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[INFO] NVIDIA Driver Install for Noobs

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:45 pm
by 8bit
I'm new to ArcoLinux and ran into some issues while installing the Nvidia drivers for Steam and left out one important step. I had to install all three compenents below.

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sudo pacman –S nvidia 
sudo pacman –S nvidia-utils 
sudo pacman –S lib32-nvidia-utils
The lib32 is what I was missing until doing some research on the error I was getting when executing steam. The error message is below.

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libGL error: No matching fbConfigs or visuals found
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast
If any of the pros here at ArcoLinx feel the need to correct me, please feel free.


Re: [INFO] NVIDIA Driver Install for Noobs

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:17 pm
by erikdubois
More info here

What you install here are the proprietary drivers...

There is no need to install nvidia drivers ... unless you have issues with your hardware.
The Linux kernel provides support for many nvidia cards.

Re: [INFO] NVIDIA Driver Install for Noobs

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:51 pm
by 8bit
Thanks Erik!

For some reason, the email client I use, Hiri doesn't play well with the open source nvidia drivers and my framerates on a few games I like to play on my breaks, were excruciating.

The only issue I have now is that the font size in my Window Buttons within the xfce panel are super large. I reset them then on reboot, they're back to the larger size. I have to restart the panel. The fonts in each window title experience the same thing.

Not a biggie. I'll continue to research.


Re: [INFO] NVIDIA Driver Install for Noobs

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:41 pm
by j4media
8bit, I'm experiencing the same issue with large font size in menus, titles and window buttons when using the NVIDIA driver. Have you found a fix?

My terminal fonts are also large and I can not adjust them.

For reference, my card is a GeForce GTX 1080. This happens across all desktops, Openbox, XFCE, Xmonad.