How do I install the nvidia 390 driver model 540M

Hello all! Hello!I am well aware that the topic recurs notoriously, and although I have read this thread Nvidia-installer-dmks with 390xx - #45 by AgustinJB I do not really know how to do a correct installation. Yesterday I installed the driver from dkms, but trying to switch to nvidia ended with an error. Can you guys help? :wink:

  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics
    vendor: Samsung Co driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen6 process: Intel 32nm
    built: 2011 ports: active: LVDS-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,VGA-1
    bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0116 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA GF108M [GeForce GT 540M] vendor: Samsung Co
    driver: nouveau v: kernel non-free: 390.xx+
    status: legacy-active (EOL~late 2022) arch: Fermi process: 40/28nm
    built: 2010-16 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: none
    off: VGA-2 empty: none bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:0df4 class-ID: 0302
  Device-3: Silicon Motion WebCam SCB-1100N type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-1.4:4 chip-ID: 2232:1008 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 driver: X: loaded: intel,modesetting
    alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa gpu: i915,nouveau display-ID: :0
    screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.21x7.99")
    s-diag: 414mm (16.31")
  Monitor-1: LVDS-1 mapped: LVDS1 pos: primary model: Chi Mei Opto 0x1592
    built: 2009 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 99 gamma: 1.2
    size: 350x190mm (13.78x7.48") diag: 398mm (15.7") ratio: 16:9
    modes: 1366x768
  Monitor-2: VGA-2 mapped: VGA-1-2 note: disabled size-res: N/A modes:
    max: 1024x768 min: 640x480
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 3000 (SNB GT2)
    v: 3.3 Mesa 22.1.4 direct render: Yes



I installed using pamac :smiley:

I restored the state of the system before the installation and I don’t remeber.
For gaming I do not need it at all. I’m just curious if this driver will work with EndeavourOs.

Have you tried following this below?

You could try installing the new Nvidia installer package, nvidia-inst.
It can help you

  • use Jonathon’s repo that includes e.g. nvidia 390 series driver
  • install the nvidia 390 driver
  • possibly install bumblebee

Check the options with command: nvidia-inst -h.
Setting up Jonathon’s 3rd party repo: nvidia-inst --legacyrepo
Test only without changing anything: nvidia-inst -t

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@manuel I get a message about not valid pgp keys from Jonathon Fernyhough. @laclilac yes i read this topic, but compile from aur seems to have outgrown me

Is there a problem?
Could you show the exact command and the output?

It’s strange. Now wanting to repeat the same action to post an error message, the whole installation succeeded. I did all the steps earlier as you wrote and there was trouble with the pgp keys. Now on, everything ran as expected.

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