Help with nvidia and upgrading

HI - just installed Garuda (KDE Ultimate) on my desktop machine after running it for a while on a laptop.

A couple of display issues with regard to the display, but primary issue right now is getting an upgrade done. I'm getting the following error when trying to upgrade.

 unable to satisfy dependency 'nvidia-utils=455.45.01' required by nvidia-dkms

I suspect I will need to uninstall and reinstall nvidia drivers to the latest versions, but not sure of the best way to go about doing so.

Any help greatly appreciated! Thanks and Happy Holidays!


sudo pacman nvidia-utils


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Thanks. Installing both nvidia-utils and nvidia-dkms sill gives the same errors:

could not satisfy dependencies:

  • unable to satisfy dependency 'nvidia-utils=455.45.01' required by nvidia-dkms

Warning removing nvidia-utils breaks dependency nvidia-utils-455.45.01. required by nvidia-dkms
Add nvidia-dkms to remove

How do you upgrade? pacman, or what program?

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I've tried the graphical updaters as well as pacman.

Using pacman, I see the following after a fresh install:

Synchronizing package databases...
 core                                                 133.7 KiB  1183 KiB/s 00:00 [-----------------------------------------------] 100%
 extra                                               1638.7 KiB  8.47 MiB/s 00:00 [-----------------------------------------------] 100%
 community                                              5.3 MiB  12.0 MiB/s 00:00 [-----------------------------------------------] 100%
 multilib                                             152.1 KiB  18.6 MiB/s 00:00 [-----------------------------------------------] 100%
 chaotic-aur                                          223.8 KiB  1237 KiB/s 00:00 [-----------------------------------------------] 100%
:: Starting full system upgrade...
warning: libldac: local ( is newer than extra (
resolving dependencies...
warning: cannot resolve "mhwd-nvidia-390xx", a dependency of "mhwd-db-garuda-git"
warning: cannot resolve "mhwd-nvidia-390xx", a dependency of "mhwd-db-garuda-git"
:: The following package cannot be upgraded due to unresolvable dependencies:

:: Do you want to skip the above package for this upgrade? [y/N]

You have to wait until chaotic-aur repo is complete again.
Check the announcements

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Wow, it's a big sticky at the top of the forum and yet still, post after post of questions about this. This looks to be another feature add for the Garuda Adviser service to display relevant breaking Garuda info.

However, even having a web page open to display information about important Garuda issues still won't stop the endless help requests. No one can be bothered to take time out of their busy day to read important announcements.

Funny thing is, they always seem to find the time to register on the forum and waste everyone's time by asking questions that are answered in a pop up stickied at the top of the forum page. I really don't know how much more we can do in these cases