How to install new Nvidia 460.27.04 linux beta drivers

I was trying to figure it out and then see people saying not to use their installers on manjaro/arch… So is it possible to install this?


There some PKGBUILDs in the AUR:

$ pamac search nvidia beta
opencl-nvidia-beta                                                     460.27.04-1  AUR
    OpenCL implemention for NVIDIA (beta version)
nvidia-utils-beta                                                      460.27.04-1  AUR
    NVIDIA drivers utilities (beta version)
nvidia-settings-full-vulkan-all                                        455.46.02-1  AUR
    Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver for
nvidia-settings-beta                                                   460.27.04-1  AUR
    Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver (beta version)
nvidia-beta-dkms                                                       460.27.04-1  AUR
    NVIDIA driver sources for linux (beta version)
nvidia-beta                                                            460.27.04-1  AUR
    NVIDIA drivers for Arch's official 'linux' package (beta version)
libva-vdpau-driver-shadow-nvidia                                       0.7.4c-1     AUR
    VDPAU backend for VA API. (Patched special version for
lib32-opencl-nvidia-beta                                               460.27.04-1  AUR
    OpenCL implemention for NVIDIA (32-bit, beta version)
lib32-nvidia-utils-beta                                                460.27.04-1  AUR
    NVIDIA drivers utilities (32-bit, beta version)

No idea if it works, but i guess they are made for arch. No warranty that it works on manjaro flawless.

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When I searched my package manager with AUR enabled, it returned nothing. But searching in terminal I get the same result as you. How to install though?

pamac build <name-of-AUR-package>

yea, but there are 7 items there with the driver version…

You most probably need these two.

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This damn Cyberpunk 2077 game got me up in here reaching for straws trying to install beta drivers in hopes the game might not freeze on me so much… I have downloaded the driver and have been attempting to manually install the thing via terminal trying to root sh install it but no luck… I must be doing something wrong like a noob.

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@foxy-jack why didn’t you use the AUR packages that have been mentioned?

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They are not showing up for me, in the software center with AUR checked on in settings or when I search the site. This is first time I’ve not just used a quick command line in terminal or the software center.

Well in that case you could try running pamac build nvidia-utils-beta nvidia-beta-dkms and see if that succeeds. Note that you’ll most probably need to remove the already installed nvidia driver before installing the beta one.

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That is what I was looking for! I’ve seen this way of adding beta apps, drivers, kernels to other distros, man alive I hope this works!!

@pobrn That did some stuff & things, I only seen one/two hiccups at the end.

Install DKMS modules [2/2]
==> Unable to install module nvidia/460.27.04 for kernel 5.10.0-1-MANJARO: Missing kernel headers.
==> Unable to install module nvidia/460.27.04 for kernel 5.9.11-3-MANJARO: Missing kernel headers.
A restart is required for the changes to take effect.
Transaction successfully finished.
[mr-excuses@The-Excuse-Box ~]$

You need to install the kernel headers for the installed kernel(s): sudo pacman -Syu linuxZZ-headers (where ZZ is the version like 59 or 510).

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Thanks much!! Working on it now!! Should I be worried if my system reboots before figuring out how to do that?

So far I’ve figured out I’m still using the as shipped headers…
pacman -Q | grep headers linux-api-headers 5.8-1
I used the kernal install function found in the system settings thing.

I see I do have 5.10 installed
[mr-excuses@The-Excuse-Box ~]$ uname -r

Got it… I think!!
sudo pacman -S linux-headers

==> dkms install --no-depmod -m nvidia -v 460.27.04 -k 5.10.0-1-MANJARO
==> depmod 5.10.0-1-MANJARO
[mr-excuses@The-Excuse-Box ~]$

THANKS MUCH @pobrn for all the help & @inertiacreep for posting about this!!