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Re: nvidia driver will not load because of nouveau



they both load up fine. but when X is started the nvidia driver cannot
initialize the card because nouveau has control of it. apparently even
if blacklist nouveau is defined, you still have to do a mkinitrd :).
all is good now for me.

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 9:00 AM, Paul W. Frields<stickster gmail com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 06:23:04PM -0400, slamp slamp wrote:
>> bump.
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:49 AM, slamp slamp<slackamp gmail com> wrote:
>> > how do i disable nouveau from loading? i am using fedora 11 upgrade
>> > from fedora 10.
>> >
>> > i tried to add "blacklist nouveau" in the blacklist.conf, tried to add
>> > "alias nouveau off" in modprobe.conf.
>
> Hmm, I seem to be loading both here without a problem.[1]
>
> $ lsmod | grep -E '(nvi|nouv)'
> nvidia               8113064  30
> nouveau               470896  0
> drm                   205980  1 nouveau
> i2c_algo_bit            5972  1 nouveau
> i2c_core               22240  5 nvidia,i2c_i801,nouveau,drm,i2c_algo_bit
>
> $ rpm -qa \*drv-{nouveau,nvidia}
> xorg-x11-drv-nouveau-0.0.12-36.20090514git9656762.fc11.x86_64
> xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-180.51-1.fc11.x86_64
>
>
> = = =
>
> [1] No, I'm not happy about tainting my kernel, but I absolutely
> require the ability to sleep my laptop, and there are still some bugs
> the nouveau maintainers are working through to make that
> possible. (Q.v. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F11_bugs.)  I
> originally bought a laptop with Intel graphics, but after a
> catastrophic failure, the manufacturer replaced it with a model with
> NVidia. :-( At least they upgraded everything else.
>
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