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Reverse-Engineering USB Keyboards For Linux Support

For those interested in reverse-engineering USB keyboards (or other input devices), there's a short yet effective guide by Julien Danjou for reverse-engineering a Logitech keyboard in order to provide Linux support.

12 July 2012 - USB Keyboard - 16 Comments
Imagination Releases New PowerVR GPUs

While Imagination Technologies has yet to change their stance on allowing open-source Linux graphics drivers or improving the quality of their closed-source Linux driver IP, they released two new GPUs today in the PowerVR line-up.

9 July 2012 - PowerVR Series6 - 15 Comments
HTC Desire HD, Xoom Linaro Benchmarked

For those curious about the Linux performance on some modern ARM hardware like the Motorola Xoom or HTC Desire HD, here are some benchmarks comparing the performance of some ARM hardware compared to an Intel Atom, Intel Pentium, and AMD Athlon processors.

3 July 2012 - Benchmarks - 7 Comments
Old X Drivers Get Updated, GPU Hot-Plug Refreshed

David Airlie has started out the week by putting out new releases for several of the vintage X.Org graphics drivers as well as publishing his very latest GPU hot-plug / PRIME stack, which is now 36 patches against the X.Org Server.

2 July 2012 - New Work - 1 Comment
PanoVRama: Open Multi-Projector Image Rendering

If you happen to have about six projectors laying around, there's a new open-source project available that comes out of academia for panoramic multi-projector image rendering to have a panoramic visualization system for things like flight simulators and Google Earth.

29 June 2012 - Six Projectors - 3 Comments
Apple iPad Tethering Now Works With Linux

If you've been wanting to share your iPad's Internet connection with your Linux system without resorting to jail-breaking your tablet or going through other lengthy steps, it should now be possible to setup.

26 June 2012 - Kernel Driver Update - 6 Comments
Showing The 96-Core Ubuntu ARM Cluster In Action

As a follow-up to the Building A 96-Core Ubuntu ARM Solar-Powered Cluster, here's some videos and other information on this ~200 Watt ARM cluster that was running Ubuntu 12.04 and assembled out of 48 PandaBoards.

21 June 2012 - Videos - 2 Comments
Linux Driver Support Still Leaves A Lot To Desire

A few days ago when I shared the biggest problems with Linux as judged by the Phoronix community, at least a few people took issue with the fact that some of the ugly issues with Linux were pointed out.

21 June 2012 - It's Not Better Than Windows - 98 Comments
Linux On The 2012 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro?

Since yesterday's keynote at the beginning of Apple's WWDC event where they announced several new MacBook products, I've received a number of emails asking about the Linux support for these 2012 MacBook Air models and the next-generation MacBook Pro.

12 June 2012 - Apple MacBooks - 55 Comments
A New Open-Source GPU Comes About

After writing last month the open-source graphics card is dead and why the open-source graphics card failed, this weekend I received an email that begins with "Open Graphics! Here we go again! As our master thesis work we have implemented a open source graphics accelerator."

4 June 2012 - Another One - 11 Comments
The Open-Source Snapdragon Driver Wasn't Killed

Back in April I wrote about an open-source graphics driver for Qualcomm's Snapdragon. This reverse-engineered driver project was actually started by an employee of Texas Instruments -- a competitor to Qualcomm -- but was being done since it was some of the only ARM hardware out there where the developer wasn't tainted by NDAs. Since Phoronix delivered the announcement of this Snapdragon GPU driver, there hasn't been much news to report.

30 May 2012 - ARM Linux - 4 Comments
ARM Is Raised For The Linux 3.5 Kernel

There's a growing number of features coming about for the Linux 3.5 kernel. Covered so far has been the DRM GPU drivers, input, input, and other areas. The ARM architecture has also been enhanced with Linux 3.5.

30 May 2012 - ARM Architecture - 5 Comments
Why The Open-Source Graphics Card Failed

Last week I wrote that the open-source graphics card is dead. The developer behind Project VGA has now written a lengthy email to me to explain why the open-source graphics card is no more.

28 May 2012 - Explanation - 18 Comments
Open-Source ARM Mali Driver Update (Lima)

This weekend at LinuxTag 2012, an update was shared concerning the state of the Lima driver project -- the initiative to create a reverse-engineered, open-source ARM Mali driver.

27 May 2012 - It's Still A WIP - 9 Comments
Running The OMAPDRM On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Besides Ubuntu 12.04 on ARMv7 being much faster, thanks to hard-float and other improvements, the Texas Instruments OMAP DRM driver is also available to provide a KMS experience for some hardware.

22 April 2012 - TI OMAP DRM - 3 Comments

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