NVIDIA's Signed Firmware Blobs Land In Linux-Firmware Git

Written by Michael Larabel in Nouveau on 23 February 2016 at 05:49 PM EST. 17 Comments
Just last week NVIDIA finally released the signed firmware files for the GTX 900 "Maxwell" GPUs to finally allow open-source 3D driver support on these latest-generation processors. Those firmware blobs are now living in linux-firmware.git so that they can be easily distributed.

NVIDIA's Alexandre Courbot went ahead and committed to linux-firmware.git the GM20B signed firmware as needed by the Tegra X1 SoC. There's also now the GM200, GM204, and GM206 signed firmware.

The kernel-side Nouveau changes for supporting the signed firmware is expected to land for the Linux 4.6 kernel. In user-space, Mesa work is hitting Mesa Git for the latest Maxwell GPU support. However, re-clocking and other missing functionality makes the current open-source GTX 900 series still less than ideal for Linux desktop end-users.
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