Nouveau News Archives
NVIDIA Performance Counters Continue To Be Reverse-Engineered

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
Nouveau Might Add A "NvReclock" Option

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 - Add A Comment
Nouveau Becomes Friendly Towards Non-Root X Server

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 Gallium3D Now Handles ARB_viewport_array

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 - Add A Comment
NVIDIA Publishes A New Open-Source Nouveau Driver Patch

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
Nouveau's Status Update For Early 2014

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
Libpciaccess Ported To Windows To Help Nouveau

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
Nouveau 3.14 Gets New Acceleration, Still Lacking PM

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
Nouveau Advances For OpenGL 3.2 Support

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
NVIDIA Helping Nouveau With Video Decoding

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
Nouveau NV50 Enables H.264 Decoding

A patch has been sent out by Nouveau contributor Ilia Mirkin that now enables H.264 video capabilities within the NV50 Gallium3D graphics driver for VP3/VP4 hardware.

7 December 2013 - NV50 H.264 Gallium3D - 4 Comments
Nouveau Gets Page Flipping Fixes, Sync To VBlank

Last week was the main set of Nouveau DRM driver changes for the Linux 3.13, which included new power management and re-clocking code for this open-source NVIDIA driver. Prior to David Airlie sending in the DRM pull request a few hours ago, a few more Nouveau changes were merged.

15 November 2013 - Nouveau Changes - Add A Comment
Nouveau Receives Greater Re-Clocking Support

The Linux 3.13 kernel has major power management and re-clocking changes -- including automatic fan management by default and initial support for Fermi/Kepler GPU core re-clocking -- and now separate from that work are some more re-clocking improvements. This time around the re-clocking work is for some older NVIDIA integrated/mobile graphics cores.

13 November 2013 - Nouveau Re-Clocking - 11 Comments
Reading The Clocks With Nouveau's New PM/Re-Clocking

If you have checked out drm-next since yesterday when Nouveau received new re-clocking and power management code that's still experimental but brings initial support for Fermi and Kepler GPUs, you may have noticed the disappearance of the performance_level sysfs.

10 November 2013 - Nouveau Clocks - 1 Comment
Nouveau Publishes New Power Management, Re-Clocking Code

Ben Skeggs of Red Hat published his set of kernel DRM driver changes for Nouveau to enter in the Linux 3.13 kernel... The changes are super exciting as they work on new power management and re-clocking support! From my point of view and that of many Linux enthusiasts, the lack of proper re-clocking support has been the number one limitation of this open-source NVIDIA GPU driver.

8 November 2013 - Nouveau - 12 Comments
Nouveau NV50 Multi-Sample Textures

The Nouveau NV50 Gallium3D graphics driver has received a patch for implementing the ARB_texture_multisample extension that's needed by OpenGL 3.2.

26 October 2013 - Multi-Sample - 3 Comments

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