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Old 05-11-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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blacklisting a driver (module)


I have really problems with i915 driver (module) and my graphic card on squeeze with gnome.
There is a BUG and there is no any solution at the moment:

So I'd like to disable i915 driver from the startup and load i810 module instead:
# modprobe i810
# modprobe i910
BTW I've tried to create /etc/X11/xorg.conf file with i810 module for the video card, but it doesn't work, i915 will be loaded.
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"i810"
	Driver		"i810"
Is it any other way to blacklist i915 completely from the startup, for example in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf?

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Old 05-11-2011, 07:21 PM   #2
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I'm a bit confused, at one point you are talking about kernel modules and then you start talking about xorg drivers.

To blacklist kernel modules in debian you can put a line like
blacklist i810
in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

I have no idea how to "blacklist" xorg drivers, instead you can explicitly specify the "Driver" in the "Device" Section of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf


Old 05-12-2011, 07:28 AM   #3
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I've tried to blacklist i915 kernel module in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:
blacklist i915
but it doesn't work, after restart i915 will be still loaded.
$ lsmod | grep i915
i915                  216538  2 
drm_kms_helper         18341  1 i915
drm                   111264  3 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit            3489  1 i915
video                  14557  1 i915
i2c_core               12739  5 i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit,i2c_i801
button                  3578  1 i915

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Old 05-12-2011, 09:29 AM   #4
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Is it the driver or Kernelmodesetting causing the issue?


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