FOSDEM '08 is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.


Schedule: Nouveau: Cooking an open source driver

Stéphane Marchesin
Day Saturday
Room H.2213
Start time 16:30
End time 17:30
Duration 01:00
Event type Podium
Language English
Nouveau: Cooking an open source driver

Cooking a graphics driver involves a complex recipe and a number of ingredients. This talk will detail the recipe used for Nouveau, an open source 2D/3D nVidia driver.

We will focus on the required steps to get a nice meal, including 2D acceleration with EXA, 3D acceleration support using gallium, proper modesetting with dual head, improved Xv support, and what all this entails. Less technical aspects like building a community around a driver will also be discussed.

We will finish by discussing future cooking, including moving more of the driver components into the kernel and possible extensions like fb support.