can see what I need in there as well, but not sure if that is the best way to go about it. Notice the line: read(8, "Connections:\n\t> ACL 64:D4:BD:BD:"..., 4096) = 121, but since this is a qt application only it seems (didn't find this with sixpair), I cannot find a way to do this in a terminal window (grabbing that info).
Thank you for any help or hints you can give me
-pk-submitted by ProfessorKaos64
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Mozilla has announced that Firefox 32 Beta 1 has been released, marking the start of another branch for the famous Internet browser.