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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

Moving Closer To NVIDIA Optimus On Linux

David Airlie filed a second DRM pull request over the night for the Linux 3.3 kernel. This second pull has work related to NVIDIA Optimus technology within the Nouveau driver.
13 January 2012 - Nouveau Patches - 13 Comments

Nouveau Commits: Fermi Reclocking, PM, MXM, Etc

Last week there were a number of commits to the Nouveau DRM kernel tree by Red Hat's Ben Skeggs, several of these commits bring interesting new features and support.
19 December 2011 - Nouveau Fun - 3 Comments

Nouveau Fermi Power Management Is A W.I.P.

After reading yesterday's the state of Radeon power management article, for those wondering about the Nouveau driver power management, here's a brief update.
8 December 2011 - Being Worked On - 7 Comments

Precise vBlank Timestamps For The Nouveau Driver

One year after the Radeon and Intel drivers supported precise vblank timestamps, there's a new patch for enabling this support in the open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) driver.
24 November 2011 - vBlank - 2 Comments

Nouveau Working Towards Better MXM, Optimus

Ben Skeggs, the Red Hat employee who has been prolific in contributing towards the Nouveau driver project, is in need of some help from NVIDIA laptop owners. If you have a NVIDIA laptop, even the troublesome Optimus laptops, he has a simple chore for you in order to improve Nouveau's support for MXM.
7 October 2011 - Mobile PCI-E

The Proposal For Nouveau GPU Command Scheduling

After presenting this week at XDC2011 Chicago about TimeGraph, an open-source GPU command scheduler, and PathScale's GPGPU run-tiume, Shinpei Kato has now taken to the Nouveau list with his proposal.
16 September 2011 - Proposed

Nouveau Driver XDC2011 Status Update

Martin Peres provided a status update on the Nouveau driver during XDC2011 Chicago. Ben Skeggs, who's employed by Red Hat Australia to work on this open-source NVIDIA driver, was also in attendance at this development conference. Here's some of the key points in terms of future work.
15 September 2011 - Power Management - 1 Comment

PathScale Has An "Open" NVIDIA Compute Driver

PathScale, the company that developes the EKOPath 4 compiler and provided the *BSDs with a new run-time, is also the company behind the PSCNV driver. The PSCNV driver is the open-source NVIDIA driver that's forked from the Nouveau code and is focused on delivering maximum performance and to provide compute support. While the code isn't available at this time, it appears they have succeeded in having a working GPGPU compute abstration layer (CAL) that's independent of NVIDIA's binary driver.
14 September 2011 - News - 10 Comments

Nouveau Fan Management Code Published

At long last, if your computer has previously sounded like a jet engine when using the open-source Nouveau driver with your NVIDIA GeForce/Quadro graphics card, there is a solution. Fan management code has now been published by the Nouveau developers to support controlling the graphics card's fan speed when using this in-kernel Linux driver.
29 August 2011 - Finally - 13 Comments

Gallium3D XvMC For Nouveau Working, Again

While recently there was the merging of Mesa pipe-video to master. most of the recent video decoding work going on within the Gallium3D world has been into the ATI/AMD R600 Gallium3D driver for XvMC and now VDPAU support too. This is after the R300 support matured a fair amount, but the first one to the Gallium3D video decoding party was Nouveau. Worked on several years ago as part of the Google Summer of Code was Nouveau Gallium3D video coding. Fortunately, some of this work has been resurrected.
30 July 2011 - Working - 1 Comment

Hip Hip Hurrah, Nouveau Frees Up The Fermi Microcode

Within the Nouveau kernel module there's been reverse-engineered kernel mode-setting support for NVIDIA's Fermi GPUs (the GeForce 400/500 series) since last summer. Earlier this year, Nouveau Fermi acceleration support was added with the necessary kernel DRM bits, to the Nouveau X.Org driver for EXA/X-Video acceleration, and a respective Gallium3D Mesa driver.
25 May 2011 - Fermi Hoorah - 10 Comments

Patches For Better Re-Clocking In Nouveau

While the Nouveau driver developers have a huge disadvantage compared to the open-source Intel and AMD Radeon Linux drivers in that they need to reverse-engineer NVIDIA's binary driver at the same time as writing the open-source code and they have no form of support at all from NVIDIA Corp, their efforts can be applauded. They've been quick to bring up support for new hardware, including Gallium3D support for Fermi already, but one area where the Nouveau driver has been slow to mature is with power management and safe re-clocking support. Fortunately, that may finally be changing.
28 April 2011 - Safer, More Stable? - 4 Comments

Using Nouveau With Gallium3D Video Decoding

Yesterday we reported on the Gallium3D VDPAU state tracker being worked on more by Christian K├Ânig now that the XvMC state tracker for the Gallium3D driver architecture is largely complete. Christian's been focusing on bringing up the XvMC/VDPAU state trackers up on the R600g driver for the Radeon HD 2000 series GPUs and newer, but how's the code working on other Gallium3D drivers?
27 April 2011 - Sort Of - 9 Comments

NVIDIA Tegra Is Not Targeted By Nouveau

This week on the Nouveau mailing list it was asked whether the NVIDIA Tegra GPUs will be supported by the reverse-engineered Nouveau driver that's created by the open-source community. The Nouveau driver has no plans at this point to support this growingly popular NVIDIA SoC graphics processor.
22 April 2011 - No Support - 5 Comments

The Nouveau Driver Is Moving Along Slowly But Surely

The Nouveau Companion, the newsletter by the Nouveau driver developers about the progress on their NVIDIA reverse-engineering challenge for creating an open-source NVIDIA Linux driver, has its first new issue in nearly two years.
28 February 2011 - New Nouveau Companion - 4 Comments

Nouveau Page-Flipping For NV50/Fermi Is Flipped On

While we are only half-way into the Linux 2.6.38 kernel development cycle with there still being a number of weeks before its formal release, there is already a reason to look forward to the Linux 2.6.39 kernel if you use -- or plan to utilize -- the open-source Nouveau graphics driver for NVIDIA graphics cards. What's there to be excited over is page-flipping being enabled by defaultfor the NVIDIA GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" and GeForce 8/9/100/200/300 "NV50" graphics cards.
11 February 2011 - Linux 2.6.39 - 7 Comments

Nouveau Fermi Acceleration Merged Into X Driver

The Nouveau (and PathScale) developers working on reverse-engineering the NVIDIA Linux binary driver in turn to write a free software driver with 2D/3D acceleration for all of NVIDIA's graphics processors, have another accomplishment under their belt today. They've now merged the NVC0 (a.k.a. "Fermi") acceleration support into the xf86-video-nouveau DDX driver.
16 January 2011 - It's Here! - 2 Comments

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