Quesion about Nvidia Drivers

Newbie here. I want to install the proprietary NVIDIA Drivers and followed the instructions on the Manjaro Wiki. I used the following command:

sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300

after running mhwd -li and inxi -G I got the following output:

Installed PCI configs:

              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

      video-nvidia            2020.11.30               false            PCI
       video-linux            2018.05.04                true            PCI

Warning: No installed USB configs!

Device-1: NVIDIA GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB] driver: nvidia v: 455.45.01
Display: x11 server: X Org 1.20.10 driver: nvidia resolution:
1: 1920x1080~60Hz 2: 1680x1050~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 455.45.01

I guess this means the driver was installed successfully? However every time I run sudo pacman -Syu, I get prompted with the following:

:: Replace mhwd-nvidia-418xx with core/mhwd-nvidia? [Y/n] n
:: Replace mhwd-nvidia-430xx with core/mhwd-nvidia? [Y/n] n
:: Replace mhwd-nvidia-435xx with core/mhwd-nvidia? [Y/n] n
:: Replace mhwd-nvidia-440xx with core/mhwd-nvidia? [Y/n] n
:: Replace mhwd-nvidia-450xx with core/mhwd-nvidia? [Y/n] n
:: Replace mhwd-nvidia-455xx with core/mhwd-nvidia? [Y/n] n

Is it safe to replace them? I don’t really understand what the packages mhwd-nvidia-[Number]XX or mhwd-nvidia exactly are.

Basically manjaro only has 2 nvidia drivers now. The 390 drivers and the latest nvidia driver so all the others can be/should be removed/replaced. So yes just replace them

You can simply replace the mhwd packages. To check if your driver got installed, you can also do this: pacman -Q | grep nvidia


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