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[Bug 876294] Re: blacklisting nouveau or apt-get purging


Hi jb! Please note that the page in question is a wiki page which anybody can edit - including you. ;-)
Since you seem to know how it should be changed, it would be great if you could fix it.

Due to the nature of the community help wiki, you can't request changes
to it in the form of bug reports.

** Changed in: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
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  blacklisting nouveau or apt-get purging

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Bug description:
  Ubuntu 11.10


  I'm thinking it probably should be
  "Nouveau, an open source driver, is installed by default. To prevent conflicts with the nvidia driver, you should remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau package(which contains the nouveau module), or you should at the very least blacklist it"

  sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
  echo -e  \\nblacklist nouveau\\n >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

  Removing Nouveau (advanced/expert users)

  Nouveau, an open source driver, is installed by default. It's possible
  to remove it completely, but it is not necessary and therefor not

  If you still desire to remove it, you can do so by entering the
  following command in a terminal:

  sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

  This page is out of date.. gdm is not the starter for X, but lightdm+(the other stuff it calls)

  I was able to confirm I had to blacklist it at least with Nvidia*run
  There's also missing info about uninstalling any *nvidia* and nouveau packages not needed before running Nvidia*run

  dpkg -l|grep -i nouveau
  dpkg -l|grep -i nvidia

  and apt-get remove -common* -current* and the others as necessary

  ..and some other commands related to updating this page for 11.10 (relating to lightdm and running Nvidia)
  stop lightdm
  start lightdm 
  chmod +x Nvidia*
  then running ./Nvidia*

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