Nvidia Driver install while updating borked Xserver.

Yeh I was using kde neon (Ubuntu based) before and using the drivers app it just auto installed it and showed both gpu’s. I only used the Nvidia gpu one though.

I kinda got the impression bubble bee is dead…

Is there no way to just install the Nvidia driver and only use that gpu? It do they have to play together?

Maybe there is a way to disable integrated graphics in firmware/BIOS?

Can you disable the Intel in Bios/Uefi?

I looked at Ubuntu 18.04 and they are using some kind of Nvidia-PRIME configuration when the proprietary driver is installed.
There was an openSUSE equivalent called suse-prime http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/bosim:/suse-prime/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/noarch/ but it has received no updates in the last 2 years, the last time I saw it working was on Leap 42.1 and this thread https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-factory/2018-03/msg00520.html does not leave much hope…
Sorry, but I don’t know of any easy equivalent on Tumbleweed at the moment.

I checked the bios and didn’t see any option for disabling the Intel gpu.

Based on what I’ve been reading, because I have a Nvidia based card that uses Optimus and needs the Prime based software solution to utilize their proprietary software drivers that is not available for modern OpenSuse and there fore I am **** out of luck.

I haven’t read all the posts, but I think I know what borked your Xserver. The NVIDIA installer replaces some files by symlinks to it’s own versions. To recover from that, reinstall the Mesa packages . That should bring back a working Xserver, running on the Intel.

It’s seems the only way to run OpenSuse is with the open source drivers which are useless for professional work that needs the full power of the nvidia proprietary driver which I can’t install… Sigh.

Is there any talk of porting over Ubuntu’s implementation of Prime software so that laptops with Nvidia Optimus grachics cards can work with OpenSuse while using the full proprietary driver?

It looks like a lot of laptops that have Nvidia cards use Optimus and means they can only run Ubuntu flavoured distro’s of Linux.

I don’t know if you are still interested in this but I just stumbled on this https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/2018-05/msg00235.html and maybe it can serve as a starting point for you too.