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2018-10-17 11:46:31 -0600 commented answer Remove package from copr repo and reinstall "normal" package

Thank you very much, this worked ! (I installed version 3.28.3-4, then I just disabled the copr repo)

2018-10-17 11:45:36 -0600 marked best answer Remove package from copr repo and reinstall "normal" package

Hi,

I am on Fedora 28 and some months ago, I installed the mutter package with eglstream support from there (this is what is explained in the RPM Fusion nvidia how-to if you want to use Wayland with an nvidia card). But that copr package is not being updated anymore, and it seems that you won’t need it in Fedora 29 anyway (and I am not using Wayland right now). Since it’s an older version, that package now blocks other upgrades :

Problème 1: package mutter-1:3.28.2-1.fc28.x86_64 requires libpipewire-0.1.so.0()(64bit), but none of the providers can be installed
  - cannot install both pipewire-0.2.3-1.fc28.x86_64 and pipewire-0.1.9-1.fc28.x86_64
  - cannot install both pipewire-0.1.9-1.fc28.x86_64 and pipewire-0.2.3-1.fc28.x86_64
  - cannot install the best update candidate for package pipewire-0.1.9-1.fc28.x86_64
  - cannot install the best update candidate for package mutter-1:3.28.2-1.fc28.x86_64
 Problème 2: problem with installed package mutter-1:3.28.2-1.fc28.x86_64
  - package mutter-1:3.28.2-1.fc28.x86_64 requires libpipewire-0.1.so.0()(64bit), but none of the providers can be installed
  - cannot install both pipewire-0.2.3-1.fc28.x86_64 and pipewire-0.1.9-1.fc28.x86_64
  - cannot install both pipewire-0.1.9-1.fc28.x86_64 and pipewire-0.2.3-1.fc28.x86_64
  - package firefox-62.0.3-4.fc28.x86_64 requires libpipewire-0.2.so.1()(64bit), but none of the providers can be installed
  - cannot install the best update candidate for package firefox-62.0.3-1.fc28.x86_64

I would like to remove the copr mutter package and install the latest package from the Fedora repositories, but I cannot get it to work ! If I disable the copr repo or use a command like dnf --disablerepo=mati865-mutter-eglstream --enablerepo=updates install mutter, dnf replies that mutter is already installed and does nothing, and if use the same command with reinstall instead, it still wants to reinstall the one from mati865. I did not dare yet to completely uninstall mutter because then, dnf wants to remove all the dependencies that become unused, and I think that the GNOME desktop will not work anymore. What is the best way to solve this ? Thanks !

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Remove package from copr repo and reinstall "normal" package Hi, I am on Fedora 28 and some months ago, I installed the

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2018-03-21 06:29:40 -0600 commented answer Fan control with nouveau driver

Thanks a lot for your answer. I managed to install the proprietary driver, and indeed the fans stopped spinning when the temperature is low. I didn’t need to use the coolbits settings or to disable nouveau, but I installed the special version of mutter with eglstream support (explained here). Not 100 % sure this was the problem in the first place, but at least it works now

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2018-03-15 06:40:41 -0600 asked a question Fan control with nouveau driver

Hi ! I have a Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! graphics card, which is designed so that its fans shouldn’t spin at all on a low load ; in fact, not until the temperature becomes fairly high, which doesn’t happen unless I’m playing a 3D game. This works very well on Windows, but on Fedora, the fans always spin whatever the load, which is obviously not good for their lifespan.

Is there any hope of controlling the fan speed with the nouveau driver ? Using those documentation pages : arch linux – fan control ; nouveau thermal , I tried setting my pwm1_enable value (in /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:03.1/0000:0e:00.0/hwmon/hwmon0) to 0 or 1 (with pwm1 == 0 for the latter, which seems to be the default value anyway), but this had absolutely no effect.

Is the card too badly supported by the free driver yet for fan control to work at all (I’m well aware that nvidia is bad regarding Linux support :( ) ? Or could something else be controlling the fan speed ? I was wondering whether the card has its own static memory in addition to its BIOS, because after I used Zotac’s program (FireStorm) to turn off the illuminated "GeForce" logo, it stays off even outside of Windows.

