I’ve tried it and it works. I did it with downgrader which can also upgrade
I used the package lib32-nvidia-utils-384.69-1 from ALA which was for me #1.
$ downgrader lib32-nvidia-utils
Downgrader can be downloaded by the way with yaourt.
$ yaourt -S downgrader
For me it works now. Hopefully this is the right way. I do not want to have problems in the future.
Same problem using an GTX 970M from NVIDIA. After updating my kernel and the nvidia package steam does not start anymore.
$ steam Running Steam on arch rolling 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Pins up-to-date!
Has someone tried this: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=229697 ?
Since I can not use Bumblebee, disable any GPU inside BIOS and don’t want to have always the Nvidia GPU activated (bye bye battery), I searched for solution to have nvidia-prime like on Ubuntu or Linux Mint.
I found an awesome script (https://github.com/emanuellopes/archLinuxPrime) that has only one problem, it is written for SDDM. As I would like to use LightDM, since we use this on Antergos, I want to change this, so it works for us.
Currently I have some problems and the Intel GPU isn’t working on boot (cursor but no LightDM), however maybe you guys can help me out and we can fix this and can all use nvidia-prime.
Here’s my fork, maybe we can work together on it:
Ich sag auch mal Hallo
Stehe auch immer zur Verfügung und versuche zu helfen.
Freue mich, dass es doch ein paar deutsche Antergos-User gibt.
Vor allem einen deutschen Moderator, nice !
Ich als langzeit Distro-Hopper freue mich mal endlich was passendes gefunden zu haben xD
Hoffe das Antergos als Distro lange bestehen bleibt
Grüße und Lob an die Devs und die Community gehen raus
hope this is the right forum corner.
I know it’s way more easier to install Windows and then Antergos (Linux in general), however I would like to do it the other way.
Since with GRUB it always can be a hassle I would like to know if there’s anything special I have to look at while doing this with an Antergos installation before Windows or if I can just follow basic guides like e.g. this one: https://www.linuxdeveloper.space/install-windows-after-linux/
TL;DR Anything special I have to look at performing this due to Antergos?
Thanks for helping me out.
I am using Antergos on my laptop (Alienware 17 R3) which uses a GTX 970M and an Intel GPU.
The HDMI output is hardwired to my Nvidia GPU and I have no possibility to switch off any of these GPU in the BIOS.
For a presentation (using a second screen) I need to be able to use the HDMI port, unfortunately this isn’t that easy as I thought.
I tried to follow the Arch Wiki https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/bumblebee#Output_wired_to_the_NVIDIA_chip on how to use the output, however the performance of the second screen is bad and has huge framdrops, so you can’t game on that screen.
I also thought about using sth other than Bumblebee like prime but the there isn’t an great ressource for using Prime on Arch (at least I haven’t find any good). The Arch wiki doesn’t provide that much information.
I would just like to have sth similar to the prime stuff on Ubuntu where I can easily switch to the Nvidia GPU and then I can also use the HDMI port.
Hope someone can help
Looks like you can’t game on the second screen if you’re using bumblebee.
I recommend the default Nvidia Optimus setup on the Arch Wiki:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NVIDIA_Optimus#Using_nvidia , also mentioned in this thread https://forum.antergos.com/topic/2760/nvidia-prime/9 by @Doaxan .
Tip: If you do this setup, you maybe have to add
xrandr --dpi 96(as described in the Wiki), otherwise you will have very small fonts. Now only the Nvidia GPU works (for me), however you can now use any additional screen with easy plug’n’play like in other distros e.g. Ubuntu if you switched to the Nvidia GPU mode.
I’ve also added instructions on how to get rid of screen tearing which can be found in the Arch Wiki:
If there are any questions, please ask, at this moment I’m still into this topic and can maybe provide help
If you could install Antergos then it maybe can be easily fixed:
The problem is if you’re trying to install Antergos and can’t use the mouse and changing settings at the live-cd is no use.
Therefore you need to try the workaround with the kernel module.