Kernel Space: Graphics
Nvidia has released the signed firmware images and support code which will enable the GeForce GTX 900 "Maxwell" series to run under its open-source driver.
An Nvidia spokesman said that it has taken a long time for this to happen and he was sorry it took so long.
Less than 24 hours after NVIDIA finally posted the signed firmware images for the GTX 900 "Maxwell" GPUs, Nouveau developers have succeeded in already getting 3D games running on their open-source driver stack.
Ben Skeggs, the Nouveau DRM maintainer at Red Hat, has already been successful in getting the moderately-demanding Xonotic first person shooter game running on a GM200 GPU. He also got GLAMOR working for providing 2D acceleration over OpenGL. The Piglit OpenGL regression tests for Mesa are also beginning to run on the modified Nouveau DRM driver and patches that have yet to be mainlined for Mesa's Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver.
Peter Hutterer announced the release today of libinput 1.1.902 as the latest development snapshot of this input handling library becoming very common to Wayland / Mir / X11 systems.