The nouveau project aims to build high-quality, free/libre software drivers for nVidia cards. “Nouveau” [nuvo] is the French word for “new”.

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Ubuntu characters missing with Nvidia GeForce 840M and Nouveau driver

I recently bought a new laptop (ASUS-X555LN) with a 840M graphics card in it. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit with its install DVD, during and after the install, there are missing characters, like in ...
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How to simulate graphics driver reset with second monitor

How do you simulate whatever happens when you attach a second monitor via the mini-display port on a Macbook with Ubuntu 14.04? I'm currently trying to diagnose a bug involving nouveau or ...
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Login screen never appears after resume

I just upgrade to 14.04 on a Macbook Pro, using the Nouveau driver instead of Nvidia, and after I resume from suspend, my desktop background and mouse cursor appear, but the login/unlock screen never ...
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Resume from suspend not working on Macbook Pro 5,5 with Nouveau

Resume from suspend used to work perfectly on my Macbook Pro 5,5. I was using the Nvidia graphics driver, which had really bad support for OpenGL, so I purged the Nvidia driver switched to the open ...
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UI is smoother with Nouveau than with Nvidia proprietary drivers

I have been having this problem with every Ubuntu version since 12.04 (the older version I have ever installed in my laptop). With Nouveau drivers everything is fine, the UI is smooth as h3ll, BUT ...
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Will libdrm-nouveau2 library conflict with proprietary nvidia-346 driver?

I recently installed the nvidia-346 driver from ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa because prior versions of the nvidia driver in the official repositories were not compatible with my Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 graphics ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS restarts continuously

is my first time asking here, so, congrats for the forum, is very instructive! I have an Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS (64bits), and when Im working with that, I don't know exactly why, it restart again ...
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Blackscreen - failed to idle channel

I've just installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS and everything was working fine. But suddenly it freezes and then goes blackscreen, and displays this: * Stopping System V runlevel compatibility * ...
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How do I switch graphics driver without access to a shell?

I just tried to switch to the nouveau driver (from Nvidia proprietary) on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine, and now I can't access anything. When I start the computer I hear the drumroll when I reach the login ...
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DisplayLink USB monitor with Ubuntu 14.04 and nVidia GPU

I figured even before reading http://plugable.com/2014/03/06/displaylink-usb-2-0-graphics-adapters-on-linux-2014-edition that DisplayLink won't work with proprietary nVidia driver. I also see that the ...
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Ubuntu won't start got errors

I get errors when I press install Ubuntu after booting from bootable usb. nouveau E[ PGRAPH][0000:01:00.0] failed to load fuc409c nouveau E[ DEVICE][0000:01:00.0] failed to create 0x18000717, -22 ...
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Screen glitch: unplugging HDMI 14.04

The issue is that if I unplug the HDMI coming from my external monitor (i have many and it wasn't dependent on the make/model) the screen on my laptop gets essentially cut in half, displaying half of ...
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Switching between nvidia prop. and nouveau with reboot

There is a very similar question to this one but mind the difference: in this question I am ok with reboots between driver swaps. How can I easily switch between the nvidia prop. driver and nouveau, ...
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Errors at Ubuntu launch

When Ubuntu is launching, I get the following two errors (usually two, sometimes three): [ 22.713673] nouveau E[ DEVICE] [0000:03:00.0] unknown chipset, 0x118010a2 [ 22.713726] nouveau E[ DRM] ...
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Nouveau unknown chipset at install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu version 14.10 on my new computer. It's a fresh build with nothing installed yet. You can see a list of the hardware here. At first I had difficulty with the UEFI boot, but ...
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Wrong display driver after resume from suspend/hibernate

My PC has two graphic adapters: (external) nvidia and (built-in) intel. Normally only one is used and connected to display - the nvidia. That how it was auto-detected during install, and normally I ...
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Second display screen detected but not usable (though is working fine). Using x.org nouveau driver

The display settings for my laptop and separate screen aren't working correctly. The screen resolution for my 14" laptop won't set correctly and my preferred (larger) display screen is not usable in ...
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Easy Nvidia to Nouveau switching

