Graphics Upgrade from intel to nvidia

I am planning on purchasing a nvidia graphics card. I am currently using the integrated graphics on my Intel i5 4690k.

I was wondering what is the procedure to properly change from intel to nvidia. I could reinstall, but I don’t want to do that. I do want to use the closed source driver.

I don’t blame you.

Here is how I would do it:

  • Install card in pc.
  • Connect monitor to new card
  • Use mhwd or Manjaro Hardware Configuration GUI to install non-free drivers
  • Once it is working, disable the onboard graphics in BIOS

I guess @dalto means, it is better to use only the nvidia card after all, on which I agree. I did the same on my desktop, anyway hybrid bumblebee or PRIME, are mostly laptop solutions regarding battery drainage. For a desktop, fit’s only the …bill that is a factor :sob:

I would suggest an alternate method.

  • Install the card on the motherboard
  • Boot to BIOS and disable onboard graphics card (so, Nvidia only)
  • Boot to TTY
  • Uninstall video-linux and install video-nvidia
sudo mhwd -r pci video-linux
sudo mhwd -a pci non-free 0300
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