[mythtv-users] New Reverse Engineered Nvidia Driver in 2.6.33 Linux Kernel

Dale Pontius DEPontius at edgehp.net
Fri Dec 11 21:07:35 UTC 2009

Christopher Meredith wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 12:45 PM, Mache Creeger <mache at creeger.com> wrote:
>> This just up on slashdot
>> "Not only is DRBD to be included in the Linux 2.6.33 kernel, but so is the
>> Nouveau driver. The Nouveau driver is the free software driver that was
>> created by clean-room reverse engineering NVIDIA's binary Linux driver. It
>> has been in development for several years with 2D, 3D, and video support.
>> The DRM component is set to enter the Linux 2.6.33 kernel as a staging
>> driver. This is coming as a surprise move after yesterday Linus began
>> ranting over Red Hat not upstreaming Nouveau and then Red Hat attributing
>> this delay to microcode issues. The microcode issue is temporarily worked
>> around by removing it from the driver itself and using the kernel's firmware
>> loader to insert this potentially copyrighted work instead."
I'm sure it's in someone's wish-list, but I suspect it's behind OpenGL,
which is already somewhat working and on the status charts.  VDPAU
isn't, yet.

Dale Pontius

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