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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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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How to install Ubuntu 13.10 if hardware doesn't support nouveau video driver

I have Acer Aspire V3-772G laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M. I had a 13.04 with windows 8 until recently and all works fine. But when I try to install 13.10 from usb it crashes during boot. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Pointer wrapping from right to left; make it stop!

After installing a proprietary (nvidia) driver for my Samsung notebook, the mouse pointer started wrapping from the right side of the screen to the left. I went back to nouveau after purging the ...
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Nouveau driver on Ubuntu 13.04 freeze and I get nouveau dri failed to idle

Ok so I want to like Unity I really do but this is very annoying with default nouveau driver I get constant gpu lockups and I have to manually reboot. If I install nvidia drivers it doesn't freeze ...
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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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Proprietary videocard driver makes unity disappear

Every time I try to install a driver for my videocard, Unity crashes, and I just start up with an empty desktop. I've had this problem with both Nvidia and AMD carts. Only the Nouveau drivers + Nvidia ...
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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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How do I get drivers working for an Nvidia GT560i on 10.04?

My beloved and hard working 10.04 LTS x86_64 workstation can no long run in anything but command-line no, xorg won't run. When my nvidia GT260 adapter failed, I replaced with a GT560i. The ...
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How can I get a 1920x1080 resolution?

I a newbie Linux and have just installed Ubuntu in a dual boot with Windows 7. I love the interface of Ubuntu but unfortunately I can only get a 800x600 or 1024x728 resolution with black bars all ...
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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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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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How or do I need to configure Nouveau driver?

I'm wondering how or do I need to configure to use Nouveau driver after complete removal of Nvidia driver to scratch and use of only Nouveau? Because when I run: echo 'nouveau' | sudo tee -a ...
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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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Problem with 4th monitr under Nouveau

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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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 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: nv50cal_space: -16, bios display is showing but once ubuntu starts booting no more display

BIOS is showing with this external card in Alienware X51 Dell PC. After bios while booting to Ubuntu screen shows no more signal. I have tried to update kernel and also old kernel but none is working. ...
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When Firefox loads, backlit brightness resetting to max

For an example, when I set the backlit brightness to 50% in Ubuntu 12.04 and then start Mozilla Firefox, it will reset the brightness to 100% and starts Firefox. However the brightness slider in the ...
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How do I disable the Nouveau driver and install the proprietary Nvidia driver in recovery mode?

When I boot Ubuntu 12.04, the screen hangs with the error: nouveau : unknown i2c port51 nouveau : unknown i2c port48 I believe the fault is with the nouveau driver. I want to disable this driver and ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after RAM upgrade: “nouveau unexpected pageflip in channel 0”

I am trying to set up an old laptop I had lying around as a cheap media server to serve my macs and as a time machine backup. With Ubuntu Server 12.04, netatalk, avahi, and Plex I managed to get it ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 is not suspending

My machine, Dell Inspiron 7720 i7-3630QM - doesn't suspend correctly "dmesq -l err" output looks as follows: [ 1197.618555] nouveau E[ PFIFO][0000:01:00.0] playlist 0 update timeout [ 1199.615578] ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation problems due to nouveau

Ubuntu installation failed due to power off and now getting the following error when trying to start installation again: nouveau failed to idle channel 1 and nouveau failed to idle channel 2. What is ...
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open source nvidia drivers memory usage

I am basic user of computer (GIMP, Writer, Impress, Krusader) so advanced 3D features of my NVIDIA graphic card Geforce 9400 G is not needed. Both Nouveau and Nvidia proprietary drivers are working ...
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Where to report a severe bug ? - seems to toast Compaq 8510w hardware

An Ubuntu install smashed my HP Compaq 8510w built-in LCD display and presumably the firmware/BIOS. I did an install a while ago of Lubuntu 12.10 - somewhere in the process, my laptop display started ...
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Poor performance of Nvidia Riva TNT2 (NV05) with nouveau driver

While using Ubuntu 12.04 I have poor performance in video playback on a Nvidia Riva TNT2 (NV05) Video card with 32MB on board. When using Ubuntu 11.04 and activating through Jockey the ...