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Besides Nouveau's 3D performance being very slow until re-clocking is figured out, the 2D performance of this open-source NVIDIA Linux graphics driver is also very slow.
28 May 2014 - xf86-video-nouveau - 7 Comments
In continuation of the story earlier today about NVIDIA contributing Mesa patches to add "GK20A" support to Nouveau's NVC0 Gallium3D driver, the support has now landed within mainline Mesa.
27 May 2014 - GK20A
Last year Samuel Pitoiset took up a Google Summer of Code project for reverse-engineering NVIDIA's hardware performance counters on their GPUs so they could be supported by the Nouveau driver and exposed under Linux. After making much progress last year and sticking around the Nouveau camp after his summer term, Pitoiset is again working more on NVIDIA performance counters for Nouveau this year via another GSoC project.
18 May 2014 - Performance Counters - 9 Comments
As a follow-up to yesterday's article about an NvReclock option for the Nouveau driver, the open-source developers have been discussing the specifics behind this on the mailing list.
17 May 2014 - Nouveau Re-Clocking
A patch has been proposed to introduce a NvReclock option for more easily enabling NVIDIA GPU core/memory re-clocking support by this open-source, reverse-engineered driver where supported. Initially this NvReclock option is only going to be enabled by default for select GPUs.
16 May 2014 - NvReclock - 4 Comments
Support for the ARB_buffer_storage extension mandated by the OpenGL 4.4 specification is now supported by Nouveau, the open-source NVIDIA Linux driver.
2 May 2014 - GL_ARB_buffer_storage - 6 Comments
With the Linux 3.15 kernel is initial open-source support for NVIDIA's Maxwell GPUs. I've tested the Linux 3.15-rc1 code today for the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 "GM107" graphics cards.
14 April 2014 - Maxwell - 1 Comment
The open-source Nouveau NV50 and NVC0 Gallium3D drivers have advanced slightly in their conquest towards OpenGL 4.0 compliance.
7 April 2014 - OpenGL 4 - 24 Comments
A few days ago I wrote about the Intel and Radeon drivers supporting the X.Org Server without root rights due to the DDX drivers adding support for server-managed FDs. That support has now been extended to cover the Nouveau driver too.
6 April 2014 - Root Privileges - 9 Comments
Nouveau's main set of open-source NVIDIA Linux driver changes for the Linux 3.15 kernel has been merged into drm-next, but don't get your hopes up too high.
26 March 2014 - Nouveau
Basic hardware enablement support for NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture with the GM107-based GeForce GTX 750 series graphics cards.
21 March 2014 - GM107 - 4 Comments
The open-source Radeon driver isn't the only Gallium3D driver gaining more OpenGL 4 support this week but the Nouveau "NV50" Gallium3D driver has also seen some needed love.
26 February 2014 - Nouveau - 8 Comments
It was just earlier this week I wrote about R600 Gallium3D supporting GL_ARB_viewport_array, an extension mandated by the OpenGL 4.1 specification; the Nouveau Gallium3D driver now also supports this extension.
13 February 2014 - Nouveau OpenGL 4.3
A short time ago NVIDIA made the bold move of working on open-source Tegra K1 graphics support for Nouveau, the reverse-engineered open-source NVIDIA driver they previously took a neutral approach to handling. The Tegra K1 Nouveau support is still being worked on but there's a fresh patch out of NVIDIA for the open-source developers.
10 February 2014 - Platform Support - 9 Comments
The Nouveau developers provided a status update this past weekend at FOSDEM concerning this open-source, reverse-engineered NVIDIA Linux graphics driver. Much progress has been made, but there's still a few glaring issues they're facing and hoping to overcome.
5 February 2014 - Nouveau 2014 - 1 Comment
The generic PCI access library (libpciaccess) used on Linux and other POSIX platforms by the X.Org Server and other components has now been ported to Windows via Cygwin. This porting to Windows was done to help in the Nouveau open-source NVIDIA reverse-engineering process.
28 January 2014 - libpciaccess - 3 Comments
With a fresh round of Mesa Git commits on Monday morning the support landed for OpenGL 3.2 and OpenGL 3.3 within Nouveau's NV50 and NVC0 Gallium3D drivers.
27 January 2014 - Nouveau NV50 & NVC0 - 31 Comments
The Nouveau open-source NVIDIA kernel driver changes for the Linux 3.14 kernel are now known. The Nouveau changes are exciting in having hardware acceleration support for some new GPUs but is less exciting as it's yet another kernel release without proper dynamic power management / re-clocking support.
23 January 2014 - Nouveau Linux 3.14 - 11 Comments
Ilia Mirkin has published an exciting set of 19 patches to the Nouveau's NV50 Gallium3D driver that up the OpenGL support for this open-source NVIDIA graphics driver.
13 January 2014 - OpenGL 3.2 Nouveau - 16 Comments
While it isn't in the form of any complete documentation, a NVIDIA engineer has begun answering questions by the open-source Nouveau driver developers about video decoding with their H.264 engine.
8 December 2013 - NVIDIA Support - 4 Comments
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