I have only been on EndeavourOS for about a week. I started on Arch many years ago and then switched to Manjaro for a long time. I recently bought a 3090 and threw it into a Razer Core X Chroma I bought after modding it to handle the card. No matter what I did, I could not get the eGPU working on Manjaro.
I recently installed EndeavourOS on my step-dad’s laptop and figured I would install it on mine in place of Manjaro to figure out all the things he needed to do to get it running smoothly (we have the same laptop) and decided to stay with it for mine as well because, it just feels better. Not really sure how to say that.
I have followed the guides I could find, I did also use the nvidia-inst tool. I have made progress but I am struggling to get it working. I know I’m not using a normal setup but I was hoping someone here might have some experience that could get me over the finish line.
I first ran this:
nvidia-inst --series 515 -t
Which then had me run this:
sudo pacman -Syuq --noconfirm --noprogressbar --needed nvidia-dkms nvidia-utils nvidia-settings nvidia-hook && sudo nvidia-installer-kernel-para && sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
Afterwards I ran the first command except not testing:
nvidia-inst --series 515
And later I thought I would need prime and did:
nvidia-inst --series 515 --prime
I did a few things for this system such as adding
ibt=off to the kernel params and rebooted.
The device is detected:
$ inxi -G Graphics: Device-1: Intel Alder Lake-P Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel Device-2: NVIDIA GA102 [GeForce RTX 3090] driver: nvidia v: 515.65.01 Device-3: Realtek Laptop Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3 driver: X: loaded: modesetting unloaded: nvidia gpu: i915 resolution: 1: 1920x1080~144Hz 2: 2256x1504~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Graphics (ADL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.7
But no matter what I do I cannot get anything to work on it.
I can not getting anything out on the monitor and even running something like
nvidia-smi doesn’t see the card.
I did try a few different xorg conf files. First I tried the one from running
nvidia-inst --conf which didn’t work. Then I also tried the
80-igpu-primary-egpu-offload.conf which didn’t get me anywhere either.
nvidia-smi just said no devices found.
I should say this is my first attempt at a NVIDIA GPU with Linux. At this point I’m really not sure what to do to troubleshoot or make progress. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone!