After installing Ultramarine Linux, There are a few things you should do to make the most out of your new system.

Install NVIDIA Drivers

If you were connected to the internet during installation, NVIDIA drivers were already installed. Otherwise, you can install them with these commands

sudo dnf update # Update the system first, the drivers may not work right if you don't.
sudo dnf install akmod-nvidia # Install the NVIDIA kernel module.

Then, reboot your system.

You MUST wait until the process is finished before rebooting. Rebooting too early might result in a broken installation! This may take upwards of 15 minutes! You can check the progress by running sudo akmods

Use NVIDIA Graphics Card as the primary card on Optimus Laptops

This change is is completely optional. You can skip this step if you don’t want to use your NVIDIA Graphics Card as the primary card, or you do not use a dual-GPU laptop connected to an external monitor. It may also cause issues with some applications, such as Steam and Bottles.

Run the following commands to make your NVIDIA Graphics Card the primary Graphics Card:

sudo cp -p /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/nvidia.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/nvidia.conf
sudo sed -i '10i\        Option "PrimaryGPU" "yes"' /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/nvidia.conf # Add PrimaryGPU = yes to the 10th line of the file.

Then reboot your system.

Install Codecs

Ultramarine Linux includes codecs for most of the media you’ll come across. You shouldn’t need to install any additional codecs.

Set up Backups

You may want to back up your files to an external volume, you can use Pika Backup or Déjà Dup to do so.

Instructions are available on the Pika Backup and Déjà Dup websites.

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