Hello, good afternoon.
I had installed nvidia proprietary drivers, all works correcly, but for my use day by day its not usefull. The notebook become a little bit hotter. Its all installed correctly, Im using powertop, and also I can control the cpu frequency without any problems.
Nouveau is better for my use case, and I tryed to revert for it uninstalling nvidia proprietary drivers, but I got mesa intel hd only.
How to revert correctly for nouveau, without reinstalling fedora?
If you installed the nvidia drivers from rpmfusion then they can be cleanly removed by dnf sudo dnf remove '*nvidia*' --exclude nvidia-gpu-firmware
You then would also need to make one additional edit for the final cleanup. sudo nano /etc/default/grub and remove
Got it again reinstalling fedora. It will be nice to have an tutorial on how to revert to nouveau, as we had a lot for installing nvidia proprietary driver. In some cases nouveau is the best option (for example for office work and programming things thats dont need gpu bound processment).
$ lsmod | grep nouveau
nouveau 2715648 0
drm_ttm_helper 16384 1 nouveau
drm_display_helper 208896 2 i915,nouveau
mxm_wmi 16384 1 nouveau
ttm 94208 3 drm_ttm_helper,i915,nouveau
video 65536 4 dell_wmi,dell_laptop,i915,nouveau
wmi 45056 8 video,intel_wmi_thunderbolt,dell_wmi,wmi_bmof,dell_smbios,dell_wmi_descriptor,mxm_wmi,nouveau
When you install Nvidia proprietary drivers, a file is added in /etc/yum.repos.d/ allowing updates of the driver. Remove it and optionally run ‘dnf clean all’. You can switch between Intel and Nouveau drivers install/uninstall with dnf : xorg-x11-drv-nouveau/intel. Red Hat/CentOS/Fedora have an issue about proprietary software leading to blacklist, grub and other things. Information at Fedora Docs : https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/docs/. RPM Fusion uses specific method but downloading from Nvidia site can work if you’re not kicked out by your device.
Hello, good morning. Had reinstalled xorg-x11-drv-nouveau after removed nvidia also but it did not worked. I had not removed the repos from nvidia. Maybe this was another detail about nouveau dont get reconfigured.
The repos in /etc/yum.repos.d are immaterial if you are not actively trying to install a package (either directly or as a dependency) from that specific repo.
I had forgotten to mention that there is one file created by the installation of the nvidia drivers from rpmfusion that would need removed before the nouveau drivers would load properly. /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf which contains
$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf
# generated by nvidia-installer
options nouveau modeset=0
It seems likely that file prevented the nouveau driver from loading even after removing the nvidia driver.