[mythtv-users] [ATrpms-users] Updated from fedora 10 to 12 and have issues with nvidia driver loading

Gabe Rubin gaberubin at gmail.com
Thu Nov 26 17:08:10 UTC 2009

As many pointed out, adding  "nouveau.modeset=0" at the end of the
kernel line in grub.conf is the solution.  I also specified a VGA
mode, but that caused more problems so I changed that to "vga=normal".
 Not sure if a vga argument is needed.

I guess I will need to add this to the kernel line each time I upgrade
the kernel.  Also strange, it appears that atrpms script write to
/etc/modprobe.conf to specify the driver version when that has been
depreciated and it should go into /etc/modprobe.d/local.conf.

This seems like such a big deal and really surprised that it was so
hard to figure out (I did not see it in the release notes and my
googling did not show it, although obviously others were able to
figure it out).  I personally don't think that fedora should make it
this difficult to run the nvidia drive and attempt to impose the
nouveau driver upon users.  Hopefully this thread will help others.

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