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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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GF 8400GS - black screen with nouveau driver and impossible to install nvidia driver 340.108

After i login with my user on ubuntu 20.04 (kernel 5.13.0-44-generic) i get black screen (using nouveau driver). i can have screen image after login only when i create a file in /etc/modprobe.d/...
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Setting the display gamma curve with nouveau driver

The colours on my monitor are washed out, from being too bright. Previously, I was running nvidia proprietary drivers, and I could adjust that with the xgamma tool. After switching to Nouveau, I can ...
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Use Ubuntu with Nvidia GeForce 240M

I have Fujitsu Amilo notebook with Nvidia GeForce 240M. I have trying to install clear LTS Ubuntu 18, Ubuntu 20 and Ubuntu 22 None of them can start graphical environment after installation with ...
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20.04.4 - "Fixing recursive fault but reboot is needed" due to nouveau driver?

I've been running Ubuntu 20.04.4 for 1-2 years now and haven't made any changed to the graphics driver. For a few weeks now I get a strange error about 50% of the time when I'm shutting down my ...
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can't login after suspend with Nouveau + wayland_22.04

I am having suspend issues for 22.04, hence, is testing different combinations of x11/wayland with different drivers. And I found out that I am unable to login after suspend when using the Nouveau + ...
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Firefox and Chromium Won't Start in Ubuntu 22.04 with Nouveau Driver

I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 22.04 on two machines with Nvidia video cards. With the default nouveau video driver, neither Firefox or Chromium (both snaps) will start. Firefox gives the ...
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Is there a way to stop the nouveau timeout error from occurring during install via bootable USB for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

I have been trying create a dual-boot system on my new Windows desktop but keep getting a blacked out screen just after the OS installation process for Ubuntu starts. I briefly get to see the purple ...
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modprobe nouveau fails, as it tries to load 'off.'

When I try modprobe nouveau I am greeted with: modprobe: ERROR: ../libkmod/libkmod-module.c:838 kmod_module_insert_module() could not find module by name='off' modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'off': ...
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Hibernation just works for the first time in Ubuntu 20.04

It's a Ubuntu 20.04 installed on a HP Laptop 17-cn1000ns and after following these instructions https://askubuntu.com/a/1321773/92504 suspension just works the first time after each reboot. After ...
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Laptop suspend not working with open source drivers

I have trouble with the suspend feature on my laptop when using the open source drivers that Ubuntu installs. When I close the lid (or suspend manually from the top-right menu) the laptop screen locks ...
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Can't get 4k @ 60 hz with nouveau Open Source but NVIDIA "unfree" driver works

Using the nouveau freedom driver xrandr lists 4k @ 30hz as maximum compatible resolution on DisplayPort. With NVIDIA "proprietary" driver it magically does 4k @ 60hz out of the box, no ...
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How to find the nouveau version used or installed into linux system (ubuntu v21.04)?

How to find the nouveau version used or installed into linux system (ubuntu v21.04)? I read a lot information eg. here. However, none of the info found presenting the version of xorg / nouveau drivers....
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nouveau fifo CACHE_ERROR in dmseg

Hello dear community member. I have already installed Lubuntu on an old computer, that I use in my laboratory. From a few days ago, it needs about one minute or more to boot. When I checked dmesg, it ...
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how to "factory reset" nouveau driver ? (restore defaults)

My laptop's SSD has been moved from an older to newer model (E6530) - And Ubuntu upgraded for years. The situation is that the Nouveau driver does not display anything on HDMI out, but the HDMI device ...
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Failed Nvidia graphics driver installation - bad aspect ratio

Here are the specs I'm working with: x86_64 architecture Intel Core i7-4790K processor Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 graphics card Ubuntu version 20.04.3 LTS From what I can tell, this seems to be a common ...
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how to check what graphics driver is currently loaded

Okay, so nvidia and nouveau don't play well together and I'm currently trying to set up my system where I will have both installed and can choose which drivers to use at boot(by blacklisting the other)...
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If I’ve already blacklisted nouveau, why is `options nouveau modeset=0` necessary?

