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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How to get a system nouveau-free

nouveau is giving me a hell of a lot of problems, and I would like to start without it altogether. I removed basically everything, up to libdrm-nouveau1a, because plymouth depends on it and if I try ...
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Getting nvidia GEFORCE GT 635M to work in 13.04

I tried installing nvidia drivers in 12.10 via x-swat repository, and primus, and noveau, and a million things i found on the net and everything just broke the system, until I finally got bumblebee to ...
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open source nvidia drivers memory usage

I am basic user of computer (GIMP, Writer, Impress, Krusader) so advanced 3D features of my NVIDIA graphic card Geforce 9400 G is not needed. Both Nouveau and Nvidia proprietary drivers are working ...
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Bumblebee Configurator GUI Set-Up

Installed Bumblebee Configuator GUI. I choosed "Nvidia" driver and "Exit at quit" thing to test it. It saved. But how do I know its really Nvidia driver that's in use? The other option was ...
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GeForce 8600M GT: Nouveau performance better than proprietary driver?

After installing Ubuntu 12.10 on this computer, I installed NVIDIA's proprietary driver, since I might want to play a few games. I soon started having problems with video and audio. I'd be watching a ...
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Ubuntu stops at Nouveau during boot up (live or install)

I have used Linux in the past, but am still a casual user. I recently upgraded laptops to a Dell M6600. It has a i7-3840QM at 2.8GHz and 32Gb of Ram. It has both an intel HD 4000 on board graphics ...
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Am I using the Nouveau driver or the proprietary NVIDIA driver?

For a long time, I have used the NVIDIA proprietary driver. In Additional Drivers the NVIDIA driver was activated. However, I just "Removed" that driver because I would like to use the Nouveau driver ...
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Swapped graphics card, ended with dead system

Where to start.... My OS is Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 AMD64 (no specific reason to get server other than avoiding any preset desktop environment right out of the box). I was having the fun of my lifetime ...
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How do I get nVidia drivers working on new 2012 iMac?

I can't get nVidia drivers working on my new iMac. It has the GeForce GTX 680MX card and I believe it's currently using the nouveau drivers. Whenever I install the nVidia drivers (I've tried ...
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Revert back to Nouveau drivers [duplicate]

I was trying to install the proprietary nvidia drivers for my optimus laptop. This resulted in my GUI disappearing, I can only see my desktop background (can still open terminal and right-click the ...
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Can't install nvidia-experimental-310

i went using the gui at first (software sources -> additional drivers), it installed without any problem, but when restarting and running sudo lshw -C display i still get this: *-display ...
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Proprietary videocard driver makes unity disappear

Every time I try to install a driver for my videocard, Unity crashes, and I just start up with an empty desktop. I've had this problem with both Nvidia and AMD carts. Only the Nouveau drivers + Nvidia ...
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Where to report a severe bug ? - seems to toast Compaq 8510w hardware

An Ubuntu install smashed my HP Compaq 8510w built-in LCD display and presumably the firmware/BIOS. I did an install a while ago of Lubuntu 12.10 - somewhere in the process, my laptop display started ...
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Why is Ubuntu unable to mount my hard drive when I use Nvidia Discrete graphics?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T520 with Nvidia Optimus graphics. Optimus is designed to let you switch between discrete and integrated graphics as needed for performance and battery life. The BIOS has ...
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Monitor resolution problem (nouveau-driver, 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04.1)

All of a sudden the system changed the screen resolution to 1240x768. I have an AOC 931 Swl with optimal resolution: 1366x768 (60 Hz). outputs: xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 nomodeset fixes boot problem but causes screen resolution to get stuck

I've been searching the askubuntu forum for the past 3 days trying to figure out what's going on with my system and I have tried a lot of things but to no avail. So, I will explain my situation and ...
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If im using nouveau there is no way to use vdpau with it?

