Ubuntu – How to disable the “Nouveau Kernel Driver”


I'm trying to install proprietary nvidia graphics driver I downloaded from nvidia website. It will not install because it says that the "Nouveau kernel driver" needs to be disabled first.

I opened synaptic and uninstalled everything that had nvidia, nouveau, or jockey in its name. It still won't work.

What exactly do I need to do to disable the "Nouveau kernel driver"?

Best Answer

All links above are correct, however you must run sudo update-initramfs -u so the initramfs can be purged of nouveau