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  • Red Hat Is Hiring To Work On Open-Source GPU Drivers

    Phoronix: Red Hat Is Hiring To Work On Open-Source GPU Drivers

    Those wishing to work for one of the best open-source companies while focusing on improving open-source Linux graphics drivers, Red Hat has an opening...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc2NTY

  • #2
    I'm 99% sure this is about nouveau - it's still severely lacking (reclocking/fan management).

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    • #3
      Originally posted by birdie View Post
      I'm 99% sure this is about nouveau.
      sponsoring hostile manufacturers is a shame

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      • #4
        To be honest, I wish people would focus on the FOSS AMD drivers. Then when AMD is the only choice for Linux, Nvidia will finally realise they've screwed up with their attitude.

        Of course, I know that's not how the world works, but I'll try to buy second hand Nvidia hardware to avoid them getting a sale.

        Regarding the article. I think this is about both vendors. If it's only about Nouveau, I'll get mad.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by pal666 View Post
          sponsoring hostile manufacturers is a shame
          I wonder if Red Hat is trying to use its bulk to try to get Nvidia to open up.

          Regardless, it is true that it seems ridiculous Red Hat is funding Nouveau, when they should be putting those devs behind the companies actually participating and letting Nvidia flounder until they realize their mistake sometime in the twenty second century.

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          • #6
            ATI sucks.

            Originally posted by xeekei View Post
            To be honest, I wish people would focus on the FOSS AMD drivers. Then when AMD is the only choice for Linux, Nvidia will finally realise they've screwed up with their attitude.

            Of course, I know that's not how the world works, but I'll try to buy second hand Nvidia hardware to avoid them getting a sale.

            Regarding the article. I think this is about both vendors. If it's only about Nouveau, I'll get mad.
            deal with it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gotwig View Post
              deal with it.
              Look, kid. I just described to you how I dealt with it. I know puberty makes you feel tough, but please lay it off, it's annoying.

              Also, they're not ATI anymore, and they don't suck. Their hardware is just as capable as Nvidia's, they're just slacking with software outside of the Windows platform. But they're helping open source, which makes them better than Nvidia in my book.

              Have a nice day, kid.

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              • #8
                Good news for us ! I just hope they don't hiring because somebody left... That said, I think they are just two in the Red Hat Graphic team (D. Airlie and J. Glisse) ?

                Originally posted by birdie View Post
                I'm 99% sure this is about nouveau - it's still severely lacking (reclocking/fan management).
                I'm 100% sure you're wrong. They posted a job offer about working on the whole graphic stack. Why do you want they lie about the true job ?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by whitecat View Post
                  Good news for us ! I just hope they don't hiring because somebody left... That said, I think they are just two in the Red Hat Graphic team (D. Airlie and J. Glisse) ?
                  You can count Ben Skeggs and Rob Clark too, for the pure graphics side.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MPF View Post
                    You can count Ben Skeggs and Rob Clark too, for the pure graphics side.
                    Thanks for the correction.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by xeekei View Post
                      Their hardware is just as capable as Nvidia's, they're just slacking with software outside of the Windows platform.

                      I would have to disagree, their software is slacking on both Windows and Linux, although I blame the Windows issues on the whole XP support thing, because apparently the older Windows like XP or even 7 aren't having the same issues I am with mouse corruption, OpenCL not detected, HDMI audio/video output issues...

                      Unless AMD is going to basically rewrite their drivers from scratch to compete better with NVidia and Intel, we'll probably be stuck with them. The thing is that more people complain on Windows so AMD patches those relatively fast. In comparison, when I use catalyst I have other and often worse issues than those. With the open source drivers, the experience is nice and smooth, much like the NVidia drivers on Windows, hey just don't perform as well in FPS.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by profoundWHALE View Post
                        Unless AMD is going to basically rewrite their drivers from scratch to compete better with NVidia and Intel, we'll probably be stuck with them. The thing is that more people complain on Windows so AMD patches those relatively fast. In comparison, when I use catalyst I have other and often worse issues than those. With the open source drivers, the experience is nice and smooth, much like the NVidia drivers on Windows, hey just don't perform as well in FPS.
                        With the move to OpenGL-Next (or whatever they call it) they have the chance to move the whole stack to G3D on all OSes and have drivers that work on all of them. I don't know if there are any legal problems with this -and probably need backward compatibility- but since G3D is supposed to work everywhere it is a possibility. I doubt it will ever happen though.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by xeekei View Post
                          Look, kid. I just described to you how I dealt with it. I know puberty makes you feel tough, but please lay it off, it's annoying.

                          Also, they're not ATI anymore, and they don't suck. Their hardware is just as capable as Nvidia's, they're just slacking with software outside of the Windows platform. But they're helping open source, which makes them better than Nvidia in my book.

                          Have a nice day, kid.
                          They maintain a parallel proprietary driver. I wouldn't say they are exactly committed to open-source.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by profoundWHALE View Post
                            I would have to disagree, their software is slacking on both Windows and Linux, although I blame the Windows issues on the whole XP support thing, because apparently the older Windows like XP or even 7 aren't having the same issues I am with mouse corruption, OpenCL not detected, HDMI audio/video output issues...

                            Unless AMD is going to basically rewrite their drivers from scratch to compete better with NVidia and Intel, we'll probably be stuck with them. The thing is that more people complain on Windows so AMD patches those relatively fast. In comparison, when I use catalyst I have other and often worse issues than those. With the open source drivers, the experience is nice and smooth, much like the NVidia drivers on Windows, hey just don't perform as well in FPS.
                            Interesting. My experience with AMD showed that they're equal with Nvidia on Windows, and waaay behind on Linux. Especielly since they stopped releasing drivers every month and instead released "when it makes sense."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by somini View Post
                              They maintain a parallel proprietary driver. I wouldn't say they are exactly committed to open-source.
                              No, not as much as we'd like. But compared to Nvidia, the kings of proprietary, they are very committed.

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