I also tried to install the proprietary nvidia driver with the akmod, but it just crashed during boot and I was forced to uninstall it. Anyway, I have no plans to play on Fedora, and I only need basic display, so I have no reason to install the proprietary driver unless it allows the fans not to spin on low load.

What else can I try ? Thank you in advance for any answer !

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2018-01-09 11:40:22 -0600 commented question [Solved] F27 Gnome (esp. Wayland) very slow after last update (4.14.11)

Thank you for your answer! I've just edited the title to say that my problem is solved… and I didn’t have anything to do about it. After a couple of additional reboots (which I had already done to try the different kernel versions), everything was back to normal. I had opened the system monitor to check which process was using so much CPU, which was gnome-shell. I have no idea what happened and I am sorry for the now useless post.

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2018-01-08 11:33:03 -0600 asked a question [Solved] F27 Gnome (esp. Wayland) very slow after last update (4.14.11)

Hi,

Last Thursday, I worked a while on Fedora 27 (this is a dual boot system with Windows 10), everything was working fine, and I updated the system with the dnf upgrade command, but didn't reboot at the time, and then I turned off the computer and I haven't booted on Fedora since this morning, where I immediately noticed that everything was extremely sluggish, even on the login screen. The CPU usage is like 90% percent on every core of my AMD Ryzen 1700X and graphically, the Gnome desktop is very slow. My dnf history is as follows:

ID | Command line | Date et time | Action(s) | Modified

 9 | update                   | 2018-01-04 17:58 | E, I, U        |   38 EE
 8 | install code             | 2017-12-30 16:06 | Install        |    2   
 7 | update                   | 2017-12-30 16:01 | I, U           |  161 EE
 6 | install https://download | 2017-12-30 15:54 | Install        |    1   
 5 | install https://download | 2017-12-30 15:53 | Install        |    1   
 4 | install gnome-tweak-tool | 2017-12-30 15:39 | Install        |    2   
 3 | install chrome-gnome-she | 2017-12-30 15:37 | Install        |    2   
 2 | upgrade                  | 2017-12-19 13:59 | I, O, U        |  559 E<
 1 |                          | 2017-11-05 08:29 | Install        | 1568 >E

The installed kernels that I have now:

  • 4.14.11
  • 4.14.8
  • 4.14.6

It was update #7 that installed version 4.14.8, and with that version everything worked fine before update #9, which installed 4.14.11. But now, if I select 4.14.8 on the GRUB boot menu, I have the same huge performance issue. On the login screen, if I choose GNOME on Xorg, then it works much better, but it's still sluggish, and CPU usage is higher than before on idle.

Finally, if I boot on 4.14.6, performance is normal and the Gnome desktop is very smooth, as it was before update #9. So that means that it's probably not the kernel update alone that causes this issue, otherwise it should still work fine with 4.14.8, as it used to before update #9, right?

My graphics card is an nvidia GeForce 1070, and I haven't tried installing the proprietary driver yet.

Also, I cannot rollback my updates, because if I do dnf history rollback 8, I get:

...
No package appstream-data-0:27-7.fc27.noarch available.
Error : A transaction cannot be undone

So it seems that for now I can work by booting on 4.14.6, but what steps should I take to try to solve this problem? Not sure if this problem is related to the Meltdown patch. Thanks in advance

2015-11-01 09:34:22 -0600 asked a question Fedora 22 - minimal screen brightness still too bright

Hi,

Is there a way to set the screen brightness below the minimum ? I am asking this question for an old laptop from 2009, a Dell Precision M4400. It has the nvidia Quadro FX 770M graphics card, and I am using the nouveau driver. The problem is that the screen is still too bright even when the brightness slider in GNOME is completely on the left, and it hurts my eyes. I don't know if the screen can really not use a lower brightness than that, or if it is a software problem. (I have another newer laptop whose minimal brightness is much lower on Fedora.)

I had a look at /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0, and I got this :

[root@dpm4400 acpi_video0]# cat brightness 
1
[root@dpm4400 acpi_video0]# cat actual_brightness 
1
[root@dpm4400 acpi_video0]# cat max_brightness
15

Can I try to set a value lower than 1 ? A negative value ? I did not dare do this, as I thought it might crash.

I also tried the xbacklight command, but it seems to have no effect at all.

Or is there an application I could use to dim the screen ? Thanks