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 crashes during bootup if Nouveau drivers are not configured

I am using Ubuntu 16.0.4 LTS and I am facing issue with the installation of Nvidia drivers. I read over the internet that to successfully install nvidia drivers I need to either blacklist nouveau ...
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Turn on proprietary Nvidia graphics driver on Ubuntu 16.04 in recovery mode

I had a working system running Ubuntu 16.04 with the proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers. I decided to switch to nouveau (foolish, I know) and now the system won't boot. It forces me into recovery ...
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Select at boot time, from Grub, Nouveau or Nvidia driver

I have a laptop MSI GS60 6QE; CPU is Skylake I7-6700HQ and GPU NVIDIA GTX 970. I had installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it and is working quiet good. I've installed NVIDIA 364.19 driver from ppa.launchpad.net/...
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Unable to launch steam/tf2 using nouveau

Trying to use nouveau driver isntead of the nvidia driver cause of poor performance, but I am unable to launch steam to use the dedicated card. Launching as env DRI_PRIME=1 steam steam://rungameid/...
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How can I run the 16.04 installer without using `nouveau`?

I have tried installing numerous Linux distros with no luck. In every case, it appears to be due to a failure by nouveau driver to identify my graphics card, which is an Nvidia GeForce GTX970M. My ...
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Can't install CUDA on Ubuntu due to Nouveau - how can I disable / uninstall?

I note that I sometimes get weird Nouveau problems in the command line. I tried to disable Nouveau using the instructions here, but I still get all of the problems below. Trying to install CUDA 7.5, ...
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What are the Nvidia open source graphics drivers? [duplicate]

I just added the Nvidia driver PPA ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa, and am noticing that a number of the options in Additional Drivers now have "(open source)" (i.e. first option in image) appended to them ...
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How to start a dameged xubuntu in command line only?

I'm trying to install nvidia drivers in a Xubuntu 16. I did donwload the .run file from nvidia website but there is some issues. The x server must be stopped - easy, and nouveau drivers must be ...
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Unable to get EVGA GTX 980 SC Working

So, I'm running the most recent ubuntu release. I have tried everything I can find. No matter what I do, I either cannot get past the login screen, or if I do it freezes up. I am nearly to the point ...
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Is there any chance to install newest mesa on ubuntu 14.04?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and tried to install the newest mesa version 11.2.2 on it. However the ./configure requires libdrm_nouveau >= 2.4.66 but the version of libdrm_nouveau on my ubuntu 14.04 is ...
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Black screen after boot with Nvida drivers and bios screen corruption

[Cross posting from ubuntu forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2324197] Hi, hope someone can help. I've a old Rock x770 laptop (clevo M57RU) with nvidia GTX7950go graphics card, intel ...
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Xenial 16.04 crashes with nouveau CACHE_ERROR

Video locked up completely. Mouse wouldn't move, CTL-ALT-F1 wouldn't switch to emergency backup console. Logged in via putty; from that login, the system seemed to be running normally, but nothing ...
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How to load Nouveau KMS to fix a clicking noise

I have this problem about clicking noises coming from my left speaker. There were several posts about this and the power save. I was not able to get the powersave settings to "stick", but I think ...
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How to use nouveau instead of intel?

I have a laptop with Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU. I want to use nouveau but whatever I do my laptop is always using Intel's driver. How can I make it use nouveau?
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Ubuntu stopped working without apparent reason

I'm pretty new to the Linux System, I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS and I am more then satisfied. I'm web delevoper,and for the first time in my life everything worked right away. I installed ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Live USB not starting due to graphic card driver errors (nouveau)

The desktop is not starting at all. So I cannot install the proprietary drivers for NVidia via system preferences. Any advice please?
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Can not install xserver-xorg-video-nouveau xorg-video-abi-15 because of the error of unmet dependencies

When trying to run sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-nouveau xorg-video-abi-15 I am having the following error, is there any solution for it. The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Nouveau vs Nvidia driver on Xenial 16.04 [closed]

Xenial beta works well on a test laptop with an Nvidia GeForce 920M with the Nouveau driver. Has the Nouveau driver matured enough so that one needs the NVidia driver only when you have heavy ...
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Brightness problems on ubuntu15.10 for UEFI compatible laptop

I have recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 alongside Windows 8.1 with UEFI compatibility i had to disable nouveau.modeset now i cant reduce my brightness on Ubuntu.
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Nouveau or Intel - what's my system using?

