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    Default Hip Hip Hurrah, Nouveau Frees Up The Fermi Microcode

    Phoronix: Hip Hip Hurrah, Nouveau Frees Up The Fermi Microcode

    Within the Nouveau kernel module there's been reverse-engineered kernel mode-setting support for NVIDIA's Fermi GPUs (the GeForce 400/500 series) since last summer. Earlier this year, Nouveau Fermi acceleration support was added with the necessary kernel DRM bits, to the Nouveau X.Org driver for EXA/X-Video acceleration, and a respective Gallium3D Mesa driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTQ4NA

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    If the upcoming kernel is 3.0 then the next release will be 3.1

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    Was it just me or was finding the actual information that mattered incredibly difficult?

    Red Hat's Ben Skeggs yesterday commited to the Nouveau Git code-base his initial attempt at creating a free replacement to this NVIDIA PGRAPH micro-code that's needed by Fermi.
    That is all I wanted to know, but it was hard to find.

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    Wink The initial "FUC" microcode

    I just love these names!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VinzC View Post
    I just love these names!
    Actually, it should be fμc or fuc, not FUC. It originally stood for "Fermi microcode", but then it was discovered that nva3+ cards used it in some places, so it was renamed to "flexible microcode". (The μ stands for "micro" like it does in the SI system.)

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    What a misleading title. Nouveau didn't "free up the Fermi microcode" at all!! They wrote their own instead.

    Another lame sensationalist title. Michael is borderline-lying even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plombo View Post
    Actually, it should be fμc or fuc, not FUC. It originally stood for "Fermi microcode", but then it was discovered that nva3+ cards used it in some places, so it was renamed to "flexible microcode". (The μ stands for "micro" like it does in the SI system.)
    Yeah, I knew this. These names never miss to amaze me though .

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