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Fedora 28 remove nvidia drivers and use intel integrated graphics

asked 2018-09-28 03:50:34 -0500

angus73 gravatar image

Hi, I have been using an Nvidia card with some problems on F28, so I have now decided to remove it and use the integrated Intel graphic card, as AFAIK it should work out-of the box (pls correct me if I'm wrong).

Now the screen flickers and gdm doesn't show up, and I believe nvidia drivers are still in use:

$ grep driver /var/log/Xorg.0.log
[   309.841] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.18.9-200.fc28.x86_64 root=UUID=bc22e651-487c-4546-bacc-395f8ad0146e ro rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau LANG=it_IT.UTF-8
[   309.841] (WW) Hotplugging is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
[   309.841]    X.Org XInput driver : 24.1
[   309.907] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/

How can I have Fedora to use the Intel default drivers (they seem correctly installed as "dnf list xorg-x11-drv-intel" shows xorg-x11-drv-intel.x86_64 2.99.917-32.20171025.fc28 @fedora as installed) ?

Sorry for my poor skill but I really don't know how to fix it.

$ lspci -k | grep -A 2 -i "VGA"
libkmod: kmod_config_parse: /etc/modprobe.d/disable-nouveau.conf line 2: ignoring bad line starting with 'nouveau'
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8534
    Kernel driver in use: i915

Thank you very much for your help and patience,


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answered 2018-09-28 10:41:11 -0500

heliosstyx gravatar image

Andrea: Here is another way to check if you are all right with removing Nvidia driver: I hope this will help you again. Please, let me know what is the result. Another way is to look at Nvidia Forums.

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answered 2018-09-28 05:11:08 -0500

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updated 2018-09-28 05:11:56 -0500

One line catched my attention:

libkmod: kmod_config_parse: /etc/modprobe.d/disable-nouveau.conf line 2: ignoring bad line starting with 'nouveau'

It looks like the contents of that line are just


but instead they should be

blacklist nouveau

according to man modprobe.d. Have a look there for more details on how the file has to look like.

If that does not fix your problem, we need the contents of that file. Just upload it to fpaste.

If you are using a desktop PC, you may need to switch the plug to a different socket.

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Hi Genodeftest, thank you for your answer. The file /etc/modprobe.d/disable-nouveau.conf contained

blacklist nouveau
nouveau modeset=0

so the offending command was "nouveau modeset=0", but I assumed that is not important to blacklist nouveau if I don't even have an Nvidia card, is it? So I deleted the file.

But the problem still happens. What can I do next?

Thank you very much, Andrea

angus73 gravatar imageangus73 ( 2018-09-28 09:24:17 -0500 )edit

That file should not contain

blacklist nouveau

because you want nouveau, you don’t want to blacklist it.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-09-28 23:54:52 -0500 )edit

The question title states that Andrea wants to use the Intel GPU, not nouveau.

genodeftest gravatar imagegenodeftest ( 2018-09-30 11:15:47 -0500 )edit

Sorry, sure.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-09-30 13:18:01 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-09-28 05:53:23 -0500

heliosstyx gravatar image

Here is a link for removing Nvidia drivers: I hope it will help you to remove the unwanted driver. This website helps to manage Nvidia drivers etc.. Good luck.

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Thank you for your answer heliosstyx, I tried

sudo dnf remove xorg-x11-drv-nvidia\*

as explained in the page you linked, but the answer is "no match for argument xorg-x11-drv-nvidia*" (translation mine). What else can I do?

Many thanks, Andrea

angus73 gravatar imageangus73 ( 2018-09-28 09:21:14 -0500 )edit

Andrea: Have you removed the Nividia driver before my solution was posted? If "Yes" then the driver are removed yet. How did you install the Nvidia-driver before, please explain your way?

heliosstyx gravatar imageheliosstyx ( 2018-09-28 10:35:40 -0500 )edit

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