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Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 04/03/2014 - 21:31
An anonymous reader writes "Citing 'code we consider to be permanently "experimental" or "beta,"' Google Chrome engineers have no plans on enabling video acceleration in the Chrome/Chromium web browser. Code has been written but is permanently disabled by default because 'supporting GPU features on Linux is a nightmare' due to the reported sub-par quality of Linux GPU drivers and many different Linux distributions. Even coming up with a Linux GPU video acceleration white-list has been shot down over fear of the Linux video acceleration code causing stability issues and problems for Chrome developers. What have been your recent experiences with Linux GPU drivers?"

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Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 04/03/2014 - 21:31
An anonymous reader writes "Citing 'code we consider to be permanently "experimental" or "beta,"' Google Chrome engineers have no plans on enabling video acceleration in the Chrome/Chromium web browser. Code has been written but is permanently disabled by default because 'supporting GPU features on Linux is a nightmare' due to the reported sub-par quality of Linux GPU drivers and many different Linux distributions. Even coming up with a Linux GPU video acceleration white-list has been shot down over fear of the Linux video acceleration code causing stability issues and problems for Chrome developers. What have been your recent experiences with Linux GPU drivers?"

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Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 04/03/2014 - 21:31
An anonymous reader writes "Citing 'code we consider to be permanently "experimental" or "beta,"' Google Chrome engineers have no plans on enabling video acceleration in the Chrome/Chromium web browser. Code has been written but is permanently disabled by default because 'supporting GPU features on Linux is a nightmare' due to the reported sub-par quality of Linux GPU drivers and many different Linux distributions. Even coming up with a Linux GPU video acceleration white-list has been shot down over fear of the Linux video acceleration code causing stability issues and problems for Chrome developers. What have been your recent experiences with Linux GPU drivers?"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 04/03/2014 - 21:31
An anonymous reader writes "Citing 'code we consider to be permanently "experimental" or "beta,"' Google Chrome engineers have no plans on enabling video acceleration in the Chrome/Chromium web browser. Code has been written but is permanently disabled by default because 'supporting GPU features on Linux is a nightmare' due to the reported sub-par quality of Linux GPU drivers and many different Linux distributions. Even coming up with a Linux GPU video acceleration white-list has been shot down over fear of the Linux video acceleration code causing stability issues and problems for Chrome developers. What have been your recent experiences with Linux GPU drivers?"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 04/03/2014 - 21:31
An anonymous reader writes "Citing 'code we consider to be permanently "experimental" or "beta,"' Google Chrome engineers have no plans on enabling video acceleration in the Chrome/Chromium web browser. Code has been written but is permanently disabled by default because 'supporting GPU features on Linux is a nightmare' due to the reported sub-par quality of Linux GPU drivers and many different Linux distributions. Even coming up with a Linux GPU video acceleration white-list has been shot down over fear of the Linux video acceleration code causing stability issues and problems for Chrome developers. What have been your recent experiences with Linux GPU drivers?"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 04/03/2014 - 21:31
An anonymous reader writes "Citing 'code we consider to be permanently "experimental" or "beta,"' Google Chrome engineers have no plans on enabling video acceleration in the Chrome/Chromium web browser. Code has been written but is permanently disabled by default because 'supporting GPU features on Linux is a nightmare' due to the reported sub-par quality of Linux GPU drivers and many different Linux distributions. Even coming up with a Linux GPU video acceleration white-list has been shot down over fear of the Linux video acceleration code causing stability issues and problems for Chrome developers. What have been your recent experiences with Linux GPU drivers?"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Linux News

Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 04/03/2014 - 21:31
An anonymous reader writes "Citing 'code we consider to be permanently "experimental" or "beta,"' Google Chrome engineers have no plans on enabling video acceleration in the Chrome/Chromium web browser. Code has been written but is permanently disabled by default because 'supporting GPU features on Linux is a nightmare' due to the reported sub-par quality of Linux GPU drivers and many different Linux distributions. Even coming up with a Linux GPU video acceleration white-list has been shot down over fear of the Linux video acceleration code causing stability issues and problems for Chrome developers. What have been your recent experiences with Linux GPU drivers?"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Linux News

Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 04/03/2014 - 21:31
An anonymous reader writes "Citing 'code we consider to be permanently "experimental" or "beta,"' Google Chrome engineers have no plans on enabling video acceleration in the Chrome/Chromium web browser. Code has been written but is permanently disabled by default because 'supporting GPU features on Linux is a nightmare' due to the reported sub-par quality of Linux GPU drivers and many different Linux distributions. Even coming up with a Linux GPU video acceleration white-list has been shot down over fear of the Linux video acceleration code causing stability issues and problems for Chrome developers. What have been your recent experiences with Linux GPU drivers?"

