EDIT #2: Figured it out. I removed the 4.11.10-1 kernel and was then able to install the Nvidia driver for the 4.14.2-1 kernel. Everything is working now–a little differently than Manjaro but I suppose that is to be expected given the custom tailoring. Liking this so far and looking forward to the upcoming improvements.–falcon40
EDIT: Although the MHWD dialog box said the changes were made successfully, further inspection of the process using the “Show Details” button revealed the following:
Using config ‘video-nvidia’ for device: 0000:01:00.0 (0300:10de:13d8) Display controller nVidia Corporation GM204M [GeForce GTX 970M]
Has lib32 support: true
Processing classid: 0300
Processing classid: 0302
:: Synchronizing package databases…
error: target not found: linux411-nvidia
core is up to date
extra is up to date
community is up to date
multilib is up to date
netrunner is up to date
Error: pacman failed!
Error: script failed!
Therefore, it looks like the driver did not install and it is still looking for linux411-nvidia. There is no such package in the repository. I will just wait for an update to come along and see if the driver can be installed in the future. Consider this item “CLOSED.”
I have searched for a previous entry with the circumstances I am encountering but have not found one as of yet.
QUESTION: Are the NVIDIA drivers installed but there just are not affirmative indications or did the drivers fail to actually install?
BACKGROUND: I have installed Netrunner Rolling 2017.07 and attempted to install proprietary NVIDIA graphics drivers but I am getting conflicting indications. The graphical hardware detection (MHWD) dialog box says the process is complete but “About System” still shows “nouveau”. I initially thought it was because I was on kernel 4.11.10-1 (after upgrade) which is unsupported but I still have the same issue after upgrading to the latest LTS kernel 4.14.2-1.
INXI -G OUTPUT:
$ inxi -G
Resuming in non X mode: xrandr not found. For package install advice run: inxi --recommends
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GM204M [GeForce GTX 970M]
Display Server: N/A
drivers: nouveau (unloaded: modesetting)
tty size: 61x22
OCTOPI: After searching for “nvidia” in Octopi, the only items installed are:
MHWD: Additionally, the “installed” box is blank for the “video-nvidia” line in the Hardware Detection and Installation program in System Settings.
Any thoughts and/or suggestions are greatly appreciated. The system seems to be working fine otherwise.