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    Phoronix: Nouveau Companion 43

    In this edition of the Nouveau Companion, covered is the status of this open-source NVIDIA display driver and what went on at FOSDEM with the Nouveau project status and combining LLVM with Gallium3D. Recently the Nouveau developers have been successful in using EXA acceleration on newer GeForce 9 graphics cards, backlight controls working on more NVIDIA graphics cards, and a port of the Nouveau driver to FreeBSD. Work on kernel mode-setting and proper kernel memory management is also underway.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=13612

  • #2
    Nice writeup, btw, I didn't complain about my 260 GTX not working .
    Thanks guys.

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    • #3
      Links for the presentations are broken, they point to http://icps.u-strasbg.fr/~Emarchesin...eau_update.pdf and http://icps.u-strasbg.fr/~Emarchesin/nvdri/g3dllvm.pdf instead of http://icps.u-strasbg.fr/~marchesin/...eau_update.pdf and http://icps.u-strasbg.fr/~marchesin/nvdri/g3dllvm.pdf (notice the E after the ~).
      Last edited by [Knuckles]; 03-19-2009, 05:05 AM. Reason: Typo

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      • #4
        It's amazing that nouveau has come so far even with the huge changes going on in the *nix graphics area. Good for them!

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        • #5
          I was sceptical when I heard they were going to try to release a reverse engineered driver, but they are storming along there. Brilliant.

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          • #6
            Too bad that nvidia ignores the wished of their users:
            http://www.opentheblob.com/nvidia/
            more the 10.000 signatures already.

            Nouveau is so great, and the driver could be even greater if they had the docs! Simply do not buy nvidia as long as they don't give out the docs, as amd and intel and via are doing. Or at least hire a man for the open source stuff like John Bridgman for amd or Harald Welte for via.

            nvidia, listen to your users!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bugmenot View Post
              Too bad that nvidia ignores the wished of their users:
              http://www.opentheblob.com/nvidia/
              more the 10.000 signatures already.

              Simply do not buy nvidia as long as they don't give out the docs, as amd and intel and via are doing.

              I'll get that as a joke.
              Last edited by bulletxt; 03-19-2009, 06:00 PM.

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              • #8
                Haha.. But that doesn't mean nvidia drivers are that great either. I've had my fair share of problems with them too. I think AMD were on a roll last year or so. This year not so much though. I'm still enjoying the use of my 7800 gs (agp) with the nvidia binary blob.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
                  I'll get that as a joke.
                  Take this like you want

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by b15hop View Post
                    Haha.. But that doesn't mean nvidia drivers are that great either. I've had my fair share of problems with them too. I think AMD were on a roll last year or so. This year not so much though. I'm still enjoying the use of my 7800 gs (agp) with the nvidia binary blob.
                    Got a 7900GS here (pci-e) and it works fine for me with the blob.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
                      Got a 7900GS here (pci-e) and it works fine for me with the blob.
                      That doesn't mean it's great software. Lots of people said "works fine for me" when presented with MS-DOS.

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