I did a switch to linux and it started with problems. All of them are solved except this one. I have dell laptop with integrated graphics and with discreet card. I tried installing optimus manager, but I just crashed the system. What could I do? I have some experience with ubuntu, but I am very new to linux.
I’m quit a novice my self,but followed a few instructions and managed to make it work.
(when i first installed manjaro,i chose boot with propriety drivers which i guess made it easier)
i should mention there has just been a major update that also concerns nvidia drivers support etc.so i have no idea how this affects you and for my part,i guess I’m about to find out .
so check if yours is supported.
this is the official github page:
manjaro wiki page
and some more stuff to read for more details and later configurations:
that’s in-case you installed the OS with Free drivers:
Sorry for late reply. I have successfully installed Optimus manager, but it doesn’t work. I tried to make Nvidia card to be used at boot and that completely broke the system, now only black screen
Please first of all post the output of
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System was unusable, so I booted in single user mode (I believe it’s how it’s called). And now my GTX 1650 works with no issues. Only one issue is that optimus manager doesn’t open so I can’t change back to Intel.
Installed PCI configs:
NAME VERSION FREEDRIVER TYPE
video-modesetting 2020.01.13 true PCI video-linux 2018.05.04 true PCI
video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-prime 2020.11.30 false PCI
Warning: No installed USB configs!
I don’t know how to paste those outputs correctly so I will post outputs this way. And inxi -Fazy did’t let me to paste because I can’t post links.
Use three backticks before and after the text:
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System: Kernel: 5.9.16-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.9-x86_64 root=UUID=0db97951-df68-43dd-b5c9-cc663a596286 rw quiet splash apparmor=1 security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3 snd_hda_intel.dmic_detect=0 single Desktop: GNOME 3.38.2 tk: GTK 3.24.24 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 3.38.2 Distro: Manjaro Linux Machine: Type: Laptop System: Dell product: G3 3590 v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> Mobo: Dell model: 0VFVNR v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: 1.11.1 date: 08/19/2020 Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 44.2 Wh condition: 47.3/51.0 Wh (93%) volts: 12.5/11.4 model: LGC-LGC4.474 DELL 415CG9A type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Charging CPU: Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-9300H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake note: check family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: A (10) microcode: DE L2 cache: 8 MiB flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 38408 Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/2400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 800 Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 630 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:3e9b Device-2: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q] vendor: Dell driver: nvidia v: 455.45.01 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1f91 Device-3: Realtek Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-5:4 chip ID: 0bda:5521 serial: <filter> Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.10 compositor: gnome-shell driver: modesetting,nvidia resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo> OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1650/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 455.45.01 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a348 Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.9.16-1-MANJARO Network: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: <filter> Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Dell driver: ath10k_pci v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 168c:0042 IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter> Device-3: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 1-14:5 chip ID: 0cf3:e009 Drives: Local Storage: total: 603.32 GiB used: 16.73 GiB (2.8%) SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: SK Hynix model: BC501 NVMe 512GB size: 476.94 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 serial: <filter> rev: 80002C00 temp: 47.9 C ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Hitachi model: HTS541612J9SA00 size: 111.79 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 1.5 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: C70P ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Force size: 14.59 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B serial: <filter> rev: 1.00 Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 34.35 GiB size: 33.56 GiB (97.70%) used: 16.68 GiB (49.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7 maj-min: 259:7 ID-2: /boot/efi raw size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%) used: 54.2 MiB (56.5%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 Swap: Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default) ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 1020 KiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 58.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 47 C Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 260 Uptime: 8m wakeups: 572 Memory: 7.61 GiB used: 1.84 GiB (24.1%) Init: systemd v: 247 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: 1275 pacman: 1270 lib: 375 flatpak: 0 snap: 5 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.2.01
Sorry, I am very new to linux and linux forum
Can you please explain the state of affairs now? As far as I see, the NVIDIA GPU is used for rendering, so that’s what you wanted, no?
So now my laptop is working in single user mode and keyboard lags a bit. I use this laptop for gaming and studying, so I need NVIDIA GPU for games, and Intel for longer battery life.
Can you launch anything with the prime-run command? That should force the dedicated gpu to be used.
Now it’s running only on dedicated gpu, but I need sometimes integrated too
What do you want to run on dgpu if irs just steam games then right click the game and under launch options type
This will force the game to use the dedicated gpu for the game. The laptop will use intergrated gpu by default unless you use prime-run. Another option for gaming is to use lutris where you can set your dgpu to be used. There’s also optimus switch/manager which you can install but prime-run is the preferred option on manjaro
Thank you so much. The only way I found was optimus manager and that didn’t work on my laptop. I was on the way to give up on this and go back to windows.
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