[arch-general] NV GeForce 7600, nvidia-304xx-lts, but Failed to load module "nvidia"

Csányi Pál csanyipal at gmail.com
Sat Oct 25 05:50:51 UTC 2014

Hi Marcel,

2014-10-24 20:58 GMT+02:00 Marcel Korpel <marcel.korpel at gmail.com>:
> * Csányi Pál <csanyipal at gmail.com> (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:45:07 +0200):
>>> If you use the console often, I highly recommend these kernel
>>> parameters: video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr:3 vga=791
>> Should it be added in grub.cfg as follows?
>> linux<->/boot/vmlinuz-linux
>> root=UUID=60f0975e-f90f-432b-9576-81b471b916a3
>> video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr:3 vga=791 rw  quiet
> Yes, that's the kernel command line.

It works and I have now the same console resolution as I had before
with nouveau driver.

I modified the switching script that switch nvidia driver from nouveau
to nvidia and this script works:
# nouveau -> nvidia
# run as root

set -e

# check if root
if [[ $EUID -ne 0 ]]; then
   echo "You must be root to run this script. Aborting...";
   exit 1;

if [ -e /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/30-nouveau.conf ]
    then rm -v /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/30-nouveau.conf

cp /Adatok/ArchLinuxBeallitasok/30-nvidia.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

sed -i 's/MODULES="nouveau"/#MODULES="nouveau"/' /etc/mkinitcpio.conf

pacman -Rdds --noconfirm xf86-video-nouveau mesa-libgl lib32-mesa-dri
pacman -S --noconfirm nvidia-304xx lib32-nvidia-304xx-libgl

mkinitcpio -p linux


Of course, one must to changes this script if she/he has different
linux kernel installed.

Regards from Pal

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