Just one week after the bulk of the Radeon DRM changes for Linux 3.19, another round of updates were submitted for DRM-Next.
This time around there's AMD CI dynamic power management fixes, DPM fan control support for SI/CI to reduce fan noise, GPUVM multi-ring efficiency improvements, and cursor bug fixes.
This new Radeon DRM Linux 3.19 pull request can be found via the dri-devel list.
Six Clicks: The six fastest computers in the world
In November 2014, the top six supercomputers all run Linux, but that's about the only thing they have in common.
Is The Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Fast Enough For Steam On Linux Gaming?
While I generally don't recommend Nouveau for Linux gaming systems due to the re-clocking still being a huge work-in-progress to allow the graphics cards to effectively operate at their designated clock frequencies / performance states, I decided to run some fresh tests using the Linux 3.18 kernel and Mesa 10.4-devel to see where things stand today. For the tested Kepler graphics cards that support re-clocking, I tested them at their maximum obtained re-clocked frequencies where the system was stable -- generally still below their rated core/memory frequencies.
Can the Linux-based Jolla Tablet take on Android and iOS?
The Jolla Tablet runs Sailfish OS. Oddly enough, Sailfish OS can apparently run Android applications too, which might make it more appealing to current Android tablet owners who want to switch to a different mobile operating system without entering the Apple ecosystem.
FFmpeg Is Returning To Ubuntu With 15.04 Release
While FFmpeg has been absent from recent releases of Ubuntu Linux due to the switch over to Libav, with Ubuntu 15.04 it will return.
FFmpeg is back to being packaged inside Ubuntu 15.04 and version 2.4.3 is found within the Ubuntu Vivid universe archive as of yesterday. Libav forked from FFmpeg back in 2011. Libav was favored by the Debian multimedia team but there's been work for bringing FFmpeg back to Debian. FFmpeg/Libav are widely used audio/video codec libraries.
The FFmpeg details inside Ubuntu can be found via Launchpad.
Security considerations for Enterprise Linux
To maintain an application infrastructure that meets continually expanding business demands, organizations need more than a maintenance and support contract. Organizations need a proven, scalable, reliable, and secure enterprise platform.
Run Linux on Android – part 2
If you want to make full use of Linux on your Android device, the best solutions require rooting it and unlocking its bootloader (see ‘Rooting questions’ section below). Whichever way you do it, this a major step as it will void your warranty and also runs a risk of ‘soft-bricking’ the device – although it can be made to work again if that happens. Another drawback is that unlocking the bootloader will factory-reset your phone and erase all its apps and data, so ensure that you make a backup beforehand.