Can't blacklist CentOS6.5 Nouveau driver to install nvidia driver

Graphics Card: nvidia Quadro 2000M
Attempting to install Driver:

Im running CentOS 6.5 and I have tried numerous methods to install the nvidia driver for my new card: moving from a quadro 1000M to 2000M on my hp laptop. when installing in run level 3 I get the error" The Nouveau kernel driver is currently in use by your system. This driver is incompatible with the NVIDIA driver, and must be disabled before proceeding…" I’ve tried several different methods to disable Nouveau but no luck yet. First I tried rebooting to see if the modified modprobe configuration files would work, but they didn’t.
Here is a quick rundown of the processes tried so far:

yum update

yum clean metadata

yum clean all

Load driver from CFDMAN hard drive to software folder on 1014

Yum groupinstall “Development Tools”

yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers dkms

Add “blacklist nouveau” to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file
Then go to /boot folder

mv initramfs-(uname –r).img initramfs-(uname –r).img.bak

dracut –v initramfs-$(uname –r).img $uname –r)


Go to run level 3

chmod +x


This does not work.

mv /lib/modules/(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nouveau.ko /lib/modules/(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nouveau.ko.txt

This does not work either.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Elrepo has this driver packaged for CentOS. Why not yum install their package after cleaning up the system from your flawed attempts?