Auto-Install Proprietary Drivers Failed

Hi Everybody!

I just installed Garuda a few days ago. Love it so far! I've been wanting to transition from Ubuntu to Arch for a long time but found the installation process for Arch incredibly daunting so I never got around to it. Garuda is just what I was looking for!

My issue is this:

Starting
> Using config 'video-nvidia-prime-render-offload' for device: 0000:00:02.0 (0300:8086:1616) Display controller Intel Corporation HD Graphics 5500
> Installing video-nvidia-prime-render-offload...
Sourcing /etc/mhwd-x86_64.conf
Has lib32 support: true
Sourcing /var/lib/mhwd/db/pci/graphic_drivers/nvidia-prime-render-offload/MHWDCONFIG
Processing classid: 0300
Sourcing /var/lib/mhwd/scripts/include/0300
:: Synchronizing package databases...
downloading core.db...
downloading extra.db...
downloading community.db...
 multilib is up to date
downloading chaotic-aur.db...
:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
:: python-pyxdg and python-xdg are in conflict. Remove python-xdg? [y/N] error: unresolvable package conflicts detected
error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies)

:: python-pyxdg and python-xdg are in conflict
Error: pacman failed!
Error: script failed!


Done ...

Press y on

:: python-pyxdg ... Remove python-xdg? [y/N] 

and
:slight_smile:

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Thanks for the response! I never actually got the option to press "y" or "n". The moment I tried to install the drivers, I got this message immediately. It felt like it skipped past the point for user input. I thought it was pretty weird so I tried to remove python-xdg manually using:

sudo pacman -Rs python-xdg

but it didn't allow me stating that another package needed its dependencies. :confused:

Uhm it use automatic, sorry

Remove with

sudo pacman -Rns python-xdg

post dependencies.

sudo pacman -Rns orca speech-dispatcher
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So, when I try that I get this:

error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: removing python-xdg breaks dependency 'python-xdg' required by oversteer

Is 'oversteer' a critical package, or is it safe for me to try and remove that?

remove and remember the name.

sudo pacman -Rns oversteer

Oversteer is an application to configure Logitech Wheels.

You have to have your system up-to-date before you do HW drivers changes.
During pacman updating the usual pacman messages can be answered.

Sorry, I still need some help. Don't know if I messed up somewhere in my initial installation. I got rid of oversteer and python-xdg. Now, when I try to install video-nvidia-prime-render-offload, I get this:

(1/1) Creating Timeshift snapshot before upgrade...
E: Commands listed below are not available on this system:

 * rsync
 * /sbin/blkid
 * df
 * mount
 * umount
 * fuser
 * crontab
 * cp
 * rm
 * touch
 * ln
 * sync

Please install required packages and try running TimeShift again

** (process:138314): CRITICAL **: 16:19:44.067: app_lock_remove: assertion 'self != NULL' failed
Unable to run timeshift-autosnap! Please close Timeshift and try again. Script will now exit...
error: command failed to execute correctly
error: failed to commit transaction (failed to run transaction hooks)
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.
Error: pacman failed!
Error: script failed!


Done ...

How do I go about installing those Timeshift packages?

Do you have Timeshift app open?
If so, close it and retry.

By closing timeshift, does it mean turning it off? Because I didn't have Timeshift open as an app. I opened it and closed it, but still get the same error. Does the error have more to do with this part right here?

E: Commands listed below are not available on this system:

 * rsync
 * /sbin/blkid
 * df
 * mount
 * umount
 * fuser
 * crontab
 * cp
 * rm
 * touch
 * ln
 * sync

Please install required packages and try running TimeShift again

20 years of experience in PC troubleshooting have taught me, that the most effective action in such cases is...
Reboot PC! :sunglasses:

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It worked. LOL, I'm not sure if it was literally just a matter of rebooting my computer but that is the case, wow. :sweat_smile: Thank you all so much for the help!

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