My gpu is detected but not working

I can t even run nvidia x serever settings

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System:    Kernel: 5.14.14-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=ddbb91bc-98bf-49a6-a716-16e5e77d8414
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.3 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: S451LB v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: S451LB v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends
v: S451LB.400 date: 11/06/2013
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 27.6 Wh (100.0%) condition: 27.6/46.4 Wh (59.5%) volts: 14.4 min: 14.4
model: ASUSTeK S451-32 type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Full cycles: 460
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i7-4500U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell family: 6
model-id: 45 (69) stepping: 1 microcode: 26 cache: L1: 128 KiB L2: 512 KiB L3: 4 MiB
flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19154
Speed: 2230 MHz min/max: 800/3000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2230 2: 2626 3: 2020 4: 1873
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2
mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915 v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0a16 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GK208M [GeForce GT 740M] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nouveau v: kernel
alternate: nvidia_drm,nvidia bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1292 class-ID: 0302
Device-3: Chicony USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-5:4
chip-ID: 04f2:b3f2 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel,nouveau
unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0") s-diag: 414mm (16.3")
Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 112 size: 310x170mm (12.2x6.7") diag: 354mm (13.9")
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4400 (HSW GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 21.2.5 compat-v: 3.0
direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:03.0
chip-ID: 8086:0a0c class-ID: 0403
Device-2: Intel 8 Series HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:9c20 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.14-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169
v: kernel port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:08b1
class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-4:3
chip-ID: 8087:07dc class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 922.21 GiB used: 15.45 GiB (1.7%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital model: WD7500BPKX-80HPJT0 size: 698.64 GiB
block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200
serial: <filter> rev: 1A01
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37240G size: 223.57 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 0102 scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 223.27 GiB size: 223.27 GiB (100.00%) used: 15.45 GiB (6.9%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 576 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
ID-3: /home raw-size: 223.27 GiB size: 223.27 GiB (100.00%) used: 15.45 GiB (6.9%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 223.27 GiB size: 223.27 GiB (100.00%) used: 15.45 GiB (6.9%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 223.27 GiB size: 223.27 GiB (100.00%) used: 15.45 GiB (6.9%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.65 GiB used: 13.8 MiB (0.2%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0 C pch: 48.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 46.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 2400
Info:      Processes: 226 Uptime: 1h 36m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.65 GiB used: 3 GiB (39.2%) Init: systemd
v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1308 lib: 381
Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.12 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.09

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i ve tried to install drivers from hardware configuration

Not working in what way?

That's because it's not installed.

This is a Kepler-based GPU and so needs the 470xx drivers, e.g. nvidia-470xx-dkms .

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Very old GPU, you can't just select the default "current" nvidia drivers or go Nouveau (good luck, they suck). @jonathon is on the moniez.

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Here's what you need to know if you insist on running Nvidia graphics with Linux:

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Lol. I also have nvidia ;(

Dual nVidia here :wink: I'd go back to AMD/Radeon if the next Blue GPU ran 9 screens and didn't cost $6000.

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