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    Default Nvidia driver install failing due to nouveau driver

    Hello,
    I've been trying to install the original nvidia driver on my backtrack 5 r1 copy (USB install by unetbootin, presistence 5gig, GNOME), but I just can't get the nouveau drivers to stop working or delete them. I've tried multiple solutions that i found using google and the documentation from the backtrack website but nothing seems to work. Closest I got was using sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau, it told me nouveau was deleted but when I tried to install the nvidia driver it just told me once again that it was unable to install due to nouveau running. I also tried to rmmod the modules used by nouveau but that doesn't seem to work either. ...nouveau modeset=0... doesn't seem to do anything either.
    Some help would be greatly appreciated. I'm using a 580gtx so I would really like to use cuda technology to speed up some stuff.

    kindly regards,

    Daquicker

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver install failing due to nouveau driver

    Just remove the module uninstall nouveau (you can use Synaptics or from terminal), blacklist it, then :
    Ctl + Atl+F1, kill the X's (/etc/init.d/gdm stop)
    Go and install the nVidia driver you previously downloaded from nVidia site according to your model.
    It is a file.sh, just execute it (./mydriver.sh)
    Follow instructions.
    Then just reboot (laptop>BT# reboot)

    That is all..

    Hope it hepls.

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver install failing due to nouveau driver

    If you get an error during installation that the nouveau module is still running, you need to blacklisted in the grub configuration.
    "...vga=791 nouveau.modeset=0"

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver install failing due to nouveau driver

    Ok I got it to work, but only by manually entering nouveau.modeset=0 in the booting process every time I boot, editing the grub file did nothing.

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