Wo, I'm asking RPMfusion how to uninstall Kmod nvidia
m.z.rieux at gmail.com
Sun Jul 18 02:26:55 UTC 2010
In the thread 'Who's moderating this forum? ", On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 5:12
PM, Darr <darr at core.com> gave a few suggestions to remove the Nvidia driver
and to make Nouveau work.
Since somebody from Nouveau told me on this list that installing Nvidia
drivers is not a one way ticket that will prevent users to get back to
Nouveau and that RPMfusion should provide instructions to remove
kmod-nvidia, I'm following the instructions provided by RPMfusion. The
instructions are the following:
Disable or uninstall the nvidia driver
It is possible to disable the driver without uninstalling the nvidia
Or you can switch the Driver field from nvidia to nouveau in
/etc/X11/xorg.conf You also need to verify that /boot/grub/grub.conf doesn't
contain nomodeset or rdblacklist=nouveau anymore.
Then you will need to reboot. (or switch to init3 and manually
Once done, if you really want to uninstall the driver:
yum remove xorg-x11-drv-nvidia\* livna-config-display
Here's what Darr suggested:
> Did you undo the other steps, such as removing the blacklist
> in /etc/modprobe.d/ and/or any parameters added to grub.conf
> (e.g. rdblacklist=nouveau) ?
As you can see, Mr Chauvet, who wrote those instructions, didn't ask to
check anything in /etc/modprobe.d/ . So, I didn't.
> Did you remake the initramfs file with dracut (or mv the
> original one made before the kmod-nvidia drivers were
> installed back to its original name) after undoing those steps?
As you can see again the word initramfs doesn't appear anywhere in the
For now, I only tried to disable kmod-nvidia and, as you can see here:
I didn't have much success. Maybe the kernel panic was due to something I
did wrong, but I retried and I suppose things should have worked afterwards.
> Since the steps/methods vary according to whichever procedure
> you used, generic 'undo' instructions (other than "undo all the
> steps of the procedure[s] you followed") is pretty-much impossible.
I've used RPMfusion's instruction to install and I'm asking RPMfusion
instructions on how to uninstall.
If you want to make suggestions, you may write to Nicholas Chauvet at:
kwizart at gmail.com<http://lists.rpmfusion.org/mailman/listinfo/rpmfusion-users>
Thanks for your contribution. I'm sure that with all the competent people on
this list, RPMfusion will soon have some fine instructions to remove the
kmod driver on its site.
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