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Nouveau News Archives

Nouveau NVC0 Gets Multi-Sample Textures

There was a bit of Gallium3D Nouveau activity merged to master this morning.
12 April 2013 - Multi-Sample Textures - 2 Comments

Nouveau Improves Some Games With Linux 3.9 Kernel

Nouveau, the reverse-engineered open-source NVIDIA Linux graphics driver, is faster for some OpenGL games when running on the soon-to-be-released Linux 3.9 kernel.
10 April 2013 - Nouveau Linux 3.9

Nouveau Gets Support For VRAM Compression

Christoph Bumiller published a set of new Linux kernel DRM driver patches for Nouveau, which includes support for VRAM compression.
28 March 2013 - VRAM Compress

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 Gains Reverse PRIME Support

The open-source Nouveau driver now has "Reverse PRIME" support.
6 February 2013 - Reverse PRIME - 11 Comments

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 - 17 Comments

Nouveau 1.0.6 X.Org Driver Has A Couple Fixes

There's a small point release out for the xf86-video-nouveau X.Org graphics driver.
7 January 2013 - xf86-video-nouveau

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

Gdev Still Happening While PSCNV Driver Is Stalled

The Gdev open-source NVIDIA CUDA run-time implementation is still being actively developed while PathScale's "PSCNV" fork of the Nouveau driver hasn't seen new commit activity in months.
22 November 2012 - Nouveau - 1 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

Nouveau DRM Commits Supporting Z Compression

Ben Skeggs of Red Hat pushed a number of new DRM commits into the Nouveau driver development repository today, including new support for Z compression.
19 October 2012 - NVIDIA GPUs - 3 Comments

Bickering Continues About NVIDIA Using DMA-BUF

The fight continues about not changing the Linux kernel symbols for DMA-BUF so that NVIDIA can support NVIDIA Optimus Technology within their proprietary graphics driver.
18 October 2012 - Alan Cox - 328 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

Linux 3.8 Kernel May Have Better Nouveau Re-Clocking

While it will still be a while before the Linux 3.7 kernel is even released, the Linux 3.8 kernel may end up having better Nouveau driver re-clocking support for the common "NV50" NVIDIA GPU family.
8 October 2012 - Linux 3.8

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

Nouveau Driver Gets Fan Control Modes

There's some fan/thermal-related commits hitting the Nouveau driver's DRM repository.
27 September 2012 - Turn Down That Fan - 11 Comments

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