I noticed a problem with nvidia-installer-dkms script on hybrid card laptops. If that helps, here is my hardware and boot log https://clbin.com/se9jO. I installed lts and new kernel, but right now I am in lts.
When I try installing eos via online install and selecting Nvidia at boot failed the installation (recent iso from August), including kde plasma and cinnamon. The step that fails reported in the pacman log is the nvidia-installer-dkms. Installation of eos via nouveau driver works without problem.
After boot in nouveau, when I install the Nvidia driver via
pacman nvidia-install-dkmsand reboot, it boots to a black screen and hangs.
I saw now a couple of posts with similar issues in the forum, and like to provide what worked. For newbies, if you boot into black screen, here is how I fixed this:
- click Ctrl+Alt,+F2 keys to tty and login
sudo nvidia-installer-dkms -n(remove the driver)
sudo pacman -S nvidia-dkms nvidia-settings(install driver from repository)
sudo reboot now
You can check whether your graphics card is installed via
inxi -Fxxxza and second try to connect and external monitor. It should only work and switch on the nvidia gpu if you successfully installed the nvidia driver.
I also wrote a “in a nutshell” how hybrid card works in a recent post, please have a look if you need clarification about what how hybrid card work and what optimus is, and whether you want to install it. High cpu usage when playing video in firefox - #15 by Zircon34
BTW, nvidia is a show