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Old 11-14-2010, 03:03 PM   #1
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Unloading Nouveau driver from Kernel...


I am trying the new RHEL 6 thing... it comes with kernel 2.6.32 with a Nouveau driver for Nvidia... seems that i must unload the thing from the kernel before installing the proprietary Nvidia driver... at least that's what the installer says...

I do not like nouveau... bad nouveau Lulllz

glxgears throws at 320 fps... while with Nvidia proprietary it throws at 5000s fpson the same hw...

How do i unload the thing ?
Old 11-14-2010, 03:40 PM   #2
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it has an initrd?
first blacklist the nouveau driver (/etc/modprobe.d?)
update and/or make a new initrd and reboot
optionally maybe just edit the initrd and put the blacklist.conf in there
as thats what update-initramfs does...
for ubuntu/debian you gotta stop gdm or boot to runlevel 3

then install the driver

on ubuntu/debian you just do
blacklist nouveau
update-initramfs -u -k all -v
reboot and goto runlevel 3
install driver
update-initramfs -u -k all -v
modprobe name-of-driver
startx to see if it works after adjusting xorg.conf

dont know the procedure in red hat/fedora
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:32 AM   #3
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... well seems there's no update-initramfs in RHEL...

g00gl3 will have to help me on this...

Seems that I may try this...

Bad Nouveau, Bad, Bad...

Last edited by Alexvader; 11-15-2010 at 08:50 AM.
Old 12-21-2010, 10:00 PM   #4
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Oh my...

I know I'm a bit late, but you know you can just enable rpmfusion, then simply do:

yum install akmod-nvidia


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