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Kernel Log: X server 1.7 delayed; Compiz runs on newer Radeon GPUs; DRBD in kernel soon

Aug 06, 2009, 03:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"3D support for newer Radeon GPUs is now adequate for Compiz. DRBD should make it into the main Linux kernel development tree in 2.6.32.

"It seems like many of the Northern hemisphere's finest open source developers must be away enjoying their summer holidays at the moment – apart from the release of Microsoft's Hyper-V driver for Linux under the GPL and a disagreement between Linux gurus Alan Cox and Linus Torvalds, things have been pretty quiet. Not that the open source community is in complete hibernation and there are plenty of newsworthy events for the Kernel Log to report.

"All about graphics hardware
NVIDIA last week released version 185.18.29 of its proprietary Linux graphics drivers (x86-32, x86-64). They contain a number of bug fixes and a few minor enhancements, in particular for the Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (VDPAU), released last November. The graphics chip vendor is now working on major changes and OpenGL 3.2 support in its 190 series drivers – the current pre-release version number is 190.18.03."

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