Moving from NVIDIA to AMD

What is a correct way to completely purge NVIDIA and install AMD (open source ones).


Hello @sensei,

First of all you have to delete all nvidia packages you have.

At manjaro wiki here
says that you can remove the nvidia drivers with that command:

sudo mhwd -r pci video-nvidia

After that in your manjaro settings hardware section you can install the driver for your AMD graphic card.

check version installed

sudo mhwd -li 
sudo mhwd -r pci < video-nvidia version > 

sudo mhwd -i pci video-linux

other way

sudo mhwd -a pci free 0300

in addition to what @stephane said, make sure that there is no xorg.conf - file left in /etc/X11/ because it will still try to force-load the nvidia driver although it is no longer present - resulting in non-working GUI.

Thank you very much guys. (Sorry for the late reply but the e-commerce website delayed my card too much.)
I followed the steps and it worked.

I have one concern though, inxi -G shows that amdgpu failed:

Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: amdgpu FAILED: ati unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1920x1200~60Hz

driver used is amdgpu , failed for ATI … unloaded for the rest

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Oh, my mistake. Thanks.

How do I reverse the process. Remove AMD and install NVIDIA.
I am curious to do some benchmarks to see how much improvement on FPS do I have.

Thanks :slight_smile: