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Accelerated open source driver for nVidia cards.

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Linux freezing after few minutes of using

Good day! Trying to install linux on new SSD but everytime, no matter what i do, even in LiveCD linux freezes and i have to restart PC from button. Tried to install PopOS, Fedora and Debian. Also used ...
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How to make grub configuration persistent

I recently did some tweaking on my Kali Linux where I tried installing nvidia graphics driver and I had to disable nouveau driver. I tried reverting my changes by deleting /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-...
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Fedora 36, monitor only showing half of the screen

I'm having a problem after installing Fedora 36. I keep getting a half white screen while using an external monitor. I'm using my laptop and a monitor, but my monitor is only showing a white screen. ...
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How to get smoothly running emulator games with free software only on Debian/KDE with a Nvidea GeForce GTX graphics card?

I'd like to play games on my computer with free software only. The graphics card driver should hence be free software too. I currently have a Nvidea GeForce GTX graphics card and thought about getting ...
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Second display does not turn on after sleep

After my machine (Fedora 35) goes to sleep and wakes, my second monitor won't turn on again. I can reproduce the same problem by running xrandr --output HDMI-1-1 --off xrandr --output HDMI-1-1 --auto ...
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Nouveau crashing

my OS is ubuntu 20.4. in Nouveau driver than 5 min , my os crashing! in Nvidia driver , not crashing but have a bad resolution (in display setting dont show any resolution other than a bad resolution),...
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Very bad performance, choppy UI

I'm using Debian 11 on a fairly decent hardware setup. Unfortunately I'm seeing some really bad performance - browsing the web feels clunky, opening the Activities menu there are no animations and ...
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Nouveau crash after resuming from sleep

System is Debian 11 Bullseye, upgraded from Debian 10 Buster. After resuming from sleep, the graphical display is just snow. The system is still running, but the display is unusable. The keyboard ...
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How to toggle proprietary Nvidia drivers and opensource drivers easily?

I want to use opensource nvidia drivers and also proprietary nvidia drivers if i want to and want a way to toggle between them easily. Like if i want to use cuda things, i would just toggle reboot and ...
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Errors from nouveau display driver on Debian - firmware: failed to load nouveau/nvc1_fuc084 (-2)

I've installed Debian 11 with dual boot on a laptop of mine lately. I installed the official image, so no non-free drivers got installed. I had some driver issues reported when using dmesg (I think ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 laptop wake-up fix makes computer run hot, shortens battery life by at least half

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on a Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-SA and it has the problem that, when I close the lid the gnome desktop environment crashes -- the screen is black except for a little dash in the ...
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nouveau ILLEGAL_MTHD ILLEGAL_CLASS after resume (not Xorg)

I have a fresh Arch installation without graphics. Today I resumed my desktop after sleep and the screen was white with some pink dots here and there. I managed to login with ssh and saw with dmesh --...
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Android studio freezing Fedora (nouveau and kernel crash)

Since the last upgrade to Android Studio (Android Studio Arctic Fox | 2020.3.1 Patch 2 Build #AI-203.7717.56.2031.7678000), I am experiencing frequent global system freezes in Fedora 33. Nothing ...
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Is it possible to run a non-graphical command on Nvidia GPU, while the driver is Nouveau?

Foreword Suppose I want to run a time-consuming and heavy process. On a Linux distro (e.g. say Fedora), the default behavior is running that process on a CPU. To speed things up, one option is to use ...
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MS teams makes the whole GUI stall: GpuWatchdog segfault

Since I use microsoft teams on my Debian buster machine, I get a GUI freeze sometimes: The mouse pointer can still be moved on the screen, but no visible feedback on clicks or keyboard presses. Also ...
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Elementary OS, 18.04 - Nvidia driver is not working. Nouveau turned off, X server empty

I am struggling to install a Nvidia driver for almost two weeks and slowly giving up. I reinstalled the newly Elementary OS probably 5 times already and still cannot find a way how to install the ...
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How to properly report nouveau hang

I'm using KUbuntu 20.04 on the Dell E6410. Supposedly it has GT218M [NVS 3100M] display adapter (at least, lshw says so). For a long time I've been using the nouveau driver (xserver-xorg-video-nouveau)...
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Debian stuck on nouveau after first install

I've just reinstalled an old gaming PC with Debian 10.9 netinst that I want to use as a headless server. I planned to only use the Nvidia graphics card for the installation then disconnect it and use ...
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Sudden FPS drop with nouveau drivers in Debian Testing desktop (becomes unusable)

I'm trying to debug this issue but I'm quite lost. Some weeks ago, I was running Debian testing Buster with Nvidia 340 legacy drivers (GeForce GTX 260) and everything worked flawlessly. Debian got ...
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How do I set my GPU's fan curve when using Nouveau?

