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Linux 3.17 Will Detect If Your Toshiba Laptop Is Falling Down

The x86 platform driver updates were sent in on Saturday by Matthew Garrett and besides some clean-ups and various quirks / minor additions for new devices, there's a new driver for generating falling laptop events for Toshiba laptops.
16 August 2014 - Freefall - 8 Comments

UEFI Forum Officially Announces ACPI 5.1

While Linux kernel developers have already been working on ACPI 5.1 support since it brings ACPI on ARM, and there's partial support in the Linux 3.17 kernel, the UEFI Forum today finally announced the official release of the ACPI 5.1 specification.
12 August 2014 - ACPI 5.1 - 1 Comment

Acer's Latest Chromebook Should Be Quite Powerful & Attractive

Acer has introduced its newest Chromebook today and it's powered by the mighty powerful Tegra K1 SoC.
11 August 2014 - Acer Chromebook 13 - 15 Comments

VC4 Gallium3D Driver Merged To Mainline Mesa

Raspberry Pi fans can rejoice that the VC4 Gallium3D driver has been merged to mainline Mesa in its early form.
9 August 2014 - VC4 - 10 Comments

Lots Of New ARM Hardware To Be Supported By Linux 3.17

Several new ARM devices will be supported by the in-development Linux 3.17 kernel while some less-than-optimally-supported ARM hardware is also getting stripped from the mainline kernel tree.
8 August 2014 - ARM Pull - 6 Comments

The Wacom Input Driver Gets Enhanced With Linux 3.17

The input subsystem pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.17 merge window.
8 August 2014 - Input - 1 Comment

Rockchip Publishes A DRM Driver For Their SoCs

Separate from the new DRM driver to be found in Linux 3.17 that was written about earlier, there's another new DRM driver published this week that has yet to hit the mainline Linux kernel.
8 August 2014 - Rockchip DRM - 8 Comments

LowRISC: Trying To Bring Fully Open Hardware In A High Risk World

LowRISC is a new venture that's "open to the core" with a goal of producing fully open hardware systems.
8 August 2014 - lowRISC - 4 Comments

Input Drivers Get Renewed For Linux 3.17

The HID (Human Interface Device) pull request was sent in this morning for the Linux 3.17 merge window.
6 August 2014 - HID - 2 Comments

The GPLv3 GPU Is Now Available

The GPLGPU is now available, a GPLv3-licensed Verilog design for a 2D/3D graphics engine.
3 August 2014 - GPLGPU - 27 Comments

Belkin's WRT54G Router Successor Is Crap On The Software Front So Far

Belkin revived the Linksys WRT54G in a new 802.11ac model earlier this year and one of its selling points has been the OpenWRT support as what made the WRT54G legendary. However, OpenWRT developers and fans are yet to be satisfied by this new router.
1 August 2014 - WRT1900AC - 21 Comments

Linux Developers Jump Quickly On ACPI 5.1, Helps Out ARM

Fresh off the release of ACPI 5.1 by the UEFI Forum, Linux developers are updating their support against this latest revision to the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. In particular, ACPI 5.1 is supposed to help out ARM.
24 July 2014 - ACPI 5.1 - 11 Comments

Eric Anholt Makes Progress With Broadcom VC4 Graphics Driver

One month ago Linux developer Eric Anholt left Intel to work at Broadcom. Eric, a long-time contributor to the open-source Linux graphics stack, is now tasked at Broadcom with developing a DRM driver and Mesa/Gallium3D driver for Broadcom's "VC4" graphics hardware, which is found within the Raspberry Pi.
23 July 2014 - Raspberry Pi Driver - 10 Comments

Raspberry Pi B+ ARM Debian Benchmarks

Available from OpenBenchmarking.org are some tests of the brand new Raspberry Pi B+ ARM system.
22 July 2014 - Raspberry Pi B+ - 8 Comments

EFF Aims To Launch An Open Wireless Router

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is today announcing a new Open Wireless Router initiative today at the HOPE X conference.
21 July 2014 - CeroWRT - 39 Comments

The DragonBox Pyra Moves Closer As OpenPandora Successor

Michael Mozrek gave a presentation recently about his work as the project lead on the DragonBox Pyra, the slated replacement to the Open Pandora handheld Linux game system.
20 July 2014 - DragonBox Pyra - 20 Comments

MicroXwin Creators Have A PC That Runs Debian & Android Together

The company behind MicroXwin, a kernel-based X Windows implementation that claims to be the smallest and fastest X implementation, has come up with a unified Linux distribution that runs Android and Debian/Ubuntu applications simultaneously.
19 July 2014 - Debian + Android - 15 Comments

ARM MPD Still Not Doing Open Drivers; ARM Vendors Hiding Behind Linaro

Luc Verhaegen is out with another insightful blog post about ARM's "Midgard" architecture, ARM MPD still being rather closed-up, cites a recent Q/A about ARM's Jem Davies commenting on Linux drivers, and how ARM vendors hide behind Linaro.
16 July 2014 - ARM Graphics - 15 Comments

Raspberry Pi B+ - Still Slow, But A Small Improvement

The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced today the launch of the Raspberry Pi Model B+ as the final evolution of the original RPi board while still costing $35 USD.
14 July 2014 - Raspberry Pi B+ - 43 Comments

ARM's 64-bit Juno Platform Should Be Quite Exciting

Announced yesterday by ARM was their Juno development platform as the first "open" development board for 64-bit ARM with its ARMv8 instruction set.
3 July 2014 - Juno - 16 Comments

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