[SOLVED] Closed non-free Nvidia driver won't load

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Re: Closed non-free Nvidia driver won't load

Post by roblm » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:48 pm

If the Nvidia driver is not loading and the nouveau driver was successfully blacklisted, then the FBDEV driver should be loading. Can you try blacklisting nouveau again. I assume you used this command after doing that:

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sudo update-initramfs -u
Reboot and then post the Xorg.0.log file again.

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Re: Closed non-free Nvidia driver won't load

Post by JeremyB » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:57 pm

What is the result for

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ls /lib/modules/4.4.0-116-generic/kernel/drivers/char/drm/

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[SOLVED] Re: Closed non-free Nvidia driver won't load

Post by Pjotr » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:58 pm

roblm wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:48 pm
If the Nvidia driver is not loading and the nouveau driver was successfully blacklisted, then the FBDEV driver should be loading. Can you try blacklisting nouveau again. I assume you used this command after doing that:

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sudo update-initramfs -u
Reboot and then post the Xorg.0.log file again.
You're great! It worked:

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pjotr@bureaucomputer ~ $ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 210]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.18.4) drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce 210/PCIe/SSE2 version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 340.104
I wasn't aware that I also had to execute that update-initramfs command, after the blacklisting of nouveau. This proved to be the key to success.

Thanks a lot to everybody who responded, but roblm in particular! :)

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