[blag-whereto] BLAG Trac #57: nouveau status

BLAG admin at trac.slated.org
Fri May 15 11:39:29 BST 2009

#57: nouveau status
 Reporter:  renilgh              |       Owner:  lxo        
     Type:  Request For Comment  |      Status:  new        
 Priority:  major                |   Milestone:  BLAG 110000
Component:  BLAG 110k            |     Version:             
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 There's been  someone asking on #blag what the state of the nouveau driver
 is in BLAG.
 I found it in the repo and my guess is it should work straight away by
 installing the package and modifying xorg.conf
 Though I did a search on the wiki and found
 https://wiki.blagblagblag.org/Meetings:090305 (you can do a search for

 As I understand it lxo warns of using nouveau since the drivers are clean
 reverse-engineering but non-free blobs are used. He refers to

 So are these blobs in the kernel (and we're save here since they're
 removed in linux-libre) or are they distributed with the xorg-x11-drv-
 nouveau package and we need to get a truly free version of this package?
 Would this result in a lot more cards being unsupported?

Ticket URL: <http://trac.slated.org/ticket/57>
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