Hey delightful Archies.
This stupid girl has installed Nvidia DKMS drivers, since I’ve heard they are the only ones that work. Still no joy. I’m in Second Life and it still shows me I’m on mesa driver or sumsuch and my graphics settings won’t let me get to higher quality.
So, how do I install the correct driver for my GTX770?
I’m not sure whether the initial install installs the nvidia-installer-dkms but you’ll know when you try the check. You may need to install it first. There is also a database tool for the nvidia which is nvidia-installer-db. This is probably also needed to run the check against the database of cards.
You should install the package mesa-demos to get more detailed information about your graphical environment. It provides glxinfo which is, in your output, claimed to be missing.
Then rerun the inxi command.
nvidia-installer-db is not a command to be executed. It’s just a database used by nvidia-installer-check, which is part of the package nvidia-installer-db.
You could run nvidia-installer-update-db which is included in the same package. This will update the known GPU IDs.
That is only half of the command. You forgot the nvidia part. We just want to find out which packages containing nvidia in the name are installed. Leaving that part away shows all installed packages which makes the output so big.
The correct command would be
Yes …it shows the device-1 GTX 770, the driver is Nvidia and version number 460.56 Display shows x11 with driver being Nvidia. Open GL: Renderer shows the proper device that is doing the rendering. If it doesn’t load the driver properly then this will use mesa and not show your hardware and will show in display that driver loaded (Nvidia) failed.
This has happened to me also on my Nvidia system and on another that i built for someone else.
Glad it’s working correctly for you. Just F.Y.I. on the latest kernel i had an issue with it and i had to reinstall the drivers, the kernel and the headers to get it to boot as it was booting to a cursor. Occasionally these things can happen with kernel updates or Nvidia updates but not often.