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NVIDIA Adds Open-Source Gallium3D Support For the Tegra K1

Soulskill posted about 3 months ago | from the being-a-better-citizen dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "NVIDIA's latest rare open-source contribution is adding Gallium3D support for the Tegra K1 SoC to the Nouveau Mesa driver. After they added support for the Tegra K1's 'GK20A' Kepler GPU to the Nouveau DRM kernel driver, it was just a small step to get it working with the Gallium3D user-space code as it builds upon work done by the Nouveau developers earlier with reverse-engineering the existing Kepler GeForce graphics cards. When it comes to desktop graphics, NVIDIA is still predominantly pushing their proprietary Linux driver but they have begun contributing hardware and information to Nouveau developers."

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Dick in butt! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47104017)

Dick in butt!!

Re:Dick in butt! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47104035)

Expect fart.

Re:Dick in butt! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47104041)

And lots of Santorum.

Re:Dick in butt! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47104195)

rick santorum?

Re:Dick in butt! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47104223)

Only if he's frothy and smells of shit.

Re:Dick in butt! (0)

drkim (1559875) | about 3 months ago | (#47104599)

Well, that went South quickly.

Re:Dick in butt! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47104835)

That's where the asshole is, right?

meh (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47104621)

Though, this could only be good for them, they have THE SINGLE WORST open driver on linux.

Re:meh (2)

epyT-R (613989) | about 3 months ago | (#47104631)

Compared with?

Re:meh (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47104731)

GP is confusing nVidia with AMD/ATI.

All the others? (3, Informative)

DrYak (748999) | about 3 months ago | (#47109741)

Compared with?

Nearly "all the rest":

- Intel only has an official open-source driver on Linux (only Windows gets a proprietary one). Their driver works, although it has less features than all the binaries (older version of OpenGL support).

- AMD has very decent *open source* drivers. Althought their *closed source Catalyst* isn't as good as Nvidia's binary, AMD's opensource Gallium3D is very good. It has sometime problems with the latest cards (indeed currently, it has problems with the latest generation of GCN 1.1 Volcanic Island cards), but runs otherwise good, and for older cards is better to the point that AMD drops support for old cards in Linux Catalyst and officially points to the opensource driver for supporting older hardware.

Meanwhile:

- Nvidia might have the best closed source driver (though still not collaborating nicely with standards, but this situation is slowly evolving), with full latest OpenGL support, etc. with decent stability...

- ... the nouveau driver is very bad. Not the authors' fault, as they could only rely on reverse engineering to get it working. So it's good that nvidia is finally making some baby-steps in the direction of helping nouveau.

Re:All the others? (1)

Blaskowicz (634489) | about 3 months ago | (#47114439)

but runs otherwise good, and for older cards is better to the point that AMD drops support for old cards in Linux Catalyst and officially points to the opensource driver for supporting older hardware.

Old cards were dropped under Windows too (Radeon 2000, 3000, 4000) except maybe for some very minimal maintenance.

Jetson TK1 (2)

am 2k (217885) | about 3 months ago | (#47104853)

This might be related to the Nvidia Jetson TK1 [nvidia.com] that will be released pretty soon.

Resolution? (1)

msobkow (48369) | about 3 months ago | (#47106101)

The Nouveau driver crashed and burned on my system whenever I tried to set a resolution greater than 1280x1024.

Absolute junk.

Re: Resolution? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47106951)

I have been using it on my laptop for about 6 months now. I have noticed some stutters occasionally, but on the whole I am quite pleased with it.

Re: Resolution? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47107493)

Cool story, brah.

Phoronix spam (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47111197)

Every few days, an anomymous reader submits a story that links to Phronix, instead of the primary sources.

Michael Larabel, Fuck OFF!

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