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#1 2020-01-08 23:31:13

Job
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Registered: 2019-03-13
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machine freezes - nouveau driver?

Hello good people,

Devuan Beowulf.

When I play some videos the box freezes but surely as soon as I run compton.  I know from old experience, this could mean video driver issue or RAM.  I checked RAM no issue there.  The box runs nouveau even thought the video card is Nvidia.  I don't want to bother installing the Nvidia driver. 

Is there a possibility that an oxrg.conf file could fix the freezing issue?

Regards,

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#2 2020-01-09 01:34:13

aut0exec
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Re: machine freezes - nouveau driver?

Not going to say there isn't an alternative but I had the same issue on a Lenovo laptop with a quadro GPU. I just gave in and installed the 418.88 driver from Nvidia and haven't had an issue since.

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#3 2020-01-09 15:24:30

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Re: machine freezes - nouveau driver?

Have you installed the non-free firmware that is required by the nouveau driver?


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#4 2020-01-09 21:49:31

Job
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Re: machine freezes - nouveau driver?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Have you installed the non-free firmware that is required by the nouveau driver?

Can you please share the name of the package?  I don't know of a nouveau non-free firmware.  I just searched but nothing good came up.

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#5 2020-01-10 05:50:32

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Re: machine freezes - nouveau driver?


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#6 2020-01-10 22:55:52

Job
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Re: machine freezes - nouveau driver?

Yes, previously installed.

I installed the nvidia driver.  So far so good.

Thanks

Last edited by Job (2020-01-11 02:29:01)

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