How to switch to proprietary drivers after an open source driver install

Hello.
I have installed garuda linux using open source drivers a while ago, i would like to switch to the closed source drivers, is there any way to do this without reinstalling garuda linux?

PS: I have tried installing nvidia from pacman but it seems like it still boots to the open source ones.

The setup assistant should ask you to install the proprietary drivers if you launch it :slight_smile:
You can launch it from Garuda Welcome.

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The shell tells me that python-pyxdg and python-xdg are in conflict:

Installing video-nvidia-dkms...
Sourcing /etc/mhwd-x86_64.conf
Has lib32 support: true
Sourcing /var/lib/mhwd/db/pci/graphic_drivers/nvidia-dkms/MHWDCONFIG
Processing classid: 0300
Sourcing /var/lib/mhwd/scripts/include/0300
Processing classid: 0302
:: Synchronizing package databases...
core downloading...
extra downloading...
community downloading...
multilib downloading...
chaotic-aur downloading...
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!

Do sudo pacman -S --asdeps python-pyxdg, accept the replacement and then try again.

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It worked, thanks for the help!

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