Nvidia driver on USB installation medium


i was just the testing with live usb and booted with nvidia graphics on boot screen.

I am not able to use the the nvidia graphics card. nvidia-settings and nvidi-smi both give errors. i have done nothing till now. just made a bootable disk from iso and booted my machine, opened the konsole and typed the above commands.also twice downloaded the iso and used rufus to create the bootable disk. balena gives error when creating the bootable usb.

how is this possible

Hi there, welcome to the forum.
Please provide your garuda-inxi, as requested in the topic template.
By-the-way, you could install with free drivers, then switch to the proprietary drivers later...


Thanks for a quick reply.

I will try with free driver and install it. still if i have problems will get back with the issue and the info you asked shortly.

thanks again

what do you suggest i should install the nvidia drivers just after booting from install or should i setup everything and then install it?

ok so installed. the garuda installer ran and asked to installed non free nvidia drivers and and i let it.

after reboot i can see couple of problems on a brand new install :slight_smile:

first the top bar transparency is gone!!!

second nvidia driver throwing errors:

╰─λ nvidia-smi
No devices were found

[🔴] × nvidia-settings
Gtk-Message: 20:22:09.475: Failed to load module "appmenu-gtk-module"

ERROR: A supplied argument is invalid

(nvidia-settings:3678): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 20:22:10.865: g_object_unref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

** (nvidia-settings:3678): CRITICAL **: 20:22:10.866: ctk_powermode_new: assertion '(ctrl_target != NULL) && (ctrl_target->h != NULL)' failed

ERROR: nvidia-settings could not find the registry key file or the X server is not accessible. This file
should have been installed along with this driver at
/usr/share/nvidia/nvidia-application-profiles-key-documentation. The application profiles will
continue to work, but values cannot be prepopulated or validated, and will not be listed in the help
text. Please see the README for possible values and descriptions.

garuda-inxi ::

Kernel: 6.0.1-zen2-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=24d57aa5-806c-459a-9092-8b30bc85a35e rw [email protected]
root=/dev/mapper/luks-6fced7a2-41b3-4012-be75-764a359fd8ce quiet splash
rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=/dev/mapper/luks-8c6296be-fbfc-49ba-9f93-a70613f477d6 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.26.0 tk: Qt v: 5.15.6 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: Micro-Star product: GF63 Thin 9SC v: REV:1.0
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Micro-Star model: MS-16R3 v: REV:1.0 serial: <superuser required>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: E16R3IMS.108 date: 03/26/2020
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 40.9 Wh (96.9%) condition: 42.2/51.3 Wh (82.4%)
volts: 12.7 min: 11.4 model: MSI Corp. MS-16R3 type: Li-ion serial: N/A
status: not charging
Info: model: Intel Core i7-9750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
gen: core 9 level: v3 note: check built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xD (13) microcode: 0xF0
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB
L3: 12 MiB desc: 1x12 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2300 high: 2600 min/max: 800/4500 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 2600 2: 800 3: 2600
4: 2600 5: 2600 6: 2600 7: 2600 8: 2600 9: 800 10: 2600 11: 2600 12: 2600
bogomips: 62399
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: retbleed mitigation: Enhanced IBRS
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB
filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: SW sequence
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: Intel CoffeeLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20
ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:3e9b class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q]
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia v: 520.56.06
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+ status: current (as of
2022-10) arch: Turing code: TUxxx process: TSMC 12nm built: 2018-22 pcie:
speed: Unknown lanes: 63 link-max: gen: 6 speed: 64 GT/s bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:1f91 class-ID: 0302
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
unloaded: nouveau,nvidia alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa dri: iris
gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.00x11.22")
s-diag: 582mm (22.93")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: AU Optronics 0x21ed built: 2016 res: 1920x1080
hz: 60 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x193mm (13.54x7.6") diag: 394mm (15.5")
ratio: 16:9 modes: 1920x1080
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 630 (CFL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa
22.2.1 direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl bus-ID: 00:1f.3
chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
Sound API: ALSA v: k6.0.1-zen2-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.59 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:a370 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-1: Intel Bluetooth 9460/9560 Jefferson Peak (JfP) type: USB
driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-14:2 chip-ID: 8087:0aaa class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 924.07 GiB used: 15.08 GiB (1.6%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital model: PC SN520
SDAPNUW-512G-1032 size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 type: SSD serial: <filter>
rev: 20140000 temp: 35.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Kingston model: SQ500S37480G
size: 447.13 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 3102 scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 459.66 GiB size: 459.66 GiB (100.00%) used: 15.08 GiB
(3.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-6fced7a2-41b3-4012-be75-764a359fd8ce
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 752 KiB
(0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 459.66 GiB size: 459.66 GiB (100.00%) used: 15.08
GiB (3.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-6fced7a2-41b3-4012-be75-764a359fd8ce
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 459.66 GiB size: 459.66 GiB (100.00%) used: 15.08
GiB (3.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-6fced7a2-41b3-4012-be75-764a359fd8ce
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 459.66 GiB size: 459.66 GiB (100.00%) used: 15.08
GiB (3.3%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-6fced7a2-41b3-4012-be75-764a359fd8ce
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.43 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 16.98 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/dm-1 maj-min: 254:1
mapped: luks-8c6296be-fbfc-49ba-9f93-a70613f477d6
System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0 C pch: 56.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 306 Uptime: 13m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.43 GiB used: 2.3 GiB
(14.9%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1360
libs: 339 tools: octopi,paru Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.22
Garuda (2.6.8-1):
System install date:     2022-10-15
Last full system update: 2022-10-15
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

so installed on similar machine. and the top bar is not transparent even on fresh install and boot even before updating. nvidia drivers are borked on both.

also do you guys add homepage to firedragon during setup process after install?

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Make a report to KDE, we can't change it.

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yeah what can us do. any tips

Try resetting Latte to deafult settings from Garuda Assistant.
Chances are low, but give it a try...

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been there. done that,.

this time there is no desktop. its hung up.

looks like i have to use the hammer.

Everything stuck? No way to logoff and on or reboot? Does ctrl+alt+T give you a terminal? Or switching to a tty to reboot?

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nothing. nada

Sorry I have no clue.
I'm not a Nvidia user, I read of several Nvidia drivers issues lately, but didn't follow that up...

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i thought it will be easy. but luck has it i have to do everything from scratch. that i would have the control.

thanks guys. see you later.

sorry garuda looks like we are not made for each other.


No problems here on two PC with three DE's, but you use a laptop search for prime or something like this in forum.

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just looked at prime or is it optimus?. it borked my mosh server.

samba is a story in itself.

with this much work i am dishing out my own distro

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