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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Blacklisting Nouveau not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I know there is plenty of documentation on blacklisting the Nouveau driver. However the normal methods are not working for me. I tried adding the below lines in the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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unable to load nvidia(bumblebee) in ubuntu 14.04 (only nouveau loads)

Bumblebee stopped working on my system after upgrading to stable version of Ubuntu 14.04. DUring installation I get this error rmmod: ERROR: Module nouveau is in use Setting up bumblebee ...
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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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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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install nvidia driver instead nouveau

3 days ago I got installed Ubunto 14.04 and got some problems as fuzzy/blurry screen and bad support of multiple screens. So I realized that as default ubuntu install nouveau. I googled how to remove ...
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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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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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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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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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NVidia GTX960M in Optimus: Intel driver extremely laggy, NVIDIA driver results in login loop [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron i7559 laptop (GTX960M + Intel) for which I am trying to install Ubuntu, but I am having a lot of issues with the NVidia graphics. Because of the dependencies of some software I ...
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Standby Problem, PC can not enter Standby mode

I have a problem with the Standby function: My Computer does not enter the Standby mode with Ubuntu 14.04LTS. If I remeber me right, it works with Ubuntu 13.10 but this Version was not long installed ...
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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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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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Battery not detected, /proc/acpi/battery empty even it is present

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and it is fully up-to-date. But the battery of my laptop is never detected. There is no battery icon on the top bar, the /proc/acpi/battery is empty. I've tried to remove the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 ...