Phoronix: Intel, Radeon, Nouveau Preview On Linux 3.14 With Mesa 10.2 Git
After earlier this week sharing 2D benchmarks of the Intel, Radeon, and Nouveau drivers using the different X.Org acceleration architectures, the benchmarks in this article are looking at the always-interesting OpenGL performance for the same diverse selection of hardware when using the latest development code via the Linux
I am running Arch with the open source radeon drivers on an A10 machine. I try startx. it fails. Here is the log, it has some issues, namely that it seems to be trying to load the nouveau driver instead of the radeon one, even though radeon is in my mkinitcpio.conf' modules section, and nouveau isn't. I have no xorg.conf, and according to the wiki, shouldn't need one.
Phoronix: Spliet Spills More Nouveau Re-Clocking Patches
Roy Spliet has been one of the few open-source developers working to tackle re-clocking support for Nouveau so that this open-source, reverse-engineered NVIDIA Linux graphics driver can better perform.
While the Nouveau driver developers have a huge disadvantage compared to the open-source Intel and AMD Radeon Linux drivers in that they need to reverse-engineer NVIDIA's binary driver at the same time as writing the open-source code and they have no form of support at all from NVIDIA Corp, their...