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Is there a way to stop the gallium driver loading?

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The reason for blacklisting Gallium, which the answer below is not a solution, was to use unity. Researching Gallium led me to Xorg edgers ppa which has installed OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.11-devel which appears to allow unity to work with Gallium. –  robin0800 Apr 22 '11 at 13:54
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1) Backup the blacklist file:

sudo cp /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.bak

2) Edit it:

gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf  

2) Add this:

blacklist gallium-nouveau 
blacklist gallium-i915  
blacklist gallium-i965  
blacklist gallium-radeon  
blacklist gallium-r600  
blacklist gallium-svga  
blacklist gallium

3) Save and reboot.

4) Make sure it works:

lsmod | grep gallium

References:
Prevent a Linux kernel module from auto loading
Gallium How To

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This does appear to stop the module however glxinfo says OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV350 –  robin0800 Apr 21 '11 at 22:09
    
Changed all the gallium to Gallium and then had two lists but glxinfo still says the same. –  robin0800 Apr 22 '11 at 8:08
    
Please note from above this is an ATI RV350 graphics card in a laptop –  robin0800 Apr 22 '11 at 8:16
    
I have tried all of your suggestions and can't get any to work –  robin0800 Apr 23 '11 at 0:49
    
May be glxinfo is given you the wrong information? Can you try sudo aptitude purge glxinfo && sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install glxinfo? –  desgua Apr 23 '11 at 15:04
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