Installing Nvidia 450.xx drivers after 2020-08-22 stable update

In the systemsettings - driver install it does the same

Good thing I’m not alone with this. For now I reverted back to the non-hybrid 450xx with PRIME setup since that works.

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are you on gnome?

Me? Using KDE Plasma.

sudo mhwd -i pci video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-450xx-prime

Dependencies to install: video-modesetting
Proceed with installation? [Y/n] << doing nothing here, nothing happens
y << pressing y just leave whatever it was waiting for

log from the stable-update:
2020-08-22T12:06:38+0200] [ALPM] upgraded mhwd (0.6.4-2 -> 0.6.4-3)
[2020-08-22T12:06:38+0200] [ALPM] upgraded mhwd-db (0.6.4-11 -> 0.6.4-12)
[2020-08-22T12:06:38+0200] [ALPM] installed mhwd-nvidia-450xx (450.57-1)
it didn’t update to 450, but stayed on 440

nvidia sucks, it’s always the same story. i’m sick of it. please manjaro-team leave nvidia updates from the updates until it’s verified that they work. it’s a life-time-wasting trash to get it run. it’s terrible but amd is still not better. please manjaro-team take care for the gpu-drivers and if they are not checked to be worth for an update than let them out. it sucks to waste a weekend for such crap as an nvidia-driver.


I had all the same problems like everyone here using NVIDIA.

i managed to install the latest drivers like this:

sudo mhwd -i pci video-modesetting

Then I opened up Pamac and searched for nvidia-440 and manually uninstalled every package EXCEPT mhwd-nvidia-440xx.

Then I rebooted and I logged into tty and I was able to run sudo mhwd -i pci video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-450xx-prime


Closed the KDE Session. Had to use the following instead as the previous command gave me a syntax error.

sudo mhwd -i pcie video-nvidia-450xx

Got exactly the same error as before.

error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: removing linux57-nvidia-440xx breaks dependency 'linux57-nvidia-440xx' required by linux-latest-nvidia-440xx
Error: pacman failed!
Error: script failed!

That’s crazy! Happy to be on intel integrated graphics.

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Say that again while running games on integrated graphics.

I get the error that removing the 440 driver breaks nvidia-utils which is required by cuda.

Installing video-nvidia-450xx…
Sourcing /etc/mhwd-x86_64.conf
Has lib32 support: true
Sourcing /var/lib/mhwd/db/pci/graphic_drivers/nvidia-450xx/MHWDCONFIG
Processing classid: 0300
Sourcing /var/lib/mhwd/scripts/include/0300
Processing classid: 0302
checking dependencies…
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: removing nvidia-440xx-utils breaks dependency ‘nvidia-utils’ required by cuda
Error: pacman failed!
Error: script failed!

Then if you read the error message, you know that you need to first remove cuda if you want to proceed. cuda has ‘nvidia-utils’ as a dependency that will break if you remove nvidia-440xx-utils. This is where it fails.


You have meta package installed linux-latest****, probably for Kernel and video, so you need to not use them in order to use the ‘normal’ way. I think if you replace the meta package with the typical package it will work, uninstall it and replace it.


Update went ok, but had to manually configure for Nvidia 450 drivers, tty, install etc. Drivers are running, and nvidia-450xx-utils is installed, but still no hardware decoding of HEVC video. Do I need to reinstall these packages for it to work?

This solved things for me though I’m sure there is a way to do this without removing as many packages. I used this link to show me how to boot into TTY.

I used this for my GTX1080

sudo mhwd -i pci video-nvidia-450xx

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Thank you.

I did almost the same:

sudo mhwd -i pci video-modesetting
Successfully installed video-modesetting

If you have 440 installed and no need for rebooting:

sudo mhwd -r pci video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-440xx-prime
Successfully removed video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-440xx-prime

Then, without installing 440 or reboot:

sudo mhwd -i pci video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-450xx-prime
Successfully installed video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-450xx-prime

Then reboot:

inxi -G
Graphics: Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 620 driver: i915 v: kernel
Device-2: NVIDIA GM107 [GeForce 940MX] driver: nvidia v: 450.57
Device-3: Chicony HD WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: nouveau resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.5


You probably want to remove this package first.


Got issue like many while updating nvidia 450. On my GTX 1060 system i have removed everything related to 440xx.
On reboot i got a black screen :flushed: So go to console using ALT + F2 (or CTRL + ALT + F2) then
sudo mhwd -i pci video-nvidia-450xx
systemctl reboot
It did the trick, thanks :facepunch:

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Updating Nvidia driver has been a hassle for me too. It ended up in another TTS since installing 450 didn’t uninstall 440, config files were not created correctly… To summarize : A mess.
Conky-lua-nv now works… but uses 17% of a 3700x… Normal Conky doesn’t have the Lua graphics on my applet, but does use my CPU normally.

Unfortunately I need cuda for work. I think I remember it being mentioned that cuda support is somewhat broken for 450 series driver. Do you know if that is still the case?