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    Phoronix: NVIDIA 355.11 Driver Stabilizes The Series With Full OpenGL For EGL

    NVIDIA has released the 355.11 Linux driver today, which is their first stable release in the 355.xx series...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...A-355.11-Linux

  • #2
    I have a hunch we're just one or two release series away from seeing the NVIDIA binary working properly with Wayland.
    how often does nvidia releases drivers?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 89c51 View Post

      how often does nvidia releases drivers?
      if u check the history here: http://www.nvidia.de/Download/Find.aspx?lang=de and from my experience alteast 1 per month.

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      • #4
        I have a hunch we're just one or two release series away from seeing the NVIDIA binary working properly with Wayland
        Is there someone that can unofficially confirm that hunch?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by valeriodean View Post
          Is there someone that can unofficially confirm that hunch?
          I'm the Hunch Master, and I approve the message. Unofficially.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by valeriodean View Post
            Is there someone that can unofficially confirm that hunch?

            Well NVIDIAs EGL implementation already references many Wayland functions which apparently will live inside libnvidia-egl-wayland.

            From strings /usr/lib/EGL.so | grep Wayland
            NvWaylandEglSetErrorFunc NvWaylandEglIsValidNativeDisplay NvWaylandEglIsValidPlatform NvWaylandEglGetDisplay NvWaylandEglPtrToEglDisplayHandle NvWaylandEglDisplayUnref NvWaylandEglChooseConfig NvWaylandEglGetConfigAttrib NvWaylandEglCreateWindowSurface NvWaylandEglPtrToEglSurfaceHandle NvWaylandEglDestroySurface NvWaylandEglSwapBuffers NvWaylandEglSwapInterval NvWaylandEglGetCurrentDisplay NvWaylandEglGetCurrentSurface
            or lowercase
            ?libnvidia-egl-wayland.so

            In this blog post by one of the devs involved with Fedora and Gnome he also mentions EGL Device and EGL Streams, which are NVIDIA proposals so that Wayland can run ontop of their hardware.
            https://blogs.gnome.org/uraeus/2015/...-and-graphics/
            http://www.x.org/wiki/Events/XDC2014...ompositors.pdf
            Last edited by blackout23; 08-31-2015, 04:26 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
              In this blog post by one of the devs involved with Fedora and Gnome he also mentions EGL Device and EGL Streams, which are NVIDIA proposals so that Wayland can run ontop of their hardware.
              https://blogs.gnome.org/uraeus/2015/...-and-graphics/
              http://www.x.org/wiki/Events/XDC2014...ompositors.pdf
              And this is what actual Wayland developers think about Nvidia's EGLStream proposal, ie. "terrible".

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ancurio View Post

                And this is what actual Wayland developers think about Nvidia's EGLStream proposal, ie. "terrible".

                Now that's interesting. And I take it no one at nvidia took note of those opinions? Im overly excited to see this thing being screwed up as well..

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                • #9
                  Just to be clear about myself understanding this correctly. nvidia driver needs 2 things? A KMS or the kernel mode driver for handling resolutions and a wayland driver?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by debianxfce View Post

                    To compile nvidia dkms driver you need make, gcc, and linux-headers
                    for your kernel. X is not allowed to run while installing, so boot to linux rescue mode or kill the X server other way. Wayland is not needed if you are using light desktop system like xfce and wayland is not ready or fully tested so be sceptic with gnome and a like.

                    Nvidia 358 is working perfectly with Debian Stretch Xfce 64-bit (custom kernel 4.3.0 from kernel.org) and 750ti.
                    http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dist...tboot/mini.iso
                    In the installer select Debian Desktop and Xfce to have a fast and stabile desktop.
                    What a totally irrevalent and unuseful answer!!

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