Garuda Assistant does not display "Install proprietary drivers" after switching to Nvidia GPU

Kernel: 6.5.6-zen2-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc available: hpet,acpi_pm
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Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.8 tk: Qt v: 5.15.11 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2
dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME X570-P v: Rev X.0x
serial: UEFI: American Megatrends v: 4403
date: 04/28/2022
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level: v3 note: check built: 2022 process: TSMC n6 (7nm) family: 0x19 (25)
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Device-1: NVIDIA AD104GL [RTX 4000 SFF Ada Generation] driver: nvidia
v: 535.113.01 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: N/A
status: unknown device ID pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max:
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API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: nvidia platforms: gbm: drv: nvidia
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direct-render: yes renderer: NVIDIA RTX 4000 SFF Ada Generation/PCIe/SSE2
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Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.25 GiB used: 109.8 MiB (0.3%)
priority: 100 comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 24
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System Temperatures: cpu: 47.9 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 40 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 30%
Processes: 428 Uptime: 20m wakeups: 0 Memory: total: 32 GiB
available: 31.25 GiB used: 6.74 GiB (21.6%) Init: systemd v: 254
default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 clang: 16.0.6
Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 2074 libs: 546 tools: octopi,pamac,paru
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inxi: 3.3.30
Garuda (2.6.17-1):
System install date: 2022-04-08
Last full system update: 2023-10-09
Is partially upgraded: No
Relevant software: snapper NetworkManager mkinitcpio nvidia-dkms
Windows dual boot: No/Undetected
Failed units: bluetooth-autoconnect.service

So, I’ve recently acquired an RTX 4000 SFF after switching from an RX 6700XT, and unfortunately Garuda Assistant seems to not correctly detect my GPU (though any other software that refers to a GPU in your system seems to detect it correctly), and it doesn’t display an option to “install proprietary drivers”, only showing an option to “Auto install open source drivers”.

I’m somewhat at my wits end because I can’t directly install Nvidia drivers through Pacman due to a potential dependency conflict with Garuda’s in-house software, so I do want to rely on Garuda Assistant if there’s a way to force it to detect my GPU.

I’m frankly at my wits end, because as an act of desperation, I attempted to perform a new installation (of Garuda Linux) in a separate drive, but the installation failed after generating the Keyring (though I don’t specifically want any help with that issue as it goes beyond the scope of this particular post), and so I’m left without any particularly good options to resolve this issue.

Here’s hoping someone can come up with a save for this issue, Cheers!

Seems system use Nvidia driver.

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I understand that it probably looks like I have the proprietary driver enabled from seeing that line, but when actually using the system I can quite readily confirm that’s almost certainly not the case.

The system is unresponsive and quite laggy, rather in line with my experiences using the Nouveau drivers in the past.

Beyond that, I think even if I did have the Nvidia proprietary drivers enabled, I think it’s still an issue that the Garuda Assistant isn’t directly detecting my GPU for a few reasons.

My working theory is that both the proprietary and open source drivers are installed simultaneously, or that I have some drivers left over from the AMD side, which is causing some weird issues for the Assistant, or perhaps that my GPU wasn’t properly “keyed” in the software (I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s quite a rare one).

With that said, I think if the issue is with my existing drivers the easiest solution would be to purge the entire lot and see how the Assistant reacts to it, but I’m not nearly confident enough to purge them through the command line.

I’m afraid I’m not able to upload an image of the Garuda Assistant, but for what it’s worth, it lists

Autoinstall open-source driver

“Display Controller”
“Unknown device name(Nvidia corperation)”

  • Video Linux
  • Video modesetting

Both of those options above having open source and install checked.

I hope this issue can be resolved to help other people who might run into the same issue in the future. Thank you regardless, however, for the fast response, and I wish you the best.

This is the correct package for your GPU. I agree with SGS, the drivers you need are already installed.

Your theory is technically correct, because the open source drivers and AMD drivers are built in to the kernel. You can see the Nouveau driver is listed as an “unloaded” driver for your GPU:

Because these drivers are built into the kernel, there is no way to uninstall them if that is what you are thinking. The reason the nouveau driver has not been loaded is because it gets blacklisted by the nvidia-utils package. You can probably find the file blacklisting nouveau in /etc/modprobe.d/ if you want to confirm that it is set up, although I am sure it has been because the Nvidia driver would not be loaded otherwise.

All that to say: your issues with the GPU are probably being caused by something else besides the drivers not being installed correctly.

Try switching to the LTS kernel and see if you get a better result.

sudo pacman -S linux-lts linux-lts-headers

You can choose the LTS kernel in the advanced boot options of the Grub menu.


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