[CentOS] CentOS 7.2, nouveau won't go away

Mon Feb 29 16:55:20 UTC 2016
John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>

On Mon, 29 Feb 2016, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:

> Hi, folks,
>   Fully updated 7.2 system. I installed the correct proprietary NVidia
> driver (the user's expensive proprietary visualization software won't
> run with nouveau), I've put nouveau.modeset=0
> rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau on the kernel line for grub2, and even yum
> removed the nouveau driver and built a new initrd... which won't boot,
> it seems to start and than does nothing, with a black screen, and this
> is just while booting, before it goes to graphical mode.
>   If I boot the as-built current initramfs, it loads nouveau, though one
> of the modules listed if I do lsmod | grep nou shows nvidia, in
> addition to nouveau.
>   So, in 7, what do I have to do to make nouveau go away? Is it as simple
> as creating an /etc/X11/xorg.conf, or...?

Do you have a sound reason for not using elrepo's packaged nvidia driver?