Drivers

Linux 4.8 RC1 released, AMDGPU driver overclocking supports

Linux 4.8 RC1 recently released, is the first release candidate of the Linux 4.8 kernel. According to Linus Torvalds mailing list, the merge windows for the 4.8 release is now closed, hence the main changes in the new version has been fixed. This seems to be building up to be one of the bigger releases lately, but let’s see how it all ends up. The merge window has been fairly normal, although the patch itself looks somewhat unusual: over 20% of the patch is documentation updates, due to conversion of the drm and media documentation from docbook to the Sphinx doc format.

Linux Kernel 4.6.3 released with Multiple Networking Improvements

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the general availability of the third maintenance release for the Linux 4.6 kernel series – Linux Kernel 4.6.3. This latest release brings multiple network improvements, filesystem changes, enhancements and optimizations.Linux Kernel 4.6.3 Hightlights ALSA: hda – Fix headset mic detection problem for Dell machine x86/entry/traps: Don’t force in_interrupt() to return true in IST handlers powerpc/mm/hash: Fix the reference bit update when handling hash fault vxlan: Accept user specified MTU value when create new vxlan link sparc64: Take ctx_alloc_lock properly in hugetlb_setup().

Nvidia 367.18 Beta Linux Display Driver released – How to install on Ubuntu 16.10

Nvidia team has announced the release of NVIDIA 367.18 Beta Linux Graphics driver for Linux-based operating systems and its available for download. This release comes with a number of OpenGL bugfix and other fixes to previous version. Nvidia 367.18 Beta changelog Fixed a bug that would cause OpenGL applications to crash when creating a context on one X display connection, then making it current with no associated drawable on another X display connection.

Kernel 4.4 Finally Released with lots of Goodies

Linus Torvalds recently announced the final release of the stable version of Kernel 4.4 LTS. Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS among others, includes 3D support in the GPU driver, allowing 3D hardware-accelerated graphics inside virtual machines, support for Open-Channel SSDs via LightNVM has been added, journaled RAID5 MD support has been implemented and various driver updates and fixes have been included as well. Linux Kernel 4.4 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 Install Kernel 4.

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.12 released with update to Star Wars Battlefront

AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.12 recently released, fixes the high idle power usage on Windows 7, the snow flickering and sky rendering issues spotted in Star Wars: Battlefront, as well as the texture corruption, experienced while playing Just Cause 3. Highlights of AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.12 Resolved Issues Radeon Settings driver update check is not available for minor driver versions System has higher idle power usage on Windows® 7 when running with Radeon Settings Star Wars™: Battlefront – Snow flickers in a few locations in the game Star Wars™: Battlefront – Sky rendering may be broken in some game locations Fallout 4 – The compass may flicker during gameplay on AMD Radeon R9 390 series products.

Linux Kernel 4.3.3 / 4.2.8 / 4.1.15 released

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of Linux Kernel 4.3.3 / 4.2.8 / 4.1.15 which brings driver updates, filesystem changes, enhancements and optimizations. Notable issues addressed includes fix regression running delayed references when using qgroups, apply Skylake fix-ups to Broxton display codec, fix Kconfig dependency, fix memory leak in ext4_bio_write_page() etc. See links below for details https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.3.3 https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.2.8 https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.1.15 Install Linux Kernel 4.1.15 on Ubuntu Linux 32bit OS cd /tmp wget http://kernel.

NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerability update for Ubuntu OS

It was recently discovered that the NVIDIA graphics drivers incorrectly sanitized user mode inputs. A local attacker could use this issue to possibly gain root privileges. What this means in summary is that NVIDIA graphics drivers could be made to run programs as an administrator. This vulnerability affects the following drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers-304 nvidia-graphics-drivers-304-updates nvidia-graphics-drivers-340 nvidia-graphics-drivers-340-updates nvidia-graphics-drivers-352 nvidia-graphics-drivers-352-updates vulnerability A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

Install Kernel 4.2.6 on CentOS 7

Greg Kroah-Hartman recently announced the sixth maintenance release of the Linux 4.2 kernel series. According to the diff from Linux kernel 4.2.5, the new maintenance release is here to add various improvements to the ARM, ARM64, PowerPC (PPC), and x86 hardware architectures. Moreover, it fixes several issues in the Btrfs and OverlayFS filesystems, repairs a couple of networking problems, mostly related to mac80211 and Netfilter, as well as to adds a few mm and sound enhancements.

