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Re: Primus laptops

#21 Post by dolphin_oracle » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:18 am

richb wrote:
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richb wrote:Just a reminder as I stated earlier in a post in different thread, I tried this on my Optimus laptop without success,
did you not install bumblebee? they conflict.
I had it installed, but deleted it and as I recall any config files associated with it.
thanks rich.

how do you run a steam game with bumblebee? I know we can use "primusrun appname" but does that work for apps in steam for instance that are launched from inside that app?
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Re: Primus laptops

#22 Post by richb » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:31 am

Have not tried running steam games. None are installed. I will try that.
I have started from scratch. uninstalling and re-installing the nVidia driver. I am in the middle of it. As you already know bumblebee gets installed automatically.

Before I delete it, I will see about steam games.
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Re: Primus laptops

#23 Post by richb » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:42 am

I installed steam but requires an account be opened, which I really do not want to do. Too many accounts all over the place as it is, and I do not intend to use the app. If you really think it would be helpful I will do it.

EDIT: Will have to regroup. Lost the ability to boot to a desktop. The same thing happened the last time I installed the nViia driver. I get a message when running the nVidia Control app that no xorg.conf is detected, run xserver.config. When I do so the file is created but no desktop. The solution was to delete xorg.conf and fall back to the intel driver. Wheels within wheels.
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Re: Primus laptops

#24 Post by dirkme » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:18 am

richb wrote:I installed steam but requires an account be opened, which I really do not want to do. Too many accounts all over the place as it is, and I do not intend to use the app. If you really think it would be helpful I will do it.

EDIT: Will have to regroup. Lost the ability to boot to a desktop. The same thing happened the last time I installed the nViia driver. I get a message when running the nVidia Control app that no xorg.conf is detected, run xserver.config. When I do so the file is created but no desktop. The solution was to delete xorg.conf and fall back to the intel driver. Wheels within wheels.
I have the same problem, right now I make a snapshot, will burn it on my usb drive to put my install back on after fail.... and usual it fails.

For me, bumblebee runs my CPU on full power and cooks my laptop, not an option.

I thought the hint that Solus, some kind of installs the Nvidia driver and Xubuntu did too, would help.

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Re: Primus laptops

#25 Post by dolphin_oracle » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:23 am

richb wrote:I installed steam but requires an account be opened, which I really do not want to do. Too many accounts all over the place as it is, and I do not intend to use the app. If you really think it would be helpful I will do it.

EDIT: Will have to regroup. Lost the ability to boot to a desktop. The same thing happened the last time I installed the nViia driver. I get a message when running the nVidia Control app that no xorg.conf is detected, run xserver.config. When I do so the file is created but no desktop. The solution was to delete xorg.conf and fall back to the intel driver. Wheels within wheels.

yes, the debian guidance is to not create an xorg.conf file when using bumblebee. I don't know about the nvidia-prime thing because its new territory with no debian solution. in a dual video setup under bumblebee, you let the intel driver do all the regular stuff and hand off to the nvidia card whatever you want thru primusrun. I don't think nvidia-xsettings in this situation should even work.
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Re: Primus laptops

#26 Post by dolphin_oracle » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:27 am

dirkme wrote:
richb wrote:I installed steam but requires an account be opened, which I really do not want to do. Too many accounts all over the place as it is, and I do not intend to use the app. If you really think it would be helpful I will do it.

EDIT: Will have to regroup. Lost the ability to boot to a desktop. The same thing happened the last time I installed the nViia driver. I get a message when running the nVidia Control app that no xorg.conf is detected, run xserver.config. When I do so the file is created but no desktop. The solution was to delete xorg.conf and fall back to the intel driver. Wheels within wheels.
I have the same problem, right now I make a snapshot, will burn it on my usb drive to put my install back on after fail.... and usual it fails.

For me, bumblebee runs my CPU on full power and cooks my laptop, not an option.

I thought the hint that Solus, some kind of installs the Nvidia driver and Xubuntu did too, would help.
it might, but most of us don't have these dual-video setups, so testing is problematic. Its extremely frustrating to try to write installers for drivers and devices that you don't have in your possession, as you have to wait for some kind of feedback to continue. its one reason ddm-mx spits out so much info into its log and terminal outputs. I don't have any nvidia parts to test with, and I'm not sure kmathern (who has helped a ton with ddm-mx) has any of these parts either.

the nvidia-prime package that stevo pulled in is the ubuntu/xubuntu one, redone a little.
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-17
lenovo s21e & 100s - antiX-17, MX17(live-usb)
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Re: Primus laptops

#27 Post by dirkme » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:45 am

dolphin_oracle wrote:
dirkme wrote:
richb wrote:I installed steam but requires an account be opened, which I really do not want to do. Too many accounts all over the place as it is, and I do not intend to use the app. If you really think it would be helpful I will do it.

EDIT: Will have to regroup. Lost the ability to boot to a desktop. The same thing happened the last time I installed the nViia driver. I get a message when running the nVidia Control app that no xorg.conf is detected, run xserver.config. When I do so the file is created but no desktop. The solution was to delete xorg.conf and fall back to the intel driver. Wheels within wheels.
I have the same problem, right now I make a snapshot, will burn it on my usb drive to put my install back on after fail.... and usual it fails.

For me, bumblebee runs my CPU on full power and cooks my laptop, not an option.

I thought the hint that Solus, some kind of installs the Nvidia driver and Xubuntu did too, would help.
it might, but most of us don't have these dual-video setups, so testing is problematic. Its extremely frustrating to try to write installers for drivers and devices that you don't have in your possession, as you have to wait for some kind of feedback to continue. its one reason ddm-mx spits out so much info into its log and terminal outputs. I don't have any nvidia parts to test with, and I'm not sure kmathern (who has helped a ton with ddm-mx) has any of these parts either.

the nvidia-prime package that stevo pulled in is the ubuntu/xubuntu one, redone a little.
Trust me, I regret buying that machine so much, never again an optimus anything in my life. I just made a life image ISO and burned it, ready to test you code ;-)

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Re: Primus laptops

#28 Post by dirkme » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:25 am

Just wondering, I thought I posted that already.

ran your code, pretended to install Nvidia drivers and after restart Nvidia settings telling me there isn't a Nvidia driver installed.

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Re: Primus laptops

#29 Post by dolphin_oracle » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:37 am

dirkme

can you post this info:

Code: Select all

$ lspci |grep VGA
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lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-17
lenovo s21e & 100s - antiX-17, MX17(live-usb)
FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: Primus laptops

#30 Post by dolphin_oracle » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:47 am

doing a lot of reading..the nvidia-prime type solutions may require a higher xorg than is currently available in mx-16. might have better luck with mx17.
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-17
lenovo s21e & 100s - antiX-17, MX17(live-usb)
FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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