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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Nvidia driver for Macbook Pro 9,1

I am current using the default nouveau driver on my Macbook Pro 9,1. I tried installing nvidia-current, then Ubuntu just went blank after restart. Is there any safe way to install nvidia proprietary ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu/Kubuntu 14.04 LTS can't boot on a Nvidia Optimus Laptop

I am unable to boot Ubuntu/Kubuntu 14.04 LTS on Thinkpad T420i with Nvidia Optimus enabled. System boots to a blank screen. System also slowly turns into a furnace. Temperature would read close to ...
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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 not coming out of lock, sometimes

I have a clean 14.04 Ubuntu installation on a dell precision T5400 with a NVIDIA card. The system is updated and upgraded. When the system locks after 5 minutes, the system does not show the login ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 hibernation / suspend not working

I have an old pc with Nvidia GeForce FX5200. I have ubuntu 12.04 using nouveau driver and everything works smoothly except hibernation/suspend. I also want to have two monitors connected as such: a) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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CLI no ability to interact

I don't know how this could be related to my other problem solving in another topic: Cannot shutdown (CLI/GUI) But these problems (this and not being able to shut computer down via GUI) occured, I ...
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Nouveau driver has low brightness/contrast

Why nouveau looks with less brightness and/or contrast than nvidia proprietary driver? I use Ubuntu 14.04 in a desktop with a Nvidia GeForce GT 640. I had this problem in the past too with other ...
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Unity not coming up / nouveau failed to idle channel 2

First up I am extremely fresh with linux so go easy lol.. after installing Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my Acer aspire the first problem I encounter is a flashing courser it doesnt seem to like being ...
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graphics problem in xubuntu 14.04: images and text disappear

I recently migrated from Win XP to Ubuntu, and I have been having a very annoying graphics problem ever since. I am currently running Xubuntu 14.04, but I do not have the impression that the exact ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 on Acer 5920g: impossible activate hardware acceleration with geforce gt 8600m

I'm trying to install ubuntu on Acer 5920g, but it's extremely slow, sice the video card gt 8600m have no hardware acceleration. I tried to install several versions of proprietary driver from ...
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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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Nvidia gtx 760 drivers?

Running the nouveau driver I can use my max resolution of 1280x1050 However trying to setup 3d cube I get a weird tearing like effect as if I ran out of a source-game map Trying to switch to 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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Small title bar text

I am using Mythbuntu 14.04. Everything in Myth is working and the correct size. The problem is I selected the Nvidia driver during the install and now the text in any title bar window that I open is ...
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nouveau VDPAU support in Trusty

I have GeForce 8300 and as far as I can read this page: http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/VideoAcceleration/ some VDPAU decoding acceleration should be supported by the nouveau drivers for my ...
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Moving window is slow and tearing after installing Nvidia driver

When I installed Ubuntu 13.10, the Nouveau driver was on it. Everything was fine, windows moved very smoothly with my 144 Hz monitor. Now I installed the latest driver from xorg-edgers and after ...
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Unable to Install Nvidia Binaries for Zotac GT640 on 13.10

I installed 13.10 using LiveUSB and it automatically installed 'nouveau' for me. I'd like to install the binaries to get my GT640 working fully. However, when I try to use the proprietary driver ...
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Want to use NVIDIA Drivers. (without errors)

For a brief period of time i have had Ubuntu reinstalled, the 12.10 LTS version due to want to have encrypted harddrives (and that was the installaiton i could make the drives perform what i wanted) ...
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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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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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Saucy boots default with nouveau in twin gfx (Asus UX32VD) setup

I'm a long time Ubuntu user. I've used my current computer (Asus Zenbook UX32VD) with 12.04 and 12.10, using bumblebee when needing the nvidia card, but defaulting to intel for better battery life. ...
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How to fix off-center display image and cursor/pointer offset

I'm new to Ubuntu and have installed 12.04.1 (again).. Already I have worked through getting new display modes into the Xorg.conf so I have several valid resolutions to choose from (initially the ...