[arch-general] Proprietary nvidia driver for different kernels

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Tue Sep 18 02:18:17 EDT 2012

Now I COMPLETELY understand the difference between switching form nvidia
to nv or vice versa and switching from nvidia to nouveau and vice versa
[1] ;).


# pacman -Syu nouveau-dri
:: libgl and nvidia-utils are in conflict. Remove nvidia-utils? [y/N] y
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: lib32-nvidia-utils: requires nvidia-utils
:: nvidia: requires nvidia-utils=304.43

# pacman -R nvidia lib32-nvidia-utils
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: google-earth: requires lib32-libgl
:: lib32-mesa: requires lib32-libgl

# pacman -Syu lib32-libgl
:: lib32-libgl and lib32-nvidia-utils are in conflict. Remove
lib32-nvidia-utils? [y/N] y
Targets (4): lib32-nvidia-utils-304.43-1 [removal]  tzdata-2012f-1
xf86-video-nouveau-1.0.2-1 lib32-libgl-8.0.4-4

# pacman -R nvidia

# pacman -Syu nouveau-dri
Targets (4): libdrm-nouveau1-2.4.33-1  libgl-8.0.4-3
nvidia-utils-304.43-1 [removal]  nouveau-dri-8.0.4-2

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