Im encountering some problems when trying to switch to proprietary nvidia drivers instead of the free drivers. The reason I want to switch drivers is to be able to make use of an external gpu.
After installing the propietary drivers the scaling of what I can try to describe as the system ui ( e.g. Login screen, system settings, taskbar popout, etc… ) seems to change and appear bigger in the screen. Meanwhile other programs such as firefox do not seem affected by it.
I have tried checking the resolution and scaling settings to make sure they are correct and was not able to fix it.
Here is how it looks. Left one is with proprietary drivers and right one with free drivers.
Details about my system:
System: Host: peter-pc Kernel: 5.8.6-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.5 Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine: Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Precision 7510 v: N/A serial: <superuser/root required> Mobo: Dell model: 0M1YNP v: A00 serial: <superuser/root required> UEFI: Dell v: 1.19.3 date: 10/04/2019 Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 35.7 Wh condition: 61.1/91.0 Wh (67%) CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-6920HQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP L2 cache: 8192 KiB Speed: 2449 MHz min/max: 800/3800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2449 2: 3351 3: 3237 4: 1850 5: 2075 6: 2848 7: 2452 8: 1794 Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA GM107GLM [Quadro M2000M] driver: nouveau v: kernel Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: nouveau unloaded: modesetting resolution: 1: 1920x1080~60Hz 2: 1920x1080~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: NV117 v: 4.3 Mesa 20.1.7