Noob question. I have Nouveau, not nvidia drivers installed on a Skylake + Geforce GTX 960M Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 system. When I go to the "Details" app it says "Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 530 (...
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Problems with Nouveau (NVIDIA)

Okay, i installed linux mint in my computer and the screen was all corrupted, i thought that it could be the installation that was corrupted, then i downloaded ubuntu and installed and had the same ...
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installing ubuntu with nouveau error

I have searched the internet trying to solve this problem. I've seen similar problems with the same errors in disabling the nouveau. This screen pops up when while trying to install Ubuntu. I'm not ...
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modeset: problems on booting and external monitor

Here is my problem. When I add "nomodeset" option to /etc/default/grub in GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT, my laptop fails to recognize external monitor. No external monitor under system display setting. ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Problems With Nvidia Drivers

What I have: Lenovo + Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M Events: some aptitude command destroyed the system, reinstalled Ubuntu 15.10 from USB. Now I have Win10 and Ubuntu15.10 All looks fine, I need Nvidia+...
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Log file bloat due to nouveau

Both my kern.log and syslog files have grown to >50Gb and contain a few hundred million lines of: Feb 23 23:32:43 Yawning-Angel kernel: [396111.179453] nouveau E[ PFIFO][0000:05:00.0] PBDMA0: ch 2 [...
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Can't install 15.10 on my laptop

I upgraded from 15.04 and the upgrade seemed to go alright. It won't boot now --- x windows crashes. I tried running it from a root shell after enabling networking, but that doesn't work: resolvconf ...
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1 Help with installing Nvidia drivers in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install an Nvidia driver for the GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card I have but I am running into some issues in the process. Running Ubuntu 14.04. Essentially, I have followed the ...
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A strange problem with Kubuntu 15.10

I have been using Fedora for ages, but the new laptop that I purchased came with Ubuntu installed and I decided to give it a try. I regretted it almost immediately but continued out of sheer ...
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how can i install bumblebee for nouveau?

i read Ubuntu Wiki and they gave instruction for nvidia driver not for nouveau. (actually when i tried to download Nvidia proprietary driver my laptop stop working so i have to deal with nouveau ) I ...
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Installing Ubuntu On Dell Precision 5510

Has anyone had any success installing Ubuntu 14.04, 15.10, or any variety on the new Dell Precision 5510? I have been trying for 3 days with very little success. Issues I'm Facing The Intel 8260 ...
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Can you disable graphics acceleration of nouveau driver during session?

I know it could be set in kernel parameters during boot, but I seem to be unable to change those boot parameters for live USB media, so I would like to be able to change the setting after I have ...
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How to upgrade the nouveau driver in 14.04 LTS?

The nouveau driver in my LTS works great (I don't miss the NVidia driver), but there's one little nitpick that doesn't work very well: suspend. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. So I would ...
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How disable NOUVEAU?

