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RISC-V With Linux 5.16 Enabling Open-Source NVIDIA Driver As Part Of Default Kernel

Saturday 13th of November 2021 11:17:46 AM
The RISC-V architecture updates were sent out on Friday for targeting the nearly-over Linux 5.16 merge window...

KDE Lands More Plasma Wayland Fixes, Other Enhancements For Plasma 5.24

Saturday 13th of November 2021 10:23:37 AM
Like clockwork KDE developer Nate Graham is out with his weekly development summary each Saturday highlighting the accomplishments of this free software desktop project...

Valve Shares New Steam Deck Details, Proton Update Available For Testing

Friday 12th of November 2021 11:13:24 PM
Valve today hosted the much anticipated Steam Deck Development Livestream where they and their partners at AMD talked more about the forthcoming Steam Deck's hardware and software...

Intel Posts Linux Graphics Driver Patches For Raptor Lake - Same As Alder Lake

Friday 12th of November 2021 09:37:18 PM
When writing this morning about intel "Raptor Lake" Linux enablement to begin, I didn't expect that to bear fruit so quickly in just a matter of hours... As predicted, that Linux bring-up for the Alder Lake successor is beginning now -- and doing so at full-speed with the initial Raptor Lake S (RPL-S) graphics support being posted...

Radeon Software 21.40.1 Linux Driver Unifies ROCm, Uses New Driver Distribution Model

Friday 12th of November 2021 08:52:33 PM
AMD this week quietly released Radeon Software for Linux 21.40.1 as a fundamentally big update for this packaged driver stack targeting enterprise Linux distributions...

Windows 11 Better Than Linux Right Now For Intel Alder Lake Performance

Friday 12th of November 2021 08:00:00 PM
While we are used to running AMD and Intel benchmarks between Microsoft Windows and Linux while most often finding that our favorite open-source operating systems normally lead the race from desktops through HEDT and server platforms, when it comes to the Core i9 12900K "Alder Lake" that is currently not the case. Going into this round of Windows vs. Linux testing quite curious given some Intel hybrid architecture oddities we have been seeing under Linux, indeed when hitting Windows 11 and an assortment of Linux distributions with benchmarks we were left disappointed. Not only did Windows 11 come out faster overall, but related is now Linux also had much higher run-to-run variance due to the mix of P and E cores with Thread Director not making the wisest choices under Linux.

Experimental Mesa Zink Code Managing To Run Wayland's Weston Compositor

Friday 12th of November 2021 07:30:00 PM
Following Mesa's Zink OpenGL-on-Vulkan translation driver finally running "glxgears" in a correct and performant manner, the newest milestone achieved by lead Zink developer Mike Blumenkrantz is managing to run Wayland's Weston compositor...

Linux To Start Seeing Enablement Patches For Intel "Raptor Lake"

Friday 12th of November 2021 06:55:00 PM
Following today's inaugural patch, over the coming weeks we are expected to see Intel Raptor Lake patches beginning to make it out onto the public kernel mailing list for review...

Faster Ceph With Linux 5.16 Now That Async Dirops Have Been Flipped On

Friday 12th of November 2021 12:04:22 PM
The Ceph open-source distributed storage system can now enjoy better performance out-of-the-box with Linux 5.16...

David Airlie Hacking On Intel Vulkan Video Decode, Crocus Gallium3D VA-API

Friday 12th of November 2021 10:11:19 AM
Red Hat's David Airlie has been working on early support for Vulkan Video API support with Mesa's Radeon "RADV" driver while the past week he spent time working on similar treatment for Intel's open-source "ANV" Vulkan driver and also resurrecting some unfinished VA-API video acceleration code he was working on for the Intel Crocus Gallium3D driver...

AMDGPU Linux Driver Preparing To Enable DSC-Over-eDP For More Power-Savings

Friday 12th of November 2021 08:30:00 AM
While the AMD Radeon "AMDGPU" Linux kernel graphics driver has supported VESA Display Stream Compression (DSC) over DisplayPort connections, until now it hasn't supported the power-savings feature for eDP panels...

Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Can Finally Render glxgears With Great Speed

Friday 12th of November 2021 05:00:00 AM
While the Zink OpenGL-on-Vulkan code within Mesa is close to OpenGL 4.6 conformant and running many OpenGL games at good performance, it's taken until now to see good performance out of the glxgears benchmark...

