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    Quote Originally Posted by johngwalker View Post
    I gather that Mesa is a 3D package. There’s a nouveau plugin installed in my openSuse. I’ve tried running both with and without it being installed and the results are the same.

    Somehow, installing and deinstalling the G06 Nvidia drivers has created a problem I need to get rid of. At the very least I’d like to back to where I was previously.
    Solved the Mesa problem by a process of elimination. I accidentally uninstalled firmware module for nvidia.

    So back to square one.

    So I’m looking for how to debug the nvidia driver problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johngwalker View Post
    Solved the Mesa problem by a process of elimination. I accidentally uninstalled firmware module for nvidia.

    So back to square one.

    So I’m looking for how to debug the nvidia driver problem.
    Hi
    What does the output of nvidia-smi (assuming the driver is installed) show?
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    What does the output of nvidia-smi (assuming the driver is installed) show?
    Thanks for the prompt reply.

    I’ll try that and post the output when I have time, hopefully tomorrow.

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    Is this a laptop. If so, you are running with Optimus hardware (Intel+NVIDIA GPUs) which requires special handling. You need SUSE-prime installed to control the selection of which GPU you want in control

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    Is this a laptop. If so, you are running with Optimus hardware (Intel+NVIDIA GPUs) which requires special handling. You need SUSE-prime installed to control the selection of which GPU you want in control

    If the NVIDIA is a built in GPU it may not have any dedicated memory it would use sections of main memory

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Is this a laptop. If so, you are running with Optimus hardware (Intel+NVIDIA GPUs) which requires special handling. You need SUSE-prime installed to control the selection of which GPU you want in control

    If the NVIDIA is a built in GPU it may not have any dedicated memory it would use sections of main memory
    No, it’s an Alienware desktop. The check I did above suggests it has memory, and I was running things okay under Leap 15.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    What does the output of nvidia-smi (assuming the driver is installed) show?
    The output from nvidia-smi:

    Code:
    NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the 
    latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.
    
    This confirms what I thought. Something is missing from my installation of the nvidia driver. So what do I do to find out why it isn't loading?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johngwalker View Post
    The output from nvidia-smi:

    Code:
    NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the 
    latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.
    
    This confirms what I thought. Something is missing from my installation of the nvidia driver. So what do I do to find out why it isn't loading?
    Hi
    Does `inxi -G` show the nvidia driver in use? What driver are you using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Does `inxi -G` show the nvidia driver in use? What driver are you using?
    Apologies for the slow response to attempts to help me. I have to reinstall G06 every time. Normally I'm using Nouveau, as stated in the original post.

    This is with G06 installed via Yast. Except it failed to load.

    Code:
    inxi -GGraphics:
      Device-1: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 980] driver: N/A
      Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.20.3 with: Xwayland
        driver: X: loaded: nouveau
        unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa failed: nvidia
        gpu: N/A resolution: 800x600~75Hz
      OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 11.0.1 256 bits)
        v: 4.5 Mesa 20.2.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by johngwalker View Post
    Apologies for the slow response to attempts to help me. I have to reinstall G06 every time. Normally I'm using Nouveau, as stated in the original post.

    This is with G06 installed via Yast. Except it failed to load.

    Code:
    inxi -GGraphics:
      Device-1: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 980] driver: N/A
      Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.20.3 with: Xwayland
        driver: X: loaded: nouveau
        unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa failed: nvidia
        gpu: N/A resolution: 800x600~75Hz
      OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 11.0.1 256 bits)
        v: 4.5 Mesa 20.2.4
    Hi
    Now your running Xwayland, before you were running X11_kwin? Not really sure, is nouveau blacklisted and initrd rebuilt?
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