Nvidia driver installation error

Hello, I'm trying to install the Nvidia driver 418.56 to Manjaro kde, but I got this error, what should I do?, I know there is an auto installer but I need to install that specific version

Any help will be very appreciated, thanks!

That's the wrong way to install a driver in Manjaro (or Arch).

418.74 is in the repositories and can be installed using mhwd or Manjaro Settings Manager.

If you want to use Ubuntu approaches and methods then please use Ubuntu.

It's very unlikely that you need 418.56 as opposed to 418.74, though if you do then the correct approach is to either install the old package files or edit the PKGBUILD files and build the old version yourself.

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im curious as to why that version but anyhow you could use downgrade
sudo pacman -S downgrade

~ >>> downgrade nvidia                                                                    [1]
Available packages:

    1)  nvidia    415.25   6  x86_64  (remote)
    2)  nvidia    415.25   7  x86_64  (remote)
    3)  nvidia    415.25   8  x86_64  (remote)
    4)  nvidia    415.27   1  x86_64  (remote)
    5)  nvidia    415.27   2  x86_64  (remote)
    6)  nvidia    415.27   3  x86_64  (remote)
    7)  nvidia    415.27   4  x86_64  (remote)
    8)  nvidia    415.27   5  x86_64  (remote)
    9)  nvidia    415.27   6  x86_64  (remote)
   10)  nvidia    415.27   7  x86_64  (remote)
   11)  nvidia    415.27   8  x86_64  (remote)
   12)  nvidia    415.27   9  x86_64  (remote)
   13)  nvidia    418.43   1  x86_64  (remote)
   14)  nvidia    418.43   2  x86_64  (remote)
   15)  nvidia    418.43   3  x86_64  (remote)
   16)  nvidia    418.43   4  x86_64  (remote)
   17)  nvidia    418.43   5  x86_64  (remote)
   18)  nvidia    418.43   6  x86_64  (remote)
   19)  nvidia    418.43   7  x86_64  (remote)
   20)  nvidia    418.43   8  x86_64  (remote)
   21)  nvidia    418.56   1  x86_64  (remote)
   22)  nvidia    418.56   2  x86_64  (remote)
   23)  nvidia    418.56   3  x86_64  (remote)
   24)  nvidia    418.56   4  x86_64  (remote)
   25)  nvidia    418.56   5  x86_64  (remote)
   26)  nvidia    418.56   6  x86_64  (remote)
   27)  nvidia    418.56   7  x86_64  (remote)
   28)  nvidia    418.56   8  x86_64  (remote)
   29)  nvidia    418.56   9  x86_64  (remote)
   30)  nvidia    418.56  10  x86_64  (remote)
   31)  nvidia    418.56  11  x86_64  (remote)
   32)  nvidia    418.56  12  x86_64  (remote)
   33)  nvidia    418.56  13  x86_64  (remote)
   34)  nvidia    418.56  14  x86_64  (remote)
   35)  nvidia    418.74   1  x86_64  (remote)
   36)  nvidia    418.74   2  x86_64  (remote)
   37)  nvidia    418.74   3  x86_64  (remote)
   38)  nvidia    418.74   4  x86_64  (remote)
   39)  nvidia    430.14   1  x86_64  (remote)
   40)  nvidia    430.14   2  x86_64  (remote)

select a package by number: 

I'm not trying to use Ubuntu approaches or methods in Manjaro, I did a research before trying that driver and I found this article saying that is a valid manual way

https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-the-nvidia-drivers-on-manjaro-18-linux

Sorry if I bother you, I am a new user who knows that he is not in Ubuntu because I've never used it by the way

Anyway I appreciate your help and I will inform if I have achieved it or not using the mhwd command

Hum this is the nvidia package from Arch Linux, which is aimed for their Linux kernel only, not our kernel. It will most likely just not work at all.

i was just coming back to add that disclaimer :smirk:, and tell OP to use packages marked "Local" if possible. TBH i never used downgrade for nvidia packages since i've always found newer versions to be at the very least equal to or greater than the ones before them.

Most third-party sites take the same article and replace the name with whatever distro is "hot" right now.

Expect another article named "how-to-install-the-nvidia-drivers-on-mx-linux-19" soon.

Why do you need 418.56 ?

Because the performance with my card was a lot better, with the actual driver I have a lot of lag and stuttering on the animations using kde and gnome too

Force composition pipeline and disabling vsync tricks didn't make any difference

My card is an Nvidia gtx 660

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