GPU/IGP, nvidia/intel

Hello guys ! Yesterday i install manjaroo on my laptop (Asus x55vd) because i dont like WIN 10, and WIN 7 updates ends soon, also I like linux philosophy more. So my question is about my discrete card, my discrete card is Geforce 610m (trash card), my GPU is i3 3120(HD4000), so GPU on my CPU is better than NVIDIA. In BIOS I dont have function power off my discrete card(610m). How i can forever shutdown(power off) nvidia graphic card and go with only HD4000(for more perfomance and battery life). I have installed bumblebee, but in manual how i understand bumbleebee sometimes switch automatic from HD4000 to 610m. Please help me with it. This laptop is terible, i dont know how discrete graphic sick than IGD :smiley: It is funny. SO wish you help me guys, have a nice day !
PS. Sorry for my terrible english.

please give us an overview of your graphic-installation and post the output of 'inxi -G' , 'systemctl status bumblebeed.service' and 'systemctl status optimus-manager' . as you described you want to disable the nvidia permanent. in this case optimus will be the better choice. but first things first, give us an overview.

Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel
Device-2: NVIDIA GF119M [GeForce 610M] driver: N/A
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: intel resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile v: 4.2 Mesa 19.2.6

● bumblebeed.service - Bumblebee C Daemon
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/bumblebeed.service; enabled; vendor >
Active: active (running) since Tue 2019-12-03 16:54:46 +04; 1h 7min ago
Main PID: 595 (bumblebeed)
Tasks: 1 (limit: 4915)
Memory: 1.7M
CGroup: /system.slice/bumblebeed.service
└─595 /usr/bin/bumblebeed --use-syslog

dec 03 16:54:46 am-pc systemd[1]: Started Bumblebee C Daemon.
dec 03 16:54:47 am-pc bumblebeed[595]: /usr/bin/bumblebeed 3.2.1-2017-02-27-For>
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okay, open the software center, search for optimus-manager and install it first. then we can go further.

by the way, do you use an external monitor ?

Yep 610m have hdmi slot, i can connect it to TV, but i dont use this option, because this notebook for studing and coding. So i dont need big screen

you've installed optimus yet ?

yes i try it, but cant add bbswitch in XFCE by trizen.
Also i think optimus-manager eat more battery than bumblebee. Dont understand why.

yes because we have to do some more procedures. first we need to check 'systemctl status optimus-manager' and 'systemctl status bumblebeed.service'. post the output and then we can go further with activating the optimus.

optimus-manager.service - Optimus Manager Commands Daemon
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/optimus-manager.service; enabled; ve>
Active: inactive (dead)
start it maybe>?

wait, we have to do some steps now in the right order:
open a terminal and do the following steps in this order:
'sudo systemctl disable bumblebeed.service'
'sudo systemctl enable optimus-manager'
'sudo systemctl start optimus-manager'
'sudo optimus-manager --set-startup intel'
after this is finished do a reboot and after this intel is active and nvidia is down.

Done. before I go to reboot also one question

Steps 3 and 4 dont needed?

step 4 is needed to set the parameter that assigns the working mode to intel. if step 4 occurs a error message use step 3 to start the service before changing the parameter.

please check 'optimus-manager --print-mode' after reboot to be sure that the right mode is active.

As u see i dont have nvidia.conf. Do nothing ?





if the output is "intel" everything is fine and no further action required.

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Intel yep. I test battery life after full charged. Because coolers go little bit fast, than in bumblebee

the fancontrol on laptops is a separate problem, but first you don't need to worry. can you post the output of 'inxi -Fxz' to get an overview what type of laptop you owe.

Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-3120M bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Ivy Bridge rev: 9 L2 cache: 3072 KiB bogomips: 19962
Speed: 1197 MHz min/max: 1200/2500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1197 2: 1197
3: 1198 4: 1205
Flags: acpi aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx bts clflush cmov
constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb
ept erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht ibpb ibrs
lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear mmx monitor msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae
pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts
rdtscp rep_good sep smep ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp
syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic
xsave xsaveopt xtopology xtpr

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