I've got some problem with graphic drivers.
I own a x53s series Asus laptop, mounting a Nvidia Geforce GT520MX together with an Intel HD Graphics 3000, so I must use Bumblebee drivers to make my Nvidia VGA work.
I added the following line in /etc/modules-load.d/nvidia.conf:
#loads nvidia module at boot nvidia
This is my /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf:
## Server options. Any change made in this section will need a server restart # to take effect. [bumblebeed] # The secondary Xorg server DISPLAY number VirtualDisplay=:8 # Should the unused Xorg server be kept running? Set this to true if waiting # for X to be ready is too long and don't need power management at all. KeepUnusedXServer=false # The name of the Bumbleblee server group name (GID name) ServerGroup=bumblebee # Card power state at exit. Set to false if the card shoud be ON when Bumblebee # server exits. TurnCardOffAtExit=false # The default behavior of '-f' option on optirun. If set to "true", '-f' will # be ignored. NoEcoModeOverride=false # The Driver used by Bumblebee server. If this value is not set (or empty), # auto-detection is performed. The available drivers are nvidia and nouveau # (See also the driver-specific sections below) Driver=nvidia ## Client options. Will take effect on the next optirun executed. [optirun] # The method used for VirtualGL to transport frames between X servers. # Possible values are proxy, jpeg, rgb, xv and yuv. VGLTransport=proxy # Should the program run under optirun even if Bumblebee server or nvidia card # is not available? AllowFallbackToIGC=false # Driver-specific settings are grouped under [driver-NAME]. The sections are # parsed if the Driver setting in [bumblebeed] is set to NAME (or if auto- # detection resolves to NAME). # PMMethod: method to use for saving power by disabling the nvidia card, valid # values are: auto - automatically detect which PM method to use # bbswitch - new in BB 3, recommended if available # switcheroo - vga_switcheroo method, use at your own risk # none - disable PM completely # https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee/wiki/Comparison-of-PM-methods ## Section with nvidia driver specific options, only parsed if Driver=nvidia [driver-nvidia] # Module name to load, defaults to Driver if empty or unset KernelDriver=nvidia Module=nvidia PMMethod=bbswitch # colon-separated path to the nvidia libraries LibraryPath=/usr/lib/nvidia-bumblebee:/usr/lib32/nvidia-bumblebee # comma-separated path of the directory containing nvidia_drv.so and the # default Xorg modules path XorgModulePath=/usr/lib/nvidia-bumblebee/xorg/,/usr/lib/xorg/modules XorgConfFile=/etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nvidia
I can't understand why nvidia module isn't loaded after the boot.
When I type "lsmod | grep nvidia" I just don't receive any output, and when I add it manually via "modprobe nvidia" it appears in modules list for just a couple of minutes. What can I do?
Last edited by fabrydrunk (2013-02-18 00:52:16)
$ Dmesg | grep nvidia
[ 9.326230] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel. [ 9.333733] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: enabling device (0000 -> 0003) [ 15.616928] bbswitch: device 0000:01:00.0 is in use by driver 'nvidia', refusing OFF [ 17.171490] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: power state changed by ACPI to D0
$ Dmesg | grep bbswitch
[ 15.616807] bbswitch: version 0.5 [ 15.616815] bbswitch: Found integrated VGA device 0000:00:02.0: \_SB_.PCI0.GFX0 [ 15.616822] bbswitch: Found discrete VGA device 0000:01:00.0: \_SB_.PCI0.PEGR.GFX0 [ 15.616921] bbswitch: detected an Optimus _DSM function [ 15.616928] bbswitch: device 0000:01:00.0 is in use by driver 'nvidia', refusing OFF [ 15.616930] bbswitch: Succesfully loaded. Discrete card 0000:01:00.0 is on [ 15.620043] bbswitch: disabling discrete graphics [ 32.000221] bbswitch: disabling discrete graphics
Anyway when I try to run
it shows me this advice: You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server.