• 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.
    Related article on rmmod:

  • 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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