O.K. so then it is not a good idea to use the *.run binary installer from Nvidia on Arch based systems, also nvidia-xconfig is not needed for make X work…
This is however the package they offer as download for this specific card, through their site.
We have this little tool here called nvidia-installer in Antergos Repo:
I’m fairly sure I also tried this, but I’m willing to give it another go.
If it fails, how can I roll back? Just -Rns the package?
Thanks for your assistance.
Hey @joekamprad, thanks for getting back!
The Quadro M1200 is not an Optimus card, so I’m presuming it’s not supported by Bumblebee.
I’m writing an article on switching to Linux as a professional for 2 weeks, working together with Dell.
They were so kind as to provide a few laptops, docks and peripherals.
The XPS is working quite alright, the dock is giving me some issues, but most of all, it’s underpowered for my use.
I have a quite hefty Precision 5520 with touch screen and an NVIDIA Quadro M1200 that I would like to use.
Now, (of course) the NVIDIA drivers are giving me lots of trouble, none of the walk-throughs I have found have worked for me so far.
The last thing I tried now:
- Installing the official NVIDIA drivers (.run file) > got just a mouse pointer
- Installed nvidia-utils, ran nvidia-xconfig > get psmouse serio1: synaptics: Unable to initialize device
Is there anyone willing to help me out and provide me with some feedback, so I can get the most out of this opportunity,
and hopefully convince a few people that these things will be solved soon? :-) I am a Linux fan and I would love to tell a good story.