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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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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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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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 768,...
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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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How can I run the 16.04 installer without using `nouveau`?

I have tried installing numerous Linux distros with no luck. In every case, it appears to be due to a failure by nouveau driver to identify my graphics card, which is an Nvidia GeForce GTX970M. My ...
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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 file,...
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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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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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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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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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Failed to suspend due to nouveau failure

There are many questions about failed suspension on ubuntu ([1][2]), but each of them seem so specific that I'm posting mine. In my case, sometimes (very randomly) my XP15 does not suspend. I'm ...
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GeForce 7800 GT Nouveau drivers?

After wasting a lot of time trying to get Radeon HD2600 to work i gave up and got my hands on two Geforce 7800GT. So far trying to get things going with one GPU at a time, out of box LiveCD 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashes on resuming from suspend

Scenario. I recently uninstalled Nvidia propitiatory drivers, and installed nouveau ones. Before that, sleep and resume worked fine. So it might be a driver issue, but i dont want to taint my kernel ...
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Hibernate/Suspend doesnt work

I have a problem with my power modes in 14.04. When I use: sudo pm-hibernate my laptop and monitor display are getting black. After one or two seconds, the laptop and the monitor are showing the ...
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NOUVEAU on 2013 15" macbook 14.04 crashes on resume

I have a 2013 Macbook Pro 15" (Macbook 11,3). My laptop works perfectly fine except awaking from suspend. I can see the screen, the keyboard does not work after waking up and my laptop (at least my ...
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Select at boot time, from Grub, Nouveau or Nvidia driver

I have a laptop MSI GS60 6QE; CPU is Skylake I7-6700HQ and GPU NVIDIA GTX 970. I had installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it and is working quiet good. I've installed NVIDIA 364.19 driver from ppa.launchpad.net/...
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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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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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Two-fold problem with nvidia (high cpu usage) & nouveau (blank external monitor)

I am facing two different problems with the nvidia & nouveau drivers. With the nvidia driver, all seem to work just fine.... except one thing: cpu usage gets pretty high, especially when scrolling ...
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Ubuntu 3.11.0-15 (on machine with NVidia) - can boot from USB drive - not hard-drive

In trying to install nvidia drivers a number of times I end up corrupting my install of Ubuntu to the point where it won't boot. I end up with the messages: nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints ...
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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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Unable to get EVGA GTX 980 SC Working

So, I'm running the most recent ubuntu release. I have tried everything I can find. No matter what I do, I either cannot get past the login screen, or if I do it freezes up. I am nearly to the point ...
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Xenial 16.04 crashes with nouveau CACHE_ERROR

Video locked up completely. Mouse wouldn't move, CTL-ALT-F1 wouldn't switch to emergency backup console. Logged in via putty; from that login, the system seemed to be running normally, but nothing ...
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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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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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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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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 Gnome-...
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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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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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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 mouse....
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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 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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OpenGL does not work properly on Ubuntu 14.04 with Mesa 10.1.3

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12 to 14.04 and I'm now experiencing problems with some software that uses OpenGL. Instead of rendering images it renders just black screen. I know that libglew and GLX ...
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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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How do you install the Nvidia binary driver on 14.04?

Ever since the Geforce 2 days, I've been installing the Nvidia binary graphics drivers on my Linux desktop machines. I've always used Nvidia cards so that this was possible. After a stint with a ...
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After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 my screen constantly fades to black. How to fix?

I have an NVIDIA 8600GT graphics card and am currently running the X.Org nouveau display driver. When I boot I get a normal 14.04 login screen with no issues. Once I log in I see my desktop as ...
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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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Turn on proprietary Nvidia graphics driver on Ubuntu 16.04 in recovery mode

I had a working system running Ubuntu 16.04 with the proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers. I decided to switch to nouveau (foolish, I know) and now the system won't boot. It forces me into recovery ...
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How to start a dameged xubuntu in command line only?

I'm trying to install nvidia drivers in a Xubuntu 16. I did donwload the .run file from nvidia website but there is some issues. The x server must be stopped - easy, and nouveau drivers must be ...
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Is there any chance to install newest mesa on ubuntu 14.04?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and tried to install the newest mesa version 11.2.2 on it. However the ./configure requires libdrm_nouveau >= 2.4.66 but the version of libdrm_nouveau on my ubuntu 14.04 is ...
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How to load Nouveau KMS to fix a clicking noise

I have this problem about clicking noises coming from my left speaker. There were several posts about this and the power save. I was not able to get the powersave settings to "stick", but I think ...
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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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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 Nvidia+...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...