I edit blacklist.conf blacklist.conf I look what kernel modules are currently loaded nouveau Update_1: lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 live usb won't boot, seems incompatible with nouveau

So it's seems to be a fairly common problem that ubuntu live usbs won't run because they lack the necessary nvidia drivers. I have a geforce gtx 960 and when I try to run the live usb I see a lot of ...
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Boot into emergency mode because of nouveau: Error parsing PCC subspaces from PCCT

I installed kubuntu 15.04 and upgraded it to 15.10. I was able to boot normally into kubuntu a few times but suddenly it started to boot only in emergency mode showing this: [ 2.932200]Error ...
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Dual monitors work properly with nouveau driver but don't work with nvidia driver on a GT 650M (14.04/15.10)

So, my ASUS laptop has an nvidia GT 650M . I have had this laptop since 2013 and I have been able to use dual monitors with the nvidia proprietary drivers, through optimus (prime). I wanted to hook ...
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mouse and screen freeze every few seconds (Ubuntu 15.10, two nvidia cards, four monitors, nouveau video driver)

I have two identical video cards (Nvidia GTX 560) and four identical monitors (LG model E2240TI), all four arranged horizontally. I have gnome-session-flashback installed and am using the Gnome-...
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Installation problem - dual boot with W10 on Win certified laptop

I've got Acer V15 Nitro Black Edition with Intel Integrated graphics + GTX 860M and I know there are some problems with drivers and so on. But I have problem with installation, where I just get ...
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15.10 Not nvidia-304 nor nouveau works properly

first things first: $ lspci | grep VGA 00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6100 nForce 400] (rev a2) Default nouveau driver messes up dash launcher. Basically ...
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How to solve black screen problem after installing nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 15.10?

I have a Asus K550JK (Ubuntu shows X550JK) with a intel hd 4600 and nvidia 850m. When trying to install Ubuntu 15.04, the same error nouveau unk06 used to flood, I would just set nomodeset to the ...
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Ubuntu booting problem shutdown, restart - probably due to nouveau graphics driver

If I click to shut down it won't shutdown. Only will be a blackscreen after I click it and still running. If I use the command "sudo shutdown -h now" it will shut down for good, but after I open it ...
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100 nouveau driver issues

Sorry, I'm rookie and my English is bad. The computer is Compaq Presario F700 (This laptop had Windows Vista) My lspci | grep VGA output is: 00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C51 ...
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How can I switch between Nouveau and INTEL video driver?

On laptops with NVIDIA Optimus, Nouveau is installed by default. When you try to install closed-source driver of NVIDIA, it's possible to switch between NVIDIA and INTEL video driver via NVIDIA's ...
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Can I safe-change nouveau for nvidia for gaming, and back to nouveau for avoid tearing?

Up to day, even in 15.10 beta 1, nvidia drivers (even 355) makes my screen tearing, even moving windows. I've tried every fix on the internet (askubuntu, forums) but nothing works. I think I have to ...
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Graphic problems in Ubuntu 14.04?

A week I was having a problem booting into Ubuntu. The symptoms were as follows :- Unable to shutdown Ubuntu Missing mouse for a few seconds after boot Laptop must undergo a force restart after a ...
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Nvidia drivers not loading

I'm using Kubuntu 15.04 with the latest kernel at the moment (4.2rc7) from here: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-rc7-unstable/ and the latest Nvidia drivers form ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa ...
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Second Screen Resolution Nvidia (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

Skip to bold part for problem description Edit (After 1 year) After Ubuntu 16.04 LTS release i am having more problems with second screen. The solution below i wrote before doesn't work. It has ...
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nouveau: kernel faults and Xorg sometimes stucks; or is it hardware at fault?

Not a long time ago Ī̲ got rid of AMD Radeon HD 7700 card and purchased nVidia GeForce 8600 GTS for an Ubuntu box, since many mouths shouted “don’t buy AMD for Linux, buy nVidia”. Then Ī̲ found that ...
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Jumpy/laggy scrolling with Nvidia drivers

I need your help on an extremely irritating issue. I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and i'm having many different issues with my Nvidia card, mostly tearing and jumpy/laggy performance. These problems occur ...
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How to use Nouveau for graphics and NVIDIA GPU for only CUDA programs on Optimus notebook?

I am using a notebook with a Intel i7 (with its own GPU) and a NVIDIA GPU. On Windows, the notebook uses Optimus to switch between the GPUs intelligently. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I installed CUDA ...