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Nvidia Linux Driver 352.41 Offers Better H.265 Playback, Patches X.Org Server Crash

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Just a few minutes ago, Nvidia published an updated version of the long-lived branch of its proprietary Nvidia graphics driver for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris operating systems, Nvidia 352.41.

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Libinput 1.0 Officially Released

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At long last, libinput 1.0 has been released. Libinput is the input handling library commonly used by Wayland compositors and is optionally used in the X.Org world via the xf86-input-libinput driver and is starting to be used by the Ubuntu Mir display server.

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Mesa 10.6.5 Brings Nouveau and Radeon Fixes, Mesa 11 Release Candidate Arrives

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The developers of the open-source Mesa 3D Graphics Library that is currently used by default in numerous, if not all GNU/Linux operating systems, have announced the release of the fifth maintenance version of Mesa 10.6.

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Intel Core i5 6600K Skylake Linux CPU Benchmarks

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Earlier this week I began my Intel Skylake Linux benchmarking by posting some initial results from the HD Graphics 530, the new Intel "Gen9" graphics. While more Intel Linux HD Graphics 530 results are on the way, completed for this weekend are the initial CPU benchmark results comparing the Core i5 6600K to various other Intel Haswell/Broadwell processors as well as some AMD APUs and CPUs.

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Phoronix Benchmarks

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BcacheFS vs. EXT4 vs. Btrfs vs. XFS vs. F2FS

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Complementing the benchmarks from yesterday are some more results today with Bcachefs compared to EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, and F2FS with testing being done from the same Intel M.2 SSD as yesterday's testing and using the same 4.1-based Bcachefs-dev kernel.

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Phoronix on Graphics

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Phoronix on Graphics

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NVIDIA REPOSITORY IMPROVEMENTS

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I’ve just pushed a big update to the Nvidia repository. The list of changes is quite big, so if you are a user of the repository please take your time to read through it.

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