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    Default Re: bumblebee not working

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    I don't have this hardware so can't really advise specifically. Is this what you tried already?
    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_Bumblebee
    *The Tumbleweed steps in particular

    It might help others to help you if you can explain what you've tried, and where you got to etc.
    Yes, I followed the official SDB which didn't get the Nvidia card working. My results are exactly those of the OP of this thread. I also tried the steps listed here: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...85#post2873785
    Those didn't work either, the end result is the same, unfortunately.

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    Default Re: bumblebee not working

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Perhaps a good idea to show the output of the following...
    Code:
    sudo systemctl status bumblebeed
    sudo systemctl status dkms
    Alright, here you go:

    Code:
    ● bumblebeed.service - Bumblebee C Daemon
       Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/bumblebeed.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
       Active: active (running) since Wed 2019-02-06 09:00:14 CET; 16min ago
     Main PID: 2082 (bumblebeed)
        Tasks: 1 (limit: 4915)
       Memory: 1.9M
       CGroup: /system.slice/bumblebeed.service
               └─2082 /usr/sbin/bumblebeed
    And the DKMS service:

    Code:
    ● dkms.service - Dynamic Kernel Modules System
       Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/dkms.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
       Active: active (exited) since Wed 2019-02-06 09:00:14 CET; 16min ago
      Process: 1186 ExecStart=/usr/lib/systemd/system/dkms.systemd start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
     Main PID: 1186 (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    
    feb 06 09:00:13 linux systemd[1]: Starting Dynamic Kernel Modules System...
    feb 06 09:00:14 linux dkms.systemd[1186]: modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'nvidia_drm': No such device
    feb 06 09:00:14 linux dkms.systemd[1186]: modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'nvidia': No such device
    feb 06 09:00:14 linux dkms.systemd[1186]: modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'nvidia_modeset': No such device
    feb 06 09:00:14 linux dkms.systemd[1186]: modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'nvidia_uvm': No such device
    feb 06 09:00:14 linux systemd[1]: Started Dynamic Kernel Modules System.
    Okay, so it seems it can't find an NVidia module to load?

    Zypper has this to say:

    Code:
    $ zypper se nvidia
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    S  | Name                   | Summary                                                                       | Type      
    ---+------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------
    i+ | nvidia-bumblebee       | Installer for the proprietary graphics driver for GeForce 6xxx and newer GPUs | package   
       | nvidia-bumblebee       | Installer for the proprietary graphics driver for GeForce 6xxx and newer GPUs | srcpackage
    i+ | nvidia-bumblebee-32bit | Installer for the proprietary graphics driver for GeForce 6xxx and newer GPUs | package   
       | nvidia-texture-tools   | NVIDIA Texture Tools                                                          | package   
       | pcp-pmda-nvidia-gpu    | Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) metrics for the Nvidia GPU                         | package
    That's just the installer, not the actual driver? Doesn't the installation process pull that in? Guess we know why there's no driver to load. Doesn't seem to be one there?

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    Default Re: bumblebee not working

    I have removed everything of Bumblebee that I could find, reversed all the steps from the official documentation and then did everything very carefully again, from scratch. However, the problem remains. The system can't activate the NVidia card when requested. I guess Bumblebee doesn't work on the Dell XPS 9570 for some reason which I can't fathom.

    Unfortunately, I can't do things the old way, just disable the Intel card in the BIOS and run only on NVidia, so I can't use my discrete graphics at all, which seems a shame. I'm open to suggestions, help, etc... Anyone?

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    Default Re: bumblebee not working

    Quote Originally Posted by joopberis View Post
    . I'm open to suggestions, help, etc... Anyone?
    From https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_Bumblebee
    Add yourself to the video group (here "username" should be replaced with your real username):
    Code:
    sudo usermod -aG video username
    This hint helped me get my NVidia GTX 1050 to display my X session. But it wasn’t the whole story. I had to add the display managers I used (SDDM and, later, KDM) to the »video« group as well:
    Code:
    sudo usermod -aG video username
    sudo usermod -aG video sddm
    # ... and months later, sudo usermod -aG video kdm — as I learned by trial and error that KDM is much faster than SDDM with autologins
    Some users with similar Bumblebee/NVidia problems solved have told me these usermods weren’t necessary anymore with Leap+Tumbleweed, but it can’t hurt to try.

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    Default Re: bumblebee not working

    @unix111: Thank you for your suggestion. It won't hurt to try.
    I'll report back here with my findings once I've had time to test!

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    Default Re: bumblebee not working

    Unfortunately, adding the sddm user to the video group makes no difference with regards to the error message. It's still:

    Code:
    optirun glxgears
    [   71.659381] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not enable discrete graphics card
    
    [   71.659415] [ERROR]Aborting because fallback start is disabled.

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