[PATCH v2] Remove info about nouveau kernel build

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 02:39:39 PDT 2012

On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 21:58:27 -0400
cdahlin at redhat.com wrote:

> From: Casey Dahlin <cdahlin at redhat.com>
> The page flip code for nouveau has been upstream for almost a year now, but the
> build instructions still stated you needed a kernel from nouveau git. This has
> been corrected.
> Signed-off-by: Casey Dahlin <cdahlin at redhat.com>
> ---
> Last version removed still-valid info about firmware
>  building.html |   34 ++++------------------------------
>  1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 30 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/building.html b/building.html
> index ff4ac1b..0ca147a 100644
> --- a/building.html
> +++ b/building.html
> @@ -34,10 +34,10 @@ not fglrx/catalyst).  DRM output requires kernel version 2.6.38.
>  Cards probably work back to Radeon 7200 (2000).</p>
>  <p><b>nVidia</b>: Requires Nouveau (open source driver).  DRM output
> -requires a kernel built from the Nouveau git repository, details below.
> -Cards probably work back to Riva TNT (1998).  The latest series of chips,
> -NVC0 / Fermi, released March 2010, requires loading external firmware
> -for Nouveau, which is not documented.</p>
> +requires kernel version 2.6.37 for nv40 or lower cards, 2.6.38 for nv50
> +cards. NVC0 / Fermi chips, release March 2010, require loading external
> +firmware, which is documented
> +<a href="http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/NVC0_Firmware">here</a></p>

Perhaps it would be nice to also refer to
as that one seems to be somewhat updated, and the situation changes. Or
maybe just say that one needs 3D acceleration support from Nouveau,
and let users find it out themselves.

Maintaining nvidia chipset specific info in the Wayland build page is
not that useful IMHO (if you know better than what the Nouveau wiki
says, let me know and I'll fix the Nouveau wiki instead).


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