I accidentally ended up using the Nouveau driver (as opposed to the proprietary NVIDIA driver) for my GPU today and was surprised by how well it worked. I am aware of the reclocking issue (that is, ...
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Linux desktop freezes caused by Nouveau driver

Its really annoying - every now and then the desktop completely freezes and sometimes even the UI look like a tetris game or something. And the keboard and mouse cannot be used so I have to use a SSH ...
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gnome maps program never runs

I have this problem while running GNOME Maps ~$ gnome-maps (org.gnome.Maps:10414): Gjs-WARNING **: 19:43:34.553: Some code called array.toString() on a Uint8Array instance. Previously this would have ...
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Possible missing firmware in debian

I'm using Debian (Buster) with an Nvidia GT720 graphics card, and the nouveau module. After running apt upgrade, I have this problem ... Setting up linux-image-4.19.0-11-amd64 (4.19.146-1) ... I: /...
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Debian 10 on HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop with Geforce GTX 1050: Stuck on black screen

I have a HP 15-ec0042ax Pavilion Gaming Laptop with the following hardware: 1.AMD Ryzen 5-3550H 2.GPU 0: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3.GPU 1: AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics Windows 10 came pre-installed and ...
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No HDMI signal on TTY7 when running Buster + NVIDIA GT 640 + nouveau + 4K UHD

Symptom Upgrading from a WQHD ViewSonic display to a giant 4K UHD ViewSonic display yields a No Signal error (via HDMI) after my workstation successfully makes it through GRUB and Plymouth screens. ...
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Pop OS 20.04: How do I switch graphics drivers (Nouveau to propietary) without messing up the display?

Moved this question over from AskUbuntu. I've looked everywhere online for a solution. I've tried multiple times to install the appropriate Nvidia drivers for my graphics card (which is a GTX 680). I'...
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Stuck at 640x480 - Run Nouveau and nVidia graphic drivers side-by-side?

I have recently installed a nVidia Tesla K80 graphics accelerator into an existing dual-socket workstation running Ubuntu 20.04 with a low-energy consumption nVidia Quadro NVS315. After updating the ...
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load a previously removed module

trying to install nvidia drivers and typed by chance: modprobe -r nouveau. Is there a easy way to load again the module nouveau? both modprobe nouveau and modprobe -a nouveau do not work. I'm on ...
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Why does my graphics card have glitches and low performance with the latest nouveau driver in debian?

I have a graphics card of the NVE4 type as listed here. According to the list and this feature matrix it should be compatible with the FOSS nouveau driver for nvidea graphics cards. I have xserver-...
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How to force graphics card fans to rotate at certain RPM?

My MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970(GM204 GPU) graphics card using nouveau driver starts to display artifacts seen below after every few weeks: I'm forced to reboot the workstation because Xorg reboot or ...
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Is PFIFO an engine in nouveau kernel?

I recently received the following error in my syslog: syslog:Apr 28 09:59:02 vostrodell kernel: [ 883.401212] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: fb: trapped read at 0039824400 on channel 12 [3ed04000 systemd-...
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Blank screen after Nvidia-340 install. Linux Mint XFCE 19.2

I've been using UBUNTU for the last 10 years. For the first time, I'm using Linux Mint XFCE 19.2 in a laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad T61) with NVIDIA graphics card (G86M - Quadro NVS 140M). I wanted to ...
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NVIDIA on Centos/RHEL 8 - driver installed but not used

I'm using CentOS 8. I've enabled the CUDA repositories for RHEL 8, and have installed the NVIDIA driver (and CUDA). However - it isn't being used. Before doing anything else, nouveau is used for the ...
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Wierd issue when using nouveau drivers

So I recently purchased an Asus rog g531gt and I tried installing latest Kali kde and parrot kde is on it. So the system works fine when I turn off the nouveau drivers in the grub. But I don't do that ...
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How are these methods of disabling nouveau different?

