Help with NVIDIA drivers and folder languages


Hello, help me solve two questions: :slight_smile:

1: With Nvidia drivers, I installed the drivers from the Internet (according to the manual), rebooted the system, I go to Minecraft for testing, it gives from 100-120 (with drops) fps without limitation, although in the same Ubu tu, Windws gave fps up to 1000-1200

2: How to change the language of folders instead of $HOME/Загрузки being $HOME/Downloads and thereafter Thanks to everyone who will help :smiling_face:


Здравствуйте, помогите решить два вопроса :slight_smile:

1: С драйверами Nvidia, установил драйвера с интернета (по мануалу), перезагрузил систему, захожу для тестирования в Minecraft выдает от 100-120 (с просадками) фпс без ограничения, хотя в той же Ubutu, Windws выдавало фпс до 1000-1200

2: Как сменить язык папок вместо того чтобы было $HOME/Загрузки былo $HOME/Downloads и там далее

Спасибо всем кто поможет :smiling_face:

Hi again @xf00xf,

You shouldn’t do that. Instead, use Manjaros built-in tool, mhwd, to do that. See:

Or, in Russian:

This, AFAIK, is done by setting the locale to the language you wish your computer to mainly use. See:


  1. You should not install the Nvidia driver manually, but from the settings manager.

You got a good response about this already, I just want to add to it.
I am not sure about the folders, if the FOLDERS on your partition are named in other language than English I am not sure this will help (they would have to be renamed in your filesystem), but I made this little tutorial specifically for KDE plasma and dual languages.
Maybe the folders have English names, it’s just that you see a different language in the desktop, and then this could potentially help)

But I advice you to get your GPU in order before fixing your language problem.

Can you please give me commands, because I don’t understand what needs to be done?

I only need to change the folder names and not change the system language

Edited ~/.config/user-dirs.locale:


and ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs:


but after a reboot all names disappear except desktop and the folder names do not change


en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
ru_RU.UTF-8 UTF-8
ru_UA.UTF-8 UTF-8

If you are ok with being my teacher a second. Do you mean folders in your home have your native language? And I mean if you type ls -la ~/ in a terminal does your folders not have English names?

I am asking this because I simply do not know and would love to learn.

Not in my native language, but I use Russian, otherwise I want them to be in English

Thank you for teaching me, I had no idea.
You are probably on to something with those config files, but maybe backwards.
I think the paths should be to the directories as they exist in Russian, and I suspect those directories might change name on your desktop if you change the language for the entire desktop to English.
I don’t think they will ever change name in the filesysten, that would probably potentially break a LOT of stuff.
But someone else will probably correct me here.

Again, thank you for teaching me. :slight_smile:

I need the system in Russian, but the folder names were in English

Then I am confused.

Could you do a ls -la ~/ and post the output?
It’s ok if you do not want to. This is your thread and if you feel I have taken over it with my questions I beg your forgiveness. :heart:

    ~  ls -la ~/                                                                                                                                                                                                        ✔  12m 11s  
итого 164
drwx------ 15 xf00xf xf00xf  4096 дек  2 15:28  .
drwxr-xr-x  3 root   root    4096 дек  2 11:48  ..
-rw-r--r--  1 xf00xf xf00xf    21 сен  3 20:22  .bash_logout
-rw-r--r--  1 xf00xf xf00xf    57 сен  3 20:22  .bash_profile
-rw-r--r--  1 xf00xf xf00xf  3824 сен  3 20:22  .bashrc
-rw-r--r--  1 xf00xf xf00xf  3828 дек  2 14:59
drwxr-xr-x 18 xf00xf xf00xf  4096 дек  2 15:22  .cache
drwxr-xr-x 17 xf00xf xf00xf  4096 дек  2 15:20  .config
drwx------  2 xf00xf xf00xf  4096 дек  2 15:01  Desktop
-rw-r--r--  1 xf00xf xf00xf  4855 окт 30  2017  .dir_colors
-rw-r--r--  1 xf00xf xf00xf   265 дек  2 15:10  .gtkrc-2.0
-rw-------  1 xf00xf xf00xf    20 дек  2 15:03  .lesshst
drwxr-xr-x  3 xf00xf xf00xf  4096 дек  2 11:51  .local
drwx------  4 xf00xf xf00xf  4096 дек  2 11:52  .mozilla
-rw-r--r--  1 xf00xf xf00xf    53 июл 24 17:25  .nanorc
drwxr-xr-x  2 xf00xf xf00xf  4096 дек  2 11:51  Templates
-rwxr-xr-x  1 xf00xf xf00xf   100 окт 30  2017  .Xclients
-rwxr-xr-x  1 xf00xf xf00xf  1637 мая 29  2023  .xinitrc
-rw-r--r--  1 xf00xf xf00xf 49312 дек  2 12:41  .zcompdump
-rw-------  1 xf00xf xf00xf   512 дек  2 15:28  .zhistory
-rw-r--r--  1 xf00xf xf00xf   382 июл 25 17:27  .zshrc
drwxr-xr-x  2 xf00xf xf00xf  4096 дек  2 11:51  Видео
drwxr-xr-x  2 xf00xf xf00xf  4096 дек  2 11:51  Документы
drwxr-xr-x  2 xf00xf xf00xf  4096 дек  2 11:51  Загрузки
drwxr-xr-x  2 xf00xf xf00xf  4096 дек  2 14:39  Изображения
drwxr-xr-x  2 xf00xf xf00xf  4096 дек  2 11:51  Музыка
drwxr-xr-x  2 xf00xf xf00xf  4096 дек  2 11:51  Общедоступные
drwxr-xr-x  2 xf00xf xf00xf  4096 дек  2 11:52 'Рабочий стол'

I’ll now try to change the system language to English and then again to Russian

Maybe it will help)

I don’t speak russian, but are these the “Documents” folders and such?

If so, I suspect they will NEVER change their name unless you reinstall with english as language. But I could be wrong. But it COULD be that if the KDE language is set to English MAYBE you would get english names in dolphin and such.
But again, could be wrong.

Thank you for your help teaching me. :heart:

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ehhh, for some reason when I was on Ubuntu with kde, right when I turned it on, they gave me a message about changing the folder names, but here it doesn’t work(

Ubuntu is debian based, Manjaro is arch based, NEVER use debian based commands with Manjaro.
Always use the Arch wiki for instructions on how to do things. :slight_smile:

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Ubuntu does a TON of stuff to “simplify” for the user, arch VERY rarely do that for you.
That is probably the explanation.

But focus on fixing your gpu so you know how to get that working.
Then if you can not fix the language problem, the last resort is to reinstall.

The best approach for you I think is to learn how to set everything up and then restart with a fresh install setting everything up as YOU want it directly in the install, language f.ex.

It is still a bit unclear to me what languages you DO want to use, but if it is English, your directories should probably be in English too. If you want your KDE to be in Russian, the directories should probably be named like they are now.

Good luck!

So I was talking about vanilla kde :slight_smile:

KDE is not the operating system, Manjaro Linux is. :slight_smile:

Manjaro is the distribution, so I don’t get lynched. xD

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