Fedora 37/36/35/34 NVIDIA Drivers Uninstall Guide

5. Fedora 37/36/35/34 Uninstall NVIDIA drivers and Enable Nouveau

I assume here that you have used this guide install part to install your NVIDIA drivers. This whole process is good to run on runlevel 3. When there is no X running. So first boot to runlevel 3 using direct parameter (3) on Grub linux/linuxefi line or using “systemctl set-default multi-user.target”.

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5.1 Change root user


su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

5.2 Start NVIDIA Uninstall Process


nvidia-installer --uninstall

5.3 Restore xorg.conf

You can restore xorg.conf backup or remove /etc/X11/xorg.conf if you don’t have any special configuration.

5.4 NVIDIA Uninstall Warning

You might see following warning if you have updated some packages since nvidia drivers installation. Just select “OK”.

5.5 NVIDIA Installer Uninstalling

5.6 Fedora NVIDIA Uninstall Complete

5.7 Remove blacklist nouveau

Remove ‘blacklist nouveau’ line from /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

5.8 Edit /etc/default/grub

Remove ‘rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau’ from end of ‘GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”…”‘

## Example row with Fedora 37/36/35/ BTRFS ##
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="rhgb quiet"
## Or example row with LVM ##
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="rd.lvm.lv=fedora/swap rd.lvm.lv=fedora/root rhgb quiet"

5.9 Update grub2 conf

## BIOS ##
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
 
## UEFI ##
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg

5.10 Install xorg-x11-drv-nouveau

## Fedora 37/36/35/34 ##
dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nouveau

5.11 Generate initramfs


## Backup old initramfs nvidia image ##
mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nvidia.img
 
## Create new initramfs image ##
dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

5.12 Reinstall xorg, mesa and libglvnd packages

## Fedora 37/36/35/34 ##
dnf reinstall xorg-\* mesa\* libglvnd\*

5.13 Reboot

Run systemctl set-default graphical.target first or if you used direct grub parameter, then just:


reboot

5.14 NVIDIA Drivers Uninstall Complete and nouveau enabled

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