There is no official support for Nvidia. Unfortunately, their drivers are so messy, and their products so random, that it’s impossible for us to help if these instructions don’t work fully.
Every card seems to be random, and might work perfectly, or not work at all.
Nevertheless, it’s recommended to at least try this tutorial.
nvidia-dkms driver and add it to your initramfs & kernel
parameters. Follow the information available here:
nvidia nvidia_modeset nvidia_uvm nvidia_drm to your
# mkinitcpio --config /etc/mkinitcpio.conf --generate /boot/initramfs-custom.img
add a new line to
/etc/modprobe.d/nvidia.conf (make it if it does not exist) and add the line
options nvidia-drm modeset=1
If your GPU is listed as supported by the
nvidia-open-dkmsdriver, use that one instead.
Following the wrapping instructions found on the Quick Start page, wrap the launcher and additionally export these:
export LIBVA_DRIVER_NAME=nvidia export XDG_SESSION_TYPE=wayland export GBM_BACKEND=nvidia-drm export __GLX_VENDOR_LIBRARY_NAME=nvidia export WLR_NO_HARDWARE_CURSORS=1
nvidia-vaapi-driver-git (AUR) to fix crashes in some Electron-based
applications, such as Unity Hub.
Reboot your computer
Launch Hyprland with the wrapper.
It should work now.
If you take a look at the wlroots patches in the nix flake you will find a one-line patch:
substituteInPlace render/gles2/renderer.c --replace "glFlush();" "glFinish();"
What this means, for non-nix users, is you have to (before building) go to
subprojects/wlroots/render/gles2/renderer.c and replace all occurrences of
glFinish(), and then compile Hyprland as usual.
Do note though that this forces performance mode to be active, resulting in increased power-consumption (from 22W idle on a RTX 3070TI, to 74W).
This may not even be needed for some users, only apply these ‘fixes’ if you in-fact do notice flickering artifacts from being idle for ~5 seconds.
Make a new file at
/etc/modprobe.d/nvidia.conf and paste this in:
options nvidia NVreg_RegistryDwords="PowerMizerEnable=0x1; PerfLevelSrc=0x2222; PowerMizerLevel=0x3; PowerMizerDefault=0x3; PowerMizerDefaultAC=0x3"
Reboot your computer and it should be working.