Difference between revisions of "Create a boot option for easy nvidia or nouveau display driver switching"

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Then create a new daemon:
 
Then create a new daemon:
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Do not forget:
 
Do not forget:
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###i## rc-update add xcfgmaker boot
 
###i## rc-update add xcfgmaker boot
 
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That's all kids ;)
 
  
 
=Additional links=
 
=Additional links=

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
2
# 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 links