TLDR; Where is the repo of package
After weeks of not understanding what was going on on a friend’s computer with an old Nvidia card (couldn’t have Firefox or Chromium act properly to simply play a Youtube video without stuttering or freezing), I noticed that Nvidia (after a driver search on their website) provides only driver 340 for his card, but MHWD provides driver 390 for it. When he updated his system after the big driver change in Manjaro, I think he got automatically switched to the 390 drivers, from the 340 which was officially provided at that time.
What is weird is that the driver 390 seemed to work (can boot to desktop and play HD video in SMPlayer for example) but not in web browsers. After cleaning the video drivers, I installed the old drivers manually according to the guide provided by philm here for the DKMS 340 Nvidia driver, and then web browsers started to work properly again.
No amount of tinkering in Firefox or Chromium hidden settings or whatever could solve the issue with drivers 390 with his old card, but switching back to what I think was his only option before the big Manjaro driver change (yeah before it was only providing 340 drivers through MHWD for him, I’m pretty sure), it simply worked again.
Just wanted to mention that as it seems when the big driver change occurred in Manjaro, some cards where made ‘compatible’ with other drivers than previously. Not sure if/when/why/how it happened, but that’s my conclusion.
So my request is not really for support, but I’m investigating and would like to view the history of this specific file
/var/lib/mhwd/ids/pci/nvidia-390xx.ids from package
mhwd-nvidia-390xx but I can’t find it anywhere on Manjaro’s GitLab or Google. So where the hell is this file hosted? If anyone can point me to the proper place, thanks in advance!