Difference between pages "Video" and "Package:Nouveau Video Drivers (Open Source)"

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The purpose of this page is to give you streamlined steps for setting up your video hardware for X, and desktop environments such as GNOME.
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|Summary=The Nouveau video drivers are Open Source drivers providing 2D and 3D accelerated graphics for nVidia cards. Nouveau consists of the X.Org DDX driver (x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau), Linux kernel KMS driver (nouveau), and Gallium3D drivers in Mesa (media-libs/mesa).
{{Important|Editors: OK, I've decided to change the plans for this page. This is going to be a page similar to [[Subarches]]. The idea is to help people to identify their hardware and guide them toward the correct driver for their chipset. The focus will be primarily on defining the types of hardware that are supported, what products they appear in, and how to know if you have this hardware, and also give people good general overview of options available to them (free vs. proprietary, etc.) Other important topics that apply to all drivers, like <code>eselect opengl</code> should be covered as well. This will then serve as the meta-page for Video support, with individual ebuild pages holding the details for each driver.}}
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== Video Drivers ==
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|Homepage=http://nouveau.freedesktop.org
 
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First determine which video card you have and which driver it requires.
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<console>###i## lspci -nn | grep -i vga</console>
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to see what your system is using:
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<console>###i## lspci -k</console>
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Once hardware is determined use the following sections to add or edit the <code>VIDEO_CARDS</code> global variable in <code>/etc/portage/[[make.conf]]</code>.  For more granular details including kernel configurations, frame buffer settings, and xorg configurations: see specific package page links.
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=== AMD/ATI ===
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Users can choose between free ({{Package|x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati}}) and proprietary ({{Package|x11-drivers/ati-drivers}}) video drivers. The free drivers are recommended as the proprietary drivers are not currently maintained very well by AMD.
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==== Cards ====
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* '''NEED TABLE''': available drivers, hardware gen, required VIDEO_CARDS variable
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==== {{package|x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati}} ====
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Open source drivers:
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="radeon"
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{{important|Editors: Please refer to {{Package|x11-drivers/ati-drivers}} as a guide to the format and content required for describing the installation and use of Nouveau.}}
==== {{Package|x11-drivers/ati-drivers}} ====
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Closed source drivers:
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{{EbuildFooter}}
{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx"
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=== Intel ===
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==== Cards ====
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* '''NEED TABLE''': available drivers, hardware gen, VIDEO_CARDS variable
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==== gen 1&2 ====
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="intel"
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==== gen 3 ====
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="intel i915"
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==== gen 4+ ====
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="intel i965"
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=== Nvidia ===
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Users can choose between Open (nouveau) and Closed-Source {{package|x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers}} video drivers.  Open nouveau drivers are preferred as many kernels conflict with closed-source drivers.
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==== Cards ====
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* '''NEED TABLE''': nouveau + nvidia-drivers versions, hardware gen, required VIDEO_CARDS variable
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==== {{Package|x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau}} ====
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Open source drivers:
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="nouveau"
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==== {{Package|x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers}}====
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Closed source drivers:
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia"
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see [[Uvesafb]] for framebuffering.
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=== Other ===
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==== Multiple Cards (Hybrid Graphics) ====
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recommended [[make.conf]] VIDEO_CARDS
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Hybrid intel/ati:
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx intel"
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==== Virtual Machine Guests ====
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These settings are used by Parallels VM's and presumably others
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="vesa vga"
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==== Framebuffer Specific ====
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=====[[Uvesafb]]=====
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====={{package|x11-drivers/xf86-video-vesa}}=====
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==== Raspberry Pi ====
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{{SectionNeedsUpdates}}
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== Install ==
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Once your video cards variables are set in [[make.conf]], and kernel configurations are arranged merge changes into your system:
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<console>###i## emerge -avuND world</console>
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{{note|we should change world to the specific package that pulls in all the other video stuff so if this page is ran on an old stale system it doesn't pull in 50 bazillion packages}}
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==Configure X.org==
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===Nvidia===
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nvidia-xconfig, etc.
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===AMD/ATI===
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aticonfig, etc.
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<console># ##i##aticonfig --initial --input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf</console>
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==Finalize and test==
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==== eselect opengl ====
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{{note|change the number of card eselected to match the card of your system}}
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<console>###i## eselect opengl list
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###i## eselect opengl set 1</console>
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==== eselect opencl ====
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{{note|some setups can make use of opencl}}
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<console>###i##eselect opencl list
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###i##eselect opencl set 1</console>
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* reboot/test process
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==Troubleshooting==
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* what to do if only a blank screen
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Category:Video Cards wrap me with braces when im snazzy
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Category:First Steps wrap me with braces when im snazzy
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Latest revision as of 12:41, November 27, 2014

x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau


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Summary: The Nouveau video drivers are Open Source drivers providing 2D and 3D accelerated graphics for nVidia cards. Nouveau consists of the X.Org DDX driver (x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau), Linux kernel KMS driver (nouveau), and Gallium3D drivers in Mesa (media-libs/mesa).

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Enable Glamor OpenGL 2D acceleration

Nouveau Video Drivers (Open Source)

Important

Editors: Please refer to AMD Catalyst Video Drivers as a guide to the format and content required for describing the installation and use of Nouveau.