Mesa 19.1 Adds Workaround For Epic Games Launcher With OpenGL

The latest change merged for Mesa 19.1 is a workaround so the Epic Games’ game launch correctly renders when using OpenGL.
It turns out that the Epic Games Launcher, which is Windows-only at least for now, relies upon an OpenGL 4.4 core context but uses deprecated OpenGL functionality. Technically the software shouldn’t be using a core context but rather compatibility context if it needs to use deprecated GL functionality. But the NVIDIA Linux driver will still cooperate and presumably the […] Continue Reading…

Why Cloud-based DCIM is not Just for Data Centers | IT Infrastructure Advice, Discussion, Community


Just as technology and its use are evolving at a tremendous pace, the physical infrastructure which supports IT equipment is also being transformed to support these advances. There are some significant trends driving new approaches to the way technology is being deployed, but there are also important ramifications for the way that the basics – power, cooling, space – have to be provisioned and, more importantly, managed.

Firstly, a massive shift towards hybrid infrastructure is underway, says Gartner. The […] Continue Reading…

Thunderbolt Is Seeing A Lot Of Improvements For Linux 5.2

Adding to the excitement of the Linux 5.2 kernel changes are a lot of Thunderbolt improvements expected to be introduced in this next kernel cycle.
Mika Westerberg of Intel has been working on a lot of Thunderbolt connectivity improvements destined for Linux 5.2 and in recent days has begun staging this work in the thunderbolt-next tree ahead of the Linux 5.2 kernel merge window opening in May. This work includes support for full PCIe daisy chaining within the Thunderbolt software […] Continue Reading…

Goals and Challenges for CSPs in Network Automation | IT Infrastructure Advice, Discussion, Community


In the last few years, communication service providers (CSPs) are going through major infrastructure transitions to deal with increasing bandwidth demands from subscribers. A transition includes integrating cloud model into a backhaul of telecom network, as central or edge cloud. This transition has a significant impact on the whole IT technology business and the overall IT ecosystem. Now, with this, we will see how IT companies are playing a crucial role in building backhaul technologies for telecom network […] Continue Reading…

A Set Of Obscure Drivers Out-Of-Tree Since Linux 2.x Will See Mainline For Linux 5.2

Should you have any Daktronics scoreboards, video displays, or digital billboards, mainline Linux kernel support appears to be in the works.
While shielded off by Kconfig build switches and not enabled by default, what some will surely point to the growing size of the Linux kernel and its laissez faire approach to accepting new drivers, a set of drivers that have been out-of-tree since the Linux 2.x kernel days are now on their way to the kernel’s staging area […] Continue Reading…