• Dell Precision 5520 with NVIDIA Quadro M1200


    Hi all,

    I’m writing an article on switching to Linux as a professional for 2 weeks, working together with Dell.
    They were so kind as to provide a few laptops, docks and peripherals.

    The XPS is working quite alright, the dock is giving me some issues, but most of all, it’s underpowered for my use.
    I have a quite hefty Precision 5520 with touch screen and an NVIDIA Quadro M1200 that I would like to use.

    Now, (of course) the NVIDIA drivers are giving me lots of trouble, none of the walk-throughs I have found have worked for me so far.
    The last thing I tried now:

    • Installing the official NVIDIA drivers (.run file) > got just a mouse pointer
    • Installed nvidia-utils, ran nvidia-xconfig > get psmouse serio1: synaptics: Unable to initialize device

    Is there anyone willing to help me out and provide me with some feedback, so I can get the most out of this opportunity,
    and hopefully convince a few people that these things will be solved soon? :-) I am a Linux fan and I would love to tell a good story.

    Much obliged!

  • @ort said in Dell Precision 5520 with NVIDIA Quadro M1200:

    Precision 5520

    Is this bumblebee may be?

    discrete + Full Power Graphic cards intel+nvidia???
    https://antergos.com/wiki/hardware/bumblebee-for-nvidia-optimus/

    You can check with: lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]]'

  • Hey @joekamprad, thanks for getting back!

    The Quadro M1200 is not an Optimus card, so I’m presuming it’s not supported by Bumblebee.
    https://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/optimus/supported-gpus

  • O.K. so then it is not a good idea to use the *.run binary installer from Nvidia on Arch based systems, also nvidia-xconfig is not needed for make X work…

    We have this little tool here called nvidia-installer in Antergos Repo:

    sudo pacman -S nvidia-installer
    nvidia-installer -t (to test if it works as it should)
    if no errors presented
    sudo nvidia-installer
    if your card is not in the list you can force installation:
    sudo nvidia-installer -f

  • O.K. so then it is not a good idea to use the *.run binary installer from Nvidia on Arch based systems, also nvidia-xconfig is not needed for make X work…

    This is however the package they offer as download for this specific card, through their site.

    0_1505138090585_Screen Shot 2017-09-11 at 15.54.31.jpg
    0_1505138099773_Screen Shot 2017-09-11 at 15.54.11.jpg

    We have this little tool here called nvidia-installer in Antergos Repo:

    I’m fairly sure I also tried this, but I’m willing to give it another go.
    If it fails, how can I roll back? Just -Rns the package?

    Thanks for your assistance.

  • nvidia-installer is a programm if you install it do not change anything but is able to reset the driver also to default nouveau with:

    sudo