Seems that during the past few years the grub2 file on my personal computer has accumulated multiple configurations related to nouveau. I was even surprised to see duplicate ones. Looking back, I don'...
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huge files /var/log/messages and /var/log/warn

After an update last week, something is bloating up the messages and warn files in my /var/log/ folder. Closer inspection revealed that the following line was printed to the files every 0.000001 ...
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Two display providers have the same name

I'm following this tutorial to make my discrete GPU the primary one. It requires to create a /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-gpu.conf like this: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "layout" Screen 0 "...
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Use laptop and external monitor at the same time using NVIDIA X Server

I managed to setup the display properties for the monitor via xorg.conf file, but I can't seem to find a way to use both external and built-in laptop monitor at the same time. Here is my xorg.conf: # ...
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Why does inxi report that I am using the nvidia (which is deinstalled) and not the nouveau driver?

Since I had problems with my external monitor and the nvidia drivers I tried to switch to the free nouveau driver by uninstalling all nvidia packages, reinstalling the nouveau driver and deleting all ...
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GNOME issues on a laptop with Nvidia GEForce graphic card

I have installed CentOS 7 on dual boot on an 10ish-year-old Toshiba Qosmio laptop which came with Windows 7. I did the minimal install, yum update, then installed the "GNOME desktop" group package ...
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Can't shut elementary OS down: cpu hard lockup

I can't shut my system down. I have 5 sec timer for shutting down in systemd config and watchdog. In journalctl i found several issues: фев 19 10:14:40 denis-pc gnome-session-binary[1034]: CRITICAL: ...
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Disabling Nouveau to install NVIDIA on CentOS 7.6 causes blank monitor

I'm trying to install NVIDIA drivers on an embedded system running CentOS 7.6 that has a Quadro P5000 GPU. I'm generally following the instructions outlined here but my monitor does not display ...
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What is causing my EFI partition to become corrupt when booting CentOS after installation?

I am attempting to install the latest CentOS 7.5 x64 on small form factor PC ASUS Eee Box EB1037. It is an Intel Celeron J1900 (Bay Trail) with an onboard NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M. The installtion media ...
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Should I use nomodeset ? Nouveau: failed to create kernel channel -22

When I boot I get this errors: nouveau gr: failed to load gr/sw_nonctx nouveau DRM: failed to create kernel channel -22 But all the stuff it's working fine. When I add in /etc/default/grub ...
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Switching to a second X session kills the first

I'm running into a strange problem here. I have a Linux box with the following (summarized) configuration: Dell Inspiron i5 NVIDIA GP108M GNU/Linux Debian "testing" xorg-server 2:1.20.0-3 According ...
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nouveau FAULT on Macbook Pro w/ Debian on boot

I have a 2010 13inch MacBook Pro currently running Debian 9 with no real noticeable or detrimental issues. That said, after getting past the Mac startup tone, I see the following errors: [ 12.283961]...
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How do I avoid "Cinnamon just crashed ... running in Fallback Mode"?

I'm running Devuan 2.0 (ASCII, same as Debian 9 Stretch basically), and have manually installed nVIDIA CUDA 9.2 and its accompanying drivers (version 396.26). My system has on-boars Intel graphics, ...
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Intel-virtual-output - High temperature causes Linux crash

When I activate a monitor on the HDMI output (wired to the NVIDIA Optimus chip) of my notebook through the commands below the notebook starts to get very hot, mainly if I am running a video (streaming ...
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How can I fix the no screen error on xserver startup on Linux?

When I try to start my Debian 9 xserver, it shows a black screen. Xorg -configure outputs Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices and outputs a non-working xorg.conf. ...
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Does installing the proprietary Nvidia driver fix the frequent system hang/crash problem with the nouveau driver on Fedora 27?

There are several blog posts describing how to install the proprietary Nvidia gpu/graphics card driver on older versions of F27 running wayland. Some suggest that others approaches may cause ...
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