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Old 08-15-10, 11:07 AM   #4
hhg42
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Default Re: Adding nVidia driver to liveCD?

I do it at runtime. I am running Xubuntu Maverick live cd. The trick is to force the nouveau driver module not to load by using the "nouveau.blacklist=true" kernel boot parameter when the cd (or cd image on dvd, which is much faster) boots.

Once I have it running without that module loaded the procedure is almost identical to the one described on the "https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NvidiaManual" web page. The obvious difference being that I cannot reboot. Another difference is that I install the ia32-libs package or the Xubuntu-restricted-extras package before I run the nvidia installer.

The newest version of the nvidia factory driver (256.44, for Geforce > 5) detects the nouveau module, if loaded, and attempts to modify the configuration files so that it will not be loaded on the next boot. That does not help me for the reason mentioned in the previous paragraph.


root@ubuntu:~/Desktop# uname -a
Linux ubuntu 2.6.35-14-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 6 22:28:24 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux
root@ubuntu:~/Desktop# uptime
14:58:29 up 5 days, 20:47, 10 users, load average: 0.78, 0.76, 0.72
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