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This howto describes how to use nvidia and nouveau drivers on the same computer and kernel.   
 
This howto describes how to use nvidia and nouveau drivers on the same computer and kernel.   
 
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{{Note}}You must know how to install {{Package|x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers}} and {{package|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.
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{{Fancynote|You must know how to install {{Package|x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers}} and {{package|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 ==
 
== boot-update ==

Revision as of 21:40, 28 January 2014

This howto describes how to use nvidia and nouveau drivers on the same computer and kernel.

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

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