Hello EndeavourOS community
I am new on the forums, to this distro and to Linux in general as I made the switch from win10 in February this year.
This is my spec:
inxi -Fza perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = "", LC_ALL = (unset), LC_ADDRESS = "ro_RO.UTF-8", LC_NAME = "ro_RO.UTF-8", LC_MONETARY = "ro_RO.UTF-8", LC_PAPER = "ro_RO.UTF-8", LC_IDENTIFICATION = "ro_RO.UTF-8", LC_TELEPHONE = "ro_RO.UTF-8", LC_MEASUREMENT = "ro_RO.UTF-8", LC_TIME = "Default.UTF-8", LC_NUMERIC = "ro_RO.UTF-8", LANG = "en_US.UTF-8" are supported and installed on your system. perl: warning: Falling back to a fallback locale ("en_US.UTF-8"). System: Kernel: 5.15.63-1-lts arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0 parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts root=UUID=ba88a9f5-5505-4759-9a22-74fa63b0688f rw loglevel=3 nowatchdog nvme_load=YES nvidia-drm.modeset=1 Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: cairo-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: EndeavourOS base: Arch Linux Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: B365M H v: x.x serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: F3 date: 09/05/2019 CPU: Info: model: Intel Core i5-9400F bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Coffee Lake gen: core 9 built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xF0 Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB L3: 9 MiB desc: 1x9 MiB Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 800/4100 scaling: driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 bogomips: 34798 Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT disabled Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled Type: retbleed mitigation: IBRS Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA TU117 [GeForce GTX 1650] vendor: Gigabyte driver: nvidia v: 515.65.01 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+ status: current (as of 2022-07) arch: Turing code: TUxxx process: TSMC 12nm built: 2018-22 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: none off: DP-1,HDMI-A-1 empty: HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f82 class-ID: 0300 Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa gpu: nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch display-ID: :0 screens: 1 Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3600x1080 s-dpi: 90 s-size: 1016x301mm (40.00x11.85") s-diag: 1060mm (41.72") Monitor-1: DP-1 mapped: DP-0 note: disabled pos: primary,left model: Dell S2522HG serial: <filter> built: 2021 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 90 gamma: 1.2 size: 544x303mm (21.42x11.93") diag: 623mm (24.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 640x480 Monitor-2: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-0 note: disabled pos: right model: NEC E223W serial: <filter> built: 2015 res: 1680x1050 hz: 60 dpi: 90 gamma: 1.2 size: 474x296mm (18.66x11.65") diag: 559mm (22") ratio: 16:10 modes: max: 1680x1050 min: 640x480 OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 515.65.01 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a2f0 class-ID: 0403 Device-2: NVIDIA vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10fa class-ID: 0403 Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.63-1-lts running: yes Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Gigabyte driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: d000 bus-ID: 07:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200 IF: enp7s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 1.18 TiB used: 24.8 GiB (2.0%) SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37240G size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: B1D2 scheme: GPT ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EZEX-60WN4A1 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: 1A03 scheme: GPT ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 type: USB vendor: Kingston model: DataTraveler 3.0 size: 57.73 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 0000 scheme: MBR SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure? Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 39.06 GiB size: 38.15 GiB (97.67%) used: 20.64 GiB (54.1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5 ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 512 MiB size: 511 MiB (99.80%) used: 464 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3 ID-3: /home raw-size: 48.83 GiB size: 47.76 GiB (97.81%) used: 4.16 GiB (8.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6 Swap: Alert: No swap data was found. Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 53 C Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 57% Info: Processes: 224 Uptime: 1h 21m wakeups: 0 Memory: 15.57 GiB used: 2.49 GiB (16.0%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: pacman: 1103 lib: 271 flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.20
On this computer I also have MX Linux (Debian) as my main OS but I would also like to have another option with newer software and application updates. That’s why I am here, on the bleeding edge xD.
So far I like EndeavourOS because it comes with everything needed from the beginning - which is pipewire-pulseaudio, bluetooth, intel-ucode etc. but at the same time with no bloat.
I was able to install Octopi, and Timeshift and other software by using Welcome interface and I really like the theme and wallpapers.
However, my issue is with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 (TU117) driver installation and uninstallation.
I know there is nvidia-dkms and nvidia-inst and I followed this tutorials new-nvidia-driver-installer-nvidia-inst and nvidia-installer and Arch Wiki - Dynamic_Kernel_Module_Support
What I did is to install gpu driver like this:
- sudo pacman -S nvidia-installer-dkms
- dkms autoinstall
- sudo pacman -S linux-lts-headers linux-headers linux-zen-headers (yes, I have three kernels because this is a test installation and I already went back and forth on it via snapshot )
And I ended up with Nvidia/515.65.01 and it works. However, and this is the real problem, this driver 515 is reving/amping up my GPU too much for no reason. With only a browser and a couple of tabs opened the GPU fans go fast at times to cool it from going 52 Celsius degrees and up. it’s true, I also have a 240Hz refresh rate monitor but on MX with 510 driver it doesn’t go over 50 degrees while watching 4k videos with VLC.
Then I tried to uninstall it like this:
- dkms remove nvidia/515.65.01 --all
- removed headers via octopi (because it seemed easier, and I also did not know the command for it)
After this, during boot load, on the screen it gets stuck after Loading graphical interface.
I saw that I cannot just install 510 with dkms because it’s not in the official repo? Therefore I have to go via AUR as yay -S nvidia-510xx-dkms, right?
What am I doing wrong? What am I missing? How can I install and uninstall Nvidia drivers without messing up the system?
I am new to this so I would appreciate some baby steps, thank you!