Pascal Is Now Supported By The Nouveau X.Org Driver
Written by Michael Larabel in Nouveau on 30 March 2017 at 06:37 AM EDT. 11 Comments
Ilia Mirkin has landed support for Pascal graphics processors within the xf86-video-nouveau X.Org DDX driver.

The GeForce GTX 1000 "Pascal" support in xf86-video-nouveau isn't a huge milestone with all of the heavy lifting being done by the Nouveau DRM driver with kernel mode-setting.

Thus 15 lines of code is all that's needed for bringing up Pascal support along the same driver code-paths as Maxwell with this DDX driver. Accelerated Pascal support is coming with the Linux 4.12 kernel when paired with NVIDIA's new signed firmware image files for these latest-generation graphics cards.
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