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Re: [opensuse-factory] Keeping nouveau installed like nv and support the installation of Nvidia proprietary drivers
  • From: Markus Koßmann <mkossmann_ml1@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 May 2010 20:45:53 +0200
  • Message-id: <201005062045.54049.mkossmann_ml1@xxxxxx>
Am Donnerstag, 6. Mai 2010 schrieb Tejas Guruswamy:
On 06/05/10 18:16, Daniele wrote:
Il giovedì 06 maggio 2010, Stefan Dirsch scrisse:

Right now, we have an extra step to install the Nvidia drivers in
Milestone 6, including the removal of 'nouveau'.

Why extra step? Simply install the nvidia drivers and you're done.
The priority for driver load in the Xserver is nvidia --> nouveau
--> nv on NVIDIA hardware.

Are you sure ?
Does not apply to openSUSE ?!

It is possible to disable something without completely removing it ...
for kernel modules for example that's what the blacklist modprobe.d file
is for ...

IMHO the problem is that you don't want to reboot into textmode after
blacklisting nouveau just to install the nvidia driver then. And unloading
the nouveau kernel module and disabling KMS in a running system is a little
bit tricky. See <>

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