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 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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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' ...
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Can't adjust backlight on an Nvidia 335m GT

I have a laptop mySN QMG6 / Chiligreen Mobilitas NW which is Quanta TW9 barebone with intel i3 and nvidia 335m GT onboard. On ubuntu distros 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 and 11.10 i had problem with changing ...
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What positive changes will NVIDIA support to Linux release? [closed]

I've recently heard about NVIDIA is joining the Linux Foundation. I just tought, well here comes full functioning NVIDIA Drivers. My card is a G210M, and I have graphic acceleration, glxgears echoes ...
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Dual nVidia GPUs (3 monitors) not working in 11.10

after searching I have not found a solution. I have 2 nvidia quadro 295 cards with 3 monitors but I can not extend twinview across multiple GPUs. I have the most recent nvidia proprietary drivers ...
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nouveau driver logs into unity-2d by default

I have an old system with NVIDIA Corporation NV25 [GeForce4 Ti 4600]. When running Ubuntu , the nouveau driver loads fine but does not log into Unity with compiz. Instead it logs into Unity-2D. Any ...
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Choosing between binary or source Nvidia drivers

I've been using ubuntu for a while now and had a bit of a problem a while back with my graphics card and got to messing around with drivers. Even though I'va had experience (nasty ones) with drivers, ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu in my new computer

I have a new computer with an Nvidia graphics card and I'm trying to install Ubuntu. Any version newer than Natty will freeze in this state: This case is me trying to install 11.10. Whats weird is ...
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How do I revert from the Nvidia driver to the unrestricted driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove nVidia driver and go back to Nouveau Installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a Gateway GT 5628 with a NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT graphics processor. Was working fine until I ...
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Installation Hangs on a Macbook Pro 5,1

I am trying to install the 64bit AMD64 Mac iso on my Macbook Pro 5,1 and I can only get to the Ubuntu screen which allows you to choose the LiveCD option or the Install Now option (plus some other ...
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How do I install the NVIDIA driver for a GeForce 6200?

I have been recently trying to find a solution for this on the web but did not find something useful or accurate for Ubuntu 11.10. I also consulted the NVIDIA help, but things there did not work for ...
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3D Nouveau drivers package

On 11.04, the package for providing open-source 3D acceleration on NVIDIA cards was called libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental. What is the Oneiric equivalent of such a package?
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3D support from Nouveau drivers

My GPU is an old one (FX 5500), but it supports 3D acceleration with the NVIDIA driver. There is experimental acceleration support in the open source drivers as far as I know, and I would like to try ...
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Why does Xorg take all available CPU power when I run Update Manager? [closed]

I am using Xubuntu 11.04 with the default nouveau driver for nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 420] graphics controller. Xorg takes all available CPU power, if I run Update Manager in this system; ...
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How to Get nvidia driver working properly ( running experimental 3d support)

When typing into terminal lspci, the output for the graphics card is VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 18) BUT, further down there is VGA ...
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NVIDIA Nouveau Driver: No more 3D acceleration?

After playing around with my drivers, my Nouveau driver no longer seems to support 3D acceleration: Compiz effects are gone, as are 3D gaming capabilities. Nouveau is still doing something correctly ...
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Is there going to be Twinview ( or alternative) implemented for nouveau?

as I've had heavy issues with nvidia driver regarding performance of basic X window operations (window moving, resizing, scrolling). I switched to nouveau driver. But I lost the possibility of having ...
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Should I use the Nouveau Gallium 3D driver?

Does the Nouveau 3D driver works with Ubuntu Natty Narwhal? What are the drawbacks of using this driver, i.e. is there any chance of breaking the desktop using this driver? The Nvidia driver will ...
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How comes I can't use Unity with the propietary nVidia driver for my Geforce 410M?

I've got a 2nd generation Intel i5 processor with integrated graphics. In live usb mode, Ubuntu uses this one and Unity works fine. After installation with automatical updates and 3rd party software ...
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Will the Nouveau driver continue to get updates?

I installed Natty yesterday and it gave me the option to install "Experimental 3D support for NVIDIA cards" (which I'm assuming is Nouveau). Now, is there a PPA I will need to add to receive regular ...
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Is ubuntu switching to nouveau?

Driver application in natty offers a free nvdia driver, and it works with compiz and unity. Will natty be able to use nouveau and gallium,
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How can I find out which cards are supported by the nouveau driver?

I'm looking at different Nvidia cards and would like to know which are supported by the nouveau driver - is there a list of these available and the levels of support offered?
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Switch between nvidia-current and nouveau without a reboot?

Is it possible to switch between Nvidia's BLOB and Nouveau video drivers on-the-fly? I think I need to be able to: [✓] Unload nvidia [✓] Unload nouveau [✕] Restore the console ...
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Remove nVidia driver and go back to Nouveau

I've installed nVidia driver successfully but I want to go back to Nouveau driver and eliminate any xorg.conf file created by nVidia config tools. What is the proper way to do it? (not ending up with ...
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What sort of information do I need to send a bug report to nouveau developers?

I'm aware that nouveau on PPC is "known to work" more than "rigorously tested" but I'm having issues with certain OpenGL 2D programs (not 3D) where the colors are completely off. While it could be an ...
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Why doesn't 3d acceleration work?

Hello first of all and sorry if my english is hard to understand hehe I've been using Ubuntu since 9.04 and I used the 3d effects. But since the 9.10 version, the drivers stop working. I have a ...
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How to get NVidia GeForce GT 210 drivers working on Lucid Lynx?

I have a workstation with NVIDIA GeForce GT 210 graphics card & Ubuntu 10.4, and am having rather annoying problems trying to get them working together. (On other machines and earlier Ubuntu ...