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Dual install MX18 and PopOS on System76 Oryx-Pro

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Re: Dual install MX18 and PopOS on System76 Oryx-Pro

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Post by curtvaughan » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:53 pm

Stevo wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:00 pm
Does the Oryx use Optimus, or does it require those PopOS applets to switch the GPUs? The output of "System Information" would help.

It turns out we needed to also install virtualgl (plus virtualgl-libs:i386 for 64-bit) to get Bumblebee working on several test laptops, so the Nvidia Installer has been updated to add those.

There's been a request to also port over "nvidia-prime" from Ubuntu, but I think you need to boot with systemd to have that work.
Yes, I believe the Oryx is the only laptop System76 puts out with the Optimus option. The current configuration is using the nouveau graphics driver. I just, as per advice above, installed the NVIDIA drivers via MX Tools. I'll know after a reboot whether that works.

$ inxi -Fx|more
System: Host: curt-mxlinux Kernel: 4.19.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: MX-18_x64 Continuum Dec 20 2018
base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)
Machine: Type: Laptop System: System76 product: Oryx Pro v: oryp4 serial: <root required>
Mobo: System76 model: Oryx Pro v: oryp4 serial: <root required> UEFI: System76
v: 1.07.11RSA4-0 date: 12/04/2018
Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 58.5 Wh condition: 58.5/53.2 Wh (110%) model: Notebook BAT
status: Full
CPU: Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-8750H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake
rev: A L2 cache: 9216 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 52992
Speed: 997 MHz min/max: 800/4100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 801 4: 800
5: 800 6: 800 7: 800 8: 800 9: 800 10: 800 11: 800 12: 800
Graphics: Device-1: Intel driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
Device-2: NVIDIA GP106M [GeForce GTX 1060] driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: modesetting,nouveau unloaded: fbdev,vesa
resolution: 1920x1080~144Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics 630 (Coffeelake 3x8 GT2)
v: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.6 direct render: Yes
Audio: Device-1: Intel driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-1-amd64
Network: Device-1: Intel driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 4000 bus ID: 03:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 74:70:fd:eb:95:10
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169
v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 04:00.0
IF: eth0 state: down mac: 80:fa:5b:5f:b4:b1
Drives: Local Storage: total: 2.29 TiB used: 5.61 GiB (0.2%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 970 PRO 512GB size: 476.94 GiB
ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST2000LX001-1RG174 size: 1.82 TiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 152.80 GiB used: 5.32 GiB (3.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5
ID-2: /home size: 650.72 GiB used: 297.8 MiB (0.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
ID-3: swap-1 size: 32.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 48 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info: Processes: 258 Uptime: 15m Memory: 31.25 GiB used: 1.27 GiB (4.0%) Init: SysVinit
runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12 inxi: 3.0.25
curt@curt-mxlinux:~

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Re: Dual install MX18 and PopOS on System76 Oryx-Pro

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Post by Stevo » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:04 pm

Maybe the updated MX Nvidia installer will get Bumblebee working on your new laptop out of the box, it shouldn't hurt to try. If it works, the output of

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optirun glxspheres64
in code tags like above would be nice.

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Re: Dual install MX18 and PopOS on System76 Oryx-Pro

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Post by curtvaughan » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:21 pm

Well, after installing the NVIDIA drivers via MX-tools, I was given a warning by the installer that the NVIDIA proprietary drivers were incompatible with the currently installed Nouveau drivers, but that a reboot would correct the problem. I rebooted, but got a black screen with the following message:

mmc0: Unknown controller version (3). You may experience problems

Indeed. So I reinstalled MX and am now running again on the default Intel graphics.

Onward ...

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Re: Dual install MX18 and PopOS on System76 Oryx-Pro

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Post by curtvaughan » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:22 pm

Stevo wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:04 pm
Maybe the updated MX Nvidia installer will get Bumblebee working on your new laptop out of the box, it shouldn't hurt to try. If it works, the output of

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optirun glxspheres64
in code tags like above would be nice.
Will let you know - this is sort of a holiday project.

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Re: Dual install MX18 and PopOS on System76 Oryx-Pro

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Post by richb » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:26 pm

curtvaughan wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:22 pm
Stevo wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:04 pm
Maybe the updated MX Nvidia installer will get Bumblebee working on your new laptop out of the box, it shouldn't hurt to try. If it works, the output of

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optirun glxspheres64
in code tags like above would be nice.
Will let you know - this is sort of a holiday project.
The virtualgl package will need to be installed to get glxspheres64
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Re: Dual install MX18 and PopOS on System76 Oryx-Pro

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Post by Stevo » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:28 pm

The mmc0 controller error is probably a red herring--it's related to the SD card reader, and probably coming up with every MX boot, but it's just the last thing to show when the boot stops.

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Re: Dual install MX18 and PopOS on System76 Oryx-Pro

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Post by Stevo » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:30 pm

richb wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:26 pm

The virtualgl package will need to be installed to get glxspheres64
The updated MX Nvidia installer now installs that by default, since we found that seems to be necessary for Bumblebee now on many/most? machines. The nice thing is that formerly troublesome machines like the MSI GP63 laptop, plus at least one Dell, now have Bumblebee just work out of the box with MX 18 and the new installer.
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Re: Dual install MX18 and PopOS on System76 Oryx-Pro

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Post by richb » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:32 pm

Stevo wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:30 pm
richb wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:26 pm

The virtualgl package will need to be installed to get glxspheres64
The updated MX Nvidia installer now installs that by default, since we found that seems to be necessary for Bumblebee now on many machines.
I must have installed the nVidia driver on my laptop before that change was made.
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Re: Dual install MX18 and PopOS on System76 Oryx-Pro

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Post by Stevo » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:33 pm

richb wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:32 pm
Stevo wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:30 pm
richb wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:26 pm

The virtualgl package will need to be installed to get glxspheres64
The updated MX Nvidia installer now installs that by default, since we found that seems to be necessary for Bumblebee now on many machines.
I must have installed the nVidia driver on my laptop before that change was made.
Yes, just yesterday, in fact.

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Re: Dual install MX18 and PopOS on System76 Oryx-Pro

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Post by curtvaughan » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:48 pm

A further update. I have for the time being given up on Arch based installs with the Oryx. I haven't been successful yet in getting MX to deal with the NVIDIA card, but it does fine with the Intel. I decided to install Mint as a third boot option, and with some juryrigging with "nauveau=modeset:no" or something like that in the boot process (don't remember the exact syntax), I was able to eventually load the NVIDIA drivers and toggle between Intel and the NVIDIA card with Mint. Since MX and Mint, and even Pop_OS share Debian/Ubuntu upstreams, maybe what I did with Mint today would be relevant to MX. Anyway, I can supply the links that helped me with the Mint install if you aren't already familiar with that. Cheers, and happy holidays.

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