`mhwd` fails to install `video-nvidia-450xx` driver for nVidia GT 710 graphics card

Graphics Card Model: nVidia GT 710

OS failed to show login screen after I updated it yesterday.

So I removed the video driver (video-nvidia-440xx) and it booted fine seemingly using a driver called nouveau.

But now I can’t install the proprietary drivers for the graphics card using the button “Auto Install Proprietary Driver”.

Manjaro Settings / Hardware Configuration :: Failed Driver Installation Log:

> Using config 'video-nvidia-450xx' for device: 0000:01:00.0 (0300:10de:128b) Display controller nVidia Corporation GK208B [GeForce GT 710]
> 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
:: Synchronizing package databases...
error: target not found: linux56-nvidia-450xx
core is up to date
extra is up to date
community is up to date
multilib is up to date
alerque is up to date
Error: pacman failed!
Error: script failed!
Done ...

$ inxi -G
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GK208B [GeForce GT 710] driver: nouveau v: kernel 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: modesetting resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: NV106 v: 4.3 Mesa 20.1.7

$ sudo mhwd-gpu --check
$ sudo mhwd-gpu --status
:: status
warning: could not find '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-mhwd.conf'!

How can I install the latest proprietary driver for my graphics card?

You are on an old and obsolete kernel.
Make sure that your system is up to date and get the newest kernel 5.8:
mhwd-kernel -i linux58

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Linux 5.8 kernel is already installed and running. I uninstalled a couple of older kernels but these remain…

Installed Kernels:

Linux 5.8.6-1          Running/Installed
Linux 5.4.61_rt37-1    Installed
Linux 5.4.64-1         Installed

I tried to remove the last two kernel but system tells me that can’t happen.

checking dependencies...
:: removing linux54-rt breaks dependency 'linux54-rt' required by linux-rt-lts-manjaro
:: removing linux54-rt-headers breaks dependency 'linux54-rt-headers' required by linux-rt-lts-manjaro-headers
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
Done ...

The error message is about linux56.
But because this kernel does not seem to be installed I am a little bit lost here.

simply remove these two packages first

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Please read this http://xyproblem.info before providing what you think is sufficient info and doing stuff no one can follow.

those don’t say anything, from where, how, with what syntax?

again this is not sufficient it should at least contain System info and more details, so that would be

inxi -GSzay

I removed all the kernels except the latest one, Linux 5.8.6-1, the video drivers installed without issue. Thank you.

$ inxi -GSzay
  Kernel: 5.8.6-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64 
  root=UUID=xxx rw quiet 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.20 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Device-1: NVIDIA GK208B [GeForce GT 710] vendor: Gigabyte driver: nvidia 
  v: 450.66 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:128b 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: nvidia display ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x286mm (20.0x11.3") 
  s-diag: 583mm (23") 
  Monitor-1: HDMI-0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 93 size: 527x296mm (20.7x11.7") 
  diag: 604mm (23.8") 
  OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 710/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 450.66 
  direct render: Yes

Will keep it in mind.

That is good.
But please install a second kernel. It is recommended to have two kernels installed so that you can switch kernels if one kernel fails for whatever reason. The lastest LTS kernel 5.4 is a good choice.


Thanks for the tip!

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