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Nouveau keeps loading while blacklisted

asked 2018-06-08 07:37:40 -0500

basgro gravatar image

I am using a Dell XPS 15 9560 and want to use CUDA with my nvidia card which works in Windows. In F28 I installed the nvidia drivers from the negativo17 repository and blacklisted the nouveau module both in /etc/modprobe.d/ and in /etc/default/grub but the nouveau module keeps loading. Any help would be much appreciated.

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try sudo dnf remove *nouveau* and see what it shows to remove. if it does not take away anything critical, then that should help.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-06-08 23:06:32 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-06-10 10:34:23 -0500

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Negative10 drivers have a nvidia-fallback.service that loads nouveau to use Optimus GPU switching for power-saving option.

When your card is in Intel mode, nouveau is first explicitly loaded and vgaswitcheroo is used to turn it off.

Either use bbswitch and disable nvidia-fallback.service from systemctl or switch to NVIDIA mode in NVIDIA Settings (this consumes more power)

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