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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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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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 ...
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How to remove screen tearing in Ubuntu 15.04

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 for a couple of months. I started using Ubuntu after trying a lot of distros (all of which were giving screen tearing). In Ubuntu the there was no screen tearing in the ...
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Unbinding nouveau freezes system

I unbound the nouveau driver from my unused Nvidia graphics card and wanted to bind it to the vfio-pci driver but my whole system froze. I used this script #!/bin/bash modprobe vfio-pci for dev in ...
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Settings or something on Nouveau driver?

I'm on Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 and Nouveau driver is set by default. I don't want to set Nvidia proprietary driver because of my little fear (I broke my pc a while ago on 14.04 only trying to set it on ...
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Xorg PPA vs Michael Marley or Nouveau

Which driver source is better Xorg vs Michael Marley or should I stick with Nouveau? Please explain your answer? My graphic card is MSI GTX 760 2GB TF IV GAMING OC And what is the difference of this ...
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No support for Maxwell GPUs in Nouveau

I finally got my Dream MAchine ready for primetime but it looks like Ubuntu does not, well not ubuntu may be but Nouveau. I am trying to install fresh Ubuntu 14.04.02 ( Should I go for 15.04 ?) and I ...
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Nouveau driver randomly freezing Graphical interface (X Server)

I'm having random freezes on my Ubuntu GNOME 15.04. Suddently I'm not able to click or move anything on the interface. I can however go to another virtual text terminal (Ctrl + Alt + F1) and I can ...
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Nvidia binary driver causes problem after system update

i use linux for about 4 years now. I am more an experienced user than linux-pro. I tryed many different distros and recognized one problem most every ubuntu-based Distros have in common. When i ...
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Enable hardware acceleration on integrated card in dual card setup

I have two graphics cards: product: Xeon E3-1200 Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller and product: GT218 [GeForce 210]. I run Ubuntu 14.04 and do not have a custom xorg.conf. My ...
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Ubuntu won't install from USB

Whenever I try installing ubuntu from my USB i get the following error nouveau E[ DEVICE] unknown chipset nouveau E[ DRM] failed to create I've tried running it in nomodeset and that ...
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Unknown chipset and identify packet device issues on install…help

I'm trying to install Linux Ubuntu from a DVD. However, I'm getting the following errors... Click for full size How can I just install Ubuntu on my PC? I don't understand why this is so difficult.
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Problem with nvidia driver (NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:04:00): 6, PE007e )

Sometimes my system (Ubuntu 14.04 64bit with the latests proprietary drivers from repositories) hangs, artefacts appear on the screen and systems doesn't respond on any commands from keyboard or ...
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15.04 Can't install GUI driver

For some reason 15.04 can't install GUI. Even when simply trying to boot with a stick I am getting Nouveau error. Basically can't identify chip on my GTX980. Very strange because 14.04.2 have no ...
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How to find a graphics driver that works (faulty with nouveau & nvidia)?

I'm unable to access my Ubuntu 14.04 or Win XP partitions. When I try to log in to Ubuntu sometimes I get to the password point and my mouse stops working, or I get a black screen before that and ...
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how to make britness control work on ubuntu 14.04 with nVidia graphic card?

I have a Sony vaio VPCEJ equipped with an Nvidia Gforce 410m with cuda ,currently I am under ubuntu 14.04 and using the Nouveau Nvidia driver for my graphic card because I found it to be the most ...
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Cursor flickering and disappearing with dual-screen setup

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 under unity and set up a dual screen. For the two screens I'm using my GTX 760 using Nouveau drivers (I couldn't use nvidia's because they were not working, but ...
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PCC ACPI Probe Failed on ubuntu after installing Debian [duplicate]

I just bought a new computer this week.So, I am new to this NVIDIA issues.I installed an Ubuntu 15.04 on my system and used an official driver which was downloaded from the nvidia website.I ...
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live usb nouveau drivers crash

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop which i previously had done but there seems that there is some problem with the nouveau drivers. (i have a GTX770) I get errors of this kind: nouveau ...
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Installing Nvidia Drivers: open source vs proprietary

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04.2, and now I want to start using Nvidia's official drivers, rather than the Nouveau drivers that come as default with Ubuntu. So, on the Nvidia website, I ...
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UBuntu 14.04 LTS - switching between nvidia and nouveau drivers - blacklist

I found a similiar question. In my case a catalog /etc/modprobe.d/ doesn't contain blacklist-nvidia-nouveau.conf but there is nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf Can I use following command (when switching ...
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System Testing app crashes immediately on 14.04 Desktop

Whenever I attempt to run System Testing on 14.04 Desktop, it crashes immediately. It generates the crash file /var/crash/_usr_bin_checkbox-gui.1000.crash. ProblemType: Crash Architecture: i386 ...
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Unknown chipset drm failed after grub

I have been receiving this error every time I try to try Ubuntu or install it. I boot it in non uefi mode ( if its in uefi the screen is just blank) and choose my language. I pick an option and this ...
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getting rid of nouveau and using intel graphics

I'm running a Asus N550JK notebook, which uses an Intel HD4000-something-something Integrated GPU together with a proprietary nVidia GTX850m (known as nVidia Optimus). I just installed Ubuntu-Server ...
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how to skip nouveau driver error while installing ubuntu?

I am installing ubuntu downloaded recently into my pc with GT 240 graphics card. the installation is hanging . when pressing alt+sshift +f1 I saw many errors starting with nouveau. Killing the ...
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Installing NVIDIA driver on Kubuntu 15.04 causes a bad screen resolution

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 15.04. Before installing 15.04 I used Ubuntu 14.10 with the latest NVIDIA drivers. With that version I had no problems with the graphic card (screen resolution). Btw. ...
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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 ...