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== Additional Resources ==
  
 
*[http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Nvidia Nvidia how-to on gentoo-wiki]
 
*[http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Nvidia Nvidia how-to on gentoo-wiki]

Revision as of 15:03, 28 January 2014

This howto describes how to use nvidia and nouveau drivers on the same computer and kernel.
Note Note: You must know how to install x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers and x11-drivers/nouveau (references at the end of the page). First, you need to configure your kernel and install nvidia drivers and nouveau. We assume that this stage is successfully passed.

boot-update

Next, the most important change:

{{{name}}}
{{{body}}}

After boot-update with the new settings, you should have something like:

# grep menuentry /boot/grub/grub.cfg | wc -l
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# grep menuentry /boot/grub/grub.cfg
menuentry "Funtoo Linux [nouveau] - vmlinuz-2.6.32.71_p14-rh" {
menuentry "Funtoo Linux [nvidia] - vmlinuz-2.6.32.71_p14-rh" {

xcfgmaker deamon

# mkdir /etc/X11/video/;
# cd /etc/X11/video/;
# nano 10-monitor.conf.nouveau # make default config for nouveau. or copy existing config… 
# nano 10-monitor.conf.nvidia # also for nvidia

Then create a new daemon:

{{{name}}}
{{{body}}}

Do not forget:

# chmod +x /etc/init.d/xcfgmaker
# rc-update add xcfgmaker boot

Additional Resources