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Kernel Log: Coming in 3.1 (Part 4) - Drivers

Sep 23, 2011, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"In Linux 3.1, the Nouveau-DRM/KMS driver will be able to generate a "fuc" firmware for Fermi graphics chips. The firmware allows the kernel to use the 3D functions of various Fermi GPUs on the two latest GeForce graphic chip series, 400 and 500. The Nouveau wiki says that this feature will probably work on the NVC0, NVC4 and NVCE chips that are incorporated in GeForce GTX models with numbers including 460, 465, 470, 470M, 480, 480M or 560.

Several other models with Fermi GPUs have known issues; some are yet untested or are only known to work with the original firmware, which can only be obtained via the proprietary NVIDIA drivers and some rather cumbersome trickery.

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