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AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Is Working Well On Linux

3 hours 21 min ago
AMD Raven Ridge APUs were a rough launch particularly on Linux where even with the latest motherboard BIOS updates and Linux kernel I am still hitting occasional stability issues, so when the opportunity arose recently to try out the Ryzen 5 3400G as the successor in the Picasso family, I was interested. Fortunately, AMD Picasso APUs have proven to be in better shape on Linux so here is the initial round of performance tests for those interested in the AMD Linux performance on Ubuntu.

Intel Submits Final Batch Of Graphics Driver Changes For Linux 5.4 - Growing Tiger Lake

4 hours 51 min ago
After having been submitting various feature updates to DRM-Next the past few weeks of new graphics driver feature code to introduce in Linux 5.4, a final pull request was sent in today with the remaining feature work slated for this next version of the Linux kernel...

Parallel CPU Microcode Updates Being Restored To Help Large Core Count Servers

5 hours 19 min ago
Following Spectre/Meltdown, the Linux CPU microcode updating was made serial while now a new patch pending for the Linux kernel would restore the behavior to be parallelized in order to speed-up the process for large core count servers...

Nouveau's Changes Sent Out For Linux 5.4 In Fixing Up The Open-Source NVIDIA Support

5 hours 33 min ago
While NVIDIA recently began publishing more hardware documentation, don't expect it to make an immediate difference in the quality of the open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" driver. Today the pull request was sent to DRM-Next of the Nouveau kernel driver changes for the upcoming Linux 5.4 cycle and there isn't much to get excited about...

Valve's Proton To Begin Shipping VKD3D For Direct3D 12 Over Vulkan

5 hours 39 min ago
While VKD3D continues to be under heavy development, Valve already appears pleased with it enough that it's now being built as part of their Wine-based Proton software for powering Steam Play on Linux...

AMDGPU To Allow Memory Re-Clocking Soon For Multi-Monitor Setups

8 hours 47 min ago
Currently the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver doesn't automatically adjust the video memory clock speeds when running a multi-monitor setup since it's more complicated to gracefully handle when scanning out to two or more displays. But a set of currently experimental patches will allow memory clock switching support on multi-monitor setups with the AMDGPU DC code...

Ubuntu Planning To Drop Qt4 & Its Dependencies Ahead Of 20.04 LTS

Friday 23rd of August 2019 04:03:21 AM
With Qt 6 becoming an increasing development focus and Qt 5 already seven years old, Ubuntu developers are looking at finally removing Qt 4 ahead of their 20.04 Long-Term Support release...

U-Boot Has Been Seeing Better x86 Support, EFI Improvements

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 09:55:39 PM
Google's Simon Glass who is part of the Chromium / Chrome OS team presented at this week's Embedded Linux Conference in San Diego on U-Boot...

CUDA 10.1 U2 Adds RHEL8 Support, Nsight Compute Tools For POWER

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 08:07:47 PM
NVIDIA last week quietly released a second update to CUDA 10.1...

Fedora Switching To The BFQ I/O Scheduler For Better Responsiveness & Throughput

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 01:36:17 PM
Following Chromebooks switching to BFQ and other distributions weighing this I/O scheduler for better responsiveness while maintaining good throughput capabilities, beginning with Fedora 31 there will be BFQ used as well...

Systemd 243 RC2 Released

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 12:06:13 PM
Released nearly one month ago was the systemd 243 release candidate while the official update has yet to materialize. It looks though like it may be on the horizon with a second release candidate being posted today...

The Qt Company Is Now Working On Qt For Microcontrollers

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 11:42:51 AM
There have been a lot of announcements pertaining to Qt as of late, most of which have been about forthcoming efforts around Qt 6 development. A new announcement out of The Qt Company catching us off-guard is their plans for the tool-kit on micro-controllers...

Linux Begins Preparing For Intel's New "Lightning Mountain" SoC

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 10:46:40 AM
Linux kernel development activity has shown light on a new Intel SoC we haven't anything about to date... Lightning Mountain...

Phoronix Test Suite 9.0 Milestone 2 Released, OpenBenchmarking.org Serves 42 Millionth Download

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 10:29:17 AM
The second development release of the forthcoming Phoronix Test Suite 9.0-Asker is now available for testing...

Ubuntu Touch OTA-10 Released With Device Fixes, Support For Draft Messages

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 06:17:48 AM
The UBports community that maintains the (currently 16.04 LTS derived) Ubuntu Touch have now shipped OTA-10 as their newest over-the-air feature update...

Clear Linux Releases Deep Learning Reference Stack 4.0 For Better AI Performance

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 04:11:11 AM
Intel's Clear Linux team on Wednesday announced their Deep Learning Reference Stack 4.0 during the Linux Foundation's Open-Source Summit North America event taking place in San Diego...

GNOME 3.34 Beta 2 Brings Last Minute Improvements To GNOME Shell, Mutter & Friends

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 01:08:25 AM
Coming two weeks after the GNOME 3.34 beta is the second and final beta ahead of next month's official GNOME 3.34 release set for 11 September...

Intel's New OpenGL Driver Is Looking Really Great With The Upcoming Mesa 19.2

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 07:30:00 PM
Intel's new open-source OpenGL Linux driver "Iris" Gallium3D that has been in development for the past two years or so is getting ready to enter the limelight. Months ago they talked of plans to have it ready to become their default OpenGL driver by the end of the calendar year and with the state of Mesa 19.2 it's looking like that goal can be realized in time. With our new tests of this driver, in most games and other graphics applications the performance of this Gallium3D driver is now beyond that of their "classic" i965 Mesa driver.

The Linux Foundation, Intel & Co Form The Confidential Computing Consortium

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 04:18:01 PM
In kicking off the Open Source Summit that has returned to San Diego, the Linux Foundation has announced the formation of the Confidential Computing Consortium in collaboration with Intel and other companies...

Librem 5 August Update - More Software Progress, No Word On Q3 Shipping

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 04:06:37 PM
Purism has published their latest monthly update on the status of their Librem 5 Linux smartphone. They continue bringing up the software stack and tweaking the kernel support, but no word on their finalized hardware design nor if they still plan to ship in Q3'2019 as they continue advertising...