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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). The kernel components have also been ported to [[NetBSD]].
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<h2>Current Status</h2>

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<li>2D/3D acceleration supported on all GPUs; see [[FeatureMatrix]] for details.</li>
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<li>Video decoding acceleration supported on most pre-Maxwell cards; see [[VideoAcceleration]] for details.</li>
<li>Experimental support for manual performance level selection (also known as "reclocking") on [[GM10x Maxwell|CodeNames#nv110familymaxwell]], [[Kepler|CodeNames#nve0familykepler]] and [[Tesla G94-GT218|CodeNames#nv50familytesla]] GPUs. Starting Linux 4.5, available in <code>/sys/kernel/debug/dri/0/pstate</code>, previously boot with <code>nouveau.pstate=1</code> and use <code>/sys/class/drm/card0/device/pstate</code>.</li>
<li>Little hope of reclocking becoming available for [[GM20x|CodeNames#nv110maxwell]] and newer GPUs as firmware now needs to be signed by NVIDIA to have the necessary access.</li>
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<h2>News</h2>

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<li>Apr, 2017: Fix for GTX 970 with 4GB VRAM and 2D/3D acceleration support for Pascal headed for Linux 4.12.</li>
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<li>Dec, 2016: Improved reclocking support for [[GKxxx|CodeNames#nve0familykepler]] and [[GM10x|CodeNames#nv110familymaxwell]] merged into Linux 4.10-rc1</li>
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<li>Oct, 2016: [[GP10x|CodeNames#nv130familypascal]] modesetting support merged into Linux 4.8</li>
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<li>Sept, 2016: XDC2016 [[presentation about the state of Nouveau|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ryvYS47V0E&t=4379s]] ([[Slides|https://www.x.org/wiki/Events/XDC2016/Program/nouveau_update.pdf]])
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<li>Jul, 2016: GL 4.1 enabled for [[Maxwell|CodeNames#nv110familymaxwell]]</li>
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<li>Jul, 2016: Mesa 12.0 released with GL 4.3 support for [[Fermi|CodeNames#nvc0familyfermi]] and [[Kepler|CodeNames#nve0familykepler]] chips</li>
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<li>Mar, 2016: [[GM20x|CodeNames#nv110familymaxwell]] acceleration support (with redistributable signed firmware) merged in Linux 4.6 and Mesa 11.2</li>
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<li>Nov, 2015: Improved Kepler GDDR5 memory clock calculations and PWM-based voltage control merged into 4.4</li>
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<h2>Software</h2>

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<tr><td>[[Linux Kernel|http://www.kernel.org/]]</td><td>[[git|https://github.com/skeggsb/linux/]]</td></tr>
<tr><td>libdrm</td><td>[[git|http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/drm/]]</td></tr>
<tr><td>[[Mesa|http://www.mesa3d.org/]]</td><td>[[git|http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/]]</td></tr>
<tr><td>xf86-video-nouveau</td><td>[[git|http://cgit.freedesktop.org/nouveau/xf86-video-nouveau/]]</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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