1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Nouveau Companion 41

KoalaBR

Published on 11 December 2008
Written by KoalaBR
Page 1 of 4 - 4 Comments

Just in time for the holidays is a new Nouveau Companion newsletter to update the community on the status of this open-source 2D/3D NVIDIA driver that is written by clean room reverse-engineering of NVIDIA's binary driver. It has been a while since Nouveau Companion 40, but there is still active work going into this X.Org driver. Among the topics covered in the 41st edition of the Nouveau Companion is kernel mode-setting, Gallium3D, layering GEM on top of TTM (similar to the GEM-ified TTM Radeon driver), and thermal monitoring code for the Nouveau driver.

Well, I bet most of you did not expect me to show up shortly before the end of the year with yet another TiNDC. There has been some turmoil regarding my job. At first it was too much work followed by a somewhat unexpected folding of the company. So I had to find a new job, which is why I never turned up for quite some time.

PQ jumped in and did a splendid job on TiNDC #40 which gave me some headroom in digging through the pile of IRC logs. So this issue will mostly touch older topics and tries to stay clear of what was already covered by PQ. In the future I hope to write an issue at least once a month.

Much has happened: NVidia has announced new cards, released a bunch of beta drivers and a new final release. GeForce 5 cards are now delegated to the legacy driver.

As always: Corrections, additions and questions either on IRC or on the Phoronix Forums will be welcome.

The (Not So) Current Status

Ok, much ground to cover. I will start to summarize events from June 1st to October 30th. The next issue will cover everything from November 1st up to the then current status.

Silverpower reported hard lockups from Nouveau. P0g investigated and found that the DRM detected a different arch than what the DDX used. He posted a patch which Silverpower tested, but which still caused lockups. P0g was a bit confused because the DRM detected a different arch than what was used by the DDX.

Marcheu cleared up the confusion by giving an example: The DDX may use NV10 EXA on NV20 while using the NV20 context switching code.

Mjg59 and Malc0 were working on suspend / resume on a laptop. Mjg59 had problems in restoring the display to a working state. Some of the noticed problems were:

- 1x1 pixel display size detected
- backlight not turned on after a real suspend
- blooming

Faking a suspend / resume via ''echo -n test >/sys/power/disk, echo -n disk >/sys/power/state'' printed out seemingly correct values, though (details here). One reason - it turned out - was an old Nouveau version, which still had the old randr code as default.

<< Previous Page
1
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. MSI X99S SLI PLUS On Linux
  2. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Offers Great Linux Performance
  3. CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell
  4. From The Atom 330 To Haswell ULT: Intel Linux Performance Benchmarks
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Open-Source Radeon 2D Performance Is Better With Ubuntu 14.10
  2. RunAbove: A POWER8 Compute Cloud With Offerings Up To 176 Threads
  3. 6-Way Ubuntu 14.10 Linux Desktop Benchmarks
  4. Ubuntu 14.10 XMir System Compositor Benchmarks
Latest Linux News
  1. Dead Island GOTY Now Available On Linux/SteamOS
  2. Ubuntu 14.04 In The Power8 Cloud From RunAbove
  3. KDE With Theoretical Client-Side Decorations, Windows 10 Influence
  4. Sandusky Lee: Great Cabinets For Storing All Your Computer Gear
  5. Fedora 21 Beta & Final Release Slip Further
  6. Mesa 10.3.2 Has A Couple Bug-Fixes
  7. RadeonSI/R600g HyperZ Support Gets Turned Back On
  8. openSUSE Factory & Tumbleweed Are Merging
  9. More Fedora Delays: Fedora 21 Beta Slips
  10. Mono Brings C# To The Unreal Engine 4
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Users/Developers Threatening Fork Of Debian GNU/Linux
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. HOPE: The Ease Of Python With The Speed Of C++
  4. Use Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Make it an official distro.
  5. Debian Is Back To Discussing Init Systems, Freedom of Choice
  6. AMD Radeon VDPAU Video Performance With Gallium3D
  7. Ubuntu 16.04 Might Be The Distribution's Last 32-Bit Release
  8. Linux hacker compares Solaris kernel code: