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owaisarain 11-16-2012 04:47 AM

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.


jayfree 11-16-2012 06:09 AM

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.

owaisarain 11-19-2012 12:59 AM

That Worked
Thanks jayfree !
it worked, now nouveau is permanently blacklisted and installed nvidia driver working fine..

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