NVIDIA / nouveau thread branch [was Re: Fedora 12 QA retrospective - feedback needed]

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Dec 11 17:17:13 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-12-11 at 12:00 -0500, Douglas Kilpatrick wrote:
> Adam Williamson wrote:
> > Uh? If the nouveau kernel module is loaded, the nvidia kernel module
> > refuses to load, complaining that another module is in control of the
> > hardware. I've seen multiple people report this. I haven't seen anyone
> > who's got the NVIDIA driver working if the nouveau module is loaded.
> Me.  As per google, add "nouveau.modeset=0 vga=0x318" to the end of the 
> kernel boot line.
> $ lsmod | grep '^\(nouveau\|nvidia\)'
> nvidia               8096992  34
> nouveau               568932  0

you're a bit late to the party. =) we've since confirmed that the two
can co-exist in some cases but not others. we're not sure the exact
intersection of module configuration / hardware setup that determines
when it works and when it doesn't, though.

Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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