I want my system to use my Nvidia GPU

Hello, I am coming off a fresh install of Endeavour. I’m running an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 cpu and a Nvidia Geforce FTX 1060 6GB GPU.

I boot into the live environment in the option that says for Nvidia latest cards. I install the OS with some of the packages I want(VS Code, Audacious, etc). I properly boot into my desktop and run the nvidia-inst. After a reboot, my steam is still not using the Nvidia drivers. What am I missing? I am installing the Xfce desktop env when I install and have the LTS kernel.

If steam doesn’t use Nvidia drivers, what does it actually use?

According to Arch Wiki : Nvidia if you’re using Linux-LTS kernel you also need to use the Nvidia-LTS drivers.

What driver does it say youre using when you run lspci -k | grep -A 2 -E "(VGA|3D)"

you can try sudo pacman -Syu linux-lts linux-headers-lts nvidia-lts

if it still isn’t working like you expect.

I would sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf ~/.backup/xorg.conf
and try using nvidia-xconfig
to have nvidia generate a new /etc/X11/xorg.conf

If you boot on the Nvidia menu on the live environment it should already install the nvidia drivers. You shouldn’t be installing them again.

Edit After the install you check with this command and show the output.

inxi -Ga

Edit: If you installed the lts kernel how did you install it and did you install the lts-headers?

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in addition nvidia-inst and the installer itself will install nvidia-dkms so no need to install nvidia-lts the package will build modules for all installed kernels.

But initial post is 13 days ago already … so user is long gone installing Fedora :wink:

I think these posts should close after certain length of time. :wink:

they do but schedule is longer as 13 days I bet :wink:

closed due to no response from the initial poster.