In /etc/modprobe.d/ there is a nvidia config file, that blacklists the nouveau driver.
I've tried to add a "options nvidia modeset=0", to disable kms, but the nvidia
kernel module claims that it doesn't recognize that option.
I've tried kUbuntu 10.10 (maveric meerkat), running the 2.6.35 kernel, with the latest nvidia-current (260.19.12) and still no luck. The NVRM error remains
Some posts also suggest that the allocated virtual memory isn't enough, and by adding
'vmalloc=192MB' to the kernel boot paramaters solved the problem for them. This doesn't
make any difference for me.
I'm now at the point where I'm going to buy an ATI Radeon and be done with it. nVidia used to be the only cards that I'll look at, but if they're not going to support their cards, then I don't see why I need to be loyal either.