[root tip] Nvidia Settings on Manjaro

Warning: As of October 2020, the NVIDIA driver does not support the Linux kernel 5.9. [1] - NVIDIA - ArchWiki

No need to run as root.

This tip feels kind of obsolete - but anyway…

When you run nvidia-settings to create your X configuration - no need to use root.

Just run the application using the menu launcher.

When you have adjusted your settings select the Save to X Configuration File from the tab X Server Display Configuration and when prompted for a file name - use your home e.g.


Depending on your use case you will either copy the file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nvidia.conf or you may want to replace the mhwd generated file in /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf e.g.

$ sudo cp nvidia-xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nvidia.conf

A symlink probably works best if you need a duplicate outside of home.
In any case … this reminds me the wiki still pushes sudo for some reason…

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