[arch-general] Switch from AMD GPU to nvidia GPU

Florijan Hamzic florijanh at gmail.com
Sat Dec 30 18:12:58 UTC 2017


Afaik, you should at least be able to boot into the system, maybe you can
try to but into a arch boot image and read the log files.

If you have some more information you could check this guide:


Foxtrot Mike via arch-general <arch-general at archlinux.org> schrieb am Sa.,
30. Dez. 2017, 18:54:

> Hi all,
> I was using amd r7 260x card without any problem with 'amdgpu' module.
> Now I want to install my new nvidia card (1050ti). I assumed that
> installing 'nvidia' package from pacman would be enough to be able to
> use my new GPU. (Apparently not).
> The nvidia related  packages installed on my PC are:
> ~$ pacman -Qs nvidia
> local/libvdpau 1.1.1+3+ga21bf7a-1
>      Nvidia VDPAU library
> local/nvidia 387.34-15
>      NVIDIA drivers for linux
> local/nvidia-utils 387.34-2
>      NVIDIA drivers utilities
> Upon rebooting after switching the cards, arch boots fine until "Reached
> target graphical interface" appears on the display. It seemed the PC was
> stuck, but switching to tty2 resulted in flashing keyboard lights.
> Which, according to a quick Google search, means kernel panic.
> Moreover, [1] says that "the files are read in ASCII order, and by
> convention their names start with XX- (two digits and a hyphen, so that
> for example 10 is read before 20).". But I have multiple files in
> "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d" starting with the same number 10:
> ~$ ls /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/
> 10-amdgpu.conf            10-quirks.conf
> 10-nvidia-drm-outputclass.conf    40-libinput.conf
> Please help me in getting my new card up and running.
> Regards.
> [1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/xorg#Using_.conf_files

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