Phoronix: NVIDIA Fermi/Kepler GPUs Are The Best Bet For Ubuntu 14.04 Nouveau
In my testing of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with the Linux 3.13 kernel and Mesa 10.1 for the open-source graphics driver stack provided by Nouveau for NVIDIA GeForce graphics hardware, only the Fermi and Kepler GPUs are running reliably.
The Linux 340.* legacy driver series is the last to support the G8x, G9x, and GT2xx GPUs, and motherboard chipsets based on them. Support for new Linux kernels and X servers, as well as fixes for critical bugs, will be included in 340.* legacy releases through the end of 2019.
Got a HBS (y'know, Honkin' Big Server, one o' them technical terms), a
Dell 720 with two Tesla GPUs. I updated the o/s, 6.5, and I cannot get the
GPUs recognized. As a last resort, I d/l NVidia's proprietary
driver/installer, 325, and it builds fine...
Phoronix: Imagination Announces New Series 6 Architecture GPUs
Imagination Technologies, a brand opposed by many Linux users due to their often troublesome Linux graphics drivers provided by many Imagination PowerVR licensees, is out at CES this week with new Series 6 architecture graphics processors...