Nvidia 349.12 Beta Driver for Linux released

Nvidia team has announced the release of Nvidia 349.12 beta graphics driver for Linux-based operating systems and its available for download. This release comes with added support for G-SYNC monitors when used together with non-G-SYNC monitors. When G-SYNC is enabled, non-G-SYNC monitors will display with tearing. NVidia 349.12 Beta changelog Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-settings to crash when assigning an attribute whose value is a display ID on a system with multiple X screens.

Nvidia 346.47 Driver for Linux released

Nvidia team has announced the release of Nvidia 346.47 graphics driver for Linux-based operating systems has just been released this week and its available for download. This release comes with added support for Quadro K620M; Quadro K2200M; and GeForce GTX 965M. NVidia 346.47 changelog Fixed a bug that could cause rendering corruption in GLX clients using PBOs and/or VBOs when using GLX indirect rendering. Fixed a bug that caused Xinerama layouts which included X screens with ‘Option “UseDisplayDevice” “none”‘ to be represented incorrectly in the nvidia-settings control panel.

Install Linux Kernel 3.15.3 / 3.16 RC3 in Ubuntu 14.04

Greg KH has just announced the release of Linux Kernel 3.15.3, the third adjustment kernel release for version 3.15 series. This Linux Kernel version comes with many bug fixes and improvements, most of which are bug fixes. As announced by Greg KH email, this is the start of the stable review cycle for the 3.15.3 release. There are 139 patches in this series. If anyone has any issues with these being applied, please report to Greg KH.

Install Linux Kernel 3.15.2 in Ubuntu 14.04

Greg KH has just announced the release of Linux Kernel 3.15.2, the second adjustment kernel release version 3.15 series. This Linux Kernel version comes with many bug fixes and improvements, most of which are bug fixes. As announced by Greg KH email, all users of the 3.14 kernel series must upgrade. Bug Fixes ipv4: fix a race in ip4_datagram_release_cb() net: tunnels – enable module autoloading slab: fix oops when reading /proc/slab_allocators Drivers: hv: balloon: Ensure pressure reports are posted regularly Fix endianness issue in ak8975_read_axis() Fix two mpl3115 issues in measurement conversio ASoC: dapm: Make sure to always update the DAPM graph in _put_volsw() hv: use correct order when freeing monitor_pages USB: cdc-acm: fix runtime PM imbalance at shutdown USB: cdc-acm: fix failed open not being detected USB: cdc-acm: fix open and suspend race MIPS: KVM: Allocate at least 16KB for exception handlers udp: ipv4: do not waste time in __udp4_lib_mcast_demux_lookup Click here for full change log Install Linux Kernel 3.

Linux Kernel 3.14.8 Released

Linux Kernel 3.14.8 has just been released and it comes with many bug fixes and improvements, most of which are support for new devices and bug fixes. As announced by Greg KH email, all users of the 3.14 kernel series must upgrade. Some of the bug fixes are outlined below: PCI/MSI: Fix memory leak in free_msi_irqs() ahci: add PCI ID for Marvell 88SE91A0 SATA Controller fs,userns: Change inode_capable to capable_wrt_inode_uidgid auditsc: audit_krule mask accesses need bounds checking rtl28xxu: add 1b80:d395 Peak DVB-T USB netfilter: ipv4: defrag: set local_df flag on defragmented skb rtl28xxu: add USB ID for Genius TVGo DVB-T03 rtl28xxu: add chipset version comments into device list ahci: Add Device ID for HighPoint RocketRaid 642L MIPS: asm: thread_info: Add _TIF_SECCOMP flag iser-target: Fix multi network portal shutdown regression target: Allow READ_CAPACITY opcode in ALUA Standby access state Target/iscsi,iser: Avoid accepting transport connections during stop stage rtl28xxu: add ID [0ccd:00b4] TerraTec NOXON DAB Stick (rev 3) mei: me: fix hw ready reset flow mei: me: drop harmful wait optimization mei: me: read H_CSR after asserting reset [button link=”https://www.

