[mythtv-users] Can't load latest Nvidia driver under fresh install FC12

Claude Gélinas claude at phyto.qc.ca
Sun Dec 6 05:24:48 UTC 2009

Le samedi 05 décembre 2009 22:22:03, Greg Woods a écrit :
> On Sat, 2009-12-05 at 21:36 -0500, Claude Gélinas wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > on a fresh install of FC12 I've downloaded the latest nvidia driver
> > 190.42 and try to install it with the .run file
> >
> > I always end up with ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'.
> This is a royal pain.
> The problem is that the nouveau driver is loaded already, so it has
> already claimed the graphics device. Attempt to unload the nouveau
> module and it fails because the module is busy. Catch-22.
> What worked for me was to boot without X (runlevel 3) and with the
> "nomodeset" kernel boot parameter. Even then the damn nouveau module
> still loads, but at least then it can be unloaded (with "modprobe -r
> nouveau"), at which point the Nvidia driver can be installed. After that
> I usually leave the nomodeset parameter in grub.conf permanently. This
> disables automatic EDID probing of your monitor/TV, which is not needed
> if you are using an xorg.conf file generated by the Nvidia driver
> install.

Thanks it work
Claude Gélinas agr.
Phyto Ressources inc.

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