I just blacklisted nouveau, but I see that it is still being used. Would someone please help me understand this?
My new installation of 18.10 would freeze when logging in. To resolve this, I blacklisted nouveau in grub by updating
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash modprobe.blacklist=nouveau"
(The solution was from NMI watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#2 stuck for 23s!, which was the issue had I experienced.)
I am glad that I am now able to successfully login, but I see that Nouveau is still being used, and this is confusing.
I thought I just blacklisted it, so why do I see it as active in Software and Updates?
What does the line
modprobe.blacklist=nouveau exactly do? (Perhaps I misunderstand it).
Are there any disadvantages of adding
modprobe.blacklist=nouveau to grub?