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#1 2013-09-22 00:02:22

scjet
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Nvidia Proprietary Driver Install for Archbang-x86_64

... so what about "xf86-video-nouveau" ?
  Archbang already includes the open and free "xf86-video-nouveau", ... drivers. They're extremely stable for older cards, and even runs very well on many newer Nvidia Video cards.
So, if you're not even sure that you even NEED to use the below "Nvidia proprietary closed-binary driver" ?, then just stick with the above open-free version.

The below's just a Quick n' dirty Guide, primarily for the "new" Archbang User:
It's basically the same thing as this: -> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NVIDIA#Installing

- This example/Tutorial is only for dealing with installing Nvidia (Discrete/GPU) drivers on a fresh Archbang-x86_64 only.
(see Note 2: below if you're on Archbang-i686).

(see Note 1: below regarding Legacy-[Update] versus new Nvidia cards).

Read Note 1:, Note 2:, and Note 3: below, BEFORE proceeding.

- Assuming you've downloaded, installed, and rebooted into the latest Archbang-x86_64 iso ?:
Presently, it's here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/archbang/files/Testing/

- "pacman" is used, (as "root"), via "sudo" to install all pre-requisite pkgs, and nvidia drivers, ...


Steps:
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1./ Un-comment the [multilib] repo in "/etc/pacman.conf" for 32-bit lib/application support.

2./

sudo pacman -Syyu

(Reboot if necessary, ie: kernel/driver updates,...)

sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-gpudriver.conf   (Optionally "mv" it somewhere else)
sudo pacman -S base-devel linux-headers
sudo pacman -Rs $(pacman -Qeq | grep "xf86-video-")
sudo pacman -S nvidia nvidia-utils lib32-nvidia-utils

(If asked to remove "mesa-libgl", say [y] for Yes)

sudo reboot

 
(this is mandatory !)


3./  That's it.

Finished.
----------------------------------------------

4./ Extra stuff: like the below,  is ALL just Optional.
- "sudo pacman -S mesa-demos"  (to install "glxinfo", and  "glxgears")
- "sudo nvidia-xconfig"  (if you need to setup and configure a default "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"  file),
afterwards, you can also run "sudo nvidia-settings" to further adjust your settings, if need be.


Note 1:
Legacy:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-disp … river.html
If you have a card/chipset that is in the above "Supported Products" list, then you may have to:

sudo pacman -S nvidia-304xx nvidia-304xx-utils lib32-nvidia-304xx-utils

[Update and Warnings]: Also check,
nvidia-340xx versus nvidia pkgs:
As NVIDIA dropped support for G8x, G9x, and GT2xx GPUs with the release of 343.22, there now is set of nvidia-340xx packages supporting those older GPUs. 340xx will receive support until the end of 2019 according to NVIDIA.

Users of these older GPUs should consider switching to nvidia-340xx.
The nvidia-343.22 and nvidia-340xx-340.46 packages are out of  testing now and caused a black screen for me.
So check out if you need to switch. ...
( The above snippet was taken from: http://bbs.archbang.org/viewtopic.php?id=5148 )


Note 2:
If you installed the Archbang-(i686), then just omit any "lib32-nvidia-*" pkg installation step from above,
and disregard "Step 1./" above.

Note 3:
If you know you happen to have, "Nvidia/Intel Optimus GPU switching technology", and the above does NOT work, then you may have to
go the Arch Bumblebee route. Everything you need to know is here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/bumblebee

Last edited by scjet (2014-10-08 08:46:50)

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#2 2013-09-22 03:43:45

pablokal
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Re: Nvidia Proprietary Driver Install for Archbang-x86_64

Thanks, scjet, this will be useful...


Getting your questions answered here at ArchBang Forums
Please! Always give hardware info, if there is a chance that 's relevant: #lspci -vnn
On Arch(bang) and Openbox: http://stillstup.blogspot.com/

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#3 2013-09-22 04:24:47

scjet
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Re: Nvidia Proprietary Driver Install for Archbang-x86_64

np's, u're very welcome.
it's been such a long and quiet evening, for a nice change,
that I got really bored, so I just thought I'd throw some helpful tips up. smile

Last edited by scjet (2013-09-22 04:26:08)

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#4 2013-09-22 08:03:24

Mr Green
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Re: Nvidia Proprietary Driver Install for Archbang-x86_64

Making Sticky... Good Job


Comments, suggestions, donations please feel free to contact me mrgreen(at)archbang(dot)org

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#5 2013-10-12 18:02:33

handy
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Re: Nvidia Proprietary Driver Install for Archbang-x86_64

I don't know if you have this covered above or elsewhere? I'll throw it in here anyway. If its just duplication please delete the post? I just lifted this section from a wiki page that I just wrote elsewhere.

A video/screen tearing solution for users of the GTX 600/700/Titon series of nVidia GPU's that are using the Proprietary nVidia drivers.

Add the following line:

Option         "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline = On }"

to the /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf in the Section "Screen" , as follows:

Section "Screen"
   Identifier     "Screen0"
   Device         "Device0"
   Monitor        "Monitor0"
   DefaultDepth    24
# >>>> The following line solved display tearing on my GTX 660 Ti:
   Option         "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline = On }"
   SubSection     "Display"
       Depth       24
   EndSubSection
EndSection

Adding the aforementioned line solved the display tearing problem on my machine which runs a GTX 660 Ti. I can now do away with dcompmgr that I turned on/off when I watched vids, as it could cause minor lag at times.

Hopefully this is of use to someone here. smile

Last edited by handy (2013-10-12 18:05:20)

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#6 2013-10-13 05:03:47

pablokal
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Re: Nvidia Proprietary Driver Install for Archbang-x86_64

Thanks, Handy(also for our other post on swap), this is always useful for someone!!


Getting your questions answered here at ArchBang Forums
Please! Always give hardware info, if there is a chance that 's relevant: #lspci -vnn
On Arch(bang) and Openbox: http://stillstup.blogspot.com/

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#7 2013-10-13 05:06:33

scjet
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Re: Nvidia Proprietary Driver Install for Archbang-x86_64

@Handy,

Thanks for the extra Tip, to help resolve "tearing" issues.

I'll try this on my older DellM90 (Quadro-FX2500m) Notebook, which
for some reason, (and only when using (Stable)-Manjaro-0.8.7.1-openbox-x86_64) I get "tearing", which was annoying, ... whereas on archbang, I didn't have this problem. ?
anyway, the Quadro-fx2500m uses the proprietary "nvidia-304xx" legacy drivers in archbang, as suggested by Nvidia, which are the same as the non-free "video-nvidia-legacy" tree used in Manjaro, - atleast as far as I could tell ?

Last edited by scjet (2013-10-13 05:11:45)

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#8 2013-10-13 05:12:33

handy
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Re: Nvidia Proprietary Driver Install for Archbang-x86_64

I'll certainly be interested to hear if it works on that GPU. I have my doubts, but it is so easy to try, I'd try it on any nVidia GPU just for the heck of it.

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