Modesetting drivers for vintage GPUs get the axe! Fwupd 1.8.10 flashes a keyboard, ChatGPT invades Gnome, AI powered toonification, and rocking on with RadXa.
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05:50 RIP Modesetting drivers for vintage GPUs
13:10 Fwupd 1.8.10 flashes a keyboard
20:06 ChatGPT invades Gnome
27:14 AI powered toonification
41:32 Rocking on with RadXa
Venn – Jill
RIP vintage GPUs
- RIP kernel usemode support for Voodoo Banshee, Voodoo3, Voodoo4 and Voodoo5.
- Along with r128, SiS, and Matrox.
- Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) is a method for setting display resolution and depth in the kernel space rather than user space.
- The Linux kernel’s implementation of KMS enables native resolution in the framebuffer and allows for instant console (tty) switching.
- This is sad news for those of us that use older machines with these video cards in them :-(
- I was a bit surprised by the removal of the Matrox cards drivers because there are a lot of servers out there still using them.
- And Matrox cards historically were one of the first to get driver support on Linux.
- Matrox Millennium cards for the win!
- But time does march on to leave space for new innovation.
- You can still use them but you won’t have slick-and-crisp tty.
- There is a new version of the Fwupd firmware updates application for Linux that adds more hardware support and new features.
- Fwupd 1.8.10:
- Adds support for the UK based Star Labs StarBook Mk VI linux laptop.
- Adds support for System76’s Launch Heavy configurable keyboard that I had fun reviewing on LWDW #356.
- And the Quectel RM520 5G Internet of Things module.
- Significant ChromeOS startup improvements when using directory remotes.
- Fwupd 1.8.10 is available for download right now from the project’s GitHub page if you would like to compile it.
- Otherwise, just wait for the new release in the stable software repositories of your favorite Linux distros.
- Some cool news, so ChatGPT, is the AI chatbot that can interact with its users as if they are having a conversation we have all been talking about in the Linux world.
- Well, a developer who goes by the user handle ‘HorrorPills’ on Reddit has started working on a GNOME extension for ChatGPT.
- This is a GNOME desktop extension that adds ChatGPT to the system tray of your desktop.
- It is still a work in progress.
- You will need an existing ChatGPT account to use this extension and your keyboard to navigate around it because the mouse cursor implementation is quite buggy.
- And support for GNOME 43 is also quite patchy, but there is a temporary fix.
- It’s available via its GitHub repo, with all the instructions and files required to run it, but will be available on the GNOME extensions website when the extension is more stable.
- The irony is that I have gone to the ChatGPT/OpenAI https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt/ site to play around with it and create an account several times, but it has been down due to high capacity.
- Wonderful, finally got in! LOL
- And, yes using the mouse is buggy using the ChatGPT GNOME extension!
- Yeh, having issues in GNOME 43, keeps checking if the site connection is secure in an infinite loop. But that could just be because the OpenAI site is sooo spotty! LOL
- Controllable High-Resolution Portrait Video Style Nightmare-Fuel.
- It’s like a tech demo, a preview of the future.
- This will be the future of low cost animation for kids shows.
- Right now it can churn our 5/10 fps with a stack of Tesla V100s.
- All you need is CUDA, pytorch and some uncanny valley.
- 11 pretrained models.
- This is incredible AI, because doing this manually can take many hours, or hundreds doing an animation.
- You can instantly create video of people with The SIMS look and feel, or an animated Avatar you can use on Twitch!
Slice of Pi
- Wouldn’t it be great, if you could download official 3D printable files with replacement parts and accessories for your home appliances?
- Or an official fan model from your favorite game?
- The first brands to populate Printables’ brand area are Prusa Research, Adafruit, Noctua, Raspberry Pi, World of Warships, Cooler Master, Framework Computer, and Bohemia Interactive.
- How hilariously bad would a 3D printed fan be in 2023.
- What better way for a company to support sustainability and the right to repair!
Radxa Rock 5A
- Rock on with Radxa.
- 8-core A76.
- Mali G610 GPU and support for up to 16GB of RAM.
- $129 for the 16GB version.
- Radxa’s Rock 5 will be available from the end of Q1 2023.
- The RK3588 has been gaining ground and features in a number of SBC.
- Radxa has announced a new model in its Rock family of single-board computers, the Rock 5A.
- The Rock 5A features eight processing cores, up to 16GB of RAM, and an on-board neural processing unit (NPU) accelerator for machine learning workloads.
- And the new Rock 5A is a device roughly the same size as a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B but with considerably higher performance.
- The Radxa ROCK 5 SoC we talked about in November used the Rockchip RK3588 chipset as well, but this ROCK 5A uses the more updated RK3588S with 8 cores instead of 4.
- $99 for the 4GB model, $119 for the 8GB model, and $159 for the 16GB model.
- Radxa has partnered with ALLNET China to sell pre-order codes for $5, which is good for a $30 discount, bringing the prices down to $74, $94, and $134 respectively.