Recently installed the latest NVidia drivers (340), and the tearing, even while scrolling is unworkable. So, after trying various fixes with no avail, Iv'e decided to try and swicth back and forth ...
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Nouveau driver 3D lagging on 14.10 (less than 100 fps)

The nouveau driver supports 3D acceleration on all GeForce chipsets now. Only that on my system with a GeForce 256 (NV10) animations in Unity are lagging terribly. vblank_mode=0 glxgears reports ...
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GT 730 Driver Installation Issues on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I have purchased a PNY GeForce GT 730 Graphics Card for my Dell Inspiron i3-3240 desktop, but neither the nouveau drivers nor the proprietary NVIDIA drivers will get me past GRUB without a blank ...
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Hibernate/Suspend doesnt work

I have a problem with my power modes in 14.04. When I use sudo pm-hibernate my laptop and monitor display are getting black. After one or two seconds, the laptop and the monitor are showing the ...
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OpenGL does not work properly on Ubuntu 14.04 with Mesa 10.1.3

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12 to 14.04 and I'm now experiencing problems with some software that uses OpenGL. Instead of rendering images it renders just black screen. I know that libglew and GLX ...
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libkmod: Error ../libkmod/libkmod-config.c:686 kmod_config_parse: /etc/modprobe./blacklist-nouveau.conf line 5 ignoring bad line starting with 'alia'

libkmod: Error ../libkmod/libkmod-config.c:686 kmod_config_parse: /etc/modprobe./blacklist-nouveau.conf line 5 ignoring bad line starting with 'alia' I started getting this recently then today it ...
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Two-fold problem with nvidia (high cpu usage) & nouveau (blank external monitor)

I am facing two different problems with the nvidia & nouveau drivers. With the nvidia driver, all seem to work just fine.... except one thing: cpu usage gets pretty high, especially when scrolling ...
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14.10 Live CD black screen

First, the CD (64Bit) is alright, tried on another computer and is working. Booting Live CD. choose Language (OK) Choose Keyboard-layout (OK) When I go further, a black screen appears, ...
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How can I use Gallium driver in optimus laptop Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to use the nouveau gallium driver on my laptop that runs GeForce GT 740M. Here's the output for lspci -v: 08:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK208M [GeForce GT 740M] (rev a1) ...
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Battery not detected, /proc/acpibattery empty even it is present

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and it is fully up-to-date. But the battery of my laptop is never detected. There is no battery icon on the top bar, the /proc/acpi/battery is empty. I've tried to remove the ...
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Nvidia drivers macbook pro retina (10,1) 14.04

So, I'm currently dual-booting 14.04 and OSX on my macbook pro retina (10,1). I am currently using the nouveau drivers and have had no luck what-so-ever getting the nvidia drivers to work. What ...
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“unable to load kernel module nvidia.ko” BUT “modprobe -r nouveau” = FATAL (not found)

Im lost. I've tried many things and even broke my installation. This is a new installation, which I'm more carefull with. I've blacklisted nouveau, and It seems it's not loaded as "modprobe -r ...
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How to safely remove proprietary Intel driver

I recently installed the proprietary Intel drivers for my Toshiba Satellite A105 s4284 running Ubuntu 14.10. Nouveau was working just fine, I was just attempting to make it so that I was able to run ...
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I have to install Intel driver?

i have Intel 4600M HD and nvidia 740m . do i have to install Intel driver knowing that im using Nouveau driver cause proprietary driver crashes a lot
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Ubuntu 14.04 Can't use NVidia

as I stated in the title, no matter what I do, I can't switch my priority from nouveau to NVidia. When I go to synaptic Package manager and apply changes as told, it waits forever to apply changes, so ...
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CLI no ability to interact

I don't know how this could be related to my other problem solving in another topic: Cannot shutdown (CLI/GUI) But these problems (this and not being able to shut computer down via GUI) occured, I ...
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Nouveau driver has low brightness/contrast

