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#1 2018-11-15 23:39:09

InvisibleRasta
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Intel HD Graphics 530 + NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] (rev a2)

Hello guys, I have been trying to configure my graphics properly but i am not sure on how to do it. wiki is a bit confusing for me, talking about Optimus,bumblebee and im not sure what to do.
I installed the latest nvidia,nvidia-settings,bumblebee but i am not sure on how to proceed from there and even if i really need bumblebee. I am not sure on what the differences are between bumblebee and optimus.

lspci | egrep 'VGA|3D'

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 530 (rev 06)
01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] (rev a2)

Dmesg:

https://paste.pound-python.org/show/plfj5JJBceEQziNA2HXu/

/var/log/Xorg.0.log

 
https://paste.pound-python.org/show/Ywbh6hfsmCcv7XuCKQec/

cat /usr/lib/modprobe.d/nvidia.conf

blacklist nouveau

cat /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-nvidia-drm-outputclass.conf

Section "OutputClass"
    Identifier "intel"
    MatchDriver "i915"
    Driver "modesetting"
EndSection

Section "OutputClass"
    Identifier "nvidia"
    MatchDriver "nvidia-drm"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Option "AllowEmptyInitialConfiguration"
    Option "PrimaryGPU" "yes"
    ModulePath "/usr/lib/nvidia/xorg"
    ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
EndSection

/etc/mkinitcpio.conf

https://paste.pound-python.org/show/7KO9EBO5Q382erau4Lap/

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#2 2018-11-15 23:46:42

Xabre
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Re: Intel HD Graphics 530 + NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] (rev a2)

With Optimus (nvidia-prime), you use Nvida card all the time, which increases power usage.
With Bumblebee you use Nvidia card only when needed. GPU intensive games, for example. Rest of the time Intel IGP is used, which is far better for power consumption.

It all depends on your use case. For example, if your laptop is meant to be portable and battery life matters, bumblebee is the way. Otherwise, it if it's meant to sit on the desk most of the time as a compact desktop pc replacement and always plugged in, you may as well us nvidia-prime.

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#3 2018-11-15 23:48:54

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Re: Intel HD Graphics 530 + NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] (rev a2)

from your explanation it seems like i prefer running bumblebee... im not sure tho if my system is configured properly. would you ming checking my logs? im not sure if bumblebee is activated

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#4 2018-11-15 23:58:04

Xabre
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Re: Intel HD Graphics 530 + NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] (rev a2)

I don't own a laptop with Nvidia dGPU, so am not 100% certain but seems to me that Nvidia card is being set as primary, which coresponds to the non-bumblebee way.

Do check https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bumblebee carefully, all that matters should be stated there.

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#5 2018-11-27 00:50:19

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Re: Intel HD Graphics 530 + NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] (rev a2)

anyone please tell me what i can do to get X working?

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#6 2018-11-27 05:17:59

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Re: Intel HD Graphics 530 + NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] (rev a2)

the system just freezes when lightdm starts.. if i disable lightdm.. i can start X with startx command, it goes into openbox but if i type lspci in terminal everything freezes and i have to force reset

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#7 2018-11-27 12:35:00

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Re: Intel HD Graphics 530 + NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] (rev a2)

i tried following all the wiki pages for nvidia,intel and bumblebee but i allways get with a frozen screen no matter what i do. possible that my hardware is not compatible with the current kernels?

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#8 2018-11-27 12:38:03

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Re: Intel HD Graphics 530 + NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] (rev a2)

try booting with acpi=off .

Also post logs* from a boot to lightdm , boot to multi-user.target and Xorg logs from both situations .

*You can get previous logs from journalctl, check https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Sy … ing_output

Last edited by Lone_Wolf (2018-11-27 12:41:41)


Multi-init booting with apg Openrc and systemd coexisting
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them

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#9 2018-11-29 21:07:42

dkremer
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Re: Intel HD Graphics 530 + NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] (rev a2)

I have quite a similar setup since 3 weeks, and I can tell that I experience exactly the same thing with bumblebeed launched and a LTS kernel.

In the working setup, I have a LTS kernel, bumblebeed is disabled and nvidia-lts driver is installed (the non-LTS kernel just doesn't boot by the way).

But as soon as bumbledeed is active, the following happens:

- `lspci` freezes the laptop
- `startx` freezes the laptop

Quite not the expected behaviour, so currently I am stuck with the nvidia card switched on and the fan rotating full speed 100% of time.

Those freezes are very suspicious if you ask me. I looked into the systemd logs but found no really useful information.

Maybe an expert could help here, or this hardware is too recent ?

graphic card setting for me is:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 630 (Mobile)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP104M [GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile] (rev a1)

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#10 2018-12-04 18:03:51

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Re: Intel HD Graphics 530 + NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] (rev a2)

https://www.bumblebee-project.org/ wrote:

Bumblebee 3.2.1 has been released on 26 April 2013.

That's the latest release of bumblebee, git master hasn't even seen 1 commit since that date.
Looks like bumblebee project is dead.

Try bbswitch + nvidia-xrun ?

Last edited by Lone_Wolf (2018-12-04 18:04:22)


Multi-init booting with apg Openrc and systemd coexisting
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them

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#11 2018-12-04 20:54:18

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Re: Intel HD Graphics 530 + NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] (rev a2)

i ended up diching completely nvidia drivers as i was not able to configure them. i now boot my laptop with this kernel parameters and it works just fine

linux	/@arch/boot/vmlinuz-linux root=UUID=5f2ca6ab-c60e-4b6b-a828-74e41f8a1976 rw rootflags=subvol=@arch  quiet splash nouveau.modeset=0 i915.modeset=1

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