• How to remove nouveau, Install nvidia

    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK104 [GeForce GTX 760] (rev a1)
    Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device 3769
    Kernel driver in use: nouveau

    How do i remove nouveau. And then i can install nvidia drivers

    Thank you

  • Do not remove nouveau (it’s not necessary).

    Here you have the Arch wiki guide (it will work with Antergos):

    Ask if you have any questions!


  • @karasu ok thanks. so what do i do to install nvidia. I did this before when i had KDE up and running but it crashed or something when i installed this. pacman -S nvidia nvidia-utils

    It made the screen bigger then it should have been

    Is that all i have to do or something else too

    Also did u see my KDE post How can i get it if is not working . I’m i able to get it now when i’m in cinnamon

    Thank you

  • @karasu

    I did this pacman -S nvidia nvidia-utils

    now my screen is BIG said there’s no video card driver installed so i’m not sure what happend

  • Did you install nvidia-libgl?

  • @karasu yes i did. Know it crashed with a timer something. I have to reinstall cinnamon now again

  • Did you run nvidia-xconfig, and then you rebooted your computer?
    Your graphics card should work with the nvidia driver.
    Have you checked Xorg’s log? It’s the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log, check for any line that starts with EE (means error).

  • @karasu
    Sorry i didn’t put more information then what i said.

    I installed nvidia like this. sudo pacman -S nvidia nvidia-utils nvidia-libgl then i reboot but i get a white screen with just a mouse cursor that’s it
    I will try and get to this file for you Xorg’s log? It’s the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log

    Was i supposed run this nvidia-xconfig before i rebooted! let me try that.

    Thank you

  • @karasu
    Here is the log file before. Haven’t installed nvidia yet. I do see 1 EE not sure whats that about

    will write down and copy EE for all on log file for u when i install nvidia

    Thank you

  • @karasu
    OK after i run this. sudo pacman -S nvidia nvidia-utils nvidia-libgl

    This shows up

    Optional dependencies for nvidia-utils
    gtk2: nvidia-settings [installed]
    xorg-server-devel: nvidia-xconfig
    opencl-nvidia: OpenCL support

    So do i install this xorg-server-devel: nvidia-xconfig

    for nvidia-xconfig right? Because if i try it now i get this

    [[email protected] ~]$ nvidia-xconfig

    WARNING: Unable to locate/open X configuration file.

    WARNING: Unable to parse X.Org version string.

    Package xorg-server was not found in the pkg-config search path.
    Perhaps you should add the directory containing `xorg-server.pc’
    to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
    No package ‘xorg-server’ found

    ERROR: Unable to write to directory ‘/etc/X11’.

  • @growlinwolf

    You need to run it with root privileges:
    sudo nvidia-xconfig

  • @karasu OK.
    And i got a white screen agin but i did not run that in root inside cinnmon. So i have to install again and try

    Also i cannat get that file once i get white screen /var/log/Xorg.0.log

    since i can’t login. so is there a way to get that file or look at it in consle. with ctrl alt F3 if i get white screen

  • You can boot in multi.user target.
    In grub, press ‘e’ key and add to your kernel line:
    This will make your system boot in text mode.


    P.S. More info : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Systemd#Targets

  • @karasu OK so that’s normal then u just changed it for the build

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