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Old 11-16-2012, 05:47 AM   #1
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Unhappy How to Permanently blacklist nouveau module in fedora 17 (grub2)

Hello everyone !

i just installed fedora 17 and downloaded the nvidia driver for GPU (GT 630). i have previously installed it in fedora 16. this time i am unable to blacklist nouveau module persistently. i made a change in /etc/default/grub as follows:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=" rd.lvm=0 SYSFONT=True  KEYTABLE=us rd.luks=0 LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rhgb quiet rdblacklist=nouveau"
and after that i ran:

the output of this showed rdblacklist=nouveau somewhere, therefore i thought grub2-mkconfig has read my change in /etc/default/grub.

but after restart it was not present in kernel boot parameters, and nouveau was still loaded.

for the time being i manually edited the boot parameters at boot screen and then switched to runlevel 3, by this i was able to install nvidia driver.

now the problem is that i have to manually blacklist nouveau every time while booting, otherwise it conflicts with the installed nvidia driver and in which case GUI freezes.

any idea/help will be greatfull.

Old 11-16-2012, 07:09 AM   #2
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In order to ubdate grub2 config file you need to run,
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
but I believe the nvidia yum/rpm install will do it for you.

Last edited by jayfree; 11-16-2012 at 08:57 AM.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:59 AM   #3
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Thanks jayfree !
it worked, now nouveau is permanently blacklisted and installed nvidia driver working fine..


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