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Graphics Problems [SOLVED]
« on: April 07, 2017, 12:21:49 am »
SOLVED - Just installed nVidia

Hi all,

always one for playing I borked my system - don't ask  :P

So fresh install and now nouveau is not playing ball.  inxi as below

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zebedee@i7-peppermint ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: i7-peppermint Kernel: 4.4.0-72-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: Z170 PRO GAMING v: Rev X.0x Bios: American Megatrends v: 1601 date: 03/18/2016
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-6700K (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           clock speeds: max: 4500 MHz 1: 3817 MHz 2: 2488 MHz 3: 906 MHz 4: 3606 MHz 5: 1912 MHz 6: 4500 MHz
           7: 2018 MHz 8: 2222 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GM206 [GeForce GTX 960]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau
           Resolution: 3840x2160@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 4.0, 256 bits) GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA Device 0fba driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k4.4.0-72-generic
           Card-2 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
Network:   Card: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 6251.3GB (0.1% used) ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: N/A size: 256.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10EACS size: 1000.2GB ID-3: /dev/sdb model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
           ID-4: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD30EZRX size: 3000.6GB ID-5: /dev/sdd model: WDC_WD20EZRX size: 2000.4GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 197G used: 4.0G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 214 Uptime: 4 min Memory: 875.5/32096.7MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
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Next steps to get it working please.  Yes I have done a full system upgrade and rebooted and I installed the newer Mesa stuff, which worked before

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« Last Edit: April 08, 2017, 11:35:07 pm by zebedeeboss »
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Re: Graphics Problems
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 06:48:03 am »
Why don't you just install the proprietary driver?

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Re: Graphics Problems
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 07:20:48 am »
I obviously can do but mesa 17.02 was there and working and I don't understand why it isn't right now ?
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Re: Graphics Problems
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 07:51:38 am »
Ah, I see.  I have no idea, unfortunately.   :(

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Re: Graphics Problems
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 05:37:02 pm »
Had you upgraded the kernel and graphics stack via the HWE previously too ?
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Re: Graphics Problems
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2017, 11:01:04 pm »
Hi

No - this is in a fresh clean install which is why it's puzzling.  You can see from the Mesa thread that it was working on a previous incarnation where I had messed around with nVidia drivers etc etc and a new 4.10 kernel but it did not show "Failed"

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Re: Graphics Problems
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2017, 02:01:47 am »
Hi

As a by the by - distro-hopping and Pearl OS does exactly the same thing. Relevant inxi section

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Re: Graphics Problems
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2017, 07:45:18 am »
No - this is in a fresh clean install which is why it's puzzling.  You can see from the Mesa thread that it was working on a previous incarnation where I had messed around with nVidia drivers etc etc and a new 4.10 kernel but it did not show "Failed"

Butt that's my point, how do you know mesa 17 works with the 16.04 kernel and graphics stack if your previous install had the newer ones from the HWE before you upgraded to mesa 17 ?
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Re: Graphics Problems
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2017, 08:10:25 am »
I see said the blindman... so now we on the same page how do I move forward or forget it on 16.04 ?
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Re: Graphics Problems
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2017, 08:50:08 am »
Well you could try updating to the never 4.8 kernel and upgraded graphics stack via the HWE with:
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Re: Graphics Problems
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2017, 11:33:51 pm »
Well you could try updating to the never 4.8 kernel and upgraded graphics stack via the HWE with:
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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-16.04 xserver-xorg-hwe-16.04

Apologies - I missed this for some reason...  I could except there is a problem with the 4.8 kernel for me and that is, it's failure to see all my HD drives :(

So I will stick with 4.4 or I have to move onto 4.10 as 4.9 can be a bit flakey too.  So not to worry.  I will close this thread and just install nVidia for now :)

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Re: Graphics Problems [SOLVED]
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2017, 03:51:55 am »
You're still not understanding me .. its not just the kernel upgrade that comes with the HWE, you also get the updated graphics stack.

So my suggestion was to install the HWE, then if necessary upgrade the kernel to 4.10

As it stands you have the graphics drivers from 16.04, the 4.10 kernel, and mesa from 17.04 .. to me it makes sense to minimise the variation so to have the graphics drivers from 16.10 which you get with the HWE.
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Re: Graphics Problems [SOLVED]
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2017, 03:55:53 am »
ok - I can still do that  :)   I will let you know how I get on.  busy moving files atm

Thanks again

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Re: Graphics Problems [SOLVED]
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2017, 04:11:02 am »
I'd personally do it before moving everything around .. just in case.

That said, there's a lot to be said for "if it aint broke..." ;)
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Re: Graphics Problems [SOLVED]
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2017, 04:16:52 am »
To recap..

fresh install of P7 and nouveau shows as failed - so upgraded to nVidia then saw your post so uninstall nVidia and now not failed for nouveau - install mesa 17 and all working

So installing nVidia drivers and then uninstalling nVidia does something that nouveau now no longer fails.

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So its as per the Mesa thread so still solved and no need to move to 4.8 and HWE.

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edit   ps it's only files on ext storage
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