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Nouveau Page-Flipping For NV50/Fermi Is Flipped On

While we are only half-way into the Linux 2.6.38 kernel development cycle with there still being a number of weeks before its formal release, there is already a reason to look forward to the Linux 2.6.39 kernel if you use -- or plan to utilize -- the open-source Nouveau graphics...

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HP Confirms Legacy webOS Apps Will Run on webOS 3.0, TouchPad Keeps its Mojo

We know the original Palm Pre models and Pixi won't get upgraded to webOS 2.0, and we also know all about the new Enyo app development framework. But what about running those apps written in the older Mojo framework on webOS 3.0 devices, like the TouchPad? They'll be supported, so says HP Developer Relations and Framework Engineer Ben Combee. A first tweet...

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Fixed Intel Chip to Ship in Mid-February

The chipmaker last week stopped shipments of the "Cougar Point" chipset that accompanies its Sandy Bridge processor. Now it says it has a fix for the flaw.

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Yet Another VIA Linux Driver Has Arrived

VIA's small Linux development community is badly fragmented; there is yet another group of developers creating their own VIA driver. I wish it was a joke, seeing as there are already a number of drivers for the same VIA chipsets and none of them are feature complete or in really...

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New Version Of VIA DRM TTM/GEM Patches

Thanks to James Simmons, an independent developer in the open-source community, last month a patch was published that adds TTM/GEM memory management support to the VIA DRM Linux kernel driver. This was after VIA basically admitted defeat for their Linux / open-source strategy. Over the weekend the second version of...

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Tiling Is Being Worked On For The Open Evergreen Driver

While the Radeon HD 6000 series is AMD's latest generation of graphics processor, and has initial open-source support available as of earlier this month, the open-source Linux GPU driver support isn't yet complete for the older Radeon HD 5000 "Evergreen" series and generations even older than that. One of the...

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