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How to update Nouveau (Solved)

asked 2019-01-02 20:43:07 -0500

Trekiej-2 gravatar image

updated 2019-01-03 01:50:00 -0500

Hello. I did a fresh install of Fedora 29 Workstation. I have an Asus MB with socket 1155 and intel i3. I have intel graphics built-in and I want to install a PNY GT240 graphics card.

The memory has been upgraded to 8 gigabyte from 4 gigabyte. When I installed the card I had an orange back ground, but everything else was fine except the top bar. It was fine when I maximized a window but orange and pixelated when restored. Am I able to update nouveau to fix this? Why is installing Nvidia drivers a complex task?


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Nouveau is the open source driver in the kernel. Nvidia is the closed source driver. Which do you want ? Perhaps see

Panther gravatar imagePanther ( 2019-01-02 23:21:37 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-01-03 01:52:26 -0500

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I already had the rpm fusion repo installed. All I had to do was the dnf install of the driver and cuda. Also did a dnf update -y

The last update must have fixed the nouveau problem. My screen is darker than it was. Maybe an adjustment is all it needs.

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answered 2019-01-03 01:16:30 -0500

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Thanks again, I received a recent update and now my card is working better. I cannot do dual screen. I do see some pixels popping up on the screen like salt and pepper. I am going to install the non-free driver now.

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