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A Guide To Hacking With EGL & KMS

There's long been a desire to have a KMS-based console program that can tie in with OpenGL, but none of the active DRM developers have yet to get around to writing such a "kmscon" program. However, Jesse Barnes has written a fairly in-depth guide for anyone wishing to write a...

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AMD Catalyst 11.10 Linux Driver Released

On the last day of the month, AMD has released Catalyst 11.10 as their October 2011 proprietary Linux driver update...

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Two UEFI Secure Boot White Papers

Two white papers have been published on the subject of how the UEFI secure boot specification can be made to work with free operating systems. The first is Making UEFI Secure Boot Work With Open Platforms by James Bottomley and Jonathan Corbet; it is published by the Linux Foundation. "Linux and other open operating systems will be...

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Intel SNB RC6 On Linux 3.1 Is Both Good & Bad

As a follow-up to this morning's Linux 3.1 Enhances Sandy Bridge, Preps For Ivy Bridge article that looked at the Intel SNB graphics performance with the new Linux 3.1 kernel, here's a look at the power consumption when enabling RC6...

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The State Of OpenGL 3.0 Support In Mesa

Last month during XDC2011 Chicago it was publicly talked about how Intel wants OpenGL 3.0 support in Mesa and ideally before year's end. But how's that goal coming?..

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Killing DRM Graphics Cruft With Fire

It seems to be a good time to clean-up the Linux graphics driver stack. After old hardware support was dropped in Mesa in August, more Mesa code was dropped, and most recently the classic ATI R300/R600 drivers are to be killed (this is set to happen this Friday). Now Intel's...

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