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#1 2022-07-21 06:50:11

Thilo
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Do I have to install additional NVIDIA drivers?

Hello there.

I freshly installed Arch Linux with the archinstall script. I chose the NVIDIA proprietary drivers in the archinstall GUI.
Now my question is: Do I have to install any additional NVIDIA drivers? Or is everything already set up for me when choosing that option?

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#2 2022-07-21 07:04:41

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Re: Do I have to install additional NVIDIA drivers?

Moving to 'Arch Linux Guided Installer'.


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#3 2022-07-21 07:21:02

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Re: Do I have to install additional NVIDIA drivers?

Do I have to install any additional NVIDIA drivers?

You need to make sure you install the right driver for your graphics card:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/NVIDIA

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#4 2022-07-21 07:23:19

Thilo
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Re: Do I have to install additional NVIDIA drivers?

d_fajardo wrote:

Do I have to install any additional NVIDIA drivers?

You need to make sure you install the right driver for your graphics card:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/NVIDIA

That isn't automatically done by choosing the proprietary driver option?

If not so, what's the point of the proprietary driver selection?

Last edited by Thilo (2022-07-21 07:26:42)

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#5 2022-07-21 07:28:51

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Re: Do I have to install additional NVIDIA drivers?

Thilo wrote:
d_fajardo wrote:

Do I have to install any additional NVIDIA drivers?

You need to make sure you install the right driver for your graphics card:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/NVIDIA

That isn't automatically done by choosing the proprietary driver option?

If not so, what's the point of the proprietary driver selection?

It's just a script: it can't read your mind. It has no idea, nor do we, what actual card you have.


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#6 2022-07-21 07:33:00

Thilo
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Re: Do I have to install additional NVIDIA drivers?

It's just a script: it can't read your mind. It has no idea, nor do we, what actual card you have.

Yeah, that's understandable. However, what's the point of the NVIDIA proprietary driver installation option? What benefits does it offer me when it can't recognize the GPU I have?

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#7 2022-07-21 07:35:45

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Re: Do I have to install additional NVIDIA drivers?

Thilo wrote:

It's just a script: it can't read your mind. It has no idea, nor do we, what actual card you have.

Yeah, that's understandable. However, what's the point of the proprietary driver installation option? What benefits does it offer you when it can't recognize the gpu I have?

No idea. And I could not care less about the script, so I have no intention of reading it to find out.


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#8 2022-07-21 07:44:18

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Re: Do I have to install additional NVIDIA drivers?

What benefits does it offer me when it can't recognize the GPU I have?

As someone who has never used an install script, I have no idea neither but I' think the assumptions here are slightly misguided. You assume that the script will detect your GPU but my feeling is the script assumes you actually know your GPU.

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#9 2022-07-21 08:49:49

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Re: Do I have to install additional NVIDIA drivers?

How about, we just take look at it?

lspci -k

Since the install script will hopefully not shovel any AUR packages onto your disk, there's actually just one proprietary nvidia driver and it either supports your GPU or it doesn't.
Since installing it will blacklist nouveau and leave you w/o any GPU support, the rule of thumb would be that https://wallhere.com/en/wallpaper/1341339 - and it might be reasonable for the installer to test the support before offering a driver that will effectively break the setup.

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