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 13.10: How to disable Nvidia graphics (nouveau)?

I have a MSI GS70 laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 installed. Unfortunately, my laptop has an NVidia graphics card, the only effect of which for me is constant fan noise, hot temperature of the laptop and ...
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how to custumize ubuntu 12.04 after installing NVIDA driver?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and install MyUnity tool. I was able to customize the interface but after I installed the NVIDIA Driver a lot of changes to the interface happens. Some changes are good when ...
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Ubuntu start hangs (Nouveau / iwlwifi)

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my XPS 15 Haswell. The hardware is: Intel i7 4702HQ (+Intel HD Graphics 4600) Nvidia GT550M 16GB RAM 512GB mSATA SSD I had already Win 8.1 ...
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What is the best way to support 3 monitors on 2 NVidia 285 video cards on Ubuntu 12.04?

What is the best way to support 3 monitors on 2 NVidia 285 video cards on Ubuntu 12.04? When I tried NVidia drivers they just crashed my system. Nouveau driver does not seem to support 3 monitors? Any ...
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No display, no tty after upgrade (13.10)

My upgrade from 13.04 -> 13.10 was a fail, the upgrader stalled at DKMS: install completed, apparently this is an issue with the Broadcom Wireless driver. I had to kill dpkg to continue the process ...
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what graphics drivers are now in use on this NVIDIA card?

Given the following /var/log/Xorg.0.log, which graphics driver is the X server currently using? This log is too confusing for me to parse (I had to snip hopefully irrelevant parts to be able to post ...
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Nouveau quad monitors dual-GPU error: could not set the configuration for CRTC 64

I have 2 GPU (Nvidia G96GL Quadro FX 580) hooked to 2 monitors each, and while I was on 12.04 I was happily using all 4 monitors using the proprietary drivers. I recently upgraded to 13.10 and all ...
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Issues on 12.04.3 on Asus Notebook with geforce 710m

I have 12.04.3 installed on an ASUS x552CL notebook which has GeForce 710M(optimus). I have 2 issues: Wireless gets disabled from hardware switch, I resolved it using echo "options asus_nb_wmi ...
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nouveau problem starting ubuntu 13.10

recently, I've installed Ubuntu 13.10 in a Asus VivoBook S551LB with a Nvidia geforce 740M. Every time when I start the labtop, an error appears: [13.803205] nouveau E[DEVICE][0000:04:00.0] unknown ...
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Why would using one video driver over another cause the OS to crash when starting/ending an app?

When i installed (fresh) Lubuntu 13.10, I found that the OS crashed when attempting to start Firefox, and when leaving Abiword. The first thing I would notice was the mouse arrow stopped responding; ...
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Can't install Dual Boot from USB live - crash and nouvea problem

I just got a new laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed and I'm trying to make a dual boot with Ubuntu on my other hard drive but I can't make the Live USB work. I followed all the procedure for ...
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Second Monitor stays black/in power save mode

I'm using two Monitors, a Belinea o.display 1 (Recognized as a Rogen Tech Distribution Inc 20" by Ubuntu, but working fine) on the DVI-Output (connected via DVI-to-VGA-adapter) as my primary Monitor ...
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Garbled screen after return from suspend 13.10

Configuration: Asus motherboard m2n68 w/onboard Nvidia Geoforce 7025 and nforce630a chipset. I've tried the Nouveau driver, and Nvidia 304,173. Everything works great with Nvidia except return from ...
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ubuntu 13.10 secondary monitor - doesn't redraw properly

Hi I've just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo w350 and am having some issues with graphics driver. standard nouveau drivers work great on the laptop display but when I attach an external display it ...
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Failed to load session “ubuntu” - Ubuntu 13.10 on MacBook Pro

I've installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my MacBook Pro 7, 1 and have run into difficulties. On my first reboot of this freshly installed system, I cannot log in to the default graphical session. After I log in ...
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Cannot get rid of nvidia drivers, restore nouveau driver and get desktop working

I made the mistake of installing the Nvidia Linux drivers direct from their website. It failed because it could not remove the nouveau driver. Next I manually installed the nvidia drivers from the ...
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Cause for not being able to login?

Before Ubuntu 12.04 login screen I get this message and was wondering if this could be the cause for the login screen returning after entering my password and hitting Enter: The disk drive for ...
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Games won't run after installation and removal of NVIDIA driver

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Some months ago I installed Amnesia - The Dark Descent which uses 3D graphics and therefore refused to run using Nouveau. So, after having no luck using the Additional ...
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Screen rendering problems in Unity and Gnome 3 (Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit)

A friend who runs Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit, experienced screen rendering problems after an update. Symptoms include: a) In Unity (3D), opening an application window in Desktop 1 opens it in Desktop 2. ...
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How can I Install Nvidia Driver GT 520 and Cuda 5.0 in Ubuntu13.04?

I'm just newbie with Ubuntu/Linux. Actually I am attempting to install Pyrit which requires GPU acceleration. I have dual-booted Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 in my Desktop PC Gigabyte G31M-ES2C with: ...
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Nvidia driver install [duplicate]

I tried blacklisting and everything I could find on the internet used with root and Alt+Ctrl+F1 with no solution : nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' creation time: Mon Jun 17 ...
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Run bumblebee with nouveau driver only?

TL;DR Has anyone managed to enable DVI output with the "Switchable Graphics" setting in the BIOS on a ThinkPad T430? I am trying to get to work switchable graphics with bumblebee, in order to enable ...
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13.04 nouveau driver displaying artefacts

Upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 (AMD 64Bit). Have nvidia 8600GT video card. Tried to upgrade to NVIDIA proprietary drivers but in each case system would display a black screen after login and would ...
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Can I use a different graphical driver while booting, and the proprietery NVIDIA driver once my computer has started?

I have a bit of a problem in that as I am booting my PC, the boot screen isn't exactly pretty because I am using the proprietary NVIDIA drivers. I am wondering if there is a method to use the VESA ...
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Why is the Unity launcher pixelated after suspend on Ubuntu 13.04?

Having a lot of issues with suspend on Ubuntu 13.04. Can't wake up after suspending when using Nouveau driver (nVidia quadro fx370). When using every single proprietary driver on the list, the Unity ...
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How to Customize personalized ubuntu installation including nvidia drivers [duplicate]

I have a computer with 12 core processors, 32 GB memory and Nvidia GTX 530M graphics card. I tried to install the gnome-desktop preceded by the server-12.10 installation. It took some attempts to ...
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No nVidia/nouveau modules loaded, but sytem working fine?

Okay, so right now, I have installed both nvidia drivers and bumblebee and am getting all the necessary functions working - battery conservation, higher fps etc.... But when I try lsmod | grep ...
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Can't recover my desktop environment

Good evening Everyone, I am having problems recovering my desktop. Before it came to this desktop without the taskbar at the top, and the sidebar. Also the title bar for applications are gone. What ...
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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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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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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 ...