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New Nouveau Scripts, Updates

Nouveau

Published on 26 May 2007 03:11 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Nouveau
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It's been two weeks since Nouveau Companion 19 and now this afternoon Nouveau Companion 20 is now out. There's still no word on the Nouveau introduction to the Software Freedom Conservancy and the SourceForge quota remains exceeded, but there are a few developments with the driver itself.

Nouveau for RandR 1.2 is getting better one step at a time while debugging has become a bit more difficult due to changes in the API for DRM. Also happening for the Nouveau project are two new scripts that were entered into the SourceForge CVS: crashdump and createdump. Crashdump collects all helpful information about a X11 crash (similar to the ATI and NVIDIA bug collection tools). Createdump on the other hand automates the process of running renouveau carrying everything out from downloading it to running the tests and then archiving the results of the renouveau tests.

Reverse engineering of the G84 GPU is also underway but it's expected to take a while; 2D for G80 cards should be working though. The Nouveau project also ran into another man that was working on reverse engineering the G70 and G80 series graphics cards and didn't know about the Nouveau driver, but now they may join forces. Help is still needed for more MMIO dumps on cards not properly handling glxgears along with the testing of the crashdump and createdump scripts. Discuss NVIDIA Linux in the Phoronix Forums.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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