Why nouveau looks with less brightness and/or contrast than nvidia proprietary driver? I use Ubuntu 14.04 in a desktop with a Nvidia GeForce GT 640. I had this problem in the past too with other ...
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Unity not coming up / nouveau failed to idle channel 2

First up I am extremely fresh with linux so go easy lol.. after installing Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my Acer aspire the first problem I encounter is a flashing courser it doesnt seem to like being ...
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“misaligned register” showing while syetem is on suspend mode

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.When I click on the suspend button it suspends but the following text is coming here [3265.605475][drm]nouveau 0000:00:0d.0:======= misaligned reg 0x00600810======= ...
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graphics problem in xubuntu 14.04: images and text disappear

I recently migrated from Win XP to Ubuntu, and I have been having a very annoying graphics problem ever since. I am currently running Xubuntu 14.04, but I do not have the impression that the exact ...
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Standby Problem, PC can not enter Standby mode

I have a problem with the Standby function: My Computer does not enter the Standby mode with Ubuntu 14.04LTS. If I remeber me right, it works with Ubuntu 13.10 but this Version was not long installed ...
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Failed to suspend due to nouveau failure

There are many questions about failed suspension on ubuntu ([1][2]), but each of them seem so specific that I'm posting mine. In my case, sometimes (very randomly) my XP15 does not suspend. I'm ...
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How do you install the Nvidia binary driver on 14.04?

Ever since the Geforce 2 days, I've been installing the Nvidia binary graphics drivers on my Linux desktop machines. I've always used Nvidia cards so that this was possible. After a stint with a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer 5920g: impossible activate hardware acceleration with geforce gt 8600m

I'm trying to install ubuntu on Acer 5920g, but it's extremely slow, sice the video card gt 8600m have no hardware acceleration. I tried to install several versions of proprietary driver from ...
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What's the proper way to install NVidia drivers now? [duplicate]

BACKGROUND: Once upon a time, when I installed Ubuntu 10.x on an older machine, and kept upgrading it until 13.04 or 13.10, there was an easy-to-find option in Settings that allowed to install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashes on resuming from suspend

Scenario. I recently uninstalled Nvidia propitiatory drivers, and installed nouveau ones. Before that, sleep and resume worked fine. So it might be a driver issue, but i dont want to taint my kernel ...
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Ubuntu wakes immediately after suspend with Nouveau on GeForce GT 525M [closed]

I've seen a couple similar questions (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), but neither seems to address my case. When I suspend, after a second, I see a terminal with the word "Nouveau" (implying Nvidia problems?), and ...
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Nvidia gtx 760 drivers?

Running the nouveau driver I can use my max resolution of 1280x1050 However trying to setup 3d cube I get a weird tearing like effect as if I ran out of a source-game map Trying to switch to the ...
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NOUVEAU on 2013 15" macbook 14.04 crashes on resume

I have a 2013 Macbook Pro 15" (Macbook 11,3). My laptop works perfectly fine except awaking from suspend. I can see the screen, the keyboard does not work after waking up and my laptop (at least my ...
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Small title bar text

I am using Mythbuntu 14.04. Everything in Myth is working and the correct size. The problem is I selected the Nvidia driver during the install and now the text in any title bar window that I open is ...
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install nvidia driver instead nouveau

3 days ago I got installed Ubunto 14.04 and got some problems as fuzzy/blurry screen and bad support of multiple screens. So I realized that as default ubuntu install nouveau. I googled how to remove ...
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Ubuntu/Kubuntu 14.04 LTS can't boot on a Nvidia Optimus Laptop

I am unable to boot Ubuntu/Kubuntu 14.04 LTS on Thinkpad T420i with Nvidia Optimus enabled. System boots to a blank screen. System also slowly turns into a furnace. Temperature would read close to ...
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unable to load nvidia(bumblebee) in ubuntu 14.04 (only nouveau loads)

Bumblebee stopped working on my system after upgrading to stable version of Ubuntu 14.04. DUring installation I get this error rmmod: ERROR: Module nouveau is in use Setting up bumblebee ...