[arch-general] Proprietary nvidia driver for different kernels

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sun Sep 16 14:35:57 EDT 2012

On Sun, 2012-09-16 at 20:32 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Hi :)
> until now I switch between the FLOSS nv driver and the proprietary
> nvidia driver at startup, depending to the kernel I boot. IOW I use the
> nv driver with kernel-rt and the proprietary with 3.5.3-1-ARCH.
> If I try to boot the kernel-rt, I get a black screen.
> [spinymouse at archlinux ~]$ pacman -Qi nvidia | grep Ver 
> Version        : 304.43-1
> [spinymouse at archlinux ~]$ pacman -Qi nvidia-rt | grep Ver
> Version        : 304.43-1
> [spinymouse at archlinux ~]$ pacman -Qi nvidia-utils | grep Ver
> Version        : 304.43-1
> [spinymouse at archlinux ~]$ pacman -Qi xf86-video-nv | grep Ver
> Version        : 2.1.20-1
> [spinymouse at archlinux ~]$ grep DAEMONS /etc/rc.conf
> DAEMONS=(!69switch_xorg.conf hwclock syslog-ng !network !netfs crond
> acpid dbus networkmanager rtirq)
> Any ideas? The graphics is a GeForce 7200 GS. The nv driver is ok, but I
> have to readjust the monitor if I switch from nvidia and soon or later
> it will be dropped. The vesa driver won't provide the needed resolution
> and noveau


... nouveau never worked on my machine.


PS: Before I'll add a note to AUR, I want to know, if there's any
alternative to nouveau and nv, assumed I won't get nvidia to work.

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