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Disabling NOUVEAU drivers (to use NVIDIA propietary) [SOLVED

Postby lednion on Mon May 20, 2013 7:25 pm

Hi there, first post in this forum, hope we'll get on well. I've reached Linux Mint after had been using debian for a couple of years, and I like it pretty much. Stable, fast, classy...

The point is, in debian, I had no problems to install nvidia grapics controller, downloaded from the webpage of nvidia, and got it working. But, in LMDE, i see it comes with nouveau drivers. Good thing, I have nothing to install. But i was wondering, the propietary driver has better perfomance? I've runned a simple test with blender, the cycles engine, and seems to be better the nouveau drivers than the propietary ones, but I wanted more opinions. Also, i would like to know how to disable the nouveau drivers, in order to install nvidia ones. Thank you for reading, even more if you answer :) .
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Re: Disabling NOUVEAU drivers (to use NVIDIA propietary

Postby Fesiitis on Tue May 21, 2013 3:21 am

Hello! Here is my variant of how I disable Nouveau:

1. Download Nvidia driver from GeForce homepage.
2. Save it in any folder.
3. Restart computer and boot LMDE in recovery mode (found in GRUB menu).
4. Login as root and move to folder where you save driver.
5. Start installation with "sh -drivername-".
6. When Nvidia says that Nouveau is active, allow Nvidia to disable it with blacklist. After then run "update-initramfs" and restart computer.
7. Start LMDE again in recovery mode, login as root and start again Nvidia driver installation. Now Nvidia needs install driver without any problems.
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Re: Disabling NOUVEAU drivers (to use NVIDIA propietary

Postby lednion on Tue May 21, 2013 10:28 am

Hello again, thank you for answering so quickly. I tried allowing nvidia-driver-installer to blacklist nouveau, without results. What I didn't was executing the update-initramfs command. What does it do?
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Re: Disabling NOUVEAU drivers (to use NVIDIA propietary

Postby Fesiitis on Tue May 21, 2013 12:18 pm

Yes, run "update-initramfs" and after restart try to install nvidia driver again!
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Re: Disabling NOUVEAU drivers (to use NVIDIA propietary

Postby lednion on Tue May 21, 2013 2:57 pm

Okey, that worked, thank you very much
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Re: Disabling NOUVEAU drivers (to use NVIDIA propietary) [SO

Postby artwood on Tue May 21, 2013 3:33 pm

I tried to do
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update-initramfs

but no matter whether I do that command by myself or the the system does it during the nvidia driver install, I get a blank screen at reboot.
There is no chance to type anything more, the screen is literally blank. Even a blinking cursor is missing!
This happens after I choose in the grub menu which kernel I want to start. The PC changes the resolution and then the screen is blank, and nothing more happens.
Do anyone have an idea what that could be?
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Re: Disabling NOUVEAU drivers (to use NVIDIA propietary) [SO

Postby lednion on Tue May 21, 2013 7:15 pm

Hi, well, when I ran "update-initramfs", it gave me an error, requesting more parameters. Si I used "update-initarmfs -u". But that is strange error... Maybe you should open another thread (not my problem, but that is a common rule in all the forums)
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Re: Disabling NOUVEAU drivers (to use NVIDIA propietary

Postby gsudhan on Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:34 pm

Fesiitis wrote:Yes, run "update-initramfs" and after restart try to install nvidia driver again!

Thanks a ton,as the nouveau drivers were simply crashing after a few secs of login,Thank You Mate.
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