disabling nouveau kernel driver

Cuma catetan dikit ttg linux (fedora 11 ke atas) biar gampang nyari. Baru tau kalo ternyata mulai dari kernel 2.6.33 ke atas, di dalamnya udah terdapat open graphics driver yang compatible ama GeForce, namanya, “nouveau”. Sebenarnya sih, hal ini menguntungkan karna kita tidak perlu repot lagi nyari-nyari driver buat VGA. Tetapi untuk beberapa keperluan yang berkaitan langsung dengan fitur keluaran NVIDIA yang memerlukan official driver dari NVIDIA, seperti CUDA, hal ini jadi masalah. nouveau akan menghalangi proses instalasi driver.

Therefore, we have to disable the nouveau kernel driver. We just need to add following to the “kernel” line in grub.conf (/etc/grub.conf or /boot/grub/grub.conf)

rdblacklist=nouveau

the grub.conf will then look like

title Fedora (2.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686.PAE)
	root (hd0,2)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686.PAE ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_satriahost-lv_root  LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet rdblacklist=nouveau
	initrd /initramfs-2.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686.PAE.img

After reboot, you can install the official NVIDIA driver.

Source: http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Kernel-Log-Linux-2-6-33-to-include-NVIDIA-graphics-driver-nouveau-885001.html

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