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  • NVIDIA Starts Supplying Open-Source Hardware Reference Headers

    Phoronix: NVIDIA Starts Supplying Open-Source Hardware Reference Headers

    There's another step forward today in NVIDIA's open-source/Linux hardware support! NVIDIA will begin supplying hardware reference headers for the Nouveau DRM driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...rdware-Headers

  • #2
    They still need to do much more towards Nouveau, such as providing free/libre firmware for Maxwell cards and a way to supply your own firmware on it.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Calinou View Post
      free/libre firmware for Maxwell cards and a way to supply your own firmware on it
      That will never happen.

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      • #4
        They'd better invest a lot into nouveau. NVIDIA's legacy hardware support is horrible! Anything below the 400 series is tied to nvidia-340.xx, which doesn't play nice at least with GTK+3 and Firefox. Gedit-3.16 is unusable using this driver. WhatsApp-Web in Firefox, too. The workarounds from the web don't work. On top of that, gedit and Matlab randomly crash once a day. Nouveau on the other hand doesn't have these issues. And radeon on the same Gentoo, different machine, works fine, too.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Calinou View Post
          They still need to do much more towards Nouveau, such as providing free/libre firmware for Maxwell cards and a way to supply your own firmware on it.
          Not even Intel and AMD are at that point. It won't happen. And they stopped allowing custom firmwares because people were taking old cards and putting new firmwares on them and selling them as new cards.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by oleid View Post
            They'd better invest a lot into nouveau. NVIDIA's legacy hardware support is horrible! Anything below the 400 series is tied to nvidia-340.xx, which doesn't play nice at least with GTK+3 and Firefox. Gedit-3.16 is unusable using this driver. WhatsApp-Web in Firefox, too. The workarounds from the web don't work. On top of that, gedit and Matlab randomly crash once a day. Nouveau on the other hand doesn't have these issues. And radeon on the same Gentoo, different machine, works fine, too.

            On my 8 year old latop I'm stuck with 304xx, which still gets updates for a few years and works just fine on Arch with the latest GTK3, Firefox & Co.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ericg View Post
              And they stopped allowing custom firmwares because people were taking old cards and putting new firmwares on them and selling them as new cards.
              Mostly because that 980 Ti would suddenly be a much more expensive Titan with everything unlocked.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by oleid View Post
                They'd better invest a lot into nouveau. NVIDIA's legacy hardware support is horrible! Anything below the 400 series is tied to nvidia-340.xx, which doesn't play nice at least with GTK+3 and Firefox. Gedit-3.16 is unusable using this driver. WhatsApp-Web in Firefox, too. The workarounds from the web don't work. On top of that, gedit and Matlab randomly crash once a day. Nouveau on the other hand doesn't have these issues. And radeon on the same Gentoo, different machine, works fine, too.
                Perhaps that particular card you talk about isn't working quite right anymore? The problem might not show up with Nouveau if the card is running in a reduced power state when using it, and only shows up in the highest power state.

                I have a 600 series card that developed a problem like that over the years. The card does not run stable at its normal clock rate. I had to research how to go about editing the card's BIOS to reduce the GPU's clock rate by a bunch of MHz.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by user82 View Post
                  Mostly because that 980 Ti would suddenly be a much more expensive Titan with everything unlocked.
                  The 980 Ti's are the Titan chips that failed QA. Unlocking the damaged SMs isn't going to be very productive.

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                  • #10
                    Dont care about games
                    Just want OpenCL/Vulkan working on FOSS drivers.

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