Following problem: I have an Optimus ultrabook (Lenovo U31-70) with an Intel HD 5500 and a GeForce 920M. The wifi module is a Qualcomm Atheros QCA6164 802.11ac. I struggle to get bumblebee and wifi working at the same time.
I can easily get bumblebee up and running using this guide:
Installing Kernel from non-standard repos will break the video driver. When you install the a driver it is compiled to work with exiting kernel. The packages from standard repos are made to work with the standard kernel. AFAIK there are no way to install the hard way for bumblebee nvidia diver which allows a wider selection of kernels to run with and bumblebee requires special set up so you can’t use the normal NVIDIA driver packages. Maybe drop back to nouveau. Bumblebee does not require the NVIDIA driver. Another option would be to try the no bumblebee solution for Optimus based machines.
You can’t just drop a newer kernel in and expect things to work. You must compile a NVIDA driver to work with any given kernel. The driver is still attached to the older kernel and you must attach a driver to the newer kernel by hand ie the hard way. But a stock driver will not work with bumblebee it is a specially packaged driver nvidia-bumblebee made to work with the stock kernel. So you must do one of the things I suggested above.
Haha no I didn’t mean they’re related. It’s just that currently I can get one thing working – or the other. That’s slightly inconvenient. And that’s an understatement ;-).
So I was just hoping for a simple workaround e.g. another way to install the drivers for the wifi card or another way to handle the graphics card (I’m still working on that aforementioned post with nvidia-prime).
really won’t help me either. I will still have to install bbswitch (which then works for the kernel in the LEAP repo) to power off the Nvidia card but in order to get my wifi running I will have to upgrade the kernel to the one in kernel:stable…
Any other way to get my wifi up and running? Maybe except for buying a cheap usb wifi https://forums.opensuse.org/images/icons/icon6.png? Or any other ideas regarding the nvidia card? If nothing else works, is there a way to completely power down the nvidia card (like with bbswitch) so that it does not chew away my battery at least? That way I’d simply use my Intel HD while under Linux, could use the Nvidia under Windows and hopefully soon with a new release or Kernel updates my problems will be solved.