[Nouveau] How Video Cards Work.
pq at iki.fi
Sat May 12 10:48:25 PDT 2007
On Sat, 12 May 2007 18:23:22 +0100
Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Sat, May 12, 2007 at 07:37:06PM +0300, Pekka Paalanen wrote:
> > I have started a page aimed to be an introduction to working with
> > (Nouveau) graphics from the driver side. I do not know what I am
> > missing and what is relevant, so I'd like to have comments or people
> > could improve the page themselves.
> > http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/IntroductoryCourse
> A few months ago someone called Honza Havlicek was working on a wiki
> page to try and document the nVidia architecture, which he called
> "Developer Guidebook". It's at:
> I e-mailed Honza a few days ago to ask if he's still interested in
> hacking on nouveau, but no reply yet.
Yes, I thought about linking that, but since there are those notes "do
not read this", I did not.
> I also found this document recently:
I already linked to that.
> It's outdated, but the "Example: How to render a solid rectangle?"
> section makes a lot of sense. Between Honza's description of the
> MMIO registers and the functional descriptions at the URL above, I
> think we could get to a point where we're able to explain how
> rendering works to someone sufficiently interested. :)
I do not think I have yet time to start really reading and writing
documentation. To be honest, I have not read all the articles I
put a link to. This was just a quick idea from my side.
Pekka "PQ" Paalanen
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