screwed nvidia attempt

Endeavouros_Cassini_Nova-03-2023_R3 cinnamon
nvidia geforce gtx 760 gpu
new user
1st successful arch install.
new install working well until . .
sudo pacman -Syu nvidia
then computer boots to totlly unresponsive black screen and have to turn off power supply to shut it down.
can someone please help me with this?

It’s a kepler card - you need the 470 drivers (I think)!


This is because your card is not supported by the current nvidia drivers. You need to install the 470.xx version. Did you uninstall the drivers you attempted to install?

You need to run this command and see what it shows. I know it’s the 470.xx version which are in the AUR. But please run this to verify what it shows.

nvidia-inst --drivers

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nvidia-inst --drivers

bash: nvidia-inst: command not found

You may need to install the package first.

yay -S nvidia-inst

Then run

nvidia-inst --drivers

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yay -S nvidia-inst

→ Avoid running yay as root/sudo.
Sync Explicit (1): nvidia-inst-23-7
warning: nvidia-inst-23-7 is up to date – reinstalling
resolving dependencies…
looking for conflicting packages…

Package (1) Old Version New Version Net Change

endeavouros/nvidia-inst 23-7 23-7 0.00 MiB

Total Installed Size: 0.02 MiB
Net Upgrade Size: 0.00 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n]
(1/1) checking keys in keyring [----------------------] 100%
(1/1) checking package integrity [----------------------] 100%
(1/1) loading package files [----------------------] 100%
(1/1) checking for file conflicts [----------------------] 100%
:: Processing package changes…
(1/1) reinstalling nvidia-inst [----------------------] 100%
:: Running post-transaction hooks…
(1/2) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate…
(2/2) Checking which packages need to be rebuilt

nvidia-inst --drivers

NVIDIA card id: 1187
Fetching driver data from

Series 470: supported ( 470.199.02)

NOTE: nvidia-inst does not support series 470. You can install the driver using ‘yay’.

It’s already installed by the looks of it.

Edit: Okay i see you ran it. So you need to install the nvidia 470.xx version from the AUR

Not sure if you need the 32 bit library files.

yay -S nvidia-470xx-dkms nvidia-470xx-settings nvidia-470xx-utils


nvidia-inst -t

should show the commands needed.
Note that there might be other requirements depending on your hardware.

inxi -Gza

shows the graphics hardware.

thank you all for being patient with me.
nvidia-inst -t
fixed everything
Thanks again :heart:

Was it the 470.xx AUR drivers you needed? What commands were different?