Last one out of the Kinjaverse, turn out the lights.
Last one out of the Kinjaverse, turn out the lights.

According to, Nvidia is going to release a lot of documentation about their graphic cards. This will greatly help the developers of Nouveau, an open-source Linux driver for Nvidia graphics cards. This is great news! Until now, the choice for Linux users with a Nvidia card has been between Nouveau - which has its fair deal of bugs - and a proprietary binary blob from Nvidia itself. The proprietary blob has a lot less bugs, but it breaks practically all display configuration tools, forcing people onto Nvidia's own configuration tool whenever they want to, for example, add a second screen.

I'm currently facing this choice between two non-optimal situations myself. I'm thinking of keeping the Nouveau driver, so any improvements resulting from this release will directly impact me. I don't know what expectations to have in terms of actual driver improvements. But regardless, this is a great move from Nvidia. And with me being a fanatic Linux user, this is a great incentive for me to look for one of their cards in my next pc/laptop!


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