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  • NVIDIA Transitioning To Official, Open-Source Linux GPU Kernel Driver

    Phoronix: NVIDIA Transitioning To Official, Open-Source Linux GPU Kernel Driver

    The day has finally come: NVIDIA IS PUBLISHING THEIR LINUX GPU KERNEL MODULES AS OPEN-SOURCE! To much excitement and a sign of the times, the embargo has just expired on this super-exciting milestone that many of us have been hoping to see for many years. Over the past two decades NVIDIA has offered great Linux driver support with their proprietary driver stack, but with the success of AMD's open-source driver effort going on for more than a decade, many have been calling for NVIDIA to open up their drivers. Their user-space software is remaining closed-source but as of today they have formally opened up their Linux GPU kernel modules and will be maintaining it moving forward. Here's the scoop on this landmark open-source decision at NVIDIA.

    https://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=31114

  • #2
    Well. Holy shit. It's happening.

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    • #3
      Wait wait wait wait. This is too much to take in.

      Are you sure this doesn't have anything to do with the data leak?
      Last edited by tildearrow; 11 May 2022, 04:14 PM.

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      • #4
        Holy molly, this is definitely The Year of Linux™!

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        • #5
          Finally!

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          • #6
            Unfuck Nvidia

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            • #7
              Fantastic news! Lets hope they have good luck getting it mainlined.

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              • #8
                It is funny, I recently reviewed all "future" supercomputer projects and most (all?) of them were AMD-GPU or Intel based ... Apparently this arrived to the hears of Nvidia's CEO who changed point of view on open-source driver. The move is appreciated here !

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                • #9
                  Does this open source kernel module include signed power management firmware for re-clocking?
                  If not, there is no real benefit to nouveaus kernel module.

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                  • #10
                    Wtf I love Nvidia now

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