• driver question after NVIDIA card upgrade...


    Long time Arch user, in fact this system used to be vanilla arch before a hard drive died on me.

    I had a much older nvidia card when I installed my desktop with Antergos. Recently, I bought a newer card to help with driving three displays, but there are some quirks that I suspect might be due to still running the nvidia-340xx drivers that the old card was limited to.

    Is there a recommended way to go about ripping out the 340xx series drivers and installing the current ones (375 now I believe)?

  • @will_r I believe this command will show you the current drivers (it did in my case):

    egrep -i " connected|card detect|primary dev|Setting driver" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    

    I’m currently running Intel so this is my output:

    [  2764.233] (II) intel(0): Using Kernel Mode Setting driver: i915, version 1.6.0 20160711
    

    Have you also tried checking to see which Nvidia package you are currently running?
    pacman -Ss Nvidia

    There is a rmmod command you can use to remove the driver from the kernel but I don’t recommend it unless you know what you are doing. (I’ve never used it personally)

    sudo rmmod nvidia
    

    More details on rmmod are under “Manual module handling” in the wiki.
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Kernel_modules
    Related article on rmmod:
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1432857

  • I’m familiar with what driver version I’m running, and how to find them; this is a regular old desktop with no switchable graphics or the like:

    [[email protected] ~]$ pacman -Q | grep nvidia
    lib32-nvidia-340xx-libgl 340.101-1
    lib32-nvidia-340xx-utils 340.101-1
    nvidia-340xx 340.101-4
    nvidia-340xx-libgl 340.101-1
    nvidia-340xx-utils 340.101-1
    

    I was more asking if there is a recommended procedure for updating the drivers from the legacy set to the current that won’t leave me stumbling around in just a terminal if something goes wrong; something like Manjaro’s mhwd-gpu or Mint’s “proprietary drivers” tools.

    Between the lack of results in searching on my own and the lack of responses here, I’m going to assume such a thing simply doesn’t exist for Antergos and forge ahead with some combination of what I can find here: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=207265 and my own intuition.

    Thanks for the response, have a happy new year.

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