I proceeded with the instructions as per the ArchWiki page. The
sudo pacman -S nvidia command had around 46 options. I went for the last one
linux416-rt-nvidia-390xx-390.48-3because the version number seemed closer to the one prescribed by Nvidia (390.56) for my GPU (GeForce GT 610).
Problem: after a
sudo nvidia-xconfig and reboot, X server does not open; all I see is a black screen with a blinking underscore in the top left corner.
Surprisingly, when you
chroot through a live boot, the
nvidia-settings work and shows the proper GPU details (but with an error loading driver in the console), but the X simply doesn't work. However, I can boot back in to X server by renaming/removing the
/etc/X11/xorg.conf file through
nvidia-settings cannot be executed without configuring
I thought it could be the version of the nvidia package installed so wanted to go for the default option, but I don't know how to uninstall and install a different option.
sudo pacman -S nvidia just re-installs the same package and
sudo pacman -R nvidia returns
target not found: nvidia.
How to solve this problem? How to properly config nvidia in Arch/Manjaro Linux.