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

Foxtrot Mike fulcrummike at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 31 16:08:54 UTC 2017


Thanks for the reply.

So I re-installed the AMD graphics card. Updated the system with 'pacman -Syu'. Created a bootable arch USB. Shut the PC off and installed nvidia card. Booted up the system. Everything worked fine this time. Don't know what the issue was but perhaps updating the system resolved it.


On 12/30/2017 11:12 PM, Florijan Hamzic wrote:


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<mailto: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.


[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/xorg#Using_.conf_files

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