March 10, 2011

How do you disable the Nouveau kernel modules in the 2.6.37.3 Slackware-current kernel?

I'm interested in disabling Nouveau so that I can install Nvidia proprietary drivers.

I'm now running 13.37 (current) on both my desktop and laptop machines with...

I'm now running 13.37 (current) on both my desktop and laptop machines with no Nouveau issues.

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Thanks,

~Eric

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Thanks, Matt. I'm not going to deal with this until I install 13.37, but it's...

Thanks, Matt. I'm not going to deal with this until I install 13.37, but it's good to have the info. :)

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Unfortunately the blacklist package does not properly stop nouveau, so you...

Unfortunately the blacklist package does not properly stop nouveau, so you will need to remove the nouveau package then install the nouveau-blacklist as a precaution.

Follow the steps below to properly remove and block the nouveau driver:

removepkg xf86-video-nouveau-8bb82312-x86_64-1
installpkg /extra/xf86-video-nouveau-blacklist-noarch-1
then after a reboot install the binary drivers

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