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Nouveau Open Source X11 driver for nVidia cards

This package contains the Nouveau Open-Source driver for nVidia cards.

Any bugs and features supported by this driver are highly dependent on the card type. GeForce 6/7xxx cards work best with this driver.

Only the accelerated 2D rendering functionality is reliable so far, but this already gives many benefits over nVidia's "nv" driver on cards where the functionality is well supported:

    * Hardware-accelerated EXA rendering with RENDER extension for compositing: It allows to use transparency under KDE and xcompmgr with other window managers
    * Textured Xvideo on GeForce 6/7xxxx cards gives hardware-filtered and -zoomed video support
    * Support for RandR-1.2 (incl. dual-head) Note: For dual-head, xorg.conf has to include "Virtual <x> <y>" and and for side-by-side, you have to use something like: 

xrandr --output DVI-D-1 --left-of DVI-D-0

Drawback: It is required to add

Option "ShadowFB" "on"

to the Devices Section to have working suspend, but this disables all EXA and all hardware-accelerated Xvideo support (textures and overlay).

3D support is only present for GeForce 6/7 and extremely experimentental but certain applications and games like neverball, neverputt, briquolo and chromium work already without any flaws as long as not too many windows are open. 

Source Files

Filename Size Changed Actions
0001-ddx-merged-commit-with-amended-nv30-fp-restore.patch 3.61 KB Download File
0001-drm-merged-fixes-5-sans-nv04_graph-change.patch 7.77 KB Download File
0001-merge-nv40fp.patch 3.43 KB Download File
0001-s2disk-ddx-with-xorg-option.patch 5.06 KB Download File
0001-s2disk-drm-suspend-support.patch 10.2 KB Download File
clone-current-gits.sh 2.93 KB Download File
drm- 347 KB Download File
drm.log 744 KB Download File
gallium-checks.diff 539 Bytes Download File
gallium-st_feedback_draw_vbo-null.diff 2.99 KB Download File
nouveau- 3.19 MB Download File
nouveau.rpmlintrc 325 Bytes Download File
preamble 43 Bytes Download File
update-spec.sh 1.32 KB Download File
xf86-video-nouveau-ppcwerror.diff 1.22 KB Download File
xorg-x11-driver-video-nouveau.changes 3.33 KB Download File
xorg-x11-driver-video-nouveau.spec 6.27 KB Download File

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