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AMDGPU Linux Open Source Driver Update Released

Michel Danzer – AMD graphics driver engineer recently announced the release of AMDGPU 1.1.0 (xf86-video-amdgpu), the Xorg driver for AMD Radeon GPUs supported by the amdgpu kernel driver. This release supports xserver versions 1.9-1.18. This latest release comes with over 50 major improvements and fixes. AMDGPU 1.1.0 Hightlights Support for the upcoming Polaris family of GPUs. Option “TearFree” can now prevent tearing with rotation / reflection as well (with Xorg = 1.

NVIDIA GeForce 359.12 Hotfix for GTX 860M Graphics Cards released

NVIDIA GeForce 359.12 Hotfix for GTX 860M Graphics Cards was recently released this week and this release comes as a new Hotfix driver that addresses the following issue “Game crashes on certain GeForce GTX 860M notebooks”. While it’s not mentioned by Nvidia in the release notes, it looks like the current drivers fix crashing issues reported on the GTX 960M as well. Based on the responses in the GeForce forums, it does look like the 359.

Linux 3.12.51 released with Multiple x86 Improvement

Jiri Slaby recently announced the fifth-first maintenance release – Linux Kernel 3.12.51, which is immediate availability for download. According to Jiri, all users of the 3.12 kernel series must upgrade to this latest version. According to the changelog, this release brings multiple improvements to the x86, ARM, ARM64, and PowerPC (PPC) hardware architectures. Linux Kernel 3.12.51 changelog fix possible race resulting from improper usage of IP_INC_STATS_BH() in preemptible context powerpc/pseries: Fix dedicated processor partition detection fix entry for HP lt4112 LTE/HSPA+ Gobi 4G Module net/mlx4: Copy/set only sizeof struct mlx4_eqe bytes mptfusion: prevent some memory corruption KEYS: Fix race between key destruction and finding a keyring by name KEYS: Fix crash when attempt to garbage collect an uninstantiated keyring sfc: Fix memcpy() with const destination compiler warning IB/cm: Fix rb-tree duplicate free and use-after-free KVM: x86: work around infinite loop in microcode when #AC is delivered crypto: api – Only abort operations on fatal signal dm btree remove: fix a bug when rebalancing nodes after removal serial: 8250_dw: Fix deadlock in LCR workaround Revert “ARM64: unwind: Fix PC calculation” serial: 8250_pci: Add support for 16 port Exar boards serial: 8250_pci: Add support for 12 port Exar boards dm btree: fix leak of bufio-backed block in btree_split_beneath error path Download Kernel 3.

Linux Kernel 4.4 RC1 released

Linus Torvalds recently announced the first release candidate for Linux 4.4 (Linux Kernel 4.4 RC1). According to Torvalds “Just looking at the patch itself, things look fairly normal at a high level, possibly a bit more driver-heavy than usual with about 75% of the patch being drivers, and 10% being architecture updates. The remaining 15% is documentation, filesystem, core networking (as opposed to network drivers), tooling and some core infrastructure. The driver changes are all over, although staging, networking and GPU drivers stand out (and those three areas account for over half of the driver changes – roughly 40% of the whole patch).

Linux Kernel 4.2-RC5 released

Linus Torvalds recently announced the fifth release of Linux Kernel 4.2-RC5, which is immediate availability for download and testing. According to Torvalds, it’s looking like 4.2 might be one of the releases needing more than the usual seven rc releases – things aren’t calming down like I would wish, and we’ve still had some fairly annoying issues pop up. For example, there was a core VFS fix merged just yesterday – the bug itself was old, but some changes in this merge window ended up triggering it much more easily.

NVIDIA 352.30 released as a bugfix

Nvidia team has announced the release of NVIDIA 352.30 graphics driver for Linux-based operating systems and its available for download. This release comes with added support for GeForce 910M, and address various bugs identified since last release. NVIDIA 352.30 changelog Added support for the following GPU: GeForce 910M Fixed a bug that caused poor video post-processing performance in VDPAU when operating on a large number of video streams simultaneously.

Kernel 4.0.5 released with architecture updates

Greg Kroah-Hartman recently announced the release of Linux Kernel 4.0.5, which has been tagged the most advanced and stable kernel version currently available. Linux kernel 4.0.5 brings architecture updates for ARM, x86, MIPS, PowerPC, s390, ARM64, and PA-RISC, filesystem specific optimizations for Btrfs, EXT4, XFS, OverlayFS, jbd2, Optimized MPEG Filesystem (OMFS), and NFS and updated drivers, among others. Linux Kernel 4.0.5 changelog sd: Disable support for 256 byte/sector disks fix race when unfreezing sync_action UBI: block: Add missing cache flushes drm/amdkfd: Don’t report local memory size dm: fix reload failure of 0 path multipath mapping on blk-mq devices Revert “drm/radeon: only mark audio as connected if the monitor supports it (v3)” iwlwifi: mvm: Free fw_status after use to avoid memory leak rtlwifi: rtl8192cu: Fix kernel deadlock See announcement for full release

Kernel 4.0.4 released with more ARM Fixes

Greg Kroah-Hartman recently announced the release of Linux Kernel 4.0.4, which has been tagged the most advanced and stable kernel version currently available. The Linux kernel 4.0.4 patch includes fixes for the ARM hardware architecture issue, as well as updates for the ACPI, MMC, GPU (Radeon and Intel i915) devices. Linux Kernel 4.0.4 changelog drm/radeon: don’t setup audio on asics that don’t support it vfio: Fix runaway interruptible timeout sound/oss: fix deadlock in sequencer_ioctl(SNDCTL_SEQ_OUTOFBAND) ACPI / SBS: Add 5 us delay to fix SBS hangs on MacBook mmc: card: Don’t access RPMB partitions for normal read/write mnt: Fix fs_fully_visible to verify the root directory is visible ARM: dts: imx23-olinuxino: Fix polarity of LED GPIO ARM: mvebu: armada-xp-openblocks-ax3-4: Disable internal RTC ARM: dts: imx28: Fix AUART4 TX-DMA interrupt name ARM: 8307⁄1: psci: move psci firmware calls out of line ARM: dts: OMAP3-N900: Add microphone bias voltages and lots more

Nvidia 337.19 Linux Graphics Driver Released

The latest version of Nvidia Graphics driver for Linux which is Nvidia 337.19 has been released and is available for download. It comes with plenty of fixes and changes. This article will guide you on how to install Nvidia 337.19 Beta in Ubuntu. Release Highlights Fixed a bug causing mode validation to fail for 4K resolutions over HDMI in certain situations. Added nvidia-settings command line controls for over- and under-clocking attributes.

Install Nvidia GeForce 331.67 Driver in Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10

I will be showing us how to install the current version of Nvidia GeForce 331.67 driver in Ubuntu using the PPA which is currently up to date. I have successfully installed this on Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) and 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Fixes: Fixed a bug that could lead to crashes when running Left 4 Dead 2 with threaded optimizations enabled. Updated the makefile for the NVIDIA kernel module to work around a bug in older versions of GNU Make that prevented the NVIDIA kernel module from building correctly.