I don’t know if this was a result of the update… it seems strange that this issue began when I hadn’t attempted any updates myself. I only realized this when finding out that my nvidia driver was no longer installed. At least, it appeared that way. Not sure what happened really, but I just wanted to switch from the (prime) 440xx to the 450xx driver. There was something not communicating between nvidia & the linuxXX version kernel. So I decided to go through the process of revamping my system to be solid, and make sure that all my drivers were correct and running smoothly.
I have an Alienware 17R4 laptop and have been running hybrid-nvidia-prime drivers. Taking the course of the suggested method from an online guide; using the command “yay -S nvidia”, which brings up the driver repository list to select from (i.e. linux56-nvidia-440xx), instead of using the “mhwd nonfree 0300” method, which would tend to ignore prime version drivers, and then installing optimus-manager, got my system running perfectly before.
I have been attempting to repeat the process, but for some reason when trying to install nvidia, the driver list is all gone EXCEPT for RealTime versions (linux56-rt-nvidia-450xx). I have tried reinstalling everything. MHWD core files… base-devel, etc. I can’t get them to show up. I ran nonfree 0300 and it appears to have installed the correct driver, but running mhwd -l shows no hybrid drivers installed… however inxi -G does.
I’d like some help getting those repositories back to install things properly. This just feels like a 4 sided, 3 legged table that’s bound to be a disaster later. I’ve come a long way as a newbie still and I’m trying to keep my OS in tact. Anyone have any idea on how to fix this problem and make sure things ARE actually doing what they’re supposed to be doing? Thanks.