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NVIDIA's New Allocator Library Will Need A Lot Of Work In 2018

Last week NVIDIA sent out an experimental allocator driver for the Nouveau code-base as well as EXT_external_objects support for Nouveau NVC0 in Mesa. So far though many upstream open-source driver developers are not yet convinced about the current design of this Unix Device Memory Allocation library as a potential replacement to GBM.

29 December 2017 - Not Yet Baked - 3 Comments
NVIDIA To Stop Offering 32-bit Driver Support

2017 could go down as the year that marked the descent of x86 32-bit support. Ubuntu 17.10 dropped their 32-bit desktop ISO, Ubuntu Server is now dropping their 32-bit installer, and more. Now NVIDIA Corp is announcing they are ending 32-bit support for their graphics driver.

22 December 2017 - 32-Bit Bye Bye - 38 Comments
NVIDIA's New Memory Allocator Project To Be Standalone, Undecided On Name

Following NVIDIA's call for feedback on their effort to create a new device memory allocator API that would be of equal use to the upstream open-source drivers and potentially replace (or indirectly used by) the Wayland compositors in place of the existing GBM API and NVIDIA's failed EGLStreams Wayland push, their next steps continue to be formulated.

30 November 2017 - New Alloc - 24 Comments
NVIDIA's Binary Driver Doesn't Yet Play Nicely With Linux 4.15

If you are using the NVIDIA proprietary graphics driver and anxious to try out the Linux 4.15 kernel for its many new features/improvements, unfortunately you will need to wait a few days as the current public driver is broken against this latest code.

21 November 2017 - Linux 4.15 Woes - 33 Comments
NVIDIA Releases Linux Graphics Debugger 2.2

NVIDIA has today released an updated version of their Linux Graphics Debugger to help game/application developers in analyzing issues and performance problems around OpenGL 4.x on GeForce/Quadro GPUs.

11 October 2017 - Linux Graphics Debugger 2.2 - 3 Comments

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