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The X.Org Foundation Is Funding Work To Improve Nouveau Re-Clocking

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Roy Spliet, an existing contributor to Nouveau, has managed to secure EVoC funding to reverse-engineer and implement NVA3/5/8 voltage and frequency scaling support within the open-source Nouveau driver. "For this project, I aim to tie these loose ends together for NVIDIAs NVA3/5/8 GPUs. His "REclock" proposal states, "I intend to fully reverse engineer several subcomponents related to voltage and frequency scaling, try to get a full understanding of the clock tree and use this gained knowledge to further improve the nouveau voltage and frequency scaling implementation for said GPUs."

Given that Roy is an existing Nouveau contributor and previously he worked on the re-clocking for NVAA and NVAC chipsets along with some work on NVC0 Fermi support, this EVoC project has good chances of being successful. It's estimated to take at least 12 weeks. Roy has also secured extra funding from the X.Org Foundation for purchasing additional NVIDIA hardware for furthering this re-clocking effort.

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Quick Look: Unity for Arch

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A precursory glance at the above screenshot might give the impression that this is yet another Ubuntu Linux review. However, a closer look at the logo in the bottom left corner reveals that nothing could be farther from the truth. Today we’ll be taking a quick look at the Unity desktop environment on Arch Linux.

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A small note on window decorations

If you have updated to the recently released GNOME development version, you may have noticed that some window decorations look slightly different. Of course it is quite normal for the theme to evolve with the rest of GNOME, but in this case the visual changes are actually the result of some bigger changes under the hood which deserve some more explanation. It is well-known that GTK+ gained support for client-side decorations a while ago – after all, most GNOME applications were quick in adopting custom titlebars, which have become one of the most distinguished patterns of GNOME 3 applications. However it is less well-known that client-side decorations may also be used for windows with no custom decorations, namely when using GDK’s wayland backend. Read more