Wrong GPU driver installed by default for an old nVidia card

System info (inxi -Faz)

System:    Kernel: 5.13.9-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=63b28f5b-c1b1-46b5-abd9-132176ab64c0
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: Server System: HP product: ProLiant DL380 G7 v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 23
serial: <filter>
Mobo: N/A model: N/A serial: N/A BIOS: HP v: P67 date: 08/16/2015
CPU:       Info: 2x Quad Core model: Intel Xeon E5640 bits: 64 type: MT MCP SMP arch: Nehalem family: 6
model-id: 2C (44) stepping: 2 microcode: 1F cache: L2: 24 MiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 85304
Speed: 1600 MHz min/max: 1600/2666 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1600 2: 1886 3: 1601 4: 2512
5: 1600 6: 2054 7: 1600 8: 2039 9: 1600 10: 1761 11: 1599 12: 1955 13: 1929 14: 1636 15: 1600
16: 2098
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; 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 status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GK208B [GeForce GT 730] vendor: PNY driver: nvidia v: 470.57.02
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 11:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1287 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: nvidia display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 101 s-size: 966x272mm (38.0x10.7") s-diag: 1004mm (39.5")
Monitor-1: DVI-D-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102 size: 477x268mm (18.8x10.6")
diag: 547mm (21.5")
Monitor-2: HDMI-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60
OpenGL: renderer: N/A v: N/A direct render: N/A
Audio:     Device-1: NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio vendor: PNY driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 11:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0e0f class-ID: 0403
Device-2: C-Media C-Media USB Audio Device type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
bus-ID: 4-1:2 chip-ID: 0d8c:0008 class-ID: 0300
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.13.9-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: 0.3.39 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Hewlett-Packard NC382i Multi-port Server driver: bnx2 v: kernel port: N/A
bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:1639 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0f0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Hewlett-Packard NC382i Multi-port Server driver: bnx2 v: kernel port: N/A
bus-ID: 03:00.1 chip-ID: 14e4:1639 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0f1 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-3: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Hewlett-Packard NC382i Multi-port Server driver: bnx2 v: kernel port: N/A
bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:1639 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp4s0f0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-4: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Hewlett-Packard NC382i Multi-port Server driver: bnx2 v: kernel port: N/A
bus-ID: 04:00.1 chip-ID: 14e4:1639 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp4s0f1 state: down mac: <filter>
RAID:      Hardware-1: Hewlett-Packard Smart Array G6 controllers driver: hpsa v: 3.4.20-200 port: 4000
bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 103c:323a rev: N/A class-ID: 0104
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 707.88 GiB used: 13.29 GiB (1.9%)
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 model: LOGICAL VOLUME size: 37.24 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: N/A rev: 3.66 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown smartctl error. Unable to generate data.
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 model: LOGICAL VOLUME size: 223.54 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: N/A rev: 3.66 scheme: GPT
SMART Message: Unknown smartctl error. Unable to generate data.
ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 model: LOGICAL VOLUME size: 447.1 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: N/A rev: 3.66 scheme: MBR
SMART Message: Unknown smartctl error. Unable to generate data.
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 447.1 GiB size: 447.1 GiB (100.00%) used: 13.29 GiB (3.0%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdc1 maj-min: 8:33
ID-2: /home raw-size: 447.1 GiB size: 447.1 GiB (100.00%) used: 13.29 GiB (3.0%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdc1 maj-min: 8:33
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 447.1 GiB size: 447.1 GiB (100.00%) used: 13.29 GiB (3.0%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdc1 maj-min: 8:33
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 447.1 GiB size: 447.1 GiB (100.00%) used: 13.29 GiB (3.0%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sdc1 maj-min: 8:33
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 23.51 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 8.3 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 47 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 30%
Info:      Processes: 331 Uptime: 2h 57m wakeups: 0 Memory: 23.51 GiB used: 3.13 GiB (13.3%) Init: systemd
v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1157 lib: 280 Shell: fish
v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.8 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.0

Expected Behavior

NVidia's 470-series driver (which supports the GTX-730) is installed by default from the AUR, perhaps with a warning about the unfortunate reality of having to source your graphics drivers from the AUR.

Actual Behavior

NVidia's 495-series driver is installed, which boots to a frozen display in graphical mode, with basic framebuffer access available.

Discovered Workaround

paru -Rsu nvidia-{dkms,settings,utils}
paru nvidia 470

then select the dkms, settings, and utils options.

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mhwd needs to be updated... :eyes:

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Is there somewhere I should report that to other than here?

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