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<h1>Nouveau: Accelerated Open Source driver for nVidia cards</h1>

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The <b>nouveau</b> project aims to build high-quality, free/libre software drivers for [[nVidia cards|CodeNames]].  “Nouveau” [<i>nuvo</i>] is the French word for “new”. Nouveau is composed of a Linux kernel KMS driver (nouveau), Gallium3D drivers in Mesa, and the Xorg DDX (xf86-video-nouveau).
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<h2>Current Status</h2>

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<li>2D/3D acceleration supported on all cards; see [[FeatureMatrix]] for details</li>
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<li>Performance level selection (also known as "reclocking") is not supported yet. Expect low 3D performance on laptops using a Tesla GPU and all Fermi/Kepler cards. (see [[CodeNames]])</li>
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<li>GM107 requires [[extraction|NVC0_Firmware]] of context switching firmware for acceleration, GM204 only provides modesetting</li>
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<h2>News</h2>

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<li>Dec, 2014: GT215/GT216/GT218 reclocking code merged into 3.19</li>
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<li>Oct, 2014: Roy Spliet gave a presentation at XDC2014 about his Google Summer of Code: <a href="http://www.x.org/wiki/Events/XDC2014/XDC2014SplietREclock/">Project REclock</a>.</li>
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<li>Jun, 2014: Xf86-video-nouveau lands support for DRI3, glamor acceleration and Maxwell (GM107)</li>
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<li>Jun, 2014: EVoC [[approved|http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/nouveau/2014-June/017577.html]] for work on reclocking support on NVA3/A5/A8</li>
<li>Jun, 2014: Mesa 10.2 released, includes full support of GK110/GK208</li>
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<li>May, 2014: Maxwell (GM107) support checked into mesa, to be included in 10.3 release</li>
<li>Apr, 2014: Maxwell (GM107) support checked into kernel (modesetting only), to be included in 3.15</li>
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<li>Feb, 2014: Nouveau <a href="http://phd.mupuf.org/publication/2014/02/02/on-going-work-demos-and-research/">status update</a> at FOSDEM 2014</li>
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<h2>Software</h2>

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<tr><td>[[Linux Kernel|http://www.kernel.org/]]</td><td>[[git|http://cgit.freedesktop.org/nouveau/linux-2.6/]]</td><td>3.18</td></tr>
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<tr><td>libdrm</td><td>[[git|http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/drm/]]</td><td>2.4.58</td></tr>
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<tr><td>[[Mesa|http://www.mesa3d.org/]]</td><td>[[git|http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/]]</td><td>10.4</td></tr>
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<tr><td>xf86-video-nouveau</td><td>[[git|http://cgit.freedesktop.org/nouveau/xf86-video-nouveau/]]</td><td>1.0.11</td></tr>
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<h2>Contacting the Team</h2>

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<li>IRC: #nouveau on [[freenode|http://freenode.net]]. [[Logs|http://people.freedesktop.org/~cbrill/dri-log/index.php?channel=nouveau]], or [[IrcChatLogs]]</li>
<li>Mailing lists: [[nouveau|http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/nouveau]], [[dri-devel|http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/dri-devel]], [[mesa-dev|http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/mesa-dev]]</li>
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<h2>Common Tasks</h2>

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<li>[[Installing Nouveau|InstallNouveau]]
<li>Multiple monitors: [[Randr12]] and [[MultiMonitorDesktop]]</li>
<li>Prime/Optimus: [[Optimus]]</li>
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<li>[[VDPAU]]/[[XvMC]]: [[Video decoding acceleration|VideoAcceleration]]</li>
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<li>[[KernelModuleParameters]]</li>
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<h2>Get Involved</h2>

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<li>Join us on IRC</li>
<li>[[Become a developer|IntroductoryCourse]]</li>
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<li>[[Run tests on your hardware|TestersWanted]]</li>
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<li>[[Donate hardware|HardwareDonations]]</li>
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<li>[[ToDo]] list</li>
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<h2>Report Bugs</h2>

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<li>[[TroubleShooting]]</li>
<li>[[Bugs]]</li>
<li>[[FAQ]]</li>
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<h2>Development/Debugging</h2>

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<li>[[Development]] resources</li>
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<li>[[envytools|https://github.com/envytools/envytools/]]: RE tools and docs</li>
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