xserver-xorg-video-nouveau is required with nouveau driver to display properly gnome apps [GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile]

Bug #1773651 reported by Bump on 2018-05-27
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xserver-xorg-video-modesetting (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

When I switch from nvidia to nouveau from software-properties-gtk and reboot, with the nouveau driver already running, I experience graphic glitches on gnome apps. This is due to "xserver-xorg-video-nouveau" missing.

See bugs here:

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=106657
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/nautilus/issues/426

It should be installed somehow.

When I installed ubuntu I was running the discrete graphics card so nvidia proprietary drivers installed automatically. Then I wanted to switch to nouveau and that package is missing.

summary: - xserver-xorg-video-nouveau is required to display properly gnome
- graphics with nouveau driver
+ xserver-xorg-video-nouveau is required with nouveau driver to display
+ properly gnome apps
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Does the problem occur only in Xorg sessions or Wayland too?

Please run 'apport-collect 1773651' to help us get more information about the machine.

Changed in gnome-desktop (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: nouveau
Bump (bump55) wrote :

It happens with Gnome and Plasma, for gnome apps like synaptics, etc. I can't even login to Wayland, the screen goes black just after entering my user's password and clicking enter.

Bump (bump55) wrote :

What information do you need to know exactly? It's a nvidia gtx 10 series

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Please run 'apport-collect 1773651' to automatically send us information about the hardware and the software that is installed.

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Reassigning to the modesetting driver. Because it sounds like the problem is in modesetting, and only fixed by switching to nouveau.

no longer affects: gnome-desktop (Ubuntu)
no longer affects: nautilus (Ubuntu)
no longer affects: software-properties (Ubuntu)
affects: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu) → xserver-xorg-video-modesetting (Ubuntu)
no longer affects: nouveau
Bump (bump55) wrote :

Can't send the report:

apport-collect 1773651
Package xserver-xorg-video-modesetting not installed and no hook available, ignoring
Gtk-Message: 23:48:28.485: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.

Bump (bump55) wrote :

nouveau: kernel rejected pushbuf: No such file or directory
nouveau: ch7: krec 0 pushes 0 bufs 1 relocs 0
nouveau: ch7: buf 00000000 00000003 00000004 00000004 00000000
Package xserver-xorg-video-modesetting not installed and no hook available, ignoring
Gtk-Message: 23:53:25.787: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-modesetting (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Bump (bump55) wrote :

The apport-collect is a mess and doesn't work, what do you need exactly?

Bump (bump55) wrote :

Just tell me what you need and stop messing around with buggy software.

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

OK.

1. Please tell us the version of Ubuntu you are using.

2. Please attach a list of packages installed from running:
   dpkg -l > dpkg.txt

3. Please attach details of the graphics hardware and drivers by running:
   lspci -k > lspci-k.txt

And attach the resulting two text files.

P.S. The nouveau driver is known to be buggy. You may want to go back to the official Nvidia drivers instead.

Bump (bump55) wrote :
Bump (bump55) wrote :
Bump (bump55) wrote :

The issue does not happen anymore with the current configuration, even without having xserver-xorg-video-nouveau uninstalled. Maybe another package I've installed recently supplied the required files...

I'll keep using the proprietary nvidia it's years ahead.

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Thanks. Incomplete now, while you can't reproduce the issue.

I suspect this bug might be firmware related. So maybe that came from the nvidia driver, linux-firmware, or somewhere else.

tags: added: bionic
summary: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau is required with nouveau driver to display
- properly gnome apps
+ properly gnome apps [GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile]
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-modesetting (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for xserver-xorg-video-modesetting (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-modesetting (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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