Im using ubuntu 12.10 and im using the opensource driver which came reloaded with the distro tried to install the proper driver but I failed, so now im using the opensource driver and its okay, but ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 PPC slow startup and shutdown

I've installed Lubuntu 12.04 on a Powerbook G4 (PowerPC 1GHz, 1GB ram, Geforce MX 440). Everything works perfectly except the startup and shutdown. To startup my system I have to wait about 3 minutes ...
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can xdiagnose tools can help me with troubleshoot suspend/resume on my laptop

I've found a tool called xdiagnose on my 12.04LTS, but no documentation. I have a Dell Latitude laptop -- will this help me resolve suspend and resume issues that might be related to nvidia and ...
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Can I view Nvidia GPU usage?

I know that I can view CPU usage using System Monitor: Is there such a tool for viewing GPU usage, as well?
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Why is Firefox scrolling faster with Nouveau driver than with Nvidia driver?

I'm really astonished that using the nvidia driver results in poor speed and high cpu usage when working with Unity. I mean scrolling in Firefox consumes 100% cpu time and still isn't as fluid as it ...
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Screen tearing with opened Dash - Nvidia Geforce 8400 using Nouveau driver [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, on my dodgy Vostro 1400 with Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS. Since installation, I switch to Nvidia driver and it works alright, but the windows performance is choppy, ...
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GeForce 670M on 12.10 - Compiz Glitching [closed]

I've just done a fresh install on a new laptop that has a 670M. Ubuntu defaults to using Nouveau however there's a fair amount of corruption on certain visual elements. For reference, Windows 7 ...
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Remove proprietary Nvidia drivers?

I manually installed the lastest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 12.10 using the files directly from the Nvidia website. Long story short, they don't work, I have an extremely low resolution, and need to go ...
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How do I remove Nvidia drivers and revert to nouveau (12.04)?

I'd like to give the new nouveau drivers a try. When I try a Ubuntu live distro, they work pretty flawlessly, but I don't seem to be able to use them correctly on my installed system. What I do is ...
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How do I get drivers working for an Nvidia GT560i on 10.04?

My beloved and hard working 10.04 LTS x86_64 workstation can no long run in anything but command-line no, xorg won't run. When my nvidia GT260 adapter failed, I replaced with a GT560i. The ...
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How can I get a 1920x1080 resolution?

I a newbie Linux and have just installed Ubuntu in a dual boot with Windows 7. I love the interface of Ubuntu but unfortunately I can only get a 800x600 or 1024x728 resolution with black bars all ...
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Nouveau failing to drive dual monitors on kernel 3.2.0-30

I have set up my system quite a while ago and even though nouveau has some quirks, I still prefer to use it to the nvidia drivers, because or randr. After the latest kernel upgrades to version ...
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How to change back to xserver-xorg-video-nouveau? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove nVidia driver and go back to Nouveau I try to install GT 630M driver--NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.51.run and nvidia-current, but they decrease the resolution. That ...
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how to setup nouveau driver at boot time in ubuntu 12.04?

I would like add nouveau driver during boot time but I don't know where is the place in ubuntu 12.04 to add modprobe nouveau.
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what packages should I install in ubuntu 12.04 to fulfill opengl requirements for using nouveau driver?

I try to switch from nvidia to nouveau driver via script: !/bin/bash stop gdm rmmod nvidia sed -i "s/nouveau/nvidia/" /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia-nouveau.conf update-alternatives --set ...
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nouveau driver issue when trying to boot ubuntu

i just installed ubuntu, and it says nouveau failed to idle channel 1 and 2. it also says nouveau playlist update failed. i believe this is a video card driver problem. what can i to to resolve this? ...
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Graphic card Radeon HD 5450 or GeForce GT 210 with open source driver and HDMI

I want to buy a new graphic card. I want to use the card with an open source driver (Radeon / Nouveau), but I need HDMI output. Which is the better choice, Radeon HD 5450 or GeForce GT 210?
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How activate NVIDIA drivers? [closed]

Yesterday I was having a few memory leaks with Compiz, I decided to put this down to the new NVIDIA drivers that I installed. I purged everything with NVIDIA from my system and booted into Ubuntu ...
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Hibernation/suspend - nvidia/nouveau - Tried everything, still not working, any idea?