All the instructions for disabling the Nouveau driver (for example, the official NVidia guide to using CUDA with their proprietary drivers) suggest that you create a modprobe.d file with the contents: ...
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Screen tearing with NVIDIA 470 drivers

A bit of a puzzling one for me here: System: XPS 17 (9700) with RTX 2060 Ubuntu 21.04 Somehow when I run the Nouveau drivers in a Wayland session everything is fine, but when I run the NVIDIA 470 ...
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Ubuntu wakes up immediately from sleep after NVIDIA driver update

I was using the Nouveau X.org driver for my graphics card, but today I changed the driver to nvidia-driver-470 (proprietary and tested) from the "additional drivers" program in Ubuntu. ...
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Microphone stopped working after switching from NVIDIA to nouveau

I was getting terrible performance from the proprietary NVIDIA drivers, so I switched to nouveau using software-properties-kde. Performance is much better, but my microphone stopped working. It's a ...
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Cannot install ubuntu 21.04 on pc with nvidia rtx 3060ti

I tried to install Ubuntu on my new PC with a Nvidia RTX 3060ti card installed. The installation hangs directly after modesetting to higher resolution with a unreadable screen for about 2 minutes. ...
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Android Studio emulator only crashes when using `nouveau` driver, OK with `i915` intel driver

I'm running Kubuntu 20.04LTS on a 1st-gen Optimus-enabled ThinkPad T410s (dual graphics, Intel + NVIDIA). Whenever I run Android Studio device emulator (installed with dependencies according to ...
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Installing Mesa OpenCL for Nvidia?

Out of curiosity, I've tried to install OpenCL on my Ubuntu 21.04 installation. I believe there may be OpenCL 1.1 support available in the open-source Nouveau video driver for Nvidia graphics cards. ...
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can't use dedicated gpu

Soo i can't use my dedicated gpu on my laptop (ideapad ideapad 100-15ibd, nvida geforce 920M). i can see the gpu is there is i use this : lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display' 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Nouveau display driver constantly crashing, other available drivers not able to display 2560x1080

Apologies for not providing a perfect formatting for this post. I am still learning. I have NVidia Quadro K1200 with Linux Ubuntu 20.04. I have tried to display the resolution of my main monitor at ...
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Nvidia driver issues persistent across multiple versions of ubuntu - unbootable OS

On June 6th after installing a software update, nothing on steam was able to launch, so I rebooted my PC. after that point, it consistently got stuck on the motherboard logo when trying to boot the OS....
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Ubuntu UI screen image freezes randomly during usage after fresh 21.04 install, suspecting Wayland or Nouveau

Edit: reported this at: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wayland/+bug/1931387 as well, and it was found to be a duplicate of: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libdrm/+bug/1497593 I ...
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Extreme graphical lag when Firefox windows are spread across multiple workspaces

If I have Firefox windows spread across multiple workspaces, it causes extreme graphical lag and slowness. Moving them to the same workspace instantly fixes the issue. Does anyone know why this would ...
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Set graphics driver to nouveau for specific grub menuentry

I installed a patched real-time kernel next to my regular ubuntu 20.04 kernel (the steps I use patching the kernel can be found here). Now since Nvidia doesn't offer good support for real-time kernels ...
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Asus laptop stuck at ROG logo screen

I recently bought an Asus ROG strix G713Q and started to install Ubuntu a couple of days ago. I have made a Ubuntu 20.04 LTS live usb with Rufus and the installation went smoothly. The boot afterwards ...
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considarations for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS dual boot with Passthrough and standar boot

I running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with nouveau drivers and the integrate graphics card, and a dedicate nvidia gpu for a KVM GPU passthrough configuration. All works perfect. However, I am planing go back to ...
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How to replace Nouveau with NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 sound driver?

On Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS I want to replace Nouveau with my VGA/soundcard specific NVIDIA driver because the front jack socket for headphones only works on one channel. (Note that the jack worked fine in ...
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Unable to install proprietary nvidia drivers on Xubuntu 20.04

I upgraded a bunch of old machines from Xubuntu 18.04 to 20.04, everything going smooth except a distressing flickering when windows go on focus or scroll (i can briefly see other windows that are in ...
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Nvidia FX 5500 UNCLAIMED in Xubuntu 18.04

I have a pretty old system (HP t617m with pentium 4 2.6 ghz) that Im trying to revive using Xubuntu 18.04 32-bit. In order to do so, I bought recently a Nvidia FX 5500 PCI (I have no AGP ports), which ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop Freezing (Mouse moves but unresponsive)

Lately my Ubuntu 18.04 desktop machine has been freezing. I can still move the mouse around, but clicking doesn't do anything, and no keyboard commands are recognized. It will not response to Ctrl-Alt-...
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How to approach debug and fix of graphics system failure after update (nvidia340 driver, 20.04)

Last night I allowed one of my laptops to do a reboot after an update, and the graphics system failed such that I never get a graphical login screen. Login still worked on the text consoles, however, ...
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nouveau filling syslog on Ubuntu Server 20.04

I just had 50GBs worth of logs shipped to my ELK stack (sadly expensive). They are all from the same Ubuntu 20.04 Server, with a GTX 1660 installed. This server does not have X11 installed. I am using ...
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How can I prevent Nouveau driver from reinstalling everytime I do a linux kernel update?

I am using the proprietary NVidia drivers from NVidia's website. I follow the directions here to install it. However, every time I do a kernel upgrade it reinstalls Nouveau and it's this whole ...
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unable to install an old NVIDIA driver in Lubuntu

I have a PC equipped with NVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS / 7300 SE and running Lubuntu 20.04. Recently after immigrating to Lubuntu, NVIDIA started a lot of problems like the screen somehow started to blink ...
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KDE interface too big on MacBook Pro 5,5 (Kubuntu 20.04) with Nvidia driver

I've installed Kubuntu 20.04 on my 13" 2009 MacBook Pro (model identifier MacBook Pro 5.5). This model has an Nvidia graphic card (GeForce 9400M). The native display resolution is 1280 x 800. ...
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Having issues with 2 video cards - 1 AMD and 1 Nvidia, works but is eventually "hanging", cannot CTRL+ALT+F2 but can SSH from another machine

My machine worked fine with an MSI and AMD but the fan went on the MSI, I then got an old Nvidia out of my basement and running on that for now and I know I won't get amazing performance but I'd like ...
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/dev/sda clean loop & Nouveau errors

I've been using Ubuntu 20.04 for a while now, and up until today, everything was fine. When I booted up my computer today, it stuck on the /dev/sda clean message. Having dealt with this before, I ...
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NVIDIA Driver installer disabled nouveau, enabling bricks system

I was trying to install NVIDIA drivers today, but I didn't realize there are already the default drivers installed. I downloaded a ".run" file from NVIDIA website and tried to install the ...
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How do I make mutter use my nouveau GPU

I am using a laptop which has a discrete nvidia GPU along with the Intel GPU. $ inxi -G Graphics: Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 driver: i915 v: kernel Device-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce ...
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random dots that obscure text in gnome shell when nouveau is used

I am using generic Ubuntu/20.04, using intel/nouveau as display driver $ inxi -G Graphics: Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 driver: i915 v: kernel Device-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M]...
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How to reduce heat exhaustion of Nvidia GPU (MX110 laptop GPU) on Ubuntu?

Can anyone help me by guiding how to reduce GPU (Nvidia MX110) temp in Ubuntu? The exhaust of my laptop becomes a hot air blower, even if the graphics rendering is the switched to Intel iGPU and ...
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how to use nouveau on opengl

I am on Ubuntu/20.04 with GM107M (GeForce GTX 960M): $ sudo lshw -class video *-display description: 3D controller product: GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] vendor:...
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How can I make two graphic cards NVIDIA work at same time with 4 screens?

I have 2 graphic cards NVIDIA: Nvidia GT730 2GB, Nvidia NVS300 with 256kb. blue@blue-S5500BC:/var/log$ lspci|grep -i vga 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK208B [GeForce GT 730] (...
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Nouveau drivers doesn't work on Ubuntu 20.04 with PRIME

I'm trying to use nouveau drivers in Ubuntu 20.04 with an nVidia Optimus card (GeForce GTX 1650). This is the output of inxi -G: Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel ...
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Can I view Nvidia GPU usage with nouveau drivers?

I am using nouveau drivers for my Nvidia GPU. I don't want to change to proprietary drivers. Is there any way I can view my GPU usage similar to htop? There are a couple of old questions Can I view ...
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