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SteamOS on my Hp Laptop

hey guys, 

Ive been dicking around with steamOS on my Hp laptop. it has gtx 1050 and im trying to get drivers to play nice. so far i have update m kernel and downloaded and installed the needed archlinux drivers. now the "Discover" store wants to do an update and i get this:

 

"dependency resolution failed nvidia-utils=495.46 <-nvidia: could not satisfy dependencies"

 

if anybody has tried getting nvidia drivers wroking; what should i do?

 

anyways, thanks!

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Try:

pacman -Q nvidia-utils to see if its installed or if an outdated version is present

 

In case of the former:

sudo pacman -S nvidia-utils to install it

 

Or, in the latter:

sudo pacman -Su nvidia-utils will update it

 

 

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i tried updating it.... it spat out this:

 

"installing nvidia-utils (515.57-1) breaks dependency 'nvidia-utils=495.46' required by nvidia"

 

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I'm curious did you download and install the nvidia drivers form the repositories or did you download the driver form nvidia's website?

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4 minutes ago, 10leej said:

I'm curious did you download and install the nvidia drivers form the repositories or did you download the driver form nvidia's website?

i did everything from the konsole so im assuming i downloaded from repositories?

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interesting side note, when i try to use my tpe-C hub to connect my external monitor everything bugs out till i unplugg it. so what ever drivers install does not play nice

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4 minutes ago, jhogan93 said:

i did everything from the konsole so im assuming i downloaded from repositories?

What set of directions did you follow to initally install the driver?

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8 minutes ago, 10leej said:

The best guide is the archlinux wiki itself for an Arch system.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/NVIDIA#Installation

 

As for why the upgrade is not working what kernel version are you using right now?

 

from konsole input "uname -r"

5.13.0-valve21.3-1-neptune

i tried updating my kernel, but i guess it failed?

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Ok, so likely thats your problem. The nvidia drivers you trying to install are built for the archlinux kernel, not the steam os kernel. Thus the dkms package will need to rebuild and resign itself.

 

So now I ask you, how much pain do you want in continuing from here, or are you willing to use a different more proper use intended distribution?

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3 minutes ago, 10leej said:

Ok, so likely thats your problem. The nvidia drivers you trying to install are built for the archlinux kernel, not the steam os kernel. Thus the dkms package will need to rebuild and resign itself.

 

So now I ask you, how much pain do you want in continuing from here, or are you willing to use a different more proper use intended distribution?

fuck it lets go

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Ok so what yoiu need to do here, is install the archlinux kernel

 

this is simply:

pacman -S linux

 

however you'll quickly discover nvidia can be a giant pain in the arse, so I would personally use the linux-lts

 

while the kernel installs hopefully the pacman hook script you wrote in /etc/pacman.d/hooks follwing the guide will tell pacman "Hey there's a kernel here, lets rebuild the nvidia driver module" and does it's thing automagically

 

If thats successful we'll continue. because next up if teaching the computer how to boot (and figuring out which boot manager steamos uses)

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16 minutes ago, 10leej said:

Ok so what yoiu need to do here, is install the archlinux kernel

 

this is simply:

pacman -S linux

 

however you'll quickly discover nvidia can be a giant pain in the arse, so I would personally use the linux-lts

 

while the kernel installs hopefully the pacman hook script you wrote in /etc/pacman.d/hooks follwing the guide will tell pacman "Hey there's a kernel here, lets rebuild the nvidia driver module" and does it's thing automagically

 

If thats successful we'll continue. because next up if teaching the computer how to boot (and figuring out which boot manager steamos uses)

lol 

 

"you cannot perform this operation unless you are root."

 

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4 minutes ago, jhogan93 said:

lol 

 

"you cannot perform this operation unless you are root."

 

Add sudo to the start of the command.

 

root is Linux's version as a Windows Administrator and by default a user account cannot be a admin (there's really bad and insecure ways to adjust that, but we're not gonna do that). As only administrators can make a system change.

 

So we as sudo to do it since sudo allows Linux and BSD users to run commands as different users, and it defaults to root unless specified differently.

source: https://www.sudo.ws/docs/man/sudo.man/

 

sudo pacman -S linux

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10 minutes ago, 10leej said:

Add sudo to the start of the command.

 

root is Linux's version as a Windows Administrator and by default a user account cannot be a admin (there's really bad and insecure ways to adjust that, but we're not gonna do that). As only administrators can make a system change.

 

So we as sudo to do it since sudo allows Linux and BSD users to run commands as different users, and it defaults to root unless specified differently.

source: https://www.sudo.ws/docs/man/sudo.man/

 

sudo pacman -S linux

it finished installing, im not sure if it rebuilt the nvidia module

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Just now, jhogan93 said:

it finished installing, im not sure if it rebuilt the nvidia module

So if it didn't fail then we can assume it worked.

 

So now lets figure out how the system boots (hopefully it's grub) run this

 

ls /boot

and share the output

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1 minute ago, 10leej said:

So if it didn't fail then we can assume it worked.

 

So now lets figure out how the system boots (hopefully it's grub) run this

 

ls /boot

and share the output

efi   initramfs-linux-holoiso-fallback.img  initramfs-linux-neptune-fallback.img  vmlinuz-linux-holoiso
grub  initramfs-linux-holoiso.img           initramfs-linux-neptune.img           vmlinuz-linux-neptune


 

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1 hour ago, jhogan93 said:

should i go ahead and reboot?

run this then you can reboot

 

sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

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16 hours ago, 10leej said:

run this then you can reboot

 

sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

and done. next step?

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Reboot, on the grub prompt go to advanced and you should be able to boot.

Then once booted try to force upgrade nvidia-utils

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