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Palemoon-29.3.0 and Nouveau

Unread post by Tony0945 » 2021-07-21, 23:45

From the releasse notes:
Linux: blocked particularly old versions of Mesa/Nouveau drivers due to issues.
Could you please list the drivers that have been dropped?
I have several machines running old Nouveau video cards such as GeForce 8400GS.
I guess I'm ok on the Radeons.
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I'm surprised that you are not just using the X11 interface.

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Re: Palemoon-29.3.0 and Nouveau

Unread post by Moonchild » 2021-07-22, 02:31

Tony0945 wrote:
2021-07-21, 23:45
Could you please list the drivers that have been dropped?
All Mesa/Nouveau drivers < v11.0
11 was released in 2015, I believe, so you should be fine if you're not using horribly outdated ones.
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Re: Palemoon-29.3.0 and Nouveau

Unread post by Tony0945 » 2021-07-22, 14:41

Moonchild wrote:
2021-07-22, 02:31
All Mesa/Nouveau drivers < v11.0
11 was released in 2015, I believe, so you should be fine if you're not using horribly outdated ones.
Thank you. For clarity, I assume you mean Mesa version as I can't find an actual version of the nouveau driver.
My mesa version is 21.1.4. the kernel version is 5.10.27

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Re: Palemoon-29.3.0 and Nouveau

Unread post by Moonchild » 2021-07-22, 14:55

Yes mesa version
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Re: Palemoon-29.3.0 and Nouveau

Unread post by Tony0945 » 2021-07-22, 16:58

Thank you again. I'm pleased to report that the old 8400 cards are working fine.

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Re: Palemoon-29.3.0 and Nouveau

Unread post by stevepusser » 2021-07-22, 21:16

inxi is available in just about every distro's repository--it's an extremely useful system information script.

For graphics info, try "inxi -G":

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Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 driver: i915 v: kernel 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] driver: N/A 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 driver: intel resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.3.4
This is an Optimus laptop, I'm a bit behind the times and use Bumblebee instead of PRIME to use the Nvidia card with the proprietary (so no Mesa) driver:

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 $ optirun inxi -G
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 driver: i915 v: kernel 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] driver: nvidia v: 460.73.01 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 driver: intel resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 460.73.01 
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