Here is the output of lspci | grep -i NVIDIA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK104M [GeForce GTX 670MX] (rev a1) 01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GK104 HDMI Audio Controller (rev a1) 02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK104M [GeForce GTX 670MX] (rev a1) 02:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GK104 HDMI Audio Controller (rev a1)
The nvidia site mentions this card is Optimus capable.
Question: Does it mean it actually is an Optimus card? Do I need to install bumblebee?
I never used bumblebee before on Ubuntu (Linux Mint), and it worked great with proprietary drivers without anything else added (it seems to me at least). I don’t see any Intel GPU or anything here…
I also find this suspicious that I have 2 HDMI audio devices when I have only one HDMi port, that’s why I listed those here too, just in case.
I tried to follow the bumblebee guide on the [bumblebee-for-nvidia-optimus @ antewiki] (can’t post link, Akismet complains it’s spam somehow), but it didn’t work so far. Plus, some sections are written before the system install step, but it seems they can only be done after system install. it’s a bit confusing.
The fact that I have no Intel GPU makes me doubt I need to follow the bumblebee guide, but on the other hand, stock proprietary drivers don’t work at all for me on Antergos.
If I don’t install with proprietary drivers during install, nouveau works okay, but I have trouble replacing nouveau with proprietary drivers post install.
Question: what would be standard steps you suggest I take to investigate this? Any tips on how to swap drivers without the display manager not starting later on?