[Nouveau] [TEST REQUEST] nv40 "firmware" replacement
jedynamic at bellsouth.net
Tue Dec 15 22:05:51 PST 2009
On Wed, 16 Dec 2009 13:19:11 +1000
Ben Skeggs <skeggsb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 21:54 -0500, Jimmy Rentz wrote:
> > On Tue, 15 Dec 2009 17:14:10 +1000
> > Ben Skeggs <skeggsb at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > So, I've spent the last few days messing around with replacing
> > > our use of NVIDIA's context programs on GeForce 6/7 hardware and
> > > have something that works on the 4 (2xNV44, NV46, NV4B) cards I
> > > have.
> > >
> > > The context programs are *much* less complex than NVIDIA's and
> > > don't handle nearly everything NVIDIA's do, however they do work
> > > for our needs, and it's as good a starting point as any.
> > >
> > > I've attached the currently generated "firmware" in the same
> > > binary format we packages NVIDIA's in. If people with the
> > > relevant hardware could install them, and report success/failure
> > > and the chipset they tested on (the whole "Detected an NVxx
> > > generation card" line from nouveau's dmesg output would be
> > > perfect), that'd be great!
> > >
> > > I'm now working on moving the code that generated the firmware in
> > > the below tarball to the DRM, and after some testing before I do!
> > >
> > > Ben.
> > I tested this on an nv4e and nv49 and kms+X works fine.
> Thank you! Are you able to also install the gallium driver, and see
> if some 3D apps still work fine (where by fine I mean, as well as
> they do with NVIDIA's firmware) and don't cause corruption of your X
glxgears+openarena work fine with both cards and with no X
corruption. I saw no visible differences.
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