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Re: Why has nouveau vs. NVIDIA problem not been addressed?

Thank you for your kind reply. I downloaded the driver from www.nvidia.com for NVIDIA geforce GTX 678 video card driver.

It was a shell script with sh extension.

So until I blacklist nouveau completely from the Debian OS, Nvidia driver won't install. As a result, I had to blacklist nouveau completely and do other things.

One of the reasons for installing that driver is Cuda support on Debian.

So I was just saying if there were an easier method to choose between NVIDIA's driver from their website or nvidia-package and disable nouveau accordingly that would be great? Because Linux is about giving people choice alternative options. Isn't it? 

Adrian D'Costa

On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 2:54 PM Alexander V. Makartsev <avbetev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 15.11.2018 23:50, Adrian D'Costa wrote:
Sorry. I don't want to put anybody down. I love Debian Gnu Linux.

But why isn't there an easier way to disable nouveau-module?

Why do we have to open the black-list file with the text editor like nano and blacklist it and sometimes still it isn't enough?

On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 1:07 PM Dan Ritter <dsr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Adrian D'Costa wrote:
> I can disable nouveau-module and do a workaround by recompiling the kernel
> and copying the nvidia.ko module to /lib/module and do modprobe nvidia. And
> I am using proprietary NVIDIA driver for Linux on Debian flavours. I found
> this works for my machine.
> Why can't both of them coexist with each other?

Because they both want to control the same hardware. How would
you see them co-existing?


I don't understand what are you talking about. There is no need to do things you describe on Debian manually.

Installation of "nvidia-driver" package is very straight forward and it's dependencies takes care of nouveau blacklisting for you, among the other things.

With kindest regards, Alexander.

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