Talk:Nouveau

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Add a note for new users, that the nouveau driver is significantly slower and is missing features (Vulkan)?

It is (much) slower even on cards with basic power management for manual reclocking, see the usual phoronix.com benchmarks for example.

Of course we could also describe the reasons, for fairness, because mainly Nvidia is blocking the development.

G3ro (talk) 14:39, 17 October 2020 (UTC) G3ro

Can I add such a note or section? And what form would you prefer, a sentence in the introduction or a new section "Features" or something else?
G3ro (talk) 17:28, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
It would be useful if you could create something like a draft with the content you intend to add, including links supporting the claims, so we can get a better idea about how much content we're talking about. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 22:36, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
Well links are always a problem with Xorg and freedesktop projects in general, the information situation is always pretty bad.
In general it is a known fact, that the Power Management of Nouveau is the biggest problem (cards without it are veery slow) and even cards with experimental (manual) reclocking support are still slower (only source I have for now is phoronix comparison between nvidia and nouveau).
Regarding Vulkan support, also phoronix article, quote: "and there isn't yet any working Nouveau Vulkan driver".
There is not much more to say, because the rest (of features) seems to be included in the linked matrix.
G3ro (talk) 19:43, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
Basically it would be two sentences stating something like: "Be aware that for now Nouveau is significantly slower on most cards (see also: link to phoronix), this is mainly because of missing or incomplete support for power management."
" For now Nouveau does not support Vulkan (and OpenGL versions >4.4) (see also: link to phoronix)."
In addition we could add a sentence or section talking about the development process and that because of missing support by Nvidia the devs need to find out things by themselves, which also led to fewer developers.
G3ro (talk) 14:29, 13 December 2020 (UTC)

Seemingly outdated instructions for installing development version

In the "Installing the Latest Development Packages" section there's a suggestion about using a custom kernel repository has been added in 2017 but now that repository seems outdated. Does it make sense to recommend it? --Ilario (talk) 22:27, 2 January 2022 (UTC)

The modesetting driver should be preferred over xf86-video-nouveau

The modesetting driver is preferred over xf86-video-nouveau, see https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=94844#c3

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