I have recently downloaded and installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-319.17.run for my Nvidia Quadro NVS 130M Graphics Card.

Installation went fine after disabling the X server and running the install from a tty.

After rebooting;

  • The Slim Login manager took considerably longer to process my initial username entry (8-10 seconds vs <1s)

  • Any attempts to access another tty results in a system hang, from which I have to restart.

  • Attempting to launch Firefox results in a system hang before displaying anything.

I have done some searching around but have found nothing that has fixed my problem.

I am running archbang linux x64, so followed the instructions detailed on their site.

I am attempting pacman -Syu but do not think this will make much of a difference...

I changed from using the nouveau drivers.

I have looked through my Xorg.0.log file but didn't see anything that was glaringly obvious. If you need any more details than those provided below, please comment.

  • Did you dowload the drivers yourself from nvidia.com or did you install through pacman ?
    – AcId
    May 24, 2013 at 10:07
  • Nothing new to see here, move along folks.
    – vonbrand
    May 24, 2013 at 11:12
  • I installed them from nvidia.com as I couldn't see a driver in the repos that officially supported my card.
    – hamhut1066
    May 24, 2013 at 11:50

2 Answers 2


Use pacman -S nvidia to get the officially supported driver which is the same one you downloaded and you should not have any problems.

  • This installed fine but It ended up having exactly the same problems as before. I have opted to give up on the proprietry drivers as they are too much of a hassle to install and are not essential to the running of my computer.
    – hamhut1066
    May 28, 2013 at 7:03

IIRC for Firefox and Nvidia you have to disable hardware acceleration in your settings. I'm actually using brave so I cannot guide you exactly through this.

I've heard that Nvidia is having trouble with sddm so it's probable it's also the case with slim.

For your TTY problem i've just posted an answer to this here, perhaps it can help you too.

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