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Nouveau Gallium3D Now Handles ARB_viewport_array

It was just earlier this week I wrote about R600 Gallium3D supporting GL_ARB_viewport_array, an extension mandated by the OpenGL 4.1 specification; the Nouveau Gallium3D driver now also supports this extension.

13 February 2014 - Nouveau OpenGL 4.3 - Add A Comment
NVIDIA Publishes A New Open-Source Nouveau Driver Patch

A short time ago NVIDIA made the bold move of working on open-source Tegra K1 graphics support for Nouveau, the reverse-engineered open-source NVIDIA driver they previously took a neutral approach to handling. The Tegra K1 Nouveau support is still being worked on but there's a fresh patch out of NVIDIA for the open-source developers.

10 February 2014 - Platform Support - 9 Comments
Nouveau's Status Update For Early 2014

The Nouveau developers provided a status update this past weekend at FOSDEM concerning this open-source, reverse-engineered NVIDIA Linux graphics driver. Much progress has been made, but there's still a few glaring issues they're facing and hoping to overcome.

5 February 2014 - Nouveau 2014 - 1 Comment
Libpciaccess Ported To Windows To Help Nouveau

The generic PCI access library (libpciaccess) used on Linux and other POSIX platforms by the X.Org Server and other components has now been ported to Windows via Cygwin. This porting to Windows was done to help in the Nouveau open-source NVIDIA reverse-engineering process.

28 January 2014 - libpciaccess - 3 Comments
Nouveau 3.14 Gets New Acceleration, Still Lacking PM

The Nouveau open-source NVIDIA kernel driver changes for the Linux 3.14 kernel are now known. The Nouveau changes are exciting in having hardware acceleration support for some new GPUs but is less exciting as it's yet another kernel release without proper dynamic power management / re-clocking support.

23 January 2014 - Nouveau Linux 3.14 - 11 Comments
Nouveau Advances For OpenGL 3.2 Support

Ilia Mirkin has published an exciting set of 19 patches to the Nouveau's NV50 Gallium3D driver that up the OpenGL support for this open-source NVIDIA graphics driver.

13 January 2014 - OpenGL 3.2 Nouveau - 16 Comments
NVIDIA Helping Nouveau With Video Decoding

While it isn't in the form of any complete documentation, a NVIDIA engineer has begun answering questions by the open-source Nouveau driver developers about video decoding with their H.264 engine.

8 December 2013 - NVIDIA Support - 4 Comments
Nouveau NV50 Enables H.264 Decoding

A patch has been sent out by Nouveau contributor Ilia Mirkin that now enables H.264 video capabilities within the NV50 Gallium3D graphics driver for VP3/VP4 hardware.

7 December 2013 - NV50 H.264 Gallium3D - 4 Comments
Nouveau Gets Page Flipping Fixes, Sync To VBlank

Last week was the main set of Nouveau DRM driver changes for the Linux 3.13, which included new power management and re-clocking code for this open-source NVIDIA driver. Prior to David Airlie sending in the DRM pull request a few hours ago, a few more Nouveau changes were merged.

15 November 2013 - Nouveau Changes - Add A Comment
Nouveau Receives Greater Re-Clocking Support

The Linux 3.13 kernel has major power management and re-clocking changes -- including automatic fan management by default and initial support for Fermi/Kepler GPU core re-clocking -- and now separate from that work are some more re-clocking improvements. This time around the re-clocking work is for some older NVIDIA integrated/mobile graphics cores.

13 November 2013 - Nouveau Re-Clocking - 11 Comments
Reading The Clocks With Nouveau's New PM/Re-Clocking

If you have checked out drm-next since yesterday when Nouveau received new re-clocking and power management code that's still experimental but brings initial support for Fermi and Kepler GPUs, you may have noticed the disappearance of the performance_level sysfs.

10 November 2013 - Nouveau Clocks - 1 Comment
Nouveau Publishes New Power Management, Re-Clocking Code

Ben Skeggs of Red Hat published his set of kernel DRM driver changes for Nouveau to enter in the Linux 3.13 kernel... The changes are super exciting as they work on new power management and re-clocking support! From my point of view and that of many Linux enthusiasts, the lack of proper re-clocking support has been the number one limitation of this open-source NVIDIA GPU driver.

8 November 2013 - Nouveau - 12 Comments
Nouveau NV50 Multi-Sample Textures

The Nouveau NV50 Gallium3D graphics driver has received a patch for implementing the ARB_texture_multisample extension that's needed by OpenGL 3.2.

