Nouveau News Archives
NVIDIA Developer Posts Secure Boot Refactoring For Nouveau

It's not as important as NVIDIA publishing new signed firmware images, but then again it's not every day we see NVIDIA developers contribute to the open-source Nouveau driver stack. Nevertheless, today a new set of patches were published for the Nouveau DRM driver.

11 October 2016 - Nouveau Secure Boot - 14 Comments
The Ongoing Work Of Nouveau Power Management / Re-Clocking

In addition to the Nouveau status update talk at XDC2016, Nouveau contributor Karol Herbst had carried out an additional presentation on Friday dedicated to this open-source NVIDIA driver's work on power management and re-clocking.

24 September 2016 - Nouveau Power Management - 2 Comments
Nouveau 1.0.13 X.Org Driver Released

The latest stable release of the Nouveau X.Org driver is now available for users of this open-source NVIDIA DDX component in conjunction with the Nouveau DRM kernel driver.

22 September 2016 - xf86-video-nouveau - 4 Comments
Nouveau Developers Remain Frustrated By NVIDIA's Firmware Practices

Nouveau developers Samuel Pitoiset, Karol Herbst, Pierre Moreau, and Martin Peres presented their status update on this open-source, reverse-engineered NVIDIA Linux graphics driver during the second day of the XDC2016 conference. Nouveau developers had a few words for the NVIDIA developers in the room.

22 September 2016 - Nouveau - 55 Comments
Maxwell OpenGL Improvements Coming To Nouveau

In addition to the GeForce GTX 900 "Maxwell" open-source driver support on Nouveau being in rough shape due to lack of re-clocking / power management for allowing sufficient performance, the NVC0 Gallium3D driver for Maxwell has also lagged behind with some OpenGL 4.x features on the GTX 900 GPUs.

18 July 2016 - OpenGL 4.x Features - Add A Comment
There Is A Steam Linux Game Where Nouveau On Kepler Is Outperforming NVIDIA's Blob

With yesterday's Nouveau Kepler vs. Maxwell Performance On Linux 4.6 + Mesa 11.3-dev benchmarks, a number of Phoronix readers expressed their surprise how well the GeForce 600/700 "Kepler" series hardware was performing on the open-source Nouveau driver once manually re-clocking these graphics cards. It's certainly much better than the GTX 900 series performance on Nouveau as the Maxwell GPUs don't have any re-clocking support on Nouveau at all. I'm working on some fresh Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Kepler tests and for one Steam Linux game, this reverse-engineered NVIDIA open-source driver is able to beat out the "binary blob" from NVIDIA.

31 March 2016 - Re-Clocked Kepler - 26 Comments
Making It Easier To Try Out The Experimental Re-Clocking Support

While it won't help the current GTX 900 Maxwell performance situation on Nouveau due to being blocked on the PMU firmware in order to be able to re-clock these latest-generation GPUs, there's a fresh kernel source tree that's easy to build with experimental Nouveau patches for improving the NVIDIA re-clocking support on this open-source driver.

29 March 2016 - Nouveau Experimental Re-Clocking - 4 Comments
Nouveau Lands MP Performance Counters For The GK110

Samuel Pitoiset has been continuing in his performance counters / compute support quest for the Nouveau open-source NVIDIA driver. Samuel's latest accomplishment is landing MP performance counters for the GK110 GPUs.

12 March 2016 - Performance Counters - Add A Comment
NVIDIA's Signed Firmware Blobs Land In Linux-Firmware Git

Just last week NVIDIA finally released the signed firmware files for the GTX 900 "Maxwell" GPUs to finally allow open-source 3D driver support on these latest-generation processors. Those firmware blobs are now living in linux-firmware.git so that they can be easily distributed.

23 February 2016 - Linux-Firmware Git - 17 Comments

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