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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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Multi monitor window artifacts on one monitor

Running Debian Jessie. Distro is Crunchbang ++, which is just debian with openbox. This is happening on multiple systems. It seems with multiple monitors and an odd layout I get terrible artifacts ...
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Debugging a missing monitor in Xrandr?

I'm running Gentoo Linux with a 4.19.97 kernel and the nouveau drivers on a laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M rev a2 (according to lspci). There's an HDMI output port which I usually plug into an ...
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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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Selecting the correct screens using the nouveau driver

I have an old Dell Latitude notebook that has an nvidia card: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF119M [NVS 4200M] (rev a1) and I use the proprietary driver from nvidia. The ...
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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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Error on nouveau after fedora 30 update. GDM gets stuck

Few months ago I updated my fedora system from version 29 to 30. When I locked my system and went back to login, the gdm would get stuck and load after a lot of time. Not only the gdm got stuck, but ...
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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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CentOS7 - assign nouveau driver to graphics card

I have a CentOS7 linux which is used as compute server. It has additionally to the onboard graphics card a few NVIDIA devices. The NVIDIA cards are seemingly properly installed and working. The ...
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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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Linux Mint screen resolution is low as I removed nouveau

I installed Linux Mint to Asus GL553VW laptop. I found the computer was unable to install Mint directly so I disabled nouveau from parameters. I see that I can use my laptop now but my screen ...
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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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Blank screen in Fedora 26 after login with Nvidia Drivers

After installing Nvidia drivers on my fresh Fedora 26 system, I am able to log in to my account but after that I get a blank screen before the desktop loads every time. I can confirm this is related ...
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How can I debug loss of monitor signal after kernel upgrade?

I'm running Debian Testing, and with the upgrade to the 4.13 kernel, my monitor stopped working. It shows the initial lines of startup, but then switches modes (the resolution changed in previous ...
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Strange artifacts/overlays with full-screen windows using “nouveau” video driver

I'm using Gentoo Linux on my Dell Latitude E6530 laptop. It has a nVidia GF108GLM video card and it provides the Optimus technology, which I have disabled in the BIOS in favour of using only the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS - errors during booting - nouveau

I want to install Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS from a usb stick but during booting I get the following errors: https://ibb.co/kopx1R fifo: read fault at ...engine 1f nouveau write fault HOST_CPU_NB ...
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Is nouveau completely free of non-free code?

Is nouveau completely free of non-free code, including dependency on non-free firmware? This article makes it seem like nouveau depends on closed source firmware, but if I understand correctly, only ...
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lshw says I'm using proprietary driver even though I reinstalled my OS to revert back to nouveau

I was using the amdgpu-pro driver for a while on my (incompatible) elementaryOS 0.4.1 Loki computer before it bricked my machine and I had to reinstall in an attempt to revert back to the Nouveau ...
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On Debian Stretch, Nouveau drivers are getting my pc to freeze, had to install non-free NVIDIA packages on my system, any alternatives?

My main goal with Debian is to go 100% open source, but now my (sand) castle has just been kicked and colapsed. I've done my homework and troubleshooted every piece of hardware on my pc and it's not ...
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Is it possible to use the nvidia-driver only when gaming and nouveau at all other times? [Debian 9]

Is it possible to switch between drivers during operating system run time? In particular I'd like use the FOSS nouveau driver for my nvidia graphics card at all times except when I'm doing GPU-...
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How to prevent a kernel module video driver to probe a specific graphic card device

My system contains 2 Nvidia cards. What i'm trying to achieve is one card driven by nouveau driver while the other by the official nvidia blob driver. Both drivers successfully cohabit if the nvidia ...
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Cannot boot or shut down on Fedora 25 with last kernels is it a nouveau issue

I own a Dell XPS 9650 that has a GTX 1050 graphic cards. I run Fedora 25 and the last 2 kernels are just unusable... 4.10.12-200.fc25.x86_64 -> I cannot boot (loading stops after the luks password) 4....
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Monitoring VRAM with Nouveau Driver?

Is it possible to monitor VRAM usage when running nouveau drivers? I know this is possible with nvidia drivers, but here I'm talking about nouveau.
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How to switch nvidia driver from “nouveau” to nvidia proprietary

i'm using Linux Mint. I recently updated my workstation, and from this moment, my drivers went nuts. I was working fine before, with the nvidia-361 drivers, and, when i finished my updates, and after ...
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Start KDE 5 Plasma with nouveau.noaccel=1 (no 3D acceleration)

I am tired of nouveau freeze and lockups. But don't want to switch to shitty nvidia binary driver. So I decided to disable any 3D acceleration, I don't need it. I have already configured XRender as my ...
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Set custom refresh rate for Sway (Wayland)

I know it's possible to set a custom refresh rate and resolution using Xorg (xrander) configurations. But I do not know how to do the same in Wayland/Sway using Nouveau drivers on an Nvidia-GPU.
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Cannot get glx to work after changing from Nvidia to Nouveau drivers FC24

I run FC 24 (just upgraded from FC 23). After the upgrade there were some issues with the X server, and so I decided to change from Nvidia proprietary drivers to Nouveau. Everything seems OK, except ...
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'Function not implemented' nouveau clocking

I have a NVidia GTX 580 running under nouveau. It is currently running at 03 (the lowest state). However, when I try to change the clock rate to any setting, including the original state 03, it fails. ...
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Cursor Frozen During Install

Recently tried installing both latest ApricityOS and Fedora 25 (gnome versions). The cursor freezes in the top left corner. I can still click on things (if I guess correctly). Everything else seems to ...
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X server, keyboard & mouse lockup with corrupted display

My computer (which has an NVIDIA card) has a rendering problem that is very annoying. Sometimes the X server 'locks up' after freezing (or whatever's going on in there because VLC music loops at the ...
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how to interpret nouveau feature matrix

I have a GeForce G 105M. That's, I guess, an NV50 family video card: https://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/CodeNames/#NV50 My question is... does Nouveau support HDMI with this video card? ...
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How to re-enable Nouveau After installing NVIDIA Graphics Driver incorrectly on Kali Linux

After seeing tutorials on kali.org for NVIDIA Drivers and install it: apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r) apt-get install nvidia-kernel-dkms It is written to unable Nouveau and update GRUB ...
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x11 - can't move mouse cursor with nouveau, xev still reports movement

I am currently using the nouveau DRM with fallback xf86-video-modesetting drivers on arch linux with a GTX 1080. I am currently experiencing an issue in x.org where my mouse will be stuck at the ...
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Using Nouveau drives on Linux Mint 18

I'm using Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon on my new PC I built. It has an intel i7 chip with integrated graphics but I want to use my GeForce GTX graphics card to as my display. I'm fine using the Nouveau ...
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Fedora, Kernel 4.6.7 and nVidia Optimus or Prime

What I try to achieve Using both my Intel chipset and my GeForce 940M. My configuration Laptop model : Asus Zenbook UX303UB $ lspci | grep -E "VGA|3D" 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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Nouveau problem freeze

I want to know, why I can't use Nouveau driver. I explain: When I use on my MSI GP62 6QF 1016 laptop computer my Nouveau driver, my Debian freezes with this error: nouveau pci: failed to adjust ...
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Can't start X on fresh install

I started X successfully just once. After reboot, I'm stuck on this screen lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Sky Lake Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 07) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel ...