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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getting rid of nouveau and using intel graphics

I'm running a Asus N550JK notebook, which uses an Intel HD4000-something-something Integrated GPU together with a proprietary nVidia GTX850m (known as nVidia Optimus). I just installed Ubuntu-Server ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to remove screen tearing in Ubuntu 15.04

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 for a couple of months. I started using Ubuntu after trying a lot of distros (all of which were giving screen tearing). In Ubuntu the there was no screen tearing in the ...
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Unbinding nouveau freezes system

I unbound the nouveau driver from my unused Nvidia graphics card and wanted to bind it to the vfio-pci driver but my whole system froze. I used this script #!/bin/bash modprobe vfio-pci for dev in ...
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Nouveau driver randomly freezing Graphical interface (X Server)

I'm having random freezes on my Ubuntu GNOME 15.04. Suddently I'm not able to click or move anything on the interface. I can however go to another virtual text terminal (Ctrl + Alt + F1) and I can ...
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Nvidia binary driver causes problem after system update

i use linux for about 4 years now. I am more an experienced user than linux-pro. I tryed many different distros and recognized one problem most every ubuntu-based Distros have in common. When i ...
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Enable hardware acceleration on integrated card in dual card setup

I have two graphics cards: product: Xeon E3-1200 Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller and product: GT218 [GeForce 210]. I run Ubuntu 14.04 and do not have a custom xorg.conf. My ...
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Ubuntu won't install from USB

Whenever I try installing ubuntu from my USB i get the following error nouveau E[ DEVICE] unknown chipset nouveau E[ DRM] failed to create I've tried running it in nomodeset and that ...
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Unknown chipset and identify packet device issues on install…help

I'm trying to install Linux Ubuntu from a DVD. However, I'm getting the following errors... Click for full size How can I just install Ubuntu on my PC? I don't understand why this is so difficult.
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live usb nouveau drivers crash

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop which i previously had done but there seems that there is some problem with the nouveau drivers. (i have a GTX770) I get errors of this kind: nouveau ...
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System Testing app crashes immediately on 14.04 Desktop

Whenever I attempt to run System Testing on 14.04 Desktop, it crashes immediately. It generates the crash file /var/crash/_usr_bin_checkbox-gui.1000.crash. ProblemType: Crash Architecture: i386 ...
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How to simulate graphics driver reset with second monitor

How do you simulate whatever happens when you attach a second monitor via the mini-display port on a Macbook with Ubuntu 14.04? I'm currently trying to diagnose a bug involving nouveau or ...
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Login screen never appears after resume

I just upgrade to 14.04 on a Macbook Pro, using the Nouveau driver instead of Nvidia, and after I resume from suspend, my desktop background and mouse cursor appear, but the login/unlock screen never ...
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UI is smoother with Nouveau than with Nvidia proprietary drivers

I have been having this problem with every Ubuntu version since 12.04 (the older version I have ever installed in my laptop). With Nouveau drivers everything is fine, the UI is smooth as h3ll, BUT ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS restarts continuously

is my first time asking here, so, congrats for the forum, is very instructive! I have an Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS (64bits), and when Im working with that, I don't know exactly why, it restart again ...
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Ubuntu won't start got errors

I get errors when I press install Ubuntu after booting from bootable usb. nouveau E[ PGRAPH][0000:01:00.0] failed to load fuc409c nouveau E[ DEVICE][0000:01:00.0] failed to create 0x18000717, -22 ...
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Switching between nvidia prop. and nouveau with reboot

There is a very similar question to this one but mind the difference: in this question I am ok with reboots between driver swaps. How can I easily switch between the nvidia prop. driver and nouveau, ...