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Re: [gNewSense-users] Any idea of when gNS 3.0 will be out, or in an RCx

Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Any idea of when gNS 3.0 will be out, or in an RCx state.
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 19:23:49 -0300

> Yes, nouveau supports blobless 3d. But it's still very experimental and 
> incomplete. I managed to build it under Arch, but it took me 3 days. The 
> driver has crashed my computer only once by now (I'm using it from two 
> days), but I suppose it will crash again, and again, and again... :) It 
> also requires newer kernel (latest nouveau builds won't work on kernels 
> <2.6.34, due to some interface breakage), newer mesa, and other newer 
> libraries. In Debian GNU/Linux, Nouveau is still in the "experimental" 
> repository. And in Squeeze (gNS 3 will be based on Squeeze) the kernel 
> version is 2.6.32 and it will probably stay that way. Ubuntu backported 
> some features for linux 2.6.32 for their 10.04 release, so nouveau would 
> be usable at least for 2D, but it depends on whether or not Debian will 
> accept these changes for Squeeze, so we can have them in gNS 3 (this 
> seems unlikely to me, but who knows). So I suppose that there won't be 
> any 3d for nvidia in gNS 3.

Thank you for your answer. Do you know if nouveau works on
linux-libre? I will compile linux-libre on my slackware 13.0
box and 3D support would be nice.


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