Since manjaro wiki is down and arch wiki is a bit too technical and straight forward without explaining basic stuff, I can’t find any simple info about the drivers.
I have i3 processor (few years old) and nvidia GeForce GT 635M card.
When I type mhwd -li, it shows only:
However in my manjaro settings gui window I see two categories:
- 3rd gen core processor graphic controller
- GF108 [GeForce GT 635M]
and a lot of drivers (most of them is repeated in both categories)
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee (showed as installed)
It’s a bit confusing so here are my questions:
- I always though I just have nvidia card so why this i3 graphic controller? I know it’s built into the processor but does it matter if there is dedicated card on board?
- Does having i3 (or i5 or i7) and nvidia means that I automatically have hybrid gpu?
- If I have hybrid gpu, do I have to run bumblebee or can switch to, let’s say: video-nvidia-340xx? Will it work?
- What are the differences between proprietary drivers like video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee and video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-340xx-bumblebee or video-nvidia-340xx?
Few months ago I tried to switch (with manjaro settings gui) to video-nvidia-340xx and made my system unbootable (didn’t know back then I can access tty so I just reinstall system). A year ago I run linux mint and I was able to use video-nvidia-340xx there without problem so I tried it on manjaro without thinking too much and had bad results. Now I’m cautious and want to know more before changing any gpu driver.
- Does having video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee instead pure video-nvidia-340xx mean I use fully nvidia card and can run 3d games or do I rather need video-nvidia-340xx for best performance?
- Is there are perks or cons of using either video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee or video-nvidia-340xx (assuming I can run correctly one of the other)?