Nouveau Lands Maxwell GPU Support In Mesa Gallium3D

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The open-source, reverse-engineered Nouveau driver has landed initial support for NVIDIA Maxwell graphics processors within its Mesa Gallium3D Linux graphics driver.

Landing within the Linux 3.15 kernel is initial NVIDIA Maxwell support from the kernel-side with Nouveau's Direct Rendering Manager. That support is still a first-stab at the support for this hardware that first began appearing in February in the form of the GeForce GTX 750 series. That Nouveau DRM code update for Maxwell is enough to light up the Maxwell GPUs with kernel-based mode-setting, but acceleration support is currently dependent upon the binary driver's microcode/firmware for proper hardware initialization.

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