[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#580894: nvidia-kernel-common: no conflict between nouveau and nvidia on G84M [Quadro NVS 140M]

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Mon May 17 14:53:11 UTC 2010

Am 17.05.2010 um 16:37 schrieb Andreas Beckmann:

> I just checked on my laptop with a G84M [Quadro NVS 140M] GPU and found
> that I had both nvidia.ko (first) and nouveau.ko (later) loaded without
> gettiny any problems.

That is a little bit surprising.

> Manually unloading both and thereafter loading
> nouveau first switched the system to a nouveau framebuffer console, a
> nouveau.ko module no longer being removable and an nvidia.ko that could
> not be loaded because nouveau.ko already had claimed the GPU (till the
> next reboot).

This is my experience as well.

> I'm not sure what defined the load order during boot,
> neither of the modules is listed in /etc/modules.

The normal order would be nouveau.ko loaded first by udev (in 2.6.32-5),
nvidia.ko only gets loaded when X starts.


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