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    Hello,

    I have a early 2017 Dell XPS 9560, with a fairly new Nvidia card, GTX 1050 Mobile.

    I do NOT have
    Code:
    nomodeset
    or
    Code:
    acpi=off
    in the kernel parameters.

    I installed the Nvidia propriety driver provided by the repo using the easy method here: https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_drivers#Using_zypper. After a most recent
    Code:
    zypper dup
    I installed/updated a bunch of Nvidia drivers and got the following output:
    Code:
    Modprobe blacklist files have been created at /etc/modprobe.d to prevent Nouveau from loading. This can be reverted by deleting /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-*.conf.
    .

    So I reboot my laptop and wanted to see if it's working correctly:

    Code:
    # lspci -nnk | grep -A3 VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:591b] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:07be]
        Kernel driver in use: i915
        Kernel modules: i915
    Why do I only see Intel driver from the command above? Is it showing the card in use or all cards?

    Then I did this:

    Code:
     # lspci -v | egrep  "3D|VGA" -A20
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 591b (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Subsystem: Dell Device 07be
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 139
        Memory at eb000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Memory at 80000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        I/O ports at f000 [size=64]
        [virtual] Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: [40] Vendor Specific Information: Len=0c <?>
        Capabilities: [70] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [ac] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [100] Process Address Space ID (PASID)
        Capabilities: [200] Address Translation Service (ATS)
        Capabilities: [300] Page Request Interface (PRI)
        Kernel driver in use: i915
        Kernel modules: i915
    
    00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem (rev 05)
        Subsystem: Dell Device 07be
        Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 16
        Memory at ed120000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32K]
    --
    01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] (rev a1)
        Subsystem: Dell Device 07be
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
        Memory at ec000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
        I/O ports at e000 [size=128]
        [virtual] Expansion ROM at ed000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
        Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
        Capabilities: [250] Latency Tolerance Reporting
        Capabilities: [258] L1 PM Substates
        Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
        Capabilities: [420] Advanced Error Reporting
        Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>
        Capabilities: [900] #19
        Kernel driver in use: nvidia
        Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia
    From this I can see the correct driver is working for Nvidia. But when I went to Gnome control center -> Details I can only see my Intel graphic card.

    So is the Nvidia card working correctly? Do I need bumblebee?

    Please advise, thanks.

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    No the nvidia card is not working, your system has dual graphics and you'll need bumblebee, Also reinstall the Mesa packages, the nvidia install has broken them
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