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Title: Nvidia+Intel Hybrid GPU on Dell XPS 15
Post by: NuperS00b on 2018/01/02, 00:04:44
Trying to get nvidia-driver working on Dell XPS 15 9530, have followed the wikis for nvidia driver installation and bumblebee, the intel driver works fine but when i run nvidia-xconfig and reboot I only get tty....and deleting the xorg.conf file and then rebooting returns my system graphical login....# lsmod does not show nvidia, nv, or nouveau drivers loaded...how to fix?

Intel iGPU:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)

NVidia dGPU;
02:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 750M] (rev ff)

# nvidia-detect    recommends nvidia-driver

Thanx in advance
Title: Re: Nvidia+Intel Hybrid GPU on Dell XPS 15
Post by: towo on 2018/01/02, 06:38:55
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but when i run nvidia-xconfig
There is no single wiki for bumblebee, where you have to run that command!
After running nvidia-xconfig it's absolute normal, that you won't get a running X on an optimus system!
Title: Re: Nvidia+Intel Hybrid GPU on Dell XPS 15
Post by: dibl on 2018/01/02, 11:07:28
Not sure which wiki you followed, but I would use this one (https://wiki.debian.org/Bumblebee). Note that it says not to use nvidia-xconfig.


You should follow the "newer than Wheezy" instructions.


I would skip the 32-bit/multiarch section unless you know for sure that you need it.


Disclaimer: I have not configured a bumblebee setup, just trying to point you in a better direction.
Title: Re: Nvidia+Intel Hybrid GPU on Dell XPS 15
Post by: NuperS00b on 2018/01/02, 21:08:20
@towo
I'm not sure that i need bumblebee, all i want is working intel and nvidia drivers.  If I need bumblebee, how do I make it work?  Do I need to write an xconfig file?  If you could elaborate on what you said about not getting a working X that would be awesome. 

@dibl
I realized that the debian wiki says that it's not required, but by following that wiki no changes occurred nor did the nvidia drivers get loaded

Do I not need 32 bit libraries for Steam?

Basically I'd just like to run games through Steam. 

My specs:
Dell XPS 15 9530
Intel iGPU:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)

NVidia dGPU;
02:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 750M] (rev ff)

Siduction is up to date.


Thank you everybody for your responses!
Title: Re: Nvidia+Intel Hybrid GPU on Dell XPS 15
Post by: towo on 2018/01/02, 21:10:47
On Optimus you really need bumblebee, if you want to use the nvidia gpu.All you need for this setup is written in the debian bumblebee wiki page.
Title: Re: Nvidia+Intel Hybrid GPU on Dell XPS 15
Post by: dibl on 2018/01/02, 21:24:23

Note the post-installation instructions -- you need to make a bumblebee group if the package installation doesn't do that automatically, and you need to add your user to the group.


Quote from: NuperS00b
Do I not need 32 bit libraries for Steam?


YES. Again, follow the Debian wiki (https://wiki.debian.org/Steam) for instructions.

Title: Re: Nvidia+Intel Hybrid GPU on Dell XPS 15
Post by: NuperS00b on 2018/01/03, 11:59:07
I've got bumblebee and primus installed.  Running "# apt install nvidia-driver" outputs something strange:


My computer hisses/has electronic whistle whenever I run "# apt install nvidia-driver" and outputs:

"gzip: stdout: No space left on device"

"dpkg: error processing package initramfs-tools (--configure):
 installed initramfs-tools package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1"


getting some other odd returns as well:

# du -c /boot
12    /boot/lost+found
3961    /boot/grub/locale
1333    /boot/grub/fonts
2029    /boot/grub/i386-pc
9678    /boot/grub
117952    /boot
117952    total
(the math doesn't add up)


I deleted all old kernels and related files and still don't have any space on /boot

@_@ so confused....
Title: Re: Nvidia+Intel Hybrid GPU on Dell XPS 15
Post by: devil on 2018/01/03, 12:32:53
What does
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df -h tell you?
Title: Re: Nvidia+Intel Hybrid GPU on Dell XPS 15
Post by: NuperS00b on 2018/01/03, 20:13:56
SOLVED!!

installed all nvidia packages and related libraries from experimental repo

the /boot partition is also fixed now. the problem was that /boot is 128 MB which is not much for siduction, i would recommend to anyone else to make it 512 MB.

All fixed now

Thank you to everyone for your help!