DAMON-Based Memory Reclamation Merged For Linux 5.16

Thursday 11th of November 2021 11:36:28 PM
Following Amazon's DAMON being merged in Linux 5.15 as a data monitoring access framework, being merged for Linux 5.16 is an addition building on top of that for memory reclamation when experiencing system RAM pressure...

Arm Cortex-A710 Support Merged Into GCC 12 Compiler

Thursday 11th of November 2021 07:03:30 PM
Announced back in May was the Cortex-A710 as the first-generation Armv9 "big" core and successor to the Cortex-A78. The initial Cortex-A710 support is now present in the GCC 12 code compiler...

PipeWire 0.3.40 Released With Better JACK Compatibility

Thursday 11th of November 2021 06:40:59 PM
PipeWire 0.3.40 is out today with various bug fixes but also a number of improvements...

On-Disk Format Changes Ahead To Improve "Painful" Parts Of Btrfs Design

Thursday 11th of November 2021 02:20:00 PM
Prominent Btrfs file-system developer Josef Bacik is working through a big set of patches that will result in on-disk format changes to Btrfs but address some of "the more painful parts" to the file-system's design...

BIOS Updates Begin Appearing For New Intel Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities

Thursday 11th of November 2021 02:09:24 PM
OEMs have begun releasing updated BIOS/firmware revisions to address new security vulnerabilities disclosed this week by Intel. Most pressing are potential security vulnerabilities within the BIOS reference code used by various Intel CPUs that could lead to privilege escalation by local users and ranked a "high" impact severity...

Google Rolls Out ClusterFuzzLite For Easy-To-Use, Continuous Fuzzing

Thursday 11th of November 2021 01:39:47 PM
As part of Google's effort around fuzzing for improving open-source security, the company today announced ClusterFuzzLite as their new, easy-to-use solution for fuzzing open and closed-source projects with ease as part of the CI/CD process...

F2FS With Linux 5.16 Will Let You Intentionally Fragment The Disk

Thursday 11th of November 2021 10:29:42 AM
Jaegeuk Kim submitted the Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) updates on Wednesday for the nearly over Linux 5.16 merge window...

Linux 5.16 Introducing Ability For A Driver To Probe Hardware While Powered Off

Thursday 11th of November 2021 08:00:00 AM
Last week saw the main set of ACPI and power management changes for Linux 5.16 while merged on Wednesday were a secondary set of updates. Notable on the ACPI side are some changes in preparing for allowing Linux drivers to "probe" hardware while being powered off...

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After three months of active maintenance and another bug triage, the digiKam team is proud to present version 7.7.0 of its open source digital photo manager. See below the list of most important features coming with this release. Read more

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Samsung, Red Hat to Work on Linux Drivers for Future Tech

The metaverse is expected to uproot system design as we know it, and Samsung is one of many hardware vendors re-imagining data center infrastructure in preparation for a parallel 3D world. Samsung is working on new memory technologies that provide faster bandwidth inside hardware for data to travel between CPUs, storage and other computing resources. The company also announced it was partnering with Red Hat to ensure these technologies have Linux compatibility. Read more

today's howtos

  • How to install go1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04 – NextGenTips

    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

  • molecule test: failed to connect to bus in systemd container - openQA bites

    Ansible Molecule is a project to help you test your ansible roles. I’m using molecule for automatically testing the ansible roles of geekoops.

  • How To Install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a high-performance, highly scalable document-oriented NoSQL database. Unlike in SQL databases where data is stored in rows and columns inside tables, in MongoDB, data is structured in JSON-like format inside records which are referred to as documents. The open-source attribute of MongoDB as a database software makes it an ideal candidate for almost any database-related project. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MongoDB NoSQL database on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

  • An introduction (and how-to) to Plugin Loader for the Steam Deck. - Invidious
  • Self-host a Ghost Blog With Traefik

    Ghost is a very popular open-source content management system. Started as an alternative to WordPress and it went on to become an alternative to Substack by focusing on membership and newsletter. The creators of Ghost offer managed Pro hosting but it may not fit everyone's budget. Alternatively, you can self-host it on your own cloud servers. On Linux handbook, we already have a guide on deploying Ghost with Docker in a reverse proxy setup. Instead of Ngnix reverse proxy, you can also use another software called Traefik with Docker. It is a popular open-source cloud-native application proxy, API Gateway, Edge-router, and more. I use Traefik to secure my websites using an SSL certificate obtained from Let's Encrypt. Once deployed, Traefik can automatically manage your certificates and their renewals. In this tutorial, I'll share the necessary steps for deploying a Ghost blog with Docker and Traefik.