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#1 2017-02-19 20:34:59

annoyingduck
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Registered: 2017-02-05
Posts: 5

Add nvidia-lts driver package for LTS kernel

Love this installer - thank you so much for making this!

I had to use version 2.2.5 on my system, 2.2.6 would not boot, kept getting a kernel panic.  2.2.5 installed just fine.  I have an Nvidia card and I'm using the LTS kernel, and after I was all set up I noticed there is a nvidia-lts driver package available in Pamac (which I assume is for the LTS kernel).  Should the ArchAnywhere installer be selecting this driver if your using the LTS kernel?  Anyways, should I change the current regular nvidia driver to the LTS version?  Do I have to change any config files to do this, or is it just install the LTS and remove the regular one? Any harm in keeping the regular driver and not using the LTS?

Here's my inxi -F:

System:    Host: ArchDellPrecision Kernel: 4.4.50-1-lts x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: Arch Linux
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Dell product: Precision T1700 v: 01
           Mobo: Dell model: 073MMW v: A03 UEFI: Dell v: A20 date: 09/22/2016
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4770 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 3900 MHz 1: 3400 MHz 2: 3400 MHz 3: 3400 MHz
           4: 3400 MHz 5: 3401 MHz 6: 3411 MHz 7: 3400 MHz 8: 3400 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GK107GL [Quadro K600]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.1 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Quadro K600/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 378.13
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 NVIDIA GK107 HDMI Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.50-1-lts
Network:   Card: Intel Ethernet Connection I217-LM driver: e1000e
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full
           mac: 34:17:eb:ae:80:93
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 5241.0GB (5.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sdb model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: OCZ size: 240.1GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD40EZRZ size: 4000.8GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 51G used: 17G (35%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: /boot size: 197M used: 146M (75%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 18.81GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 45C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 207 Uptime: 13 min Memory: 1395.5/15992.2MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.8

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#2 2017-02-20 05:03:21

annoyingduck
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Registered: 2017-02-05
Posts: 5

Re: Add nvidia-lts driver package for LTS kernel

So a little update on this, yeah I think the installer should include the nvidia-lts package or at least notify you that you should install the nvidia-lts package if you select the LTS kernel in the installer.  What happens is that the nvidia package installs the current regular linux kernel (4.9.xx as of writing this) along with your selected LTS kernel.  So you end up with 2 kernels installed.  The solution was simple: install the nvidia-lts package and remove the nvidia & linux packages then update grub. Also a quick note that the Arch Wiki doesn't tell you, for updating your mkinitcpio file for LTS users, you have to add LTS to the command `sudo mkinitcpio -p linux-lts`.  Same deal for creating a pacman hook for when the Nvidia package is updated.

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#3 2017-02-20 08:48:43

deadhead
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From: United States
Registered: 2016-06-18
Posts: 15
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Re: Add nvidia-lts driver package for LTS kernel

Hey man, thanks for posting. All of these issues have now been addressed and will be released in 2.2.7 on the 1st of March. I've included the nvidia lts drivers when selecting to use LTS kernel with nvidia. Also have made changes to some parts of the script which use mkinitcpio so they build the lts kernel. Along with that I have removed linux from the install when selecting lts so both kernels wont be installed. Thanks again for the post.

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