1: I installed the latest version of Archlabs on a new AMD Ryzen 5 - 8gb ram machine, and Nvidia+Radeon graphic cards, it turns out that until I run the “startx” command, I have a lower resolution than when i3 is charging. How to remedy this? (I use the Nvidia card for now).
2: And for the management of the ram, when I run htop, I can see that only 7gb are taken into account. Where is the missing gb?
Perhaps it is reserved for something else? thx in advance.
Sounds like kernel mode setting is not enabled, see this guide for NVIDIA cards.
Early KMS start is also a possibility: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernel_mode_setting#Early_KMS_start
In respect of your RAM issues, what is the output of
free -h grep 'Mem\|Cache\|Swap' /proc/meminfo
total used free shared buff/cache available
Mem: 6.8Gi 785Mi 4.9Gi 73Mi 1.1Gi 5.7Gi
Swap: 8.0Gi 0B 8.0Gi
grep ‘Mem|Cache|Swap’ /proc/meminfo
MemTotal: 7107492 kB
MemFree: 5202864 kB
MemAvailable: 6006724 kB
Cached: 1018216 kB
SwapCached: 0 kB
SwapTotal: 8388604 kB
SwapFree: 8388604 kB
Installed driver nvidia-390xx 390.87-29
I have also set in mkinitcpio.conf
MODULES=(nvidia sd_mod ahci ext4)
Looks like your firmware (“BIOS”) may be reserving some memory, the kernel will also take a small amount (but not a gigabyte).
You could trawl through
dmesg, that should record what the kernel is doing with memory allocation.
Have you tried adding
nvidia-drm.modeset=1 as a kernel parameter (as suggested in my link)?
The resolution can be forced: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernel_mode_setting#Forcing_modes_and_EDID
So do I have to run sysctl -p nvidia-drm.modset=1 ?
I’m a bit scared touching those kernel things…
Or maybe should I set this GRUB_GFXMODE=1920x1080 in /etc/default/grub ?
No, you need to add a kernel command line parameter using the bootloader.
For GRUB, add the parameter between the quotation marks on the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX line in /etc/default/grub then save the file and update the configuration with
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
This method was linked from the ArchWiki page, @Alad has made it into a tv-tropes style link-fest
It seems to be active, but same resolution diff
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: “nVidia GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050]”
Vendor: pci 0x10de “nVidia Corporation”
Device: pci 0x1c81 “GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050]”
SubVendor: pci 0x103c “Hewlett-Packard Company”
SubDevice: pci 0x8338
Driver Modules: “nvidia”
Memory Range: 0xf6000000-0xf6ffffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xc0000000-0xcfffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xd0000000-0xd1ffffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
I/O Ports: 0xf000-0xf07f (rw)
Memory Range: 0xf7000000-0xf707ffff (ro,non-prefetchable,disabled)
IRQ: 68 (88388 events)
Module Alias: “pci:v000010DEd00001C81sv0000103Csd00008338bc03sc00i00”
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: nouveau is not active
Driver Activation Cmd: “modprobe nouveau”
Driver Info #1:
Driver Status: nvidia_drm is active
Driver Activation Cmd: “modprobe nvidia_drm”
Driver Info #2:
Driver Status: nvidia is active
Driver Activation Cmd: “modprobe nvidia”
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #27 (PCI bridge)
What is the output of
^ This will show the applied kernel command line parameters.
BOOT IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz root=UUID=fdff1b1b13-f81c-4000-8b6c-57f88be2ba8 rw nvidia-drm-modset=1
Ah, I’ve just read the (rather prominent) note on the ArchWIki page for kernel mode setting:
So it looks like you need to use nouveau to get a high resolution console screen.
To bad, anyway thanks again, I 'll go with that un-Aesthetic mode hahaha
Sorry cause I’m not a native english man and you took time to read thoses articles for me, so I’m greatfull. I will be happy to help if one day you need.
I finaly got rid of the nvidia-390xx driver, I’m not a gamer and nouveau does the job.
Finaly the font resolution in console got fixed by a kernel update 5.1.8-arch1-1-ARCH. and Nvidia-430.14-9
A good thing, thx for sharing @archus