I am trying to migrate over from antergos and am having trouble getting nvida drivers installed. I have a GTX460 and know what drivers I need but am having difficulty getting them installed.
I am admittedly pretty unfamiliar with arch but have done my best to read about what I should do but am coming up short.
I have reinstalled several times and have verified the hash of the download is good so I am not sure why the script isn’t installing the drivers for me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated (if I left out important details I am happy to add them sorry in advance).
After continuing to mess with this still can’t figure out how to get these drivers installed the nouveau drivers persist.
I am able to circumvent the gfx card by disabling it in bios and using onboard gfx from my mobo.
Just do it manually, this is very basic stuff and it is assumed if you’re using an Arch based distro you know how to do things like install packages.
# install nvidia-390xx drivers, these are the last drivers to support nvidia fermi
sudo pacman -S nvidia-390xx nvidia-390xx-settings nvidia-390xx-utils libxnvctrl-390xx libvdpau lib32-libvdpau
# you may set up and configure your driver settings using the following
sudo nvidia-xconfig && sudo nvidia-settings
After a reboot you should have everything set up, double check by running
You can get more info regarding nvidia configuration in Arch based distros here https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NVIDIA#Configuration
Thanks for the assistance. I tried following the arch wiki before posting silly of me not to mention it.
I broke the system several times trying to install the drivers. After installing via pacman sudo nvidia-settings says that I don’t have the drivers installed.
I am going to mess with this some more this evening but for whatever reason noveau drivers are not being replaced. This is probably very naive of me and I can most likely just use the integrated graphics but since I can’t get it to work its making me want to get it even more.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Hi mate. No, you are not naive. I have the same problem since 3 days. In the past few years i install ca. 100 times the nvidia drivers without any problems. Since 3 days nothing happens and i have to reinstall the whole system 4 times. Now i use the nouveau drivers as default. New goal: Less proprietary stuff, more open source.
…pssssst…If you find a solution, please tell me… Greetings
write a new config file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf ?
then reboot followed by;
The other possibility that comes to mind is blacklisting nouveau;
Create a blacklist_nouveau.conf in /etc/modprobe.d and add ‘blacklist nouveau’ and do the same in /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf
You probably know all the above…just trying to help.
Hey! Thank you for your help. It is very nice. I have tried all the things above. When i reboot, the boot process stopped at a tty and than nothing. Every f… time. But it is OK. The nouveau driver is good too. Greetings
Good luck! I am sure an nvidia expert must be able to solve this for you…
I had tried to do those things as well Mrneilypops thank you very much for commenting/trying to help I really appreciate it. I am also just using the nouveau drivers.
Last night I tried to get the package from Antergos that installs nvidia-drivers correctly on antergos and it also didn’t appear to disable the nouveau drivers/enable nvidia drivers.
I imagine this is something that is pretty basic. I will keep trying but there does seem to be something wrong with the script in the installer.
Have you tried disabling kernel mode setting as described here https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NVIDIA
This is already included in ArchLabs (with minor modifications) and can be found in