Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Approaches Stable State
Phoronix: Open-Source NVIDIA Driver Approaches Stable State
Nouveau, the reverse-engineered open-source graphics driver for NVIDIA's entire range of graphics processors, is reaching a stable state where it's exiting the "staging" area of the Linux 3.4 kernel and being considered part of the standard, stable kernel configuration. How though is the Nouveau driver working out compared to NVIDIA's official, closed-source Linux graphics driver? Here are some new benchmarks from ten different graphics cards and other information on the state of Nouveau.
twinview & xinerama & (dare i say it) quadview?
it is unclear to me even after reading the nouveau wiki what support is provided for twinview, quadview, and xinerama?
e.g. i have a quadro nvs 440 (NV43). the proprietary driver (under fedora core) drives four physical displays. each pair of screens is combined into one via twinview and the pair of twinview displays are combined into one logical (four physical) displays via xinerama.
while this isn't optimal (e.g. no xrandr support because of the xinerama), it is workable.
can nouveau do anything similar yet?