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#1 2016-08-12 22:29:48

colinkeenan
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[SOLVED] What happened to nvidia-settings?

Trying to follow examples in the wiki involving nvidia-settings leads to command not found errors. The pkgfile command says nvidia-settings is provided by nvidia-utils, which I have installed, but when listing the files pacman installed with the nvidia-utils package, nvidia-settings is not included.

 /home/colin %nvidia-settings
zsh: command not found: nvidia-settings
 /home/colin %pkgfile nvidia-settings
extra/nvidia-304xx-utils
extra/nvidia-340xx-utils
extra/nvidia-utils
 /home/colin %pacman -Ql nvidia-utils | grep nvidia-settings
 /home/colin %

So, what happened to nvidia-settings?

Last edited by colinkeenan (2016-08-12 23:19:43)

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#2 2016-08-12 23:11:36

TheChickenMan
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Re: [SOLVED] What happened to nvidia-settings?

It's provided by nvidia-settings. The package was split back around Christmas.


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#3 2016-08-12 23:18:13

colinkeenan
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Re: [SOLVED] What happened to nvidia-settings?

Good, but why didn't pkgfile know that?

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#4 2016-08-12 23:24:14

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Re: [SOLVED] What happened to nvidia-settings?

colinkeenan wrote:

Good, but why didn't pkgfile know that?

It does for me. Did you update the pkgfile cache?

# pkgfile -u;


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#5 2016-08-12 23:27:03

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Re: [SOLVED] What happened to nvidia-settings?

Thanks. That solved it. If I ever knew about updating the pkgfile cache, I had forgotten all about it.

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#6 2016-08-12 23:29:51

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Re: [SOLVED] What happened to nvidia-settings?

You might also be interested that the new version of pacman includes most of the pkgfile functionality now. Try this:
# pacman -Fyy && pacman -Fs nvidia-settings


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#7 2016-08-12 23:42:27

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Re: [SOLVED] What happened to nvidia-settings?

I'll use that then. Since I update pretty much daily with sudo pacman -Syu, I shouldn't need to do sudo pacman -Fyy. I'll just do pacman -Fs ... without needing sudo or root. Using the same package databases that I update daily is better than trying to remember to update another one whenever I want to find the package that provides a particular file.

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#8 2016-08-12 23:46:21

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Re: [SOLVED] What happened to nvidia-settings?

The package files databases (updated with pacman -Fy) are different than the package databases you use with pacman -S.

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#9 2016-08-12 23:48:05

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Re: [SOLVED] What happened to nvidia-settings?

Oh. Why can't they be the same? Seems like it would be simpler. So, I'll use your full suggested command then. Thanks.

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#10 2016-08-12 23:50:56

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Re: [SOLVED] What happened to nvidia-settings?

alias filepkg='sudo pacman -Fyy && pacman -Fs'

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