Linux Kernel 3.12.21 LTS Released

Linux Kernel 3.12.21 LTS has been officially released. This release comes with a number of bug fixes and improvements, ranging from fixing of a quirk in the Synaptics HD touchscreen, support for Sierra Wireless EM7355, MC73xx, and MC7305/MC7355, and MC7305/MC7355, support for Alcatel L800MA, support also added for SiS multitouch panel in the touch monitor and many more. [button link=”http://lwn.net/Articles/601124/” color=”primary”]Change Log for Full Details[/button] Install Linux Kernel 3.12.21 LTS For 32bit wget kernel.

HP Linux Imaging and Printing 3.14.6 Released

HP Linux Imaging and Printing or HPLIP for short is an HP developed solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser based printers in Linux Desktops. The HPLIP project provides printing support for over 2,080 printer models–including; Deskjet, Officejet, Photosmart, PSC (Print, Scan, Copy), Business Inkjet, LaserJet, Edgeline MFP, and LaserJet MFP. The latest version 3.14.6 comes with a number of changes and added support for additional printers: New Printers: HP DesignJet Z6600 PostScript HP DesignJet Z6800PS Photo HP DesignJet D5800 60-in Production Printer HP DesignJet T3500 36-in Production eMFP HP Designjet T7200 42-in Production Printer HP Deskjet 2543 All-in-One Printer HP Deskjet 2549 All-in-One Printer HP OfficeJet Pro 8640 e-All-in-One Printer HP OfficeJet Pro 8660 e-All-in-One Printer Added support for the following new Distro’s: Boss 5.

Linux Kernel 3.15 RC8 Released

Linux Kernel 3.15 RC8 had just been released, with just a week left before the official release is made available. In light of this release, Linux have also opened the merge window for Linux 3.16 a week early. Reason for release according to Linus Torvalds, “I was really hoping that rc7 would be the last rc, but it appears that reality is once against conspiring against my well-laid plans, and is forcing me to do an rc8.

Nvidia 337.25 Linux Graphics Driver Released

The latest version of NVIDIA 337.25 Graphics driver for Linux has been released and comes with lots of bug fixes and improvements. Most important is the support for NVidia’s most recently released dual-GPU GEFORCE GTX TITAN Z graphics card. This article will guide you on how to install Nvidia 337.25 in Ubuntu Release Highlights Fixed a performance regression when running KDE with desktop effects using the OpenGL compositing backend Fixed a regression that could cause OpenGL rendering corruption on X screens with 30 bit per pixel color Fixed several cosmetic issues in the clock control user interface of nvidia-settings.

AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta for Linux Out

AMD Catalyst delivers a full software solution for PCs running several operating systems including Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux and supports AMD Radeon graphics including: AMD Radeon graphics processors for desktops AMD Radeon graphics processors for notebook PCs AMD Chipsets with integrated AMD Radeon graphics on board The latest release AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta driver comes with a number of new features.

NVIDIA GeForce R337.12 BETA Display Driver Released With Overclocking

NVIDIA has released a Beta version of of its graphics drivers for Linux operating systems (Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD) – R337.12. This Beta release focuses on quite a number of bug fixes with overclocking support for the GeForce 400 “Fermi” series and newer, up through the latest-generation Maxwell graphics hardware and better EGL. Click the link below to get more details on supported GPUs and list of fixes: [button link=”http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/74861/en-us” color=”primary” class=”sys_btn”]Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver [/button] Step 1: Uninstall previous Nvidia sudo apt-get purge nvidia* Step 2: Download NVIDIA 337.