I have a ThinkPad W541 with Nvidia Quadro K1100m. I am trying to setup SUSE-Prime package.
It works however regardless of whether I select intel, intel2 or nvidia, nvidia gpu will always be turned on.
[bbswitch] NVIDIA card is ON
As far as I understand this is due to render offloading feature in 440 driver.
The problem is, that nvidia power management works only with Turing GPU. K1100m is Kepler, so driver itself cannot power off the GPU completely.
Here comes my question: is it possible to use SUSE-Prime the old way (intel = intel GPU only, nvidia = nvidia GPU only) without render offloading?
I read about this on GitHub page of SUSE-Prime, but I am confused, since the solution with bbswitch seems to apply only to older drivers.
Additionally, if you’re unable to make suse-prime work (we’ll provide as much assistance as we can here but like Malcolm I don’t have immediate access to a machine with an nVidia GPU), you also have the option to implement the older, “tried and true” way configuring Bumblebee.
This sounds like a permissions problem, not a code or content bug.
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