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Tue Sep 28, 2010 ALL DAY #fedora-test-day)
Arriving after the date above?
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. If you are visiting after the release of Fedora 14, please wait for the next Nouveau test day.

What to test?

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

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 37 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 37, make sure you have all the current updates for it installed, using the update manager. Or you can use a live image:

Live image

Optionally, you may download a non-destructive Fedora 37 live image for your architecture. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.

Broken images
Please do not use the x86-64 image with the sha256sum 067f1c5a5f53ff1bc2a8d3c6f484e7b99c00f4f4c350c1ba1ae6ac177a07b62b which was available on this page until recently. It is broken. We apologize for the inconvenience. For now, please test using the i686 image.
Architecture SHA256SUM
i686 8443f115fd7d7fe1f25b29eb8ea167f1057db8e70149ce27fa6533a412094ee6


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 Sample user 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 Rendercheck OpenGL Fast User Switching VT switching Suspend / Resume Compositing Multihead Comments
Sample user HW PASS FAIL [1] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A GeForce
Greg Wildman HW PASS PASS PASS PASS File:Gregw renderchecklog.gz PASS PASS PASS FAIL (laptop resumed to console only and hung. Capslock and Scrolllock both flashing together.) PASS FAIL 2x GeForce 8700M GT [10de:0409] (rev a1)
Jens Petersen HW PASS FAIL "X Window System (X11/ XShm/ Xv): Could not initialise Xv output" FAIL (black screen on logout) File:Petersen renderchecklog.gz N/A "Desktop effects require hardware 3D support." PASS FAIL (black console screen) FAIL (resumes with desktop wrapping horizontally round screen) PASS N/A NV44 q383-0 (Quadro NVS 285 rev a1)
intgr HW FAIL[1] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A FAIL Dell D630, Quadro NVS 135M
  1. RHBZ #638174
jlaska HW
Pass pass
Pass pass
Pass pass
Inprogress inprogress
Inprogress inprogress
Inprogress inprogress
Pass pass
Pass pass
Inprogress inprogress
Warning warn
nVidia Corporation C79 [GeForce 9400M] (rev b1)
  1. displays plymouth, and gnome-desktop on both screens, but not gdm
madko HW PASS PASS PASS PASS File:Madko Renderchecklog.gz PASS PASS PASS FAIL (backlight is too dark, can't change it anymore after resume) PASS PASS nVidia Corporation G96M [Quadro FX 770M] (rev a1)
Alexei Panov HW PASS Partial (ripple effect video image on dynamic scenes) PASS PASS File:Renderchecklogsams-r70a006.gz PASS (need install compiz-gnome!) PASS PASS FAIL ( freeze on resume) PASS N/A nVidia Corporation G86 [GeForce 8400M GS] (laptop Samsung R70/A006)
Juhamatti Niemelä HW FAIL [1] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A GeForce 8400 GS, single display
  1. Plymouth ok, but GDM corrupts display. VT's don't work. Could be related to this RHBZ #638174
wfp5p HW FAIL [1] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A GeForce 9500 GT, dual display
  1. See RHBZ #638258
mcloaked HW nVidia Corporation G86M [Quatro FX 360M]
Orion Poplawski HW PASS PASS PASS PASS File:Orion-renderchecklog.log PASS - glxgears runs, KDE won't enable effects N/A PASS PASS N/A N/A G98 [Quadro NVS 295] (rev a1)
User Smolt Profile Basic test XVideo X restart Rendercheck OpenGL Fast User Switching VT switching Suspend/Resume Compositing Multihead Comments