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Kernel Log: Wonder patch merged, improved AMD and Intel graphic support

Jan 12, 2011, 09:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thorsten Leemhuis)

"For Linux 2.6.38, the kernel developers have integrated the much-discussed patch which considerably improves the response time of Linux desktops in certain situations. The AMD developers have extended their open source graphics drivers to support various Radeon HD 6000 graphics chips. A discussion was sparked by the tricky situation surrounding the graphics drivers for Intel's new processors.

"After the release of Linux 2.6.37 on Wednesday morning, the first patches for kernel version 2.6.38 appeared in the Linux main development branch late on Thursday night. Among Torvalds' first 2,769 commits were the almost 600 patches for the network subsystem that had been submitted by its maintainer, David Miller. As expected, these patches have added the rtl8192ce driver for Realtek's RTL8192CE and RTL8188CE 802.11n Wi-Fi chips to the kernel.

"The first changes made for Linux 2.6.38 also include the patch that considerably improves the interactivity of desktop applications in situations where the CPU is fully utilised."

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