Re: review request for the debconf templates used by the nvidia graphics driver [non-free]
Jonathan Nieder <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> To switch to the Nouveau driver, please uninstall all Nvidia driver
>> packages, remove all Nvidia-specific configuration from
>> /etc/X11/xorg.conf (and xorg.conf.d/), and *purge* the
>> nvidia-kernel-common package - just removing it is insufficient.
> By the way, what configuration interferes that this purge avoids? It
> sounds like a bug.
nvidia blacklists nouveau because they cannot coexist and if nouveau is
loaded by the initramfs, the nvidia module doesn't work and all sorts of
problems result. That blacklist is a configuration file in
/etc/modprobe.d, and hence following the normal policy for configuration
files is only removed on purge. See #580894, particularly near the end.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>