Nouveau News Archives
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
Boosting The Performance-Per-Watt Of GPUs

Some prominent open-source graphics driver developers have published a paper for last week's USENIX HotPower 2012 that covered the topic of Power and Performance Analysis of GPU-Accelerated Systems.

11 October 2012 - Maximizing Efficiency - 1 Comment
Nouveau Changes Will Make Features Like SLI Easier

With the significant DRM changes in the Linux 3.7 kernel there's something to enjoy out of all the major open-source graphics drivers. For Nouveau users, it's particularly exciting right now and there's more hope for the future.

4 October 2012 - Nouveau Pull - 9 Comments

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