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    Phoronix: Linux-Firmware Adds Signed NVIDIA Firmware Binaries For Turing's Type-C Controller

    While we are still waiting on NVIDIA to publish the signed firmware images for Turing GPUs in order to bring-up 3D hardware acceleration on the GeForce RTX 2000 series graphics cards with the open-source Nouveau driver, today they did post the signed firmware image files for their Type-C controller found on these new GPUs...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Turing-C-Firm

  • #2
    Seeing that they are releasing all sorts of firmware except the one which is needed for reclocking/fan control it definitely looks like this stance is motivated by irrational reasons other than rational.

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    • #3
      Nouveau’s documentation repository “envytools” has had a framework for Turing USB Type-C controller details for about 10 days: https://github.com/envytools/envytools/pull/183

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      • #4
        with the linux 4.20 kernel [nvidia] added an i2c usb type-c turing driver to the mainline kernel. Yes, that connector driver is open-source
        nice!! Thank you nvidia! Pls do this more! K thx bye!

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        • #5
          Great! So you can now have twice as fast opensource graphics output with Nvidia Turing cards!*

          *as long as you connect a DisplayLink USB graphics adapter straight to the Nvidia USB Port

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          • #6
            You got me at "Adds signed NVIDIA firmware binaries"... Expected Maxwell firmware blobs

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            • #7
              Meanwhile, those with AMD graphics are gaming at 4k with Freesync on open-source drivers.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by birdie View Post
                Seeing that they are releasing all sorts of firmware except the one which is needed for reclocking/fan control it definitely looks like this stance is motivated by irrational reasons other than rational.
                they want to make you keep buying their newest cards, it's that simple. older cards drop out of support, and nouveau delivers rather barebones experience.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by yoshi314 View Post

                  they want to make you keep buying their newest cards, it's that simple. older cards drop out of support, and nouveau delivers rather barebones experience.
                  It's more complex than that, NVIDIA drops support of old cards only when the cards are indeed obsolete.

                  This is to avoid the risk of someone magically "enabling" Quadro features that are in fact provided by the driver, like for example the crippled Floating point performance on gaming cards (which is an issue only for computing).

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