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Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS Will Default To The New Installer

5 hours 2 min ago
Last year Canonical announced work on a new text-based server installer for Ubuntu. It's come a long way over the past year and will be the default server installer with 18.04 LTS...

Even With AMDGPU DC, HDMI/DP Audio Isn't Working Out For All Radeon Linux Users

5 hours 13 min ago
While the newly-released Raven Ridge APUs could make for nice HTPC systems given the number of compatible mini-ITX/micro-ATX motherboards and these 65 Watt APUs offering Zen CPU cores with Vega graphics, besides the current problematic Raven Ridge graphics support, there are still some broader AMDGPU DC audio problems for newer graphics cards...

There's Experimental Work On A Vulkan Renderer For KDE's KWin

8 hours 21 sec ago
There is an experimental branch of KDE's KWin window manager / compositor with support for Vulkan compositing...

New Wine-Vulkan Patches Are Under Review

11 hours 7 min ago
Roderick Colenbrander's Wine-Vulkan work for Vulkan infrastructure support under Wine has been updated and is ready for review, making these initial bits a candidate for soon being incorporated into mainline Wine...

Performance Co-Pilot Sees First Major Version Bump In Nearly A Decade

11 hours 18 min ago
The Performance Co-Pilot open-source cross-platform monitoring/visualizing stack has reached version 4.0 as its first major version hike in almost ten years...

Benchmarking Amazon EC2 Instances vs. Various Intel/AMD CPUs

12 hours 29 min ago
Given the recent performance changes following the Spectre/Meltdown CPU vulnerability mitigation and having just wrapped up some fresh CPU bare metal benchmarks as part of that testing as well as the recent AMD Raven Ridge launch, I've carried out a fresh round this week of benchmarks on various Amazon EC2 on-demand instance types compared to a number of bare metal Intel and AMD processors in looking at how the compute performance compares.

Vega Gets Its Last Fix For Dawn of War III On Linux With Vulkan

14 hours 4 min ago
Samuel Pitoiset of Valve has worked through the last of the Dawn of War 3 issues for Radeon Vega GPUs with the RADV Vulkan driver...

Vulkan 1.0.69 Released With Fixes & New AMD Buffer Marker Extension

15 hours 8 min ago
While waiting to see what Khronos could have in store for GDC 2018 next month around Vulkan, today marks the Vulkan 1.0.69 point release availability...

Qt 5.11 Alpha Released With Many Toolkit Additions

15 hours 30 min ago
Hitting right on time even when the branching was running one week late is the first alpha release for the upcoming Qt 5.11 tool-kit update...

RadeonSI Now Offers NIR Shader Cache Support

15 hours 47 min ago
Earlier this month Valve Linux GPU driver developer Timothy Arceri landed NIR shader caching support within the Gallium3D Mesa state tracker as an alternative to the existing TGSI IR caching support. Arceri has now worked through implementing this NIR cache support for the RadeonSI driver...

Jolla Pushes Out Sailfish OS 2.1.4 Into Early Access

15 hours 57 min ago
For those still interested in Jolla's Linux-based but locked down Sailfish mobile operating system, the Sailfish OS 2.1.4 release is now available to early access users...

Mesa 17.3.5 Released To Fix A RADV Bug

Monday 19th of February 2018 10:39:22 PM
While Mesa 17.3.4 was just released a few days ago with 90+ changes, Mesa 17.3.5 is now available as a quick follow-up release due to a serious bug...

An Early Look At Linux 4.16 Performance On Five Systems

Monday 19th of February 2018 06:06:49 PM
Here are some preliminary benchmarks of the Linux 4.16 development kernel compared to Linux 4.15 stable on five different systems.

SuiteCRM 7.10 Released For Open-Source Customer Relationship Management

Monday 19th of February 2018 02:53:55 PM
SuiteCRM 7.10 is now available as the latest major feature release to this customer relationship management (CRM) software forked from SugarCRM's last open-source release...

Ryzen 3 2200G Video Memory Size Testing On Linux

Monday 19th of February 2018 02:37:03 PM
One of the discussion items in the forums this week was about the video memory allowance for the Vega graphics on Raven Ridge APUs as well as efficiences or inefficiencies around the TTM memory manager as used by the AMDGPU kernel driver. Here are some vRAM size tests with the Ryzen 3 2200G...

A Total War Saga: THRONES OF BRITANNIA Is Coming To Linux

Monday 19th of February 2018 11:41:36 AM
After announcing last week that they are bringing Rise of the Tomb Raider to Linux, Feral Interactive announced this morning they are also bringing A Total War Saga: THRONES OF BRITANNIA to Linux...

AMD's Raven Ridge Botchy Linux Support Appears Worse With Some Motherboards/BIOS

Monday 19th of February 2018 10:37:38 AM
With my launch testing of the Raven Ridge desktop APUs with the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G there were some stability issues to report and some hangs within games and mode-setting issues. It appears those issues are exacerbated with some motherboards: the past few days with two different AMD B350 motherboards have been a real pain getting the current AMDGPU driver stack working -- and even Linux 4.17 AMDGPU WIP code -- on either of these Raven Ridge APUs...

Linux 4.16-rc2 Kernel Released

Monday 19th of February 2018 02:03:54 AM
Linus Torvalds has announced the second weekly release candidate of the in-development Linux 4.16 kernel...

Linux KPI-Based DRM Modules Now Working On FreeBSD 11

Sunday 18th of February 2018 09:49:21 PM
It's now possible to use the graphics/drm-next-kmod port on FreeBSD 11 stable...

UBports Continues Working On Unity 8, Developer ISO Coming

Sunday 18th of February 2018 08:07:56 PM
While Canonical is no longer involved in Unity 8 development, the community-driven UBports team continues working on their "Unity 8" and "Ubuntu Touch" efforts with a hope to deliver a developer ISO soon...