In general no, but you will not use the full potential of your gpu in most cases. Eg. reclocking does not work, at least since Maxwell due nvidia signed their firmware. For Kepler there is a patched version of nouveau, below Kepler reclocking should work out-of-the-box on some GPUs, but not all.
So in general, the nouveau driver use the basic functions and will run on the base clock and doesn’t run on GPUs after 10xx series.
I guess you mean the recent update and the removing of older drivers. The case is just that older drivers of nvidia for linux are no longer supported by nvidia. They are still there and be used, but officially there will be no support for those drivers by the Manjaro Team anymore. Instead you can use dkms packages, which will be compiled with every Kernel update, but the support of NVIDIA ends with kernel 5.4 for the 340xx driver for example. So if you have to use the 340xx driver, then stay on Kernel 5.4 and compile the driver yourself with 2 extra clicks on first install.
DKMS Packages are no magic, but a lot of users have no idea about it.
Yes, but this one will be the last nvidia card i will ever buy, since i use Linux only.
I got a hybrid intel/nvidia quadro 2000 on my lenovo P1. The buzz is that the proprietary drivers are problematic on linux, sometimes a kernel update could lead to problem where you would boot on a black screen then to the command line.
Newbies generally panic, including me when I was a newbie😂 Its not worth panicking and wiping the distro, but learning from the arch wiki and people from this forum. Generally its easy to remove and reinstall the drivers with few command lines.
Manjaro is awesome but things can go wrong what concerns proprietary drivers, thats why people do not seem to like nvidia including Linus Torvals! My recommendation, backup if you see the buzz and read the updates on the forum since its a rolling release distro. Cheers!
so you are also saying that i should install it with the free-drivers since the proprietary drivers cause the trouble?
mine is also a hybrid intel/nvidia quadro 2000 according to the Manjaro settings screen.
what i read is that theres something about the new 5.9 kernel and 390xx.
im about to install the latest version of Manjaro which as far as i can understand runs on this 5.9 kernel.
I did the upgrade yesterday but havent rebooted yet since I have some work to finish today. Will see how it goes and report back.
what I was trying to say is that with hybrid intel/nvidia driver you will run into trouble at some point (some kernel upgrade or other) so it’s worth keeping an open mind to troubleshoot, it’s not really the fault of manjaro or other distro, I see some users becoming impatient or frustrated because it is not easy.
I think you should be able to run with nouveau but I had some screen tearing or scroll and tearing glitches which to me are too frustrating. And you also want to harness the power of your hardware after all to a maximum possible.
For me, Manjaro was pretty good handling the hybrid cards and driver installation out of the box, I would say as easy as pop OS or linux mint. Other distros are more difficult in handling this. But the current upgrade may be tricky, will see how it goes. Just make sure to
note what you install or uninstall to avoid a mess and get forum support.