Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Is nouveau in the initial ramdisk image?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    North America
    Posts
    537

    Default Is nouveau in the initial ramdisk image?

    I've been working on
    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_the_hard_way

    My question is regarding the suggestion to use `mkinitrd`.

    In the official documentation it says:
    Some distributions include Nouveau in an initial ramdisk image ... so that Nouveau's kernel modeset can take place as early as possible in the boot process.
    https://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/...s.html#nouveau

    I have installed and uninstalled the last few drivers without using `mkinitrd` at all.

    Does this mean openSUSE does not include nouveau in the initial ramdisk image?
    Is there a valid use case for `mkinitrd`?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    North America
    Posts
    537

    Default Re: Is nouveau in the initial ramdisk image?

    The reason I didn't need to run `mkinitrd` after installing the proprietary driver is
    I always boot with `nomodeset` once it's installed.
    If I remove `nomodeset` then it loads nouveau (plymouth looks good),
    but it doesn't load the display manager.

    I still don't understand why I don't need to run `mkinitrd` after I uninstall the driver.
    Won't the "blacklist nouveau" remain in the ramdisk image untill I run it again?
    Does the driver installer run `mkinitrd` after uninstall, but not after install?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    North America
    Posts
    537

    Default Re: Is nouveau in the initial ramdisk image?

    The reason I didn't need to run `mkinitrd` after installing the proprietary driver is
    I always boot with `nomodeset` once it's installed.
    I uninstalled and then reinstalled twice today (for testing),
    without needing to use mkinitrd,
    and I wasn't booting with nomodeset after installing.



    Won't the "blacklist nouveau" remain in the ramdisk image untill I run it again?
    Does the driver installer run `mkinitrd` after uninstall, but not after install?
    /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia.conf
    will continue to be returned by
    Code:
    lsinitrd | grep nvidia
    untill `mkinitrd` is run again.
    So it seems like the driver installer never runs `mkinitrd`.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •