Bug#795262: nvidia-cuda-toolkit: Reboot, after package installation, do not unload the Nouveau drivers

François Legendre f.legendre at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 11:58:03 UTC 2015

Package: nvidia-cuda-toolkit
Version: 6.0.37-5
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

Many thanks for your work.

I install the nvidia-cuda-toolkit using synaptic. After reboot, the Nouveau
drivers are still loaded. The command

# lsmod | grep nouveau

prints some lines.

I follow the indications found at http://docs.nvidia.com/cuda/cuda-getting-
started-guide-for-linux/#axzz3iaadD0fW for Ubuntu distribution :

1. Create a file at /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf with the following
blacklist nouveau
options nouveau modeset=0
2. Regenerate the kernel initramfs:
# update-initramfs -u

Now, it works.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.1
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages nvidia-cuda-toolkit depends on:
ii  g++                             4:4.9.2-2
ii  gcc                             4:4.9.2-2
ii  libc6                           2.19-18
ii  libgcc1                         1:4.9.2-10
ii  libnvvm2                        6.0.37-5
ii  libstdc++6                      4.9.2-10
ii  nvidia-cuda-dev                 6.0.37-5
ii  nvidia-opencl-dev [opencl-dev]  6.0.37-5
ii  nvidia-profiler                 6.0.37-5

Versions of packages nvidia-cuda-toolkit recommends:
ii  nvidia-cuda-doc         6.0.37-5
ii  nvidia-cuda-gdb         6.0.37-5
ii  nvidia-visual-profiler  6.0.37-5

Versions of packages nvidia-cuda-toolkit suggests:
pn  libcupti-dev  <none>

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