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Old 02-12-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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nouveau kernel driver will not go away ( I have tried so many different methods)


I have the Ubuntu 10.04 from Back Track 5R1 64 bit, using Gnome 2.30.2, kernel 2.6.39.4. i have tried adding the nouveau to the blacklist, still it gets loaded, i have edited grub and set it to text and done th nomodeset also. when i boot using telinit 3 it still loads the driver, i am at my wits end and have tried the various methods from numerous sources. I got this working in the 32 bit version of BT5 with the nvidia proprietary drivers but for some reason this one is eluding me.

any assistance would be greatly appreciated

grub entry
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""


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Old 02-12-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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isn't r1 a 32 bit VMware image ???

tell vmware what to use on your win7 install

for 99.99% of non gamming use the nouveau driver is just fine

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i have edited grub and set it to text and done th nomodeset also. when i boot using telinit 3 it still loads the driver, i am at my wits end
have you rebuilt the bootimage seeing as that IS a requirement for changing from the open source to the proprietary nvidia driver.
 
Old 02-12-2012, 09:03 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply

You can select the gnome 64 bit R1 version, burned the iso, booted to it and then installed to SD8 partition from the booted iso


i ran

update-initramfs /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
but I noticed it was updating the 2.6.32-38-generic kernel and not the 2.6.39.4 kernel, so i ran

update-initramfs -k 2.6.39.4 (to specify my kernel)

and was able to install the driver

haven't checked it all out yet but appears to be working, except the icon is missing from the system--> administration, it figures I would get it literally as soon as I posted a question <sheepish frown>

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