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NVIDIA Releases Its ARM Linux Graphics Driver

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Published on 26 June 2013 07:17 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA
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Earlier this month we found out NVIDIA was bringing their driver to ARM -- following an announcement that NVIDIA would begin licensing Kepler graphics to SoC vendors -- and now they have done their first public release of the ARMv7 binary NVIDIA Linux graphics driver.

NVIDIA yesterday did their 319.32 Linux graphics release for x86/x86_64 architectures and the Santa Clara company has now done their inaugural ARMv7 release with hardfp.

This NVIDIA 319.32 Linux graphics driver for ARM is at feature-parity to their Linux x86/x86_64 driver, fortunately, so the changes are the same. NVIDIA's driver doesn't yet have any EGL support, but that's likely coming soon giving NVIDIA's renewed mobile focus and getting into the graphics IP licensing business could mean Wayland/Mir support coming sooner.

Anyhow, if you want to fetch the NVIDIA 32-bit 319.32 ARM driver for some reason, you can grab it right now at NVIDIA.com. This driver is not to be confused with NVIDIA's current Tegra ARM SoCs that still contains a different GeForce graphics architecture not supported by this mainline driver.

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