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[ThinkPad T420s] nouveau driver does not provide 3D so no Unity without using proprietary drivers

Reported by Jeff Lane on 2011-04-29
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

Installed Natty on a ThinkPad T420s in the cert lab with the nVidia chipset. By default, the nouveau driver is loaded and runs, but this does not include any 3D and thus, no Unity.

From a quick and non-thorough search on google, Nouveau should be able to provide 3D acceleration but apparently not everyone packages the extra bits necessary for this.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110107+b795ca6e-0ubuntu7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic-pae 2.6.38.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic-pae i686
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: None
Date: Fri Apr 29 14:30:38 2011
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: natty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
GdmLog2:

GraphicsCard:
 nVidia Corporation Device [10de:1056] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21d2]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
MachineType: LENOVO 417024U
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic-pae root=UUID=a02b58a2-f382-4f56-bc8e-3360ff8d9c82 ro quiet splash initcall_debug vt.handoff=7
Renderer: Unknown
SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 03/04/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 8CET30WW (1.07 )
dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Available
dmi.board.name: 417024U
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Not Available
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr8CET30WW(1.07):bd03/04/2011:svnLENOVO:pn417024U:pvrThinkPadT420s:rvnLENOVO:rn417024U:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
dmi.product.name: 417024U
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad T420s
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.4+bzr20110415-0ubuntu2
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.23-1ubuntu6
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.10.2-0ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.10.2-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+4ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.0-0ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.14.0-4ubuntu7
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110107+b795ca6e-0ubuntu7

Jeff Lane (bladernr) wrote :
Jeff Lane (bladernr) on 2011-04-30
summary: - nouveau driver does not provide 3D so no Unity on Thinkpad T420s
+ [ThinkPad T420s] nouveau driver does not provide 3D so no Unity without
+ using proprietary drivers
Jeff Lane (bladernr) on 2011-04-30
tags: added: blocks-hwcert
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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