NVIDIA 555 is live and some Information's

Hi @here,

as you maybe noticed, we have rolled out the new NVIDIA Driver, which includes the explicit sync protocol and tearing for Vulkan.
We have been prioritized to move this forward to finally resolve the wayland situation. Additionally arch has pushed CUDA to 12.5, which is NOT compatible with the current 550 driver (it needs the 555 Driver).

The beta driver is not perfect, but so far we are applying some fixes to avoid issues and restore performance problems with disabling the GSP Firmware load. This is handled via the “cachyos-settings” package.

Anyways, since some people maybe have problems with this driver, here is a short instruction to manually downgrade and block the driver:

sudo pacman -U https://archive.cachyos.org/archive/cachyos/nvidia-utils-550.78-5-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst https://archive.cachyos.org/archive/cachyos/lib32-nvidia-utils-550.78-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst https://archive.cachyos.org/archive/cachyos/opencl-nvidia-550.78-5-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst https://archive.cachyos.org/archive/cachyos/lib32-opencl-nvidia-550.78-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst https://archive.cachyos.org/archive/cachyos/nvidia-dkms-550.78-5-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst

After that you add the NVIDIA Driver to the IgnorePkg function in the pacman.conf:
sudo micro /etc/pacman.conf

IgnorePkg = nvidia-utils opencl-nvidia nvidia-dkms lib32-nvidia-utils lib32-nvidia-utils lib32-opencl-nvidia

If you are facing issues with the new NVIDIA Driver, reproduce the issues and then run “sudo nvidia-bugreport.sh” and report it to their forum:

We are also shipping now an precompiled nvidia-open module. This will be also as default installed for users, which have supported cards as soon NVIDIA releases the 560 drivers.

The CachyOS Team


I have 1070 ti and install cachy automatic install 555 driver… in game laging game… trying you 550 lagging too + blinking screen :wink: please fix this nvidia thx :smiley: