• Can't install bumblebee properly

    2019-02-04 18:44:29 [INFO]: Antergos Nvidia Installer v1.17
    2019-02-04 18:44:29 [INFO]: All logs will be stored in /tmp/nvidia-installer.log
    2019-02-04 18:44:29 [INFO]: Running the installer in testing mode…
    2019-02-04 18:44:29 [INFO]: Installing bumblebee driver…
    2019-02-04 18:44:29 [INFO]: Removing conflicting packages…
    2019-02-04 18:44:29 [INFO]: Downloading and installing driver packages, please wait…
    2019-02-04 18:44:29 [INFO]: pacman -Sqy --noconfirm --noprogressbar bumblebee mesa xf86-video-intel nvidia virtualgl nvidia-settings bbswitch lib32-nvidia-utils lib32-virtualgl lib32-mesa nvidia-lts bbswitch-dkms
    2019-02-04 18:44:29 [INFO]: Adding user nad to bumblebee group…
    2019-02-04 18:44:29 [INFO]: gpasswd -a nad bumblebee
    2019-02-04 18:44:29 [INFO]: Adding user nad to video group…
    2019-02-04 18:44:29 [INFO]: gpasswd -a nad video
    2019-02-04 18:44:29 [INFO]: Enabling bumblebeed.service service…
    2019-02-04 18:44:29 [INFO]: systemctl enable bumblebeed.service
    2019-02-04 18:44:29 [INFO]: Patching /usr/share/applications/nvidia-settings.desktop…
    2019-02-04 18:44:29 [INFO]: sed -i s|Exec=/usr/bin/nvidia-settings|Exec=optirun -b none /usr/bin/nvidia-settings -c :8| /usr/share/applications/nvidia-settings.desktop
    2019-02-04 18:44:29 [INFO]: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nvidia.conf not found. That’s ok.
    2019-02-04 18:44:29 [INFO]: Installation finished. Nothing has been modified as testing mode was ON.

  • @konstantinova
    Thanks, that looks good, but strange it didn’t work.

  • https://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gtx-950m

    is a optimus card…

    but make it sure with the output of this command:

    lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]]'

    geforce-gtx-950m is not listed in the known working cards inside Antergos bumblebee wiki entry…

    Without a full bootlog journalctl -b -0 or pastbin it:
    journalctl -b -0 | curl -F [email protected] https://ptpb.pw/?u=1 and give the link here it will give out after processing the command.
    I can not see what exactly is going wrong.

  • @joekamprad
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 530 [8086:191b] (rev 06) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    01:00.0 3D controller [0302]: NVIDIA Corporation GM107M [GeForce GTX 950M] [10de:139a] (rev a2)

    journalctl -b -1

  • @konstantinova
    I suppose the journal is when you have only Intel graphics driver installed.

    Can you provide journal and xorg log (/var/log/Xorg.0.log) after you have installed nvidia drivers and bumblebee and rebooted?

    You probably need to use console, like Ctrl-Alt-F2 to get to the console.

  • @manuel
    I’ve tried to install bumblebee only for 4.20.6-arch1-1-ARCH. thats why I’ve send previous boot(4.20.6-arch1-1-ARCH) not current (using lts kernel)
    I also can’t switch to console while trying to boot with main kernel Ctrl-Alt-F2/F3/F4/F5/F6 doesn’t work (have to turn off laptop using power button)
    If I install nvidia-lts bbswitch-dkms, I won’t be able to boot with lts kernel too.

  • Errors from my first post were because I forgot to add nvidia-lts during bumblebee installation. As @joekamprad mentioned. And booted with lts kernel, no wonder there were errors. I was dumb. Now the problem is that I can’t boot if I install bumblebee.

  • My advice is, make a clean installation and try this:

    • Install the last avaliable version of nvidia drivers (Don’t reboot yet).
    • Install the package optimus-manager (or Take it from github)
    • Follow the steps described in “installation” and “usage

    And thats it, after you reboot your computer everything should be working fine. See more.

  • Out of curiosity, can you just use Prime?

    My wife’s laptop is an older gaming laptop with hybrid graphics… Intel Sandy Bridge & a GeForce 920M. I installed the NVidia proprietary graphics driver, and using the NVidia control panel, set it to use the Intel graphics as default. Then for anything I want to run using the NVidia graphics, I just edited the launcher to invoke it with “PRIME_RUN=1 %command%” (that’s the Steam-specific edit you’d need to make… Lutris actually has a checkbox in the launcher settings to use Prime, and is easier to configure in that respect). While the laptop absolutely supports bumblebee as a launcher, and I have actually used bumblebee on it, I found that Prime was much less headache to get working and was a set it & forget it method.

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