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7 Improvements In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS That You’re Going To Love

Omgubuntu - Tue, 04/03/2014 - 20:52

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS adds a number of new features and improvements to Unity, many fulfilling long-standing user requests. Here's 7 of the best.

The post 7 Improvements In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS That You’re Going To Love first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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SUSE Labs Director Talks Live Kernel Patching with kGraft

Linux.com - Tue, 04/03/2014 - 18:30

In this Q&A Vojtech Pavlik, Director of SUSE Labs, goes into more detail on their live kernel patching project; how the kGraft patch integrates with the Linux kernel; how it compares with other live-patching solutions; how developers will be able to use the upcoming release; and the project's interaction with the kernel community for upstream acceptance.

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Android Beats iOS As the Top Tablet OS

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 04/03/2014 - 02:13
sfcrazy writes "Linux is on a roll. After conquering the smartphone space, Android is now dominating the tablet space. According to a new study by Gartner, 'the tablet growth in 2013 was fueled by the low-end smaller screen tablet market, and first time buyers; this led Android to become the No. 1 tablet operating system (OS), with 62 percent of the market.'" Also, everyone is buying tablets.(~200 million sold in 2013 vs ~115 million in 2012). Microsoft still only has 2% of the tablet market.

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Tizen Smartwatches Tip Samsung's Ecosystem-First Strategy

Linux.com - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 22:23

The long wait for a major Tizen OS device is finally over, and it's a…smartwatch? At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Samsung skipped the unveiling of its first Tizen smartphone, and instead rolled out a trio of Tizen-based wrist computers: the Gear 2 and Gear Neo.

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GStreamer Donate €2500 To Pitivi Crowdfunding Campaign

Omgubuntu - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 16:36

In just one week the Pitivi video editor crowd-funding project has amassed one-third of its initial €35,000 goal.

The post GStreamer Donate €2500 To Pitivi Crowdfunding Campaign first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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From Mars Missions to Robotics Competitions: Latest ‘Ubuntu in the Wild’

Omgubuntu - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 14:59

As the popularity of Ubuntu has increased the novelty of seeing it "in the wild" has decreased — can these recent spots reignite excitement?

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Ubuntu Brings Full Menus Back to Nautilus, Other Apps in 14.04

Omgubuntu - Sun, 02/03/2014 - 14:30

Ubuntu has 'patched' several GNOME applications, including the Nautilus file manager, to display full application menus in the upcoming release of 14.04 LTS.

The post Ubuntu Brings Full Menus Back to Nautilus, Other Apps in 14.04 first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Get <i>Quake III</i> running on Raspberry Pi using Broadcom's open-source GPU drivers, earn $10K

The Register - Fri, 28/02/2014 - 23:31
Full code and documentation offered for mobile graphics chip

Broadcom has released open-source drivers and documentation for the graphics processor that's used in the Raspberry Pi microcomputer, among other devices.

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Five of the Best Ubuntu 14.04 Wallpaper Contest Entries

Omgubuntu - Fri, 28/02/2014 - 19:00

With less than one week to go until its deadline, the Ubuntu 14.04 wallpaper contest pool is overflowing with stunning submissions, all vying for a place on the default Ubuntu install image.

The post Five of the Best Ubuntu 14.04 Wallpaper Contest Entries first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Putting Tizen in Context

Linux.com - Fri, 28/02/2014 - 17:58

The lights are off, the booths are packed up, the devices tucked away, and it's 5:30 a.m. in the Barcelona airport. Guess it's time for a Tizen update. There's been a lot written about the most recent Tizen devices (Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, joining the NX300M and the NX30) so I won't rehash that here, but I would like to put them into context.

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GNOME 3.12 Postpones Wayland Support

Omgubuntu - Fri, 28/02/2014 - 14:15

After all the 'umm-ing and ahh-ing', GNOME has decided against shipping Wayland support by default in its upcoming release.

The post GNOME 3.12 Postpones Wayland Support first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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How to Use htaccess to Run Multiple Drupal 7 Websites on Your Cheapo Hosting Account

Linux.com - Fri, 28/02/2014 - 07:33

You can run multiple websites from your inexpensive shared Web hosting account, thanks to .htaccess.

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