AMD Rembrandt SoC Support For Coreboot In Place – Based Off Existing "Sabrina" Code

Today’s Coreboot code now has AMD Rembrandt SoC support by splitting it out from the Sabrina SoC support that has been in the works the past several months for this open-source firmware project…

Source: Phoronix – AMD Rembrandt SoC Support For Coreboot In Place – Based Off Existing “Sabrina” Code

Linux 5.20 To Fix Some TUXEDO/Clevo Laptops With Touchpad/Keyboard Issues After Suspend

A patch from TUXEDO Computers that is now queued into the input subsystem’s “next” branch for Linux 5.20 adds a number of quirks to fix several Clevo / TUXEDO laptops from touchpad and keyboard issues after suspending the system…

Source: Phoronix – Linux 5.20 To Fix Some TUXEDO/Clevo Laptops With Touchpad/Keyboard Issues After Suspend

Ubuntu's Chromium Snap Finally Seeing Progress On Supporting VA-API GPU Acceleration

Those making use of Ubuntu’s Chromium Snap for running the Google open-source web browser have been without VA-API support for GPU-based video acceleration within this sandboxed app. Fortunately, it looks like that will soon be crossed off the list for ensuring Ubuntu users can enjoy VA-API acceleration for lowering CPU resources and better power efficiency on Intel graphics and other Mesa Gallium3D drivers supporting VA-API…

Source: Phoronix – Ubuntu’s Chromium Snap Finally Seeing Progress On Supporting VA-API GPU Acceleration

Fedora 37 Planning For Binutils 2.38, GNU C Library 2.36

It should be hardly surprising at all for longtime Linux users aware of how Fedora Linux tends to always ship with the most modern open-source compiler toolchain support possible, but for Fedora 37 this autumn they again are planning for the latest and greatest…

Source: Phoronix – Fedora 37 Planning For Binutils 2.38, GNU C Library 2.36

KernelMemorySanitizer v4 Published While Already Having Found 300+ Kernel Bugs

Being worked on the past several years by Google engineers and others has been the KernelMemorySanitizer (KMSAN) that has already found more than 300 kernel bugs even prior to being mainlined. Sent out prior to the US holiday weekend as the fourth iteration of these patches, building off the “request for comments” sent out in 2020…

Source: Phoronix – KernelMemorySanitizer v4 Published While Already Having Found 300+ Kernel Bugs

When Time Comes For GTK5, It Might Be Wayland-Only On Linux

While GTK4 is still in its early stages and it will presumably be some years before “GTK5” even begins to take shape, GNOME developers are already thinking of ditching X11 support for that next major GTK release — effectively making it Wayland-only on Linux…

Source: Phoronix – When Time Comes For GTK5, It Might Be Wayland-Only On Linux

Intel Media Driver 2022Q2 Adds HDR10/HVS Support For DG2, Raptor Lake P Enabling

In addition to Intel this week releasing the VA-API 2.15 video acceleration library, their open-source engineers also published their newest quarterly feature release of their open-source Intel Media Driver that implements the VA-API interface for their graphics hardware…

Source: Phoronix – Intel Media Driver 2022Q2 Adds HDR10/HVS Support For DG2, Raptor Lake P Enabling

Sound Open Firmware 2.2 Released With Optimizations. Continued Zephyr Porting

Back in 2018 Intel announced Sound Open Firmware (SOF) as their push for open-source sound firmware and looking to drive new software innovations in the audio DSP space. Out this week is Sound Open Firmware 2.2 for providing the newest features for this open-source software stack supporting Windows and Linux…

Source: Phoronix – Sound Open Firmware 2.2 Released With Optimizations. Continued Zephyr Porting

Etnaviv Gallium3D Lands Async Shader Compilation With ARB_parallel_shader_compile

For those interested in the Etnaviv Gallium3D driver that provides reverse-engineered, open-source OpenGL support for Vivante graphics IP its newest feature is supporting GLSL asynchronous shader compilation…

Source: Phoronix – Etnaviv Gallium3D Lands Async Shader Compilation With ARB_parallel_shader_compile

Linux 5.20 Looks To Be Primed For Usable DG2/Alchemist Desktop Graphics & ATS-M Support

After many months and a lot of work by the open-source Intel Linux graphics driver developers, Linux 5.20 looks like it will be the base kernel where the DG2/Alchemist Arc Graphics desktop GPUs and Arctic Sound M (ATS-M) server graphics card support will be ready in usable shape…

Source: Phoronix – Linux 5.20 Looks To Be Primed For Usable DG2/Alchemist Desktop Graphics & ATS-M Support

Linux Mint 21 Is Going To Avoid systemd-oomd

Linux Mint 21 is working its way toward release this summer as the latest version of this desktop OS that is being built atop Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Unlike Ubuntu 22.04 upstream that is now using systemd-oomd by default on the desktop to try to improve the low memory / system memory pressure experience, Linux Mint has now decided to avoid this daemon due to user criticism…

Source: Phoronix – Linux Mint 21 Is Going To Avoid systemd-oomd

Xonotic 0.8.5 Improves This Prominent Open-Source Game

It’s sadly been years since having anything major to report on for Xonotic, the open-source first person shooter game that started out many years ago as Nexuiz. Thankfully a new version of Xonotic was published this week and while it’s just a point release, it does come with many improvements…

Source: Phoronix – Xonotic 0.8.5 Improves This Prominent Open-Source Game