Need help instaling GPU drivers

Hi guys i need help installing Nvidia proprietary drivers.

Have you seen

Post back if you have any problems following the page.

Would need some hardware info also, tough to help without any .

For new cards in a dedicated GPU system.

pacman -S nvidia

Should get you most of the way, some games will need Vulkan and some other packages as well.

The video card is NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 2 GB

Seems like your card is supported by the latest drivers but in case it isn’t you’ll have to install nvidia-390xx-dkms from the aur with baph

Thanks a lot guys :slight_smile:

I installed the drivers with ‘‘pacman -S nvidia’’
command and after restart i was unable to boot to desktop.
So i had to reinstall my os .
Any other ways ?

No you didn’t — you could have booted to a TTY screen by adding as a kernel command line parameter from the bootloader screen.

Once at a console screen you could have checked the X.Org logs to see what went wrong but I suppose it’s too late for that now.

Anyway I think you need the legacy driver, as suggested by @natemaia.

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How to boot to a TTY?
And offcource how to install the drivers with baph?

It must be a fresh install right @cyberx . Was it updated also afterward !

Did you have a look @Head_on_a_Stick s post above.

Sry,but im new to arch and linux.
I downloaded the legacy driver,given from @Head_on_a_Stick.
But,dont know how to install it.
Edit : i searched in google offcource,but im in fear that it wont install them properly. :slight_smile:

sudo pacman -S git build-essential
mkdir -p ~/git/aur && cd $_
git clone
cd nvidia-390xx
makepkg -sri

Before i install them,can i ask what to do if the same thing happen again ?

Loads of stuff to read & learn @cyberx

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That depends on your bootloader. See for the various techniques by which you can apply the parameter I listed above.

I recieve this :

warning: git-2.30.0-1 is up to date – reinstalling
error: target not found: build-essential
[zumaha@zumaha-pc ~]$ mkdir -p ~/git/aur && cd $_
[zumaha@zumaha-pc aur]$ git clone
Cloning into ‘nvidia-390xx’…
remote: Enumerating objects: 115, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (115/115), done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (86/86), done.
remote: Total 115 (delta 29), reused 114 (delta 29), pack-reused 0
Receiving objects: 100% (115/115), 78.92 KiB | 19.00 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (29/29), done.
[zumaha@zumaha-pc aur]$ cd nvidia-390xx
[zumaha@zumaha-pc nvidia-390xx]$ makepkg -sri
==> Making package: nvidia-390xx 390.141-1 (Sun 17 Jan 2021 05:06:47 PM EET)
==> Checking runtime dependencies…
==> Checking buildtime dependencies…
==> Installing missing dependencies…
error: target not found: nvidia-390xx-utils=390.141
==> ERROR: ‘pacman’ failed to install missing dependencies.
==> Missing dependencies:
-> nvidia-390xx-utils=390.141
-> linux-headers
==> ERROR: Could not resolve all dependencies.
[zumaha@zumaha-pc nvidia-390xx]$

Oops, sorry, build-essential is the Debian version :blush:

And it looks like you’ll have to install nvidia-390xx-utils first so

sudo pacman -S base-devel
cd ~/git/aur
git clone
cd nvidia-390xx-utils
makepkg -sri

Then change into the ~/git/aur/nvidia-390xx directory and run makepkg -sri again.

Previously i was on Manjaro linux,which has ‘‘Hardware Configuration’’ tool to install automatically the drivers.
Does it have something like that here on Archlabs ?


cd ~/git/aur
git clone
cd mhwd-nvidia-390xx
makepkg -sri
cd ..
git clone
cd mhwd
makepkg -sri