Im trying to install nvidia drivers on my desktop pc but it isnt exactly going well. First off, relevant hardware and software information:
-Nvidia rtx 3050
-intel i5 processor
Trying to install to garuda linux dragonized gaming edition
Less relevant but still maybe of use: i have an asus motherboard, 16gb of ram and 1tb of ssd space.
Now, i would kindly ask for any help, as ive tried quite a few things. Currently my problem is, after trying to install garuda with nvidia drivers, everything went smoothly until i tried to open system settings. Probably just so happened to be system settings, but thats how it went. The tab opened and then closed in a second. I restarted my pc (for the first time after install) and it got to the "initializing ramdisk", faded to a grayish color and stopped. As im wiritng this, its still like that.
If i had to guess, the card isnt outputting anything (or at least anything of value) as im pretty sure my hdmi cable is plugged into the graphics card. I have another hdmi port but it doesnt seem to be outputting anything at all, monitor only shows "no signal". Swaping between the two, both of them now show "no signal".
I have tried to install nvidia drivers on my laptop before, but gave up after a bit since i dont play games on there. The laptop has an Nvidia gtx 1050 (i think). Pretty sure they didnt work, so ive decided to ask here before trying a bunch of things all over again by myself. If there is a reliable way to install the drivers please tell me.
Im sure ill have to reinstall the OS, and i dont really mind it. I just installed it once and ill do it again.
I am not opposed to any possible solutions, as long as i dont have to sell any internal organs.
Im going to sleep in a bit, so if i dont respond for the next 16-18 hours (sleep + work), you can rest assured i didnt just dip.
Thank you in advance, Nick