Having tested all the solutions that I could find on the net, I try my luck here: I use Precise Pangolin, version 32bit kernel with pae Symptoms: Suspend goes well, but on resume, my screens ...
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Hibernation error message

During Ubuntu hibernation the following messages appear on the screen and they are accumulated until the system is completely restarted. They also can be found in dmesg output. [50357.815787] [drm] ...
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Low display resolution under Ubuntu 12.04

I had some problem after installing new drivers for Nvidia. After having followed the instructions answered to this question, I now only have the Nouveau open-source driver. I can have access to my ...
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Ubuntu 64-bit 12.04 installation dvd boot problem blank screen

I get blank screen when trying to install UbuntuStudio 64-bit DVD (i tried to install from DVD not USB stick). When using nosplash and no quiet i see that it hangs when it tries to load the nouveau ...
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Why do the Nouveau drivers work better than the Nvidia ones?

I have a bit of a weirdie here. My rig uses an Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS in a PCIE x16 slot. Up to about a year ago, no problems with the card. I then started getting random crashes. They got more ...
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How do I force X to use the vesa driver?

I have an old nvidia card not supported anymore (Ti4200Go agp 8x). The nouveau driver has problems drawing the cursor and shows ugly pictures on the screen. How do I try the vesa driver? I'm sad the ...
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12.04 install now just blank screen

I have attempted to install a new copy of 12.04 using usb stick instead of using download manager. Everything went fine while using usb stick until I restarted after installation was complete. Then, ...
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gnome shell choppy/flicking after --replace (nvidia gfx)

after regular updates/upgrades my gnome-shell stopped working and got into fallback mode. I have tested installing nvidia drivers (i have an nvidia gfx), removing them, blacklisting nouveau and other ...
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Geforce video card problems with Ubuntu 11.10

I'm having issues with my video card drivers: GeForce 9600 GT/PCI/SSE2 When installing Nouveau - not getting 3d support and the 2d is really buggy, fuzzy fonts and lots of other stuff. Really ugly. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Nvidia woes

So I know this has been posted a few times, I have searched and tried options but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to install my video card drivers. Where I stand now: Fresh install of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD won't Boot

I run the installer and when it hits the nouveau video section I see it flash and try to load the desktop, but drops back to a cursor. It appears that the nouveau drivers are failing with my Geforce ...
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How do I get a Dell Latitude e6420 working?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) on a brand new Dell Latitude e6420, and I'm having a few problems. This laptop has an Optimus (?) setup - i.e. integrated gfx and an Nvidia Quadro NVS 4200M. ...
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Poor performance of Nvidia Riva TNT2 (NV05) with nouveau driver

While using Ubuntu 12.04 I have poor performance in video playback on a Nvidia Riva TNT2 (NV05) Video card with 32MB on board. When using Ubuntu 11.04 and activating through Jockey the ...
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Can I Force Kubuntu Installer To Use Nvidia Driver, Not Nouveau?

Is there an alternate install routine for Kubuntu 12.04 that would force the installer to use the Nvidia driver rather than Nouveau? I ask because I've installed KDE-Full on Ubuntu 12.04 and like it. ...
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GUI Hangs when using multiload-indicator

I upgraded to 12.04 Tuesday (1 May) and as of 3 May the GUI has hung 4-5 times: the clock stops moving the mouse cursor is responsive, but nothing happens when I click I can ssh to the machine I ...
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Screen connected to the 'mini-displayport' doesn't work anymore on an Apple Monitor

I am running Ubuntu on a Mac Pro with a Apple monitor. The machine has a GeForce GT 120 (aka GeForce 9500GT). The DVI output is still working, but the screen connected to the 'mini-displayport' ...