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How to diable Nouveau in fedora27

asked 2018-02-12 03:59:11 -0600

Akshar gravatar image

I downloaded the drivers from Nvidia's website. When executed the following command: sudo sh ./ First, it showed me that I need to disable Nouveau Then, I used sudo dnf remove xorg-x11-drv-nouveau.x8664 That didn't worked out, so I reinstalled it using: sudo dnf install xorg-x11-drv-noveau.x86_64 Then, it now shows me that "You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing" Please help.

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sudo init 3 to get to terminal, and kill x server sudo sh ./ -Z (to disable nouveau and blacklist it for good) if you have installed dkms and gcc and acpid already, you can use the dkms feature to update your driver with new kernel updates. if you do want dkms you may also need to install kernel-headers and kernel-devel

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-02-12 13:24:33 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-02-13 03:33:25 -0600

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Select the current (newest) fedora kernel boot entry in the GRUB boot menu and press the E key.
Add nouveau.modeset=0 rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau at the end of the line beginning with linux.

Then press Ctrl + X to boot ... on the login screen press Ctrl + Alt + F3 - enter user name and password.
Now you don't receive the message about running X server any more and can install the NVIDIA drivers.

Alternatively you can decide to install the NVIDIA drivers from or RPM Fusion.
The drivers are a lot easier to install, everything gets configured automatically out-of-the-box.

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In addition to changing grub, you'll also need to blacklist it in /etc/modprobe.d/:

echo blacklist nouveau >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf

hedayat gravatar imagehedayat ( 2018-02-26 13:47:44 -0600 )edit

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