I’m new to calculate linux, but I’m already running a Gentoo system on my PC. I installed CLD 17 from the Live DVD and initially used the proprietary Nvidia drivers for my Quadro 4000. After noticing that switching to console leaves me with a black screen, I tried to switch to the nouveau driver (cl-setup-video --video nouveau) and de-installed the nvidia package. However, that still seems to leave me with the nvidia kernel driver (nvidia-drm, nvidia-modeset, nvidia). How can I setup the system to use the nouveau kernel driver or am I thinking in the wrong direction?
He explains that a) nv is a backup, and b) that he no longer uses proprietary nvidea drivers as the nouveau driver now works fine. If this suggestion and video do not help, Das is a friendly guy who would probably help you if you contact him.