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  • Qualcomm Begins Contributing To Reverse-Engineered Freedreno Linux Driver
    By on October 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    An anonymous reader writes: For over two years there’s been a Freedreno driver project that’s been reverse-engineering Qualcomm’s Adreno graphics hardware. Freedreno consists of both a user-space Gallium3D driver providing OpenGL / OpenGL ES support and a DRM/KMS kernel driver to replace Qualcomm’s open-source kernel driver designed just around Android’s needs. The community-based, reverse-engineering Freedreno driver project is finally paying off (more…)

  • Open Source Driver For Microsoft Surface 2.0
    By on May 11, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    dartttt writes “Florian Echtler has developed an open-source driver for the Microsoft Surface 2.0 touch screen. According to him, the open source implementation works surprisingly well on Ubuntu 11.10. The process requires you to boot Linux on your Surface 2.0 in the first place. However, it can be done by just booting Ubuntu from a USB hard disk without modify anything on the original Win7 installation.”

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  • Qualcomm Makes Open-Source 3D Snapdragon Driver
    By on July 1, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Qualcomm today posted the source code to a Linux kernel driver for 2D/3D support on its OpenGL ES Core found on Snapdragon-based phones like the Nexus One. The company is trying to get this driver into the mainline Linux kernel, but it turns out that the user-space driver is still not open source, which has resulted in some problems already. The ongoing discussion can be found on FreeDesktop.org.”

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  • Spider startles driver; car crashes into art studio
    By on August 20, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Police said that a spider dropped down in front of her as she was parking, startling her and causing her to hit the gas.

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  • Rally driver goes beyond the call of duty [Video]
    By on July 7, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Rally drivers are a plucky bunch but there are times when you have to gracefully admit defeat. One such occasion may be when the car breaks and it stop movin…

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  • Former NASCAR Driver Kevin Grubb found Dead; Shot in Head
    By on May 13, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Virginia police said Thursday that former NASCAR driver Kevin Grubb died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Grubb’s body was found by personnel at the Richmond-area Alpine Motel on Wednesday.

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