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    Phoronix: NVIDIA Releases Initial Signed Firmware Images For GTX 900 Series Open-Source Support

    As the start to a beautiful week, after about a year and a half, NVIDIA has finally released the signed firmware images and support code for enabling the GeForce GTX 900 "Maxwell" series under the open-source NVIDIA driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...s-Signed-Blobs

  • #2
    Well that's good news, about time indeed. Hope they work faster on doing the same for nvidia's upcoming pascal cards.

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    • #3
      It was about time.

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      • #4
        oh my god

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        • #5
          what about 750Ti? that one is as well Maxwell

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          • #6
            Originally posted by justmy2cents View Post
            what about 750Ti? that one is as well Maxwell
            There is already (very basic) Nouveau support for the 750 series: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-750-Linux-4.5
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              Mmm, my gtx950 is ready and waiting...

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              • #8
                900 series was released about 1.5 years ago. If everything goes as planned and there are no further delays, this support might end up in a mainstream distro like Ubuntu in late 2016 at best, over 2 years after release. Debian users would have to wait until mid 2017 given how their release cycles have been historically

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                • #9
                  If you are not open source fanatic, this matters only from Android-x86 project point of view, because there is not available Nvidia closed driver.

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                  • #10
                    This has been ridiculous, but at least they got around to it. Let's hope whatever (probably legal) concern caused the wait, is solved permanently and does not affect the Pascal release.

                    My suspicion is that they included some 3rd-party code which they were not licensed to distribute in this manner, and had to resolve the licensing issue before releasing standalone blobs.

                    I assume NVIDIA was not intentionally working against Nouveau enablement; though I guess that is also possible.
                    Last edited by microcode; 02-15-2016, 10:11 AM.

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