[SOLVED] Having some issues with NVIDIA card and Wi-Fi

I installed Manjaro just a few days ago and I absouletely love it! But I am facing some problems wit Manjaro. My first (and main) issue is NVIDIA proprietary drivers. I tried to install them with sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300and rebooted. Then I ran inxi -Fxz, it gave me this output:

System:    Host: erdem Kernel: 5.3.6-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.2.0 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.16.5 
           Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire A715-72G v: V1.26 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: CFL model: Charmeleon_CFS v: V1.26 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: 1.26 date: 03/27/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT1 charge: 47.0 Wh condition: 47.0/48.9 Wh (96%) model: LG PABAS0241231 status: Full 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8300H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake rev: A L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 36812 
           Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/4000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 801 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: intel resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics 630 (Coffeelake 3x8 GT2) v: 4.5 Mesa 19.2.1 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GP107GL High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.6-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169 
           v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 06:00.1 
           IF: enp6s0f1 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lite-On driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel 
           port: 3000 bus ID: 07:00.0 
           IF: wlp7s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 10.78 GiB (1.2%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MQ04ABF100 size: 931.51 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 270.29 GiB used: 10.75 GiB (4.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 237 Uptime: 32m Memory: 7.62 GiB used: 2.02 GiB (26.5%) Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 9.2.0 Shell: bash 
           v: 5.0.11 inxi: 3.0.36

As you can see, on the driver section of GTX 1050Ti, it says N/A and it makes me confused. Also I tried to play some games, I started with Minecraft with OptiFine and a custom shader pack installed, it was too laggy. I tried to run primusrun minecraft-launcherand tried to play it. I had an acceptable 20-40 fps. Then I tried to play it on Windows and Pop!_OS and I had a smooth 60 fps. Also my laptop was too loud when I opened Minecraft and it continued to make noises even on title screen.

My second problem is slow and unstable WiFi. On Windows and Pop!_OS, I have a stable 11 mbps internet but on Manjaro, I rarely get it, mostly my internet speed is between 50 kbps and 8 mbps.

Despite these problems, I want to stay on Manjaro because it is a really cool distro, it lets you install and use the Arch without all the hassle on the setup and updates. So I'll be really thankful if someone can help me about fixing those problems.

Sorry for my bad English, regards.

because bumblebee is the default for optimus laptops and it's performance is terrible.


i suggest optimus-switch or prime but you can decide for yourself

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Thank you, using optimus-switch fixed performance issues on gaming and made driver section "nvidia" instead of N/A. Plus, now I can easily use nvidia-settings app! Now I have only one issue left: My laptop is still very, very noisy while playing games. It was more quiet on Windows and Pop!_OS. Do you have any idea about what's causing that?

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it should be no louder than pop or windows since the fans only have a few set speed settings. windows tends to cook the living shyte out of my laptop but linux it stays nice and cool.

just watch your temps with sensors, if your fans are going on and off and the temps are good then you have a good setup and would you prefer more heat and less fan? or less heat and more fan?

You are right actually, I should be thankful because of there is not any overheating issues. Thanks for your help about nvidia drivers, now I'll just edit this topic to solved :slight_smile:
By the way, your nvidia-optimus software on GitHub is very cool. I highly appreciate that you made it open source.

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it's just a set of scripts and configurations but it works, im glad it was able to fix your video situation. WIFI is however better resolved in a separate thread if searching doesnt help fix it first.

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