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  • The Nouveau Pony Is Pulled, Ctx_Voodoo Ignored

    Phoronix: The Nouveau Pony Is Pulled, Ctx_Voodoo Ignored

    As we shared yesterday morning, Nouveay would be entering the Linux 2.6.33 kernel as a staging driver. Last night Linus did indeed pull the drm-nouveau-pony branch...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=Nzc5OQ

  • #2
    Well, to reply to your request regarding running nouveau:
    I'm already using nouveau on my Laptop with a GeForce8600 (NV50) including KMS and the Gallium3D driver and it runs quite good, even with compiz. There are some minor glitches, but it seems quite usable (as long as xscreensaver doesn't crash it ). Even suspend/resume worked well a few times.

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    • #3
      I used Nouveau driver in Fedora 12 with 8600 GT and everything worked perfectly except some movies.
      Last edited by blueskynis; 12-12-2009, 09:56 AM.

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      • #4
        I will be using it in my laptop with the GeForce 7600 (nv4x/c5x/c7x).

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        • #5
          @Michael: It is pretty obvious from your articles that you are an Ubuntu fanboy, and you don't like Red Hat.

          But you might want to reconsider your current plan of flaming Red Hat for not upstreaming the code. It might have a negative effect on their motivation for improving the code.

          Who knows, there might even be people that think Red Hat did the right thing not upstreaming it before the legal stuff was resolved. But I don't suppose you read those emails in the mailinglist.

          Think about that when you write your coming articles.

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          • #6
            I have an nVida 7900GS in my main machine and a 6800GTS in another. I'll look to testing the driver on these rigs soon.

            Where can I get a .deb of the driver?

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            • #7
              I intend on running it on my laptop:
              01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G86 [GeForce 8600M GS] (rev a1)

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              • #8
                I'll be trying Nouveau out on my thinkpad,
                01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Quadro FX 570M (rev a1)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Louise View Post
                  @Michael: It is pretty obvious from your articles that you are an Ubuntu fanboy, and you don't like Red Hat.

                  But you might want to reconsider your current plan of flaming Red Hat for not upstreaming the code. It might have a negative effect on their motivation for improving the code.

                  Who knows, there might even be people that think Red Hat did the right thing not upstreaming it before the legal stuff was resolved. But I don't suppose you read those emails in the mailinglist.

                  Think about that when you write your coming articles.
                  I tend to agree. From the article:
                  However, we have learned that ctx_voodoo is not even needed for all graphics cards and that Red Hat was just attempting to ignore this little fact.
                  Red Hat has done more for nouveau than ANY OTHER DISTRO. So I would calm down a bit before I start pointing fingers at them accusing them of being evil overlords that want to keep nouveau from the masses.

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                  • #10
                    GTS250 in the main machine and 8600GT in the secondary.

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                    • #11
                      I know few people near me (they don't read Phoronix) who are interested in running nouveau driver on their Geforce 2, 4, 5200, 8500, 8600 and 9600 hardware so it's great that nouveau DRM is merged into kernel. And I'm going to give it a try on my laptop at work with Quadro NVS 135M or 140M.

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                      • #12
                        I plan to use nouveau with my 8500GT and yes Redhat did a lot to improve this opensource driver, unlike other companies.

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                        • #13
                          Then you can not use vdpau, but if you like to...

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                          • #14
                            I plan to use it with my old riva tnt2 or geforce 4 titanium (if it stops randomly hardlocking, Well I think the hardlocks are a hardware issue not dirver one but who knows I only tried the nvidia blob on it)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Louise View Post
                              @Michael: It is pretty obvious from your articles that you are an Ubuntu fanboy, and you don't like Red Hat.
                              Excuse me? I run Ubuntu currently on most of my machines, yes, but before that I was running Fedora / Red Hat for years. I have a lot of respect for Red Hat and they are a wonderful company that does contribute a great deal to the Linux kernel, X.Org, and surrounding projects. Red Hat is phenomenal and Fedora is still a great distribution.

                              I have no serious issues with Red Hat, if some of this article sounded negative in regards to Red Hat, it was because of information that I was made aware of in regards to this situation.
                              Michael Larabel
                              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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