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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

New "NV30" Nouveau Driver Still Causes Pain

One week ago following the committing of the major libdrm re-write for the Nouveau project, the "NVFX" Gallium3D driver was dropped and succeeded by a new "NV30" driver for the GeForce FX/6/7 series GPUs. Unfortunately, for at least some hardware, this Nouveau support is still a busted mess.
22 April 2012 - Broken - 21 Comments

Nouveau Kepler Works, But May Fill Your Hard Drive

The Nouveau Kepler Gallium3D code that was published yesterday does indeed work for allowing OpenGL acceleration on the GeForce 600 series using this reverse-engineered open-source code. In an odd story to end out the weekend, the Nouveau Kepler graphics driver consumed nearly 120GB of hard drive space while running this open-source driver on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680.
15 April 2012 - Hard Drive - 5 Comments

Nouveau Gallium3D Kepler Is Already Here

Over three months passed between the time the Radeon HD 7970 launched and the time that initial Gallium3D support landed (yesterday). So how long is it going to take for a Gallium3D driver for NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680 "Kepler" that launched just last month and has to be reverse-engineered by the community Nouveau members? Well, as of this afternoon, the Kepler Gallium3D driver is already available.
14 April 2012 - Woohoo - 4 Comments

A Massive Nouveau Code Push Happened Today

A massive Nouveau code push went through today affecting libdrm, the Mesa Gallium3D drivers, and the xf86-video-nouveau driver. The whole shebang should offer some performance improvements across the board while one driver has been completely rewritten and affects three generations of hardware.
13 April 2012 - Super - 18 Comments

Will Nouveau Driver Impact Ubuntu 12.04's Battery?

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is shipping with the Nouveau driver by default as the open-source (reverse-engineered) NVIDIA graphics driver support, just as they have done in previous releases, but will this cause your mobile device to go through increased power use?
31 March 2012 - Nouveau vs. NVIDIA - 7 Comments

Nouveau Project Has Huge Surprises Today

The reverse-engineered Nouveau driver project has two huge surprises to share with the NVIDIA-using Linux desktop community today. One announcement concerns new hardware enablement (Kepler!) and the other concerns the Nouveau driver's position within the Linux kernel.
22 March 2012 - Nouveau Driver - 26 Comments

Nouveau Driver Improves Buffer Swapping

While it's not often these days that there's worthwhile changes to talk about in an X.Org DDX driver, happening within the Nouveau driver camp in recent weeks has been some improvements to this open-source NVIDIA driver's buffer swap implementation and time-stamping.
2 March 2012 - Patches - 2 Comments

Image Quality Comparison: Nouveau Gallium3D vs. NVIDIA

Last week I posted an image quality comparison of the Radeon Gallium3D driver versus AMD's Catalyst Linux driver to highlight some visual differences between the open and closed-source Radeon graphics drivers. Now here's a look between the Nouveau Gallium3D driver and NVIDIA's proprietary Linux graphics driver.
21 February 2012 - Continuing On - 22 Comments

Nouveau Working On Video Decoding & More

For those wondering what the Nouveau project has been up to with their open-source NVIDIA efforts via reverse-engineering besides the working OpenCL support, they have been setting their eyes on video decoding and other areas.
8 February 2012 - Open-Source NVIDIA - 14 Comments

Nouveau Can Do OpenCL Compute For Open-Source NVIDIA

There's another big accomplishment within the open-source graphics camp: Nouveau developers now having an initial working OpenCL implementation for NVIDIA GeForce graphics hardware on the driver that the Linux community developed themselves via reverse-engineering without NVIDIA's support.
6 February 2012 - Finally - 10 Comments

Reclocking Hits For Open-Source NVIDIA Driver

Committed to the kernel repository for the open-source Nouveau driver for providing reverse-engineered NVIDIA hardware is now the initial GPU core/memory re-clocking support.
28 January 2012 - Nouveau - 5 Comments

Reverse-Engineered NVIDIA Driver Works On Re-Clocking

While Nouveau for open-source NVIDIA support in Mesa 8.0 is mixed, the developers behind this reverse-engineered NVIDIA driver are making some progress and hope to have more positive information to report soon.
24 January 2012 - Nouveau - 1 Comment

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