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I've had troubles trying to install Antergos with my EVGA GTX 970. I asked on their forums and the only person that replied, thought I was using a laptop, but I'm using a custom built desktop. I've installed Antergos successfully but every time I boot I have to manually add the flag nouveau.modeset=0 which makes every thing on the screen lag.

I found a topic on this, but it was from last year and the commands that was given ended up breaking my installation of it and I had to reinstall Antergos.

So I was wondering what the commands were for installing the latest Nvidia drivers on Arch or Antergos that support a dedicated EVGA GTX 970. Thanks!

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  • Could you edit into your post a link to the topic you found that broke your installation? Pardon my confusion. – Elder Geek Nov 16 '16 at 18:47
  • My Nvidia 970 works fine on Arch. The only packages I needed to install were nvidia and nvidia-libgl. Do you have these packages installed? Make sure you do not have mesa-libgl installed as well. – jayhendren Nov 16 '16 at 18:50
  • @ElderGeek I did so now. jayhendren I'll try that now, thanks. – ErraticFox Nov 16 '16 at 19:41
  • @jayhendren this worked and was a lot more simple than the other solutions I was reading. Go ahead and make it an actual answer so I can mark it. – ErraticFox Nov 16 '16 at 19:51
  • Ok I'll add that as an answer then. – jayhendren Nov 16 '16 at 19:52
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Make sure you have the packages nvidia and nvidia-libgl installed from the official repos. Additionally, mesa-libgl does not work well with either of these packages, so make sure this package is not installed.

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    Just wanted to add, as I installed nvidia-libgl it prompted me that it conflicted with mesa-libgl and gave me a choice to remove it. – ErraticFox Nov 16 '16 at 19:54

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