I have a hybrid graphics card laptop. I dont typically use multiple monitors and run any graphics ntensive tasks like gaming , rendering etc., So I thought it would be best to disable nvidia graphics card completly as though it never existed. So I thought of installing free vide-linux driver and then blaclisted noveau driver as it gave some boot time errors. This setup also runs cooler than the prime setup. So the question is ,is this the right way to do it?
To blacklist it all I did was used this:
$ sudo bash -c "echo blacklist nouveau > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia-nouveau.conf" $ sudo bash -c "echo options nouveau modeset=0 >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia-nouveau.conf"
After i rebooted, driver for nvidia card was shown as N/A. So by that I assumed , nvidia was effectively disabled.
I read in a blog, that simply not loading a driver for a device is same as effectively not using it.
PS: For now I am currently on 440x hybrid driver setup.