Re: Wo, I'm asking RPMfusion how to uninstall Kmod nvidia

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In the thread 'Who's moderating this forum? ", On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 5:12 PM, Darr <[email protected]> gave a few suggestions to remove the Nvidia driver and to make Nouveau work.

Since somebody from Nouveau told me on this list that installing Nvidia drivers is not a one way ticket that will prevent users to get back to Nouveau and that RPMfusion should provide instructions to remove kmod-nvidia, I'm following the instructions provided by RPMfusion. The instructions are the following:

Disable or uninstall the nvidia driver

It is possible to disable the driver without uninstalling the nvidia package.

nvidia-config-display disable
rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Or you can switch the Driver field from nvidia to nouveau in /etc/X11/xorg.conf You also need to verify that /boot/grub/grub.conf doesn't contain nomodeset or rdblacklist=nouveau anymore.

Then you will need to reboot. (or switch to init3 and manually unloading/loading modules.).

Once done, if you really want to uninstall the driver:

yum remove xorg-x11-drv-nvidia\* livna-config-display


Here's what Darr suggested:

>    Did you undo the other steps, such as removing the blacklist
>   in /etc/modprobe.d/ and/or any parameters added to grub.conf
>  (e.g. rdblacklist=nouveau) ?

As you can see, Mr Chauvet, who wrote those instructions, didn't ask to check anything in /etc/modprobe.d/ . So, I didn't.

>  Did you remake the initramfs file with dracut (or mv the
>  original one made before the kmod-nvidia drivers were
>  installed back to its original name) after undoing those steps?

As you can see again the word initramfs doesn't appear anywhere in the instructions provided.

For now, I only tried to disable kmod-nvidia and, as you can see here:

I didn't have much success. Maybe the kernel panic was due to something I did wrong, but I retried and I suppose things should have worked afterwards. They didn't.
> Since the steps/methods vary according to whichever procedure
> you used, generic 'undo' instructions (other than "undo all the
> steps of the procedure[s] you followed") is pretty-much impossible.
I've used RPMfusion's instruction to install and I'm asking RPMfusion instructions on how to uninstall.

If you want to make suggestions, you may write to Nicholas Chauvet at:

kwizart at

Thanks for your contribution. I'm sure that with all the competent people on this list, RPMfusion will soon have some fine instructions to remove the kmod driver on its site.

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