Nouveau on Dell G7 7700

April 2024

This is mostly for my own records.

For work I have a Dell G7 7700 laptop. This is a gaming-type laptop with 32GB RAM (honestly disappointed it can’t have 64GB or more), a decent 6-core 12-thread i7-10750H, and both Intel UHD graphics and an Nvidia RTX 2070 mobile graphics card.

Originally I used the proprietary Nvidia drivers. However, I ran into a variety of issues and decided to try the Nouveau drivers since they seem to have much better support for Turing+ cards recently.

Here’s what worked:

I now have a stable Wayland multi-monitor setup that boots well and resumes from suspend without issue.