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

Luca Boccassi luca.boccassi at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 23:07:47 UTC 2015

On Wed, 2015-08-12 at 13:58 +0200, François Legendre wrote:
> 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
> contents:
> blacklist nouveau
> options nouveau modeset=0
> 2. Regenerate the kernel initramfs:
> # update-initramfs -u
> Now, it works.

Hello François,

Thank you for your report.

I'm not sure we should blacklist nouveau by default in the nvidia-cuda
packages, since they do not depend on the nvidia-driver packages (I
believe Cuda can be used without the latter). It could leave users with
a broken system.

Andreas, Vincent,

What do you think about this?

Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi
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