New to Linux and Garuda - Graphic driver problem

Hello Garuda users.

I decided to give Linux, and more specifically Garuda Gaming edition, a go. As a gamer and Photographer, I was reluctant due to the perceived lack of support.

Anyway I created a drive for Linux and the install went well apart from I use dual monitors, a 1080p for gaming and a 4k for photo editing and videos etc. But the monitors do not show up in the config, the 1080p is shown as an unknown 1 and the resolution is displayed. The 4k monitor just mirrors the 1080p. This seems to me as a long time windows user (so probably wrong) as a driver problem.

system:
Kernel: 6.6.2-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc available: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=ca440454-8954-4fa8-8587-a11ddbfe0711 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.9 tk: Qt v: 5.15.11 wm: kwin_wayland vt: 1
dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: MS-7D52 v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Micro-Star model: MPG X570S CARBON MAX WIFI (MS-7D52) v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: 1.70
date: 07/03/2023
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3+ gen: 4
level: v3 note: check built: 2022 process: TSMC n6 (7nm) family: 0x19 (25)
model-id: 0x21 (33) stepping: 2 microcode: 0xA20120A
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
L3: 96 MiB desc: 1x96 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3412 high: 3600 min/max: 2200/4549 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3400 2: 3400
3: 3400 4: 3400 5: 3400 6: 3400 7: 3600 8: 3400 9: 3400 10: 3400 11: 3400
12: 3400 13: 3400 14: 3400 15: 3400 16: 3400 bogomips: 108795
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA TU102 [GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Rev. A] vendor: eVga.com.
driver: nvidia v: 545.29.02 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 545.xx+
status: current (as of 2023-10; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Turing code: TUxxx
process: TSMC 12nm FF built: 2018-2022 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s bus-ID: 2d:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:1e07 class-ID: 0300
Display: wayland server: X.org v: 1.21.1.9 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.2
compositor: kwin_wayland driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nouveau,nvidia
alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa gpu: nvidia display-ID: 0
Monitor-1: Unknown-1 res: 1920x1080 size: N/A modes: N/A
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0 drv: nvidia device: 2
drv: swrast gbm: drv: kms_swrast surfaceless: drv: nvidia wayland:
drv: swrast x11: drv: swrast inactive: device-1
API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: mesa v: 23.2.1-arch1.2
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 16.0.6 256 bits)
device-ID: ffffffff:ffffffff memory: 30.53 GiB unified: yes
display-ID: :1.0
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.269 layers: 15 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu name: NVIDIA
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti driver: nvidia v: 545.29.02 device-ID: 10de:1e07
surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 type: cpu name: llvmpipe (LLVM 16.0.6 256
bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 23.2.1-arch1.2 (LLVM 16.0.6)
device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib,wayland
Audio:
Device-1: NVIDIA TU102 High Definition Audio vendor: eVga.com.
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 2d:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f7 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 2f:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: XMOS iFi (by AMR) HD USB Audio
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-1.4:6 chip-ID: 20b1:3008 class-ID: 0300
serial: <filter>
Device-4: Micro Star USB Audio driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-2:3
chip-ID: 0db0:419c class-ID: 0300
API: ALSA v: k6.6.2-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss
type: oss-emulator tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.85 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169
v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 27:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8125 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp39s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX210/AX211/AX411 160MHz driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 28:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2725
class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel AX210 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0
speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-4:7 chip-ID: 8087:0032
class-ID: e001
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
rfk-block: hardware: no software: no address: <filter> bt-v: 5.3 lmp-v: 12
status: discoverable: no pairing: no
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.84 TiB used: 20.78 GiB (1.1%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:3 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 EVO 1TB
size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 2B2QEXE7 temp: 21.9 C
scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: A-Data model: SX8200PNP
size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: R0906I temp: 27.9 C
scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 953.57 GiB size: 953.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 20.78 GiB (2.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 576 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme1n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 953.57 GiB size: 953.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 20.78 GiB (2.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 953.57 GiB size: 953.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 20.78 GiB (2.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 953.57 GiB size: 953.57 GiB (100.00%)
used: 20.78 GiB (2.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.26 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 16 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 42.4 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
Power: 12v: 11.84 5v: N/A 3.3v: N/A vbat: N/A
Info:
Processes: 436 Uptime: 1h 27m wakeups: 1 Memory: total: 32 GiB
available: 31.27 GiB used: 3.93 GiB (12.6%) Init: systemd v: 254
default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 Packages:
pm: pacman pkgs: 1859 libs: 531 tools: octopi,pamac,paru Shell: fish
v: 3.6.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.31
Garuda (2.6.19-2):
System install date:     2023-11-23
Last full system update: 2023-11-23
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Failed units:  

I have searched for a solution. I have reinstalled, I have updated Garuda. I have reinstalled Nvidia package using Frogging family drivers. Nothing works. I am not well versed in the use of the terminal.
So it would be greatly appreciated if someone could help a newb.

Try using an x11 session in the login screen.
And welcome to the forum!

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Thank you for the swift reply, and the kind welcome.

I have found it and think this has solved the problem. Thanks again

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There should be a drop down list in the bottom left corner of the login screen, including options “Plasma (x11)” and “Wayland”.

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