Ubuntu – How to disable Nouveau kernel driver


When installing CUDA in Ubuntu 16.04 by executing cuda_8.0.44_linux.run,

I got the following error message in /var/log/nvidia-installer.log

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Then I checked /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf and got

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Any suggestion to disable Nouveau Kernel Driver?

I found this 2012 discussion but didn't work for me.

Best Answer

  • According to the NVIDIA developer zone: Create a file:

    sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf

    With the following contents:

    blacklist nouveau
    options nouveau modeset=0

    Regenerate the kernel initramfs:

    sudo update-initramfs -u

    Finally, reboot:

    sudo reboot

    Read more at: http://docs.nvidia.com/cuda/cuda-installation-guide-linux/index.html#ixzz4rQODN0jy

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