Proprietary Nvidia Drivers

I chose to boot the live session with the proprietary Nvidia driver. Does this automatically install the proprietary driver when installing the system? How do I check?

Welcome to EnOS’ community @Amos_Huckleberry!

It should do it automatically.

After installation, check:

inxi -aG

to see what driver is in use.

In case you stumble upon any issue, post on the forum about it.
There are many users with Nvidia cards who might be able to assist you.


Good Luck!

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Here’s what I’m seeing here.

[robert@My-PC ~]$ inxi -aG

Device-1: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1070] vendor: PNY driver: nvidia
v: 515.43.04 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
status: current (as of 2022-05) arch: Pascal pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s
lanes: 8 link-max: lanes: 16 ports: active: none off: HDMI-A-1
empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, DVI-D-1 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1b81
class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Logitech Webcam C930e type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
bus-ID: 3-4.3:4 chip-ID: 046d:0843 class-ID: 0102 serial: 691E401E
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 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: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 92 s-size: 530x301mm (20.87x11.85")
s-diag: 610mm (24")
Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI-0 note: disabled model: Acer KG241
serial: 2451666585 built: 2019 res: 1920x1080 hz: 75 dpi: 92 gamma: 1.2
size: 531x299mm (20.91x11.77") diag: 609mm (24") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 1920x1080 min: 640x480
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2
v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 515.43.04 direct render: Yes

PNY driver: nvidia

Looks it all is good to go!

Congrats on successful install!


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Did you also have a package called nvidia-settings already installed post-install too or no? For whatever reason(s) I’m not sure of, when I used the online Apollo installer with Nvidia driver option selected at boot myself a week ago, I still had to go about and manually test and run nvidia-installer-dkms which then installed the 515 driver and the nvidia-settings package, which was something I didn’t have on a fresh boot oddly enough. Not sure if it’s because I had selected 2 kernels during installation, but post-install I had to still follow this EndeavourOS write up to get Nvidia up and working:

Also @Amos_Huckleberry you may want to check out this link to install some Nvidia extras so everything works well and more importantly stays working well:

I’d advise adding nvidia-drm.modeset=1 to your grub AND use the nvidia-hook so that any new driver updates also rebuild the kernel to keep things working smoothly via: sudo pacman -S nvidia-hook

Edit: It was hard to know without running any inxi commands post-install if I did indeed had nvidia drivers already or not, but the nvidia-installer-dkms package didn’t report it was ‘reinstalling’ anything when I ran it. But I have an Nvidia/Intel optimus hybrid setup, so without any configuration by default, Gnome would always boot into the Intel integrated graphics.

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Welcome to the forum @Amos_Huckleberry :partying_face::balloon::tada: