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NVIDIA Publishes Open-Source 2D Driver Code

NVIDIA has published initial patches for providing open-source 2D hardware acceleration support on their NVIDIA Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 SoCs. This work is based upon the experimental open-source Direct Rendering Manager driver to be merged into the Linux 3.8 kernel.
26 November 2012 - NVIDIA 2D Open-Source - 6 Comments

NVIDIA Still Working On Open-Source For Tegra Driver

With the Linux 3.8 kernel in early 2013 there is going to be an open-source NVIDIA Tegra 2 DRM driver. NVIDIA is currently working out initial patches for applying 2D acceleration atop this mainline Linux kernel driver.
25 November 2012 - NVIDIA 2D - 6 Comments

NVIDIA: New Features, Support For Linux For Tegra

NVIDIA has quietly released new versions of its Linux 4 Tegra software platform that's currently targeting their "Cardhu" and "Ventana" platforms.
24 November 2012 - NVIDIA L4T

NVIDIA 310.19 Linux Driver Carries Enhancements

There's a new release available in the NVIDIA 310.xx Linux graphics driver series. The NVIDIA 310 Linux driver is already great for its big performance improvements thanks to Steam/Source coming to Linux and threaded OpenGL optimizations, but now the driver has been made even better.
13 November 2012 - NVIDIA R310 - 20 Comments

NVIDIA Tegra DRM Driver Might Appear In Linux 3.8

Back in August a basic DRM driver for the NVIDIA Tegra 2 graphics core appeared but wasn't merged into the Linux kernel. The Tegra DRM driver still hasn't been merged to this day, but it might hit staging with the Linux 3.8 kernel.
10 November 2012 - NVIDIA Tegra DRM - 5 Comments

NVIDIA 304.64 Driver Fixes Performance, New GPUs

The NVIDIA 304.64 Linux graphics driver was released today with support for new graphics cards, address performance issues related to recent Linux kernels, and provide other fixes for those relying upon this closed-source driver.
6 November 2012 - New Release - 7 Comments

NVIDIA 304.60 Driver Fixes Bugs

NVIDIA has issued a stable Linux graphics driver update in the 304.xx series to address outstanding bugs.
18 October 2012 - NVIDIA Stable Update - 47 Comments

NVIDIA 310.14: OpenGL 4.3, Threaded Optimizations

NVIDIA pushed out their first Linux graphics driver beta in the 310.xx series on Monday. The NVIDIA 310.14 driver supports OpenGL 4.3, brings threaded OpenGL performance optimizations, and many other new features. The NVIDIA 310.14 Beta for Linux is an exciting release!
15 October 2012 - New Driver - 66 Comments

NVIDIA's CUDA 5 Boasts Interesting New Features

NVIDIA released CUDA 5.0 on Monday morning and it boasts many new features for this popular GPGPU environment.
15 October 2012 - CUDA 5 - 3 Comments

Linux Developers Still Reject NVIDIA Using DMA-BUF

Going back to the beginning of this year there's been talk of NVIDIA looking at Optimus support for Linux and in August they confirmed they were working on NVIDIA Optimus Linux support. As part of their Optimus Linux implementation they want to use DMA-BUF for the multi-GPU interactions just like the open-source drivers, so that they can all work together. However, kernel developers continue to reject this notion.
11 October 2012 - DMA-BUF - 258 Comments

NVIDIA 304.51 Linux Graphics Driver Released

NVIDIA has released an updated proprietary Linux graphics driver.
25 September 2012 - NVIDIA 304.51 - 15 Comments

NVIDIA's Driver May Support Wayland Eventually

Back in 2010 NVIDIA said they have no plans to support Wayland, but is that still the case?
24 September 2012 - NVIDIA-Wayland - 5 Comments

NVIDIA To Publicly Release Some Documentation

NVIDIA will be releasing 2D (and potentially 3D) documentation concerning their ARM Tegra graphics core. "NVIDIA committed to open-source" even read one slide during a presentation at the annual X.Org Developers' Conference.
21 September 2012 - NVIDIA Documentation - 26 Comments

NVIDIA Releases Lower-Cost Kepler Graphics Cards

NVIDIA has unveiled today the lower-cost GeForce 600 "Kepler" graphics cards: the GeForce GTX 650 and GTX 660.
13 September 2012 - GeForce 6TX 650/660 - 5 Comments

NVIDIA Puts Out A New Driver Pre-Release (304.48)

NVIDIA has released a new Linux graphics driver in the 304.xx series, which means the GeForce 6/7 series support is still there, while adding in some new improvements.
12 September 2012 - New Blob - 3 Comments

NVIDIA Announces New Legacy Linux Support

NVIDIA has announced today the graphics cards that are no longer supported by their mainline Linux graphics driver going forward but will be moved to a new 304.xx Linux legacy driver branch.
10 September 2012 - Confirmed - 40 Comments

Nouveau Begins To Work Towards Unreleased GK110

While the hardware hasn't even been released yet by NVIDIA, support for the very interesting and powerful GK110, a.k.a. "Kepler 2", is already starting to materialize within the open-source reverse-engineered Nouveau driver.
7 September 2012 - Surprising - 3 Comments

NVIDIA Releases Updated VDPAU LIbrary

NVIDIA on Tuesday released the open-source libvdpau 0.5 library for their Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix.
5 September 2012 - libvdpau 0.5 - 13 Comments

NVIDIA Confirms It's Working On Optimus Linux Support

At long last, NVIDIA confirms they are working on supporting their multi-GPU Optimus Technology under Linux with their proprietary graphics driver.
31 August 2012 - NVIDIA Optimus - 31 Comments

NVIDIA To Discontinue Linux Support For Some GPUs

I have confirmed with NVIDIA that the current 304.xx Linux graphics driver series is "the last release branch for some cards, including GeForce 6/7."
27 August 2012 - Mainline Support

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