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    Default Removing Nouveau Driver for Nvida/CUDA Installation

    Hello,
    I have stayed up waaaay past my bedtime the past few nights trying unsuccessfully to install the Nvidia dev drivers on my 32bit KDE BT5 pendrive. I am almost completely new to linux, so now you know why I am struggling

    devdriver_4.0_linux_32_270.41.19.run is the build I am trying to install.

    I am informed by the install package that the nouveau drivers are loaded which prevents installation.

    I have allowed nvidia to automatically create the blacklist files and I have tried editing the existing blacklist files manually. The installation still sees nouveau.

    Would someone be so kind as to post a short walkthrough on disabling these buggers?

    I have tried ghostdog's method, with no joy. One of the steps failed. Here is the install process I have been using to install:

    Code:
    apt-get install libssl-dev linux-headers-2.6.38
    
    chmod 755 devdriver_4.0_linux_32_270.41.19.run
    
    sh ./devdriver_4.0_linux_32_270.41.19.run --kernel-source-path /usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.38
    Then I am greeted by the nouveau error. ARRRGH!

    Edit:

    Also, can someone please explain how to boot into recovery mode in this release? Holding esc does not give me the grub menu. Thanks!
    Last edited by sickness; 06-05-2011 at 10:17 AM. Reason: Merged.

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    Default Re: Removing Nouveau Driver for Nvida/CUDA Installation

    same here...tried to install the nvida driver (release 275.09.07) and get the same error.

    the read-me file here:
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...nproblems.html
    says to disable the nouveau driver, but since i am working with a usb install, it doesnt work (changing the etc/modprobe.d file to blacklist the nouveau driver requires a reboot--any any reboot results in a fresh copy of initrd where the changes to modprobe.d have been lost)

    the readme goes on to say...

    If you have an initrd which loads the Nouveau driver, you will additionally need to ensure that Nouveau is disabled in the initrd. If your initrd understands the rdblacklist parameter, you can add the option rdblacklist=nouveau to your kernel's boot parameters.


    well, this doesnt work. when you are at the boot screen and hit tab, you are given an opportunity to edit the boot parameters. adding rdblacklist=nouveau does nothing-the nouveau driver still is installed. so i am effed with nvidia graphis and a usb install.

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    Default Re: Removing Nouveau Driver for Nvida/CUDA Installation

    put as boot parameter

    nomodeset vga=0

    and than you can unload the nouveau driver and install nvidia drivers.

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    Default Re: Removing Nouveau Driver for Nvida/CUDA Installation

    Have the same/similar issue here too. My laptop defaults to the nouveau drivers which creates video distortion in the form of vertical lines down my screen. Have been looking for a way to open up the BT5 .iso file and make the necessary edits to force the nVidia driver, but no luck. Since I am also doing a live boot, unloading and loading drivers on each boot will quickly get annoying. Interested in any automated-like fixes that others have experimented with...

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    Default Re: Removing Nouveau Driver for Nvida/CUDA Installation

    I have NVIDIA GT 540M CUDA 1 GB

    Try this installation method:
    1. Open terminal
    2. Type prepare-kernel-source
    3. Type cd /usr/src/linux
    4. Type cp -rf include/generated/* include/linux/
    5. Download the driver here http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
    6. Type chmod +x /[path of your driver restored]/[nvidia driver name]

    Disable nouveau kernel
    1. Open Terminal
    2. Type gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    3. Search for vga=791 and insert this script "nouveau.modeset=0" (without quote)
    4. Reboot

    After boot, and enter username and password, DON'T TYPE STARTX! Follow this instruction.
    1. Type cd /[path of your driver restored]
    2. Type ./[your driver installer].run--kernel-spurce-path='/usr/src/linux'
    3. Installation has begin.
    4. After intall your driver, don't forget to update grub.cfg by typing update-grub
    5. Reboot your Lap/PC

    Done
    It's work for me. So you can see more effect on your backtrack screen.

    Cheers!!! \m/

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    Default Re: Removing Nouveau Driver for Nvida/CUDA Installation

    Quote Originally Posted by 12ud124 View Post
    I have NVIDIA GT 540M CUDA 1 GB

    Try this installation method:
    1. Open terminal
    2. Type prepare-kernel-source
    3. Type cd /usr/src/linux
    4. Type cp -rf include/generated/* include/linux/
    5. Download the driver here http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
    6. Type chmod +x /[path of your driver restored]/[nvidia driver name]

    Disable nouveau kernel
    1. Open Terminal
    2. Type gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    3. Search for vga=791 and insert this script "nouveau.modeset=0" (without quote)
    4. Reboot

    After boot, and enter username and password, DON'T TYPE STARTX! Follow this instruction.
    1. Type cd /[path of your driver restored]
    2. Type ./[your driver installer].run--kernel-spurce-path='/usr/src/linux'
    3. Installation has begin.
    4. After intall your driver, don't forget to update grub.cfg by typing update-grub
    5. Reboot your Lap/PC

    Done
    It's work for me. So you can see more effect on your backtrack screen.

    Cheers!!! \m/

    Hi mate, i have a question. I have to delete the "vga=791" script and insert "nouveau.modeset=0"??? Or i have to add "nouveau.modeset=0"?? Sorry for my bad english....Please help me...

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    The 12ud124 step-by-step solution works smoothly for me.

    Distro is permanent actually so I don't know what I can tell about the live running situations.

    Additional aspect:

    Last night I considered that my system works too good so I decided to run nvidia-config and that's why because the Nvidia admin tool says that I'm running any nvidia drivers.

    In my office I've two monitors so I would need to extend the image from the primary to secondary which never worked so far, the driver still duplicates image from one to another.

    However the nvidia-config command modified the xorg.conf file and BOOM...no display after restart, just a big error log / display and like.

    Workaround:

    1. nvidia-uninstal
    2. mv xorg.conf from the /etc/X11/ folder.
    3. Follow again the procedure with the kernel compiling Nvidia drivers.
    4. You'll got the display back and running again.
    Last edited by Osirium; 01-04-2012 at 10:31 AM. Reason: ppend info

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    Default Re: Removing Nouveau Driver for Nvida/CUDA Installation

    I believe he means change this:

    text splash nomodeset vga=791

    to this:

    text splash nouveau.modeset=0 vga=791

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    Default Re: Removing Nouveau Driver for Nvida/CUDA Installation

    Using 12ud124's method is still not working for me. Nvidia drivers still complaining about nouveau drivers.

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    Unhappy Re: Removing Nouveau Driver for Nvida/CUDA Installation

    same here, I used to have Ubuntu 8.04 which came with no JUNK like nouveau drivers.
    I remove it from boot, blacklisted, it's so gone that know I'm stuck with the command line only.
    Still when I run the installer on the line, again that message about the driver running.
    Something doesnt add me up, it's this nouveau are so badly compile that the inf list its not even accurate, like it was saying I have a 9200m G and it;s 8200m G, which are two completely different cards.
    Any ideas, to finally KILL this driver Nouveau.

    Thanks
    Tony

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