26 October 2013 - Multi-Sample - 3 Comments
Nouveau Keeps Pushing Forward With Improvements

While the Nouveau driver has been developed entirely through reverse-engineering the NVIDIA binary blob and is largely developed by community-based developers (many of whom are students), they have made a lot of progress in recent months in pushing forward with new features and functionality for this open-source NVIDIA Linux graphics driver.

28 September 2013 - Nouveau Driver - 1 Comment
Nouveau Still Working On Power Management

Martin Peres gave a status update this week during the XDC2013 X.Org conference on the status of the project but in more particular its big troublesome spot right now: power-management / re-clocking.

25 September 2013 - Nouveau PM - 3 Comments
Nouveau Might Enable Fan Management Soon

The open-source Nouveau graphics driver has supported fan control management on some NVIDIA GPUs for several kernel releases now, but the support hasn't been enabled by default. Fortunately, that may soon change.

5 September 2013 - Nouveau Fan Management - 1 Comment
Nouveau Driver Changes For Linux 3.12: Not Too Much

For those that were hoping there would be NVIDIA GeForce 400/500/600/700 Fermi/Kepler GPU improvements or better re-clocking or anything fundamentally advanced in the Linux 3.12 kernel for the Nouveau graphics driver, that is not the case.

4 September 2013 - Linux Changes - 7 Comments
Nouveau Driver Ported To Work On ARM

The open-source Nouveau graphics driver for reverse-engineered NVIDIA hardware support now has initial support for the ARM architecture and as part of that initial enablement for NVIDIA graphics on Tegra SoCs.

28 August 2013 - Nouveau ARM Support - 11 Comments
NVIDIA VP3/VP4 Engines Exposed On Nouveau For MPEG-2/VC-1

The open-source and reverse-engineered Nouveau driver is now able to tap the more recent "VP3" and "VP4" video encode/decode engines on recent NVIDIA GPUs that make up NVIDIA's PureVideo HD technology. With utilizing these VP3/VP4 engines, there can be MPEG-2 and VC-1 acceleration using this hardware.

12 August 2013 - Nouveau - 6 Comments
Precise vBlank Timing Comes For Nouveau NV50

Precise vBlank timing support has been patched for the Nouveau DRM driver to support the NV50 through NVC0 NVIDIA GPUs (up to and through Fermi but not yet any NVD0 or Kepler hardware).

12 August 2013 - Nouveau vBlank Timing - 2 Comments
Nouveau Receives Video Improvements

A set of patches were published this weekend to improve the Nouveau NVIDIA Gallium3D graphics driver's handling of video playback acceleration for certain scenarios.

11 August 2013 - Nouveau Gallium3D - 7 Comments
Linux 3.11 Benchmarks For Nouveau Graphics

We now know that the Linux 3.11 kernel has a heck of a lot of AMD Radeon performance potential through the new dynamic power management (DPM) support in its DRM kernel driver, but how's the Nouveau performance? Here's some new benchmarks.

7 August 2013 - Linux 3.11 Nouveau - 2 Comments
Nouveau NVC0 Fermi Compute Support Committed

The patches published one month ago for Nouveau NVIDIA Fermi Compute Support on the open-source driver have now been committed to master for the next Mesa release. More importantly this is the base work for implementing NVIDIA performance counters.

7 August 2013 - Nouveau NVC0 - Add A Comment
Nouveau Works On Optimus Dynamic Power Handling

While DRI2 PRIME has led to Optimus-like support for laptops with NVIDIA/Intel GPU combinations, one of the problems making this technology less beneficial is the lack of dynamic power management handling. What's the point of keeping one GPU fed with power when it's being unused and just lowering your battery life? Fortunately, a fix is ahead.

2 August 2013 - NVIDIA Optimus - 6 Comments
Nouveau Is Back To Needing NVIDIA GPU Dumps

The Nouveau driver project is back to needing reverse-engineering data dumps on select NVIDIA graphics processors, which will help in some new re-clocking work. If you're just a Linux desktop user but wanting to help out this reverse-engineered NVIDIA driver project, providing MMIOtrace dumps is a great way to contribute.

31 July 2013 - MMIOtraces - 6 Comments
Nouveau Driver Gets Multi-Screen Reverse Optimus

The latest release of the open-source NVIDIA X.Org driver is now xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.9. Features of this new update include multi-screen reverse Optimus support and NVIDIA "NVF0" EXA and X-Video hardware acceleration.

30 July 2013 - xf86-video-nouveau 1.0.9 - Add A Comment

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