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Old 17th February 2010, 10:26 PM
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How to get rid of nouveau driver (permanently)

I am running F12.

With prior kernels - 2.6.31.9-174.fc12.i686 or before - I could simply rename the nouveau.ko driver to nouiveau.ko.bad. Then the kernel would load the nv driver instead, and everything worked great. FWIW: adding rdblacklist="nouveau" to the kernel params in grub.conf didn't seem to do anything.

On a recent update, a new kernel was added: 2.6.31.12-174.2.19.fc12.i686. I did the same rename trick as before, but this time the kernel still loaded the nouveau driver, and then X failed to load. So I had to fall back to the older kernel.

Is there a way to keep nouveau from loading with the newest kernel (ie, the one above)? And also, is there a way to keep nouveau from loading for any new kernels?

TIA

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Old 17th February 2010, 10:31 PM
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Refer: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752

and see the parts about re-building initramfs and 'killing nouveau'.

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