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    Default Leap 42.3 Optimus laptop - nvidia-prime - bumblebee

    Hello.
    I used to use the proprietary nvidia driver on my previous laptop (asus G75VW).
    I bought a nice second hand optimus laptop ( asus g750VZ ).
    After reading a lot on the subject, what is the recommended way to use the nvidia driver on an optimus laptop ( asus g750VZ ).
    The current OS is leap 42.3
    Kernel is 4.4.92-31-default
    The graphic card is GK104M [GeForce GTX 880M]

    I plan to follow : https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...Optimum-laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by OrsoBruno View Post
    Hi, suse-prime didn't work properly the last time I tried on Leap 42.2, so maybe that is not your best option.
    And from time to time we see on the forums that quadro GPUs seem to have problems of their own at times.
    That said, you have three main routes to choose from.

    1) Install Bumblebee following this guide: https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_Bumblebee
    This is pretty straightforward and seems to work well in Leap 42.2, with or without the proprietary Nvidia driver.
    As part of that install you get the "optirun" command to render your video output through the Nvidia GPU. "optirun" starts an auxiliary Xserver (#8 in parallel to the default #0).
    Please be aware that to install bumblebee you have to uninstall any Nvidia proprietary driver you might have installed beforehand.
    Any help is welcome
    Thanks for helping. JCD
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    Default Re: Leap 42.3 Optimus laptop - nvidia-prime - bumblebee

    Quote Originally Posted by jcdole View Post
    Hello.
    I used to use the proprietary nvidia driver on my previous laptop (asus G75VW).
    I bought a nice second hand optimus laptop ( asus g750VZ ).
    After reading a lot on the subject, what is the recommended way to use the nvidia driver on an optimus laptop ( asus g750VZ ).
    The current OS is leap 42.3
    Kernel is 4.4.92-31-default
    The graphic card is GK104M [GeForce GTX 880M]

    I plan to follow : https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...Optimum-laptop

    Any help is welcome
    I'm interested, because I have a similar laptop (also bought second hand :-). I have problems (minor) on video setup (see elsewhere on this forum) but bumblebee seems to run with Nouveau, the free driver.

    I'm not sure if you can find help here for proprietary software (?).
    Code:
    optirun --status
    Bumblebee status: Ready (3.2.1). X inactive. Discrete video card is off.
    
    optirun glxgears -info
    GL_RENDERER   = Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.8, 256 bits)
    GL_VERSION    = 3.0 Mesa 17.0.5
    GL_VENDOR     = VMware, Inc.
    but it's pretty hard to know if bumblebee runs and with what result, due to limitation in nouveau

    Code:
    optirun vblank_mode=0 glxspheres
    /usr/bin/vglrun: ligne 257 : exec: vblank_mode=0 : non trouvé (not found)
    I plan to test also the proprietary driver in a near future (G04)

    jdd

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    Default Re: Leap 42.3 Optimus laptop - nvidia-prime - bumblebee

    Quote Originally Posted by jcdole View Post
    I bought a nice second hand optimus laptop ( asus g750VZ ).
    Hi, ASUS might have used non-standard "tricks" to maximize performance in their "G" series, so your mileage might vary.
    AFAIK my recommendations from that previous post still hold true, but I haven't tested it myself on Leap 42.3 yet.
    Also be aware that recent Nvidia drivers use GLVND https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/t...aller-package/ so ensure that any guide you rely on has updated information.
    Should you find problems relating to the drivers feel free to ask, better if in the Hardware subforum where most experts hang around.
    Main: Leap 42.2 Gnome on i7 4720HQ + Geforce GTX960M
    Test: Leap 42.3 (& others) on Core2Duo + GM965

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    Default Re: Leap 42.3 Optimus laptop - nvidia-prime - bumblebee

    Quote Originally Posted by jdd View Post
    Code:
    optirun vblank_mode=0 glxspheres
    /usr/bin/vglrun: ligne 257 : exec: vblank_mode=0 : non trouvé (not found)
    The correct command is:
    Code:
    vblank_mode=0 optirun glxspheres
    Main: Leap 42.2 Gnome on i7 4720HQ + Geforce GTX960M
    Test: Leap 42.3 (& others) on Core2Duo + GM965

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    Default Re: Leap 42.3 Optimus laptop - nvidia-prime - bumblebee

    Quote Originally Posted by OrsoBruno View Post
    Hi, ASUS might have used non-standard "tricks" to maximize performance in their "G" series, so your mileage might vary.
    AFAIK my recommendations from that previous post still hold true, but I haven't tested it myself on Leap 42.3 yet.
    Also be aware that recent Nvidia drivers use GLVND https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/t...aller-package/ so ensure that any guide you rely on has updated information.
    Should you find problems relating to the drivers feel free to ask, better if in the Hardware subforum where most experts hang around.
    I will read the link.

    Thank you
    Thanks for helping. JCD
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    Default Re: Leap 42.3 Optimus laptop - nvidia-prime - bumblebee

    Reading once more : https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_Bumblebee
    And the particular point : OPTIONAL: Install NVIDIA driver
    As my mother language is not English, I would like to know if I understood well that in case I plan to install the Nvidia proprietary driver I just follow the procedure with nouveau from the beginning, then continue the procedure under the optional option "OPTIONAL: Install NVIDIA driver"
    Thanks for helping. JCD
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    Default Re: Leap 42.3 Optimus laptop - nvidia-prime - bumblebee

    Quote Originally Posted by OrsoBruno View Post
    The correct command is:
    Code:
    vblank_mode=0 optirun glxspheres
    I don't think so, but may be the result is the same (I don't have the proprietary driver installed right now), for sure my code line works with this proprietary driver (extraordinary fast).

    But I don't use the video acceleration (not now, at least), I use mostly optirun with ffpmeg to conversion.

    I didn't find real way to evaluate the speed gain

    and yes, I guess the proprietary driver have to be installed in addition to nouveau (I don't know if nouveau can be removed), it's the "driver=" somewhere that make the change.

    Warning: using nvidia-xconfig creates on my ASUS N550JK an xorg.conf file that *prevent* booting.

    jdd

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    Default Re: Leap 42.3 Optimus laptop - nvidia-prime - bumblebee

    Quote Originally Posted by jcdole View Post
    Reading once more : https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_Bumblebee
    And the particular point : OPTIONAL: Install NVIDIA driver
    As my mother language is not English, I would like to know if I understood well that in case I plan to install the Nvidia proprietary driver I just follow the procedure with nouveau from the beginning, then continue the procedure under the optional option "OPTIONAL: Install NVIDIA driver"
    Yes, that is correct. Please note that Nouveau is not "uninstalled" but "blacklisted" to give a chance to the proprietary driver:
    Blacklist nouveau (even if you plan to use nouveau driver):
    Code:
    echo "blacklist nouveau" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/99-local.conf
    sudo mkinitrd
    Also please note that bumblebee with Nouveau didn't work on an Asus of mine on Leap 42.2 so I had to install the proprietary driver, but your mileage might vary.
    Main: Leap 42.2 Gnome on i7 4720HQ + Geforce GTX960M
    Test: Leap 42.3 (& others) on Core2Duo + GM965

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    Default Re: Leap 42.3 Optimus laptop - nvidia-prime - bumblebee

    Quote Originally Posted by jdd View Post
    but it's pretty hard to know if bumblebee runs and with what result, due to limitation in nouveau

    Code:
    optirun vblank_mode=0 glxspheres
    /usr/bin/vglrun: ligne 257 : exec: vblank_mode=0 : non trouvé (not found)
    Quote Originally Posted by jdd View Post
    I don't think so, but may be the result is the same (I don't have the proprietary driver installed right now), for sure my code line works with this proprietary driver (extraordinary fast).
    No, it doesn't work: "optirun" requires an executable, not a parameter.
    Main: Leap 42.2 Gnome on i7 4720HQ + Geforce GTX960M
    Test: Leap 42.3 (& others) on Core2Duo + GM965

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