Garuda uses integrated graphics instead of nvidia graphics

Hey all, once I found out about Garuda Linux, I was in love. I installed it on my desktop and I found it to be perfect for my machine. However, once I installed it on my new Gateway laptop, I found out the games were very sluggish and slow. I thought it was due to wine or whatever first, but then I found out that It only used my integrated graphics in my Ryzen CPU, instead of using the GTX 1650. Can someone please tell me how I can switch to that GPU instead of relying on my CPU to do the graphics processing? Thanks.

Also I forgot to mention, according to neofetch, garuda doesn’t know what nvidia card I have. It doesn’t say that it’s a GTX 1650, it just says Nvidia with a bunch of random numbers.


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Dual graphics cards require you to launch your games in a different manner to utilize the faster graphics card.

Welcome to Garuda.


Install the nvidia drivers then install optimus-manager and optimus-manager-qt if you want a nice indicator in your status bar for what mode you are in.


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