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What to test?

Today's installment of Fedora Test Day will focus on the Nouveau graphics driver for NVIDIA graphics cards.

If you come to this page after the test day is completed, your testing of Nouveau is still valuable, and you can use the information on this page to test Nouveau with your graphics card and provide feedback.

Who's available

The following cast of characters will be available for testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion.

What's needed to test

  • An NVIDIA graphics adapter. To confirm whether you have supporting hardware, run the following command:
    /sbin/lspci -d 10de: | grep -iq VGA && echo "Join Nouveau Fedora Test Day" || echo "No nVidia graphics hardware found." 
  • An updated Fedora 38 pre-release, or the special live image (see below)
  • Your hardware profile uploaded to Smolt according to these instructions
  • Make sure to back up your existing xorg.conf file, if you have one, so you can recover if the nouveau driver causes you trouble

How to test?

Update your machine

If you're running Fedora 38, make sure you have all the current updates for it installed, using the update manager. If you have any problems running the test, please also install these updated builds from Koji and re-test before reporting a failure:

  1. kernel
  2. mesa
  3. xorg-x11-drv-nouveau

Or you can use a live image:

Live image

Optionally, you may download a non-destructive Fedora 38 live image for your architecture. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.

Architecture SHA256SUM
i686 bc0261eb4831dd38867d10ba74bbe3c1f67ed1e827757f6fe65b3bdc0bd0638b
x86_64 fa1de3c207f000ba6212b39692395e2af71a8e7322aac5cb4a92989c24decb33


Follow each of these test cases:

Multihead test case:

You will need two or more monitors to perform the multihead test.

Report your results

If you have problems with any of the tests, report a bug to Bugzilla usually for the component xorg-x11-drv-nouveau. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report, just ask on IRC and we will help you. Follow the instructions on this page to ensure you include sufficient information in the report. Once you have completed the tests, add your results to the Results table below, following the example results from Adam Williamson as a template. The first column should be your name with a link to your User page in the Wiki if you have one, and the second should be a link to your Smolt hardware profile (see above for a link with instructions on submitting your hardware profile to Smolt). For each test case, if your system worked correctly, simply enter the word PASS. If you had trouble, enter the word FAIL, with a footnote indicator, and put a link to the bug report in the comments column (as in the example line). If you could not perform one test (for example, you cannot perform the more advanced tests because the basic one fails, or you cannot perform the multihead test as you have only one display), enter the word N/A. In the comments column, you can enter the model name and PCI device ID (vendor ID is usually 10DE) of your card, if you know it - you can usually find this information in the output of the command lspci -nn.


User Smolt Profile Basic test XVideo X restart Multihead Rendercheck OpenGL Fast User Switching VT switching Suspend/Resume Comments
Adam Williamson HW FAIL [1] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 9400 GT (0641)
Gene Stuckey HW PASS FAIL [1] N/A N/A N/A N/A PASS PASS N/A GeForce 8400 GS (06e4)
  1. See RHBZ #579897
James Brown HW PASS PASS N/A PASS N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A GeForce 7300 GS
Steven Ward HW FAIL[1] PASS PASS N/A N/A FAIL[2] N/A N/A N/A VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation NV40 [GeForce 6800 GT] [10de:0045] (rev a1)
Carlo Marcelo Arenas Belon HW PASS PASS PASS N/A PASS FAIL [1] PASS PASS PASS nVidia Corporation GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (rev a2)
  1. See RHBZ #581769
Alan Lam HW FAIL FAIL PASS PASS N/A PASS FAIL FAIL NA nVidia Corporation Device 087d (rev b1) ION
liam HW FAIL [1] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A nVidia Corporation Quadro NVS 140M (rev a1)
  1. failed booting to desktop on 04-11 liveCD
Rainer Koenig HW PASS N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A nVidia Corporation Quadro FX4800 PCIe x16
Rainer Koenig HW FAIIL N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A nVidia Corporation Quadro NVS450 PCIe x16 (EE) [drm] failed to open device (EE) No devices detected.
Daniel Eikeland HW PASS PASS PASS PASS [renderchecklog] FAIL[1] FAIL[2] PASS N/A nVidia Corporation G84M (Quadro NVS 140M) [10de:0429]

All tests performed with the Live CD

Paul W. Frields HW PASS PASS PASS nVidia Corporation G86 [GeForce 8400M GS] [10de:0427] (rev a1)
Björn Persson HW FAIL [1] PASS (output) nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce Go 7900 GS] [10de:0298] (rev a1)
  1. See RHBZ #581887
Michael J Gruber HW PASS PASS PASS N/A N/A PASS PASS PASS N/A Quadro NVS 140M (rev a1)
Tom Wroblewski HW PASS N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A nVidia G92 [GeForce 9800 GT}
Jared Smith HW PASS PASS N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A nVidia Corporation G84 [GeForce 8600M GT] (rev a1) on an Apple MacBook Pro 3,1