recently I had to remove a hdmi->dvi reduction from my setup, and I can not use my nvidia gpu that way with my current monitor. What I’ve done, is disconnected the power cable from the nvidia gpu, because I had no graphics at all, even at boot I couldn’t see the motherbard’s logo.
With the cable disconnected I can see the grub menu, and can select manjaro, but the Xorg server loads the nvidia driver and it throws an error at the end, so I can only use tty rn, by adding the number 3 to the grub option of manjaro linux.
I’ve installed the video-linux driver with mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300, but the configuration files for the xorg server didn’t change and they contain the nvidia configuration (there are at least 5-6 conf files all around /etc which may or may not be relevant, like 90-mhwd.conf, mhwd-gpu.conf, modules.conf[empty] and I’m sure I’ve made some changes to the xorg.conf with the nvidia controlpanel in the past).
This is a desktop, not a laptop, so I don’t know whether the prime/bumblebee thingies should work, but I’d be happy to boot into a tty and run a “detect and setup” command again when I’ll get my setup complete and can reconnect the nvidia gpu, because I am not going to use the intel card then.
Is there a way, to generate and place the .conf files to the right places by mhwd? It gets done automatically when installing the OS, so I guess, it’s possible.
I’d rather not do this manually, because I don’t wanna mess up anything because I’m working on my bachelor project and in the near future I ought to get a new reduction and I want to return using the nvidia card then, until I can buy a new monitor.
The nvidia is an RTX 2070 SUPER and the cpu (with the integrated graphics) is an i5 9600k.
I am using the nonfree driver for the nvidia card (it’s not listed by mhwd - li strangely, maybe it’s because I’ve disconnected the card) and the free video-linux for the intel, although I specified to install nonfree.
Thank you for your help in advance.