Installing nvidia driver bricks my system

Turkey in help over here.
So I wanted to reinstall endeavouros after quite some time. I was met with a problem : installing the nvidia driver using sudo nvidia-installer-dkms bricks my system. I cannot boot into the interface and I am stuck in the TTY. Another thihing is that I used the nvidia option in the live iso as well. Driver is “installed”, however the nvidia settings crashes. The card is seen by neofetch and the system itself.
Any help would be appreciated!

Edit: Using GTX 850m gpu


You need to use AUR driver for that one, latest won’t work

Which is?

Latest driver seems to support it, but could you run command


to verify?


I’d try 390 ones


or dkms


Gobble Gobble :turkey:

It returns positive, aka my gpu supports the latest driver
“Your gpu (id: 1391) is supported by the nvidia-dkms driver”

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Wait, but since it’s m it’s laptop, so it’s probably Optimus stuff?

Yeah, it’s an optimus laptop. But bumblebee works only with legacy stuff

It’s fairly rare for Optimus laptop to have ability to use Nvidia directly as normal single GPU, but if yours can - make sure Optimus is disabled in bios or something like that

My 840m is working flawless with latest Nvidia drives. Using nvidia prime for running apps with nvidia card.

I wish I could disable optimus. There is no option in my bios

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In this configuration we have, optimus can’t be disabled. Because intregrated card is still in use.

So uhh…what can I do?

You certainly can Gobble-Gobble! :upside_down_face:

@jonathon @dalto @linesma could maybe help :turkey: in distress though…

I will try to install manjaro and see if this issue occurs on it too. Even tho it shouldn’t. Pop_os works great.

Ok so manjaro works. Okkk…so it’s an installer issue

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Did u try using a lts kernel while installing eos?
If i recall corectlly, manjaro live iso usually uses a older kernel.

Both versions use latest

Can you post inxi -Gx from manjaro?
Also the xorg.conf file would be nice

command output :

Graphics: Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
Device-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 850M] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: nvidia v: 470.63.01 bus-ID: 0a:00.0
Device-3: Realtek HP Truevision HD laptop camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 2-3:3
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 driver: loaded: modesetting,nvidia s-res: 1920x1080
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 5500 (BDW GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.1 direct render: Yes