Nvidia card correctly working?


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

I do NOT have




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

zypper dup

I installed/updated a bunch of Nvidia drivers and got the following output:

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:

# 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:

 # 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=16]
    Memory at 80000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256]
    I/O ports at f000 [size=64]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [disabled] [size=128]
    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=32]
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=16]
    Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256]
    Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32]
    I/O ports at e000 [size=128]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at ed000000 [disabled] [size=512]
    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?

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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