Phoronix: What Do You Want From NVIDIA's Next Driver?
With NVIDIA having released a stable 195.xx Linux driver and are working on a second stable update that's due out in the coming days, the bulk of the driver development work is now focused on their next major driver series. This next major driver release from NVIDIA is the 256.xx series, but what are you hoping it will bring forth?..
I would like to have stero capabelites or nvidia 3d vision on Geforce line of cards in the next driver release. Another thing would be to have kernel mode setting or that Nvidia open soruce the part of the driver that is required to get kernelmode setting.
It really bothers me that there's no way to enable powermizer with dual monitors. They say it wouldn't be able to drive two monitors at the lowest powermizer level with compositing, but when I manually underclock to the same clock speeds, it runs perfectly. I don't care if powermizer is disabled by default with dual monitors, but at least allow some way to enable it manually. It worked back in the 180 series, but I can't go back to the horrible 2D performance from those days and lose vdpau.
I would also like to see the ability to rotate one of the two monitors without losing acceleration. Acceleration only works in Twinview, which requires you to rotate all your monitors the same way.
Echoing what several other people have said already, I would like to see KMS on the next driver. Gallium3D would be nice too. That is what I like about Nouveau, but its OpenGL performance is mediocre compared to the binary blob.