Resolution broken after switching to non-free nvidia drivers

[root@garuda-dr460nized-gaming /]# garuda-inxi
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Garuda (2.6.17-1):
head: cannot open '/var/log/pacman.log' for reading: No such file or directory
System install date:
Last full system update: 2023-10-31
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager connman dracut nvidia-dkms
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Running in chroot, ignoring command 'list-units'
Failed units:
[root@garuda-dr460nized-gaming /]#

I’m CHROOT’d into my install from my ventoy

after updating the nvidia drivers to NON-FREE proprietary

after rebooting the only resolution I have available to me is

640 x 480

I already took a look at:

Fresh ISO Install - can't change resolution


My Garuda linux has only one resolution available after installed nvidia-470 driver - #9 by deepblue

none of these threads were able to resolve my issues

I’m curious if someone can walk me through:

rolling back the driver install

so I can instead be using the OSS open-source free NVIDIA drivers instead?

I cannot seem to figure out how to do that exactly

I also have dyslexia so if the information could be formatted in a:

  1. step by step

  2. please type these commands

  3. in a detailed specific format

that would be greatly appreciated

I’m fairly certain it’s just a driver issue even though I saw other threads talk about “WAYLAND” being broken

I’m just not certain which specific terminal commands that I need to type to

  1. remove the current NON-FREE nvidia drivers

  2. replace them with the free OSS open-source nvidia drivers

I don’t mind using the BETA or even the GIT drivers

I just need to remove the ones that aren’t working

I’m just not so familiar how to perform these tasks from a

CHROOT’d environment on the terminal

thank you so very much

I think the first thing you should do is restoring the latest working snapshot. The one with a date and time before you tried updating the drivers
This Wiki page describes how to do it.

Remember to restore the snapshot after booting on it and to reboot.
Then, it would be great to understand how you changed your drivers the last time.
At the moment, from the garuda-inxi, it looks like you are on the open source drivers, so something went wrong.


I wasn’t able to restore from the snapshot unfortunately the system broke twoo completely

Now on this fresh install I’m having the issue with the


And no matter what I do it doesn’t seem to allow me to remove it or disregard it

Garuda common settings local too. 6. 17-1 is newer than Garuda 2. 6. 16-1
Garuda Dragonite local 3. 0. 7-1 is newer than Garuda 3. 0. 6-1
Replace sweet KDE theme GIT with chaotic AUR plasma 5 themes sweet k d e g i t yes/no automatic gas resolving dependencies looking for conflicting packages

Error failed to prepare transaction could not satisfy dependencies
Removing sweet KDE theme GIT breaks dependency sweet KDE themed GIT required by sweet theme full GIT

Try these 3 commands:

sudo pacman -Rdd sweet-theme-full-git
sudo pacman -S plasma5-themes-sweet-full-git

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