Nouveau News Archives
Nouveau Works On Optimus Dynamic Power Handling

While DRI2 PRIME has led to Optimus-like support for laptops with NVIDIA/Intel GPU combinations, one of the problems making this technology less beneficial is the lack of dynamic power management handling. What's the point of keeping one GPU fed with power when it's being unused and just lowering your battery life? Fortunately, a fix is ahead.

2 August 2013 - NVIDIA Optimus - 6 Comments
Nouveau Is Back To Needing NVIDIA GPU Dumps

The Nouveau driver project is back to needing reverse-engineering data dumps on select NVIDIA graphics processors, which will help in some new re-clocking work. If you're just a Linux desktop user but wanting to help out this reverse-engineered NVIDIA driver project, providing MMIOtrace dumps is a great way to contribute.

31 July 2013 - MMIOtraces - 6 Comments
Nouveau Driver Gets Multi-Screen Reverse Optimus

The latest release of the open-source NVIDIA X.Org driver is now xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.9. Features of this new update include multi-screen reverse Optimus support and NVIDIA "NVF0" EXA and X-Video hardware acceleration.

30 July 2013 - xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.9 - Add A Comment
Nouveau VP2 H.264/MPEG2 Decoding Now In Gallium3D

While Radeon DPM for Linux 3.11 is most of what Linux enthusiasts are talking about, the Nouveau changes in Linux 3.11 include support for H.264 and MPEG2 video decoding. The necessary user-space driver changes have now been made for supporting this accelerated video decode process from Nouveau Gallium3D.

18 July 2013 - NV50 Merging - 2 Comments
Nouveau Fermi Performance On Ubuntu 13.10

As the latest for our early Ubuntu 13.10 Linux performance benchmarks, here's a brief comparison of the Nouveau Gallium3D vs. NVIDIA binary graphics driver performance from a NVIDIA GeForce "Fermi" graphics processor.

12 July 2013 - Nouveau Gallium3D NVC0 - 16 Comments
Gallium3D Compute Comes For Nouveau NVC0

While the reverse-engineered Nouveau graphics driver has limited support for OpenCL/GPGPU support, it's been mainly capped to older "NV50" graphics cards. Published today though for review are patches for the Fermi "NVC0" hardware to expose compute support as well as the hardware performance counters.

5 July 2013 - NVC0 - 1 Comment
Nouveau Advances NVIDIA NVF0/GK110 Support

The open-source reverse-engineered Nouveau driver now has 2D EXA acceleration and X-Video support for NVIDIA's "NVF0" or better known as the GK110 GPU found in the NVIDIA GeForce TITAN and GeForce GTX 780. Updates to the Nouveau DRM and Mesa Gallium3D driver have also arrived.

5 July 2013 - NVF0 / GK110 GPU - 17 Comments
Nouveau Changes Pulled For Linux 3.11 Kernel

After talking about the big DRM changes heading for the Linux 3.11 kernel, the Nouveau DRM driver changes are finally known as they were pulled into the drm-next tree last night.

1 July 2013 - Nouveau Linux 3.11 - 9 Comments
Updated Nouveau Graphics Driver Released

It's been a while since the last Nouveau DDX driver update, but xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.8 was released this morning. This updated Nouveau X.Org driver comes with nearly two dozen changes.

12 June 2013 - xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.8 - 4 Comments
The First Nouveau Benchmarks On Linux 3.10

Similar to yesterday's early Radeon DRM benchmarks from Linux 3.10, here's some initial OpenGL performance results for NVIDIA GeForce hardware when using the Nouveau DRM that's updated in the Linux 3.10 kernel.

8 May 2013 - Nouveau Benchmarks - 2 Comments
Nouveau In Linux 3.10 Kernel Isn't Too Exciting

The pull request for the open-source NVIDIA "Nouveau" Linux graphics driver for the Linux 3.10 kernel has been submitted to the DRM subsystem maintainer. While Nouveau has many shortcomings against the official NVIDIA Linux graphics driver, there isn't much to get excited about with this new kernel driver update.

26 April 2013 - Nouveau - 7 Comments
Nouveau Queues Up More Changes For Linux 3.10

The developers behind the reverse-engineered open-source Nouveau graphics driver for NVIDIA hardware are still hard at work on preparing new changes for introduction with the Linux 3.10 kernel.

15 April 2013 - Linux 3.10 Kernel - 3 Comments
Nouveau vs. NVIDIA Drivers On Quadro Laptop

For starting off Friday's benchmarking at Phoronix are some numbers when looking at the Nouveau driver with Ubuntu 13.04 against NVIDIA's proprietary Linux graphics driver when both are controlling a Quadro GPU found on a ThinkPad laptop.

15 March 2013 - Benchmarks - 6 Comments
Nouveau Driver Support Still Like Russian Roulette

With the recent Intel Ivy Bridge graphics benchmarks and the newer Radeon Gallium3D results, the plan was also for some updated Nouveau Gallium3D benchmarks too ahead of the release of Linux 3.8 and Mesa 9.1. Unfortunately, the reverse-engineered open-source NVIDIA support is still very much hit or miss.

14 February 2013 - Nouveau Driver - 1 Comment
Nouveau "NVC0" Gets Accelerated Video Decoding

With Git activity that took place this morning in mainline Mesa, the Nouveau driver now supports hardware-accelerated video decoding for this open-source NVIDIA driver with GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" and GeForce 600 "Kepler" graphics cards using their dedicated video engines.

17 January 2013 - Accelerated Video Decoding - Add A Comment
What's Holding Up The Free NVIDIA Tegra Driver

While NVIDIA has published open-source 2D driver code for their Tegra SoCs, there's DRM library code, and NVIDIA is working with a German company on an open-source driver, there's a small little hold-up in development.

16 December 2012 - Open-Source Tegra - 11 Comments
Nouveau Lights Up The GK106 Kepler

Red Hat's Ben Skeggs pushed out new code this morning into the Nouveau DRM driver repository. In addition to some video BIOS work and other changes, initial support for the NVIDIA GK106 GPU was pushed into this reverse-engineered open-source driver.

7 December 2012 - GK106 - 25 Comments
DRM Library Gets Open-Source NVIDIA Tegra Support

One week after NVIDIA published 2D open-source driver code for their Tegra 2 ARM SoCs, which is applied to the Tegra DRM driver that will premiere with the Linux 3.8 kernel, code has now emerged for supporting the NVIDIA Tegra driver within the libdrm component.

4 December 2012 - NVIDIA Tegra - 2 Comments
Nouveau Work On Kepler. Optimus, Gets A Falcon

More code was pushed to Nouveau's Linux kernel repository for their open-source DRM graphics driver. There's improvements to NVE0/Kepler, a new Falcon engine base class, and a number of other changes that have piled up.

22 November 2012 - Falcon Engine - Add A Comment
Nouveau X.Org Driver Gets Fixed Up

Maarten Lankhorst released a stable xf86-video-nouveau X.Org graphics driver update today for the reverse-engineered open-source NVIDIA support.

24 October 2012 - DDX Fixes - 5 Comments

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