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Nouveau News Archives

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

RSXGL: OpenGL 3.1 Support For The PlayStation 3

According to a developer that began working on a PlayStation 3 graphics driver, which he's calling RSXGL, he reportedly got OpenGL 3.1 working from this Sony gaming console.
23 September 2012 - OpenGL 3.1 - 17 Comments

NVIDIA Tegra With Open-Source Graphics Is Coming

In continuation of NVIDIA Tegra With Open-Source Graphics Is Coming, here is the video that covers all of what's currently going on in the open-source Tegra world.
23 September 2012 - NVIDIA Tegra - 17 Comments

Nouveau Fermi Scripting Engine Makes Good Progress

The Nouveau open-source driver is benefiting from sponsored X.Org EVoC work on the "Fermi Scripting Engine" to improve GeForce 400/500 series re-clocking.
23 September 2012 - Nouveau FSE

Linux/X.Org NVIDIA Optimus Support Update

Maarten Lankhorst talked at XDC2012 about the ongoing open-source work for supporting NVIDIA Optimus technology on the Linux desktop.
21 September 2012 - NVIDIA Optimus - 7 Comments

Nouveau Benchmarks On Ubuntu 12.10

For those curious about the open-source Nouveau graphics driver performance on Ubuntu 12.10, here's a few benchmarks from a recent test release of the Quantal Quetzal with the reverse-engineered NVIDIA driver code.
17 September 2012 - Nouveau Performance - 10 Comments

Nouveau Releases New Driver With PRIME Support

The xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.2 driver was released today to take advantage of the new capabilities of X.Org Server 1.13.
12 September 2012 - xf86-video-nouveau - 18 Comments

Nouveau GeForce 600 "Kepler" Support Gets FUC'ed

The reverse-engineered open-source Nouveau driver has received its own FUC microcode implementation that frees it from having to use the binary microcode produced by the proprietary NVIDIA Linux graphics driver for the GeForce 600 "Kepler" graphics processors, but there's still problems ahead in supporting this latest-generation hardware.
10 September 2012 - NVE0 Support - 1 Comment

Help Out The Nouveau Project This Weekend

While the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver could use a lot of help and the R600 Gallium3D driver still has an open TODO list, if you're a NVIDIA graphics hardware owner, the reverse-engineering Nouveau project could use your help.
7 September 2012 - Nouveau - 4 Comments

The Huge Nouveau Kernel Driver Rewrite Surfaces

Over the weekend there was the push by Red Hat's Ben Skeggs that effectively reworks/rewrites the Nouveau DRM kernel module for reverse-engineered open-source NVIDIA graphics under Linux.
6 August 2012 - Nouveau DRM - 1 Comment

Nouveau X.Org Driver Less Than 30k Lines Of Code

After delivering some development statistics on the xf86-video-intel driver yesterday, today there's a look at the development activity surrounding xf86-video-nouveau. This is the X.Org driver for Nouveau, the reverse-engineered open-source NVIDIA driver.
22 July 2012 - Nouveau DDX - 4 Comments

DMA-BUF Synchronization With PRIME

Now that X.Org Server 1.13 RC1 is out there with the initial support for PRIME and other exciting features, dependent projects can also now move forward.
11 July 2012 - DMA-BUF - 3 Comments

Gdev Open-Source CUDA Runtime Is Still Running

Gdev, the GPGPU run-time and resource management engines that provides an open-source NVIDIA CUDA run-time, is still being worked on at the University of California Santa Cruz in conjunction with PathScale.
1 July 2012 - Gdev - 4 Comments

Nouveau X.Org Driver Finally Releases Version 1.0

After being in development for many years, the xf86-video-nouveau X.Org DDX driver finally saw its first release and it is version 1.0.
18 June 2012 - xf86-video-nouveau - 1 Comment

Nouveau Work On The Fermi Scripting Engine

Supreet Pal Singh has provided an in-depth overview of his X.Org EVoC project for providing a Fermi scripting engine for the Nouveau driver that will allow for safe and dynamic GPU core / video memory re-clocking on modern NVIDIA GPUs.
2 June 2012 - Fermi-Script - 23 Comments

X.Org To Pay For Better Nouveau GPU Reclocking

With X.Org / Mesa / Wayland not being part of this year's GSoC, the X.Org Foundation is independently paying for some projects to motivate students over to summer to make some open-source driver improvements.
25 May 2012 - X.Org Nouveau - 49 Comments

Nouveau NV10-NV20 Can Now Handle S3TC

While still not available by default, the Nouveau NV10/NV20 Mesa DRI driver can now handle S3TC texture compression support when available.
2 May 2012 - S3TC Texture Compression - 12 Comments

GPU Lockup Recovery For The Nouveau Driver

An RFC patch-set was published this weekend for providing GPU lock-up recovery support within the Nouveau driver.
23 April 2012 - Lockup Recovery

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