I tried, but after blacklisting nvidia, commenting out
nvidia-kernel-common.conf and running update-initramfs -u to avoid
nvidia being loaded, the noveau driver was loaded instead and the
video of my laptop became useless. I couldn't use nor X nor the text
consoles. I had to boot from a live CD to revert my changes and load
On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 11:39:35PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-08-07 at 23:31 -0500, Luis Mochan wrote:
> > At one time I had problems with my graphics card and they were solved
> > installing the proprietary nvidia driver. Could that be the problem?
> > The message 'driver taints kernel' makes me somewhat nervous, but it
> > has worked fine for a long time.
> The 'taint' mechanism is used to flag anything that might cause
> instability and that can't easily be supported by kernel developers.
> For example, some hardware problems, and proprietary modules. I realise
> that many people use the nvidia driver without problems, but in case it
> does cause a problem neither Debian nor upstream kernel maintainers
> should be expected to support it.
> So the obvious first thing to test is whether the problem goes away when
> it is not loaded. (Note: loading then removing it does not necessarily
> have the same effect. You have to make sure it doesn't get loaded at
> all, either by using modprobe's 'blacklist' directive or by removing the
> module from the disk.)
> Ben Hutchings
> Sturgeon's Law: Ninety percent of everything is crap.
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