Bug#906904: a workaround

Vincent McIntyre vincent.mcintyre at csiro.au
Thu Oct 4 01:53:42 BST 2018

Installing the following file and rebooting allows the nvidia drivers
to retain control of the console.

% cat /etc/modprobe.d/i915.conf 
# This module conflicts with the nvidia drivers & blacklisting does not work
install i915 /bin/true

This workaround is probably only useful for similar hardware,
that wants to load the i915 driver. In my case it is

% lspci | grep -i vga|grep -iv nvidia
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 530 (rev 06)

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