EndeavourOS does not install nvidia drivers during installation process

So basically I tried to move from windows once and for all. Gobble gobble. I was met with a problem : I chose the nvidia option before booting into the live iso (aka chose the first option) and I was surprised to see that Calamares didn’t had an option for nvidia, nor had nvidia pre installed. Is this a known issue or does it occur to me only?

When I converted my new Acer Swift X from Windows to EndeavourOS, I too selected the first option which installs the Nvidia drivers. I too saw that Calamares had no option for Nvidia.

But when I checked my computer after the installation was complete (using the command inxi -Fx), I saw that the Nvidia graphics card was indeed installed and was the active graphics. (If you don’t have inxi installed, just type yay -S inxi into the Terminal and you’ll get it. It is a very useful program.)

Evidently you did exactly the right thing when you installed EndeavourOS. Checking with xnxi -Fx should confirm it.


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After you’ve fully installed EndeavourOS with the nvidia drivers option selected from the live iso, do a reboot and what does the command nvidia-smi tell you?

If the nvidia drivers are installed you should see which driver version you have and some other details, otherwise it’ll report back nothing. IF everything did install correctly you should see something similar to my output:

[scott@endeavourOS ~]$ nvidia-smi
Mon Aug 16 09:36:13 2021       
| NVIDIA-SMI 470.63.01    Driver Version: 470.63.01    CUDA Version: 11.4     |
| GPU  Name        Persistence-M| Bus-Id        Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp  Perf  Pwr:Usage/Cap|         Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|                               |                      |               MIG M. |
|   0  NVIDIA GeForce ...  Off  | 00000000:01:00.0 Off |                  N/A |
| N/A   49C    P0    N/A /  N/A |    334MiB /  2002MiB |      0%      Default |
|                               |                      |                  N/A |
| Processes:                                                                  |
|  GPU   GI   CI        PID   Type   Process name                  GPU Memory |
|        ID   ID                                                   Usage      |
|    0   N/A  N/A       789      G   /usr/lib/Xorg                     129MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A       861      G   /usr/bin/gnome-shell               48MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      1676      G   tauonmb                            41MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      4288      G   ...AAAAAAAAA= --shared-files      113MiB |

IF you see an output similar to this, then guess it looks like your nvidia installation was a success! :wink:


Yeah I do. This is strange. Drivers are installed but there is no nvidia app installed. This is weird. How can I install the nvidia app?

I believe you’re looking for the nvidia-settings package?

Edit: gobble gobble

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yes the nvidia-settings app is not installed per default,. as it is not needed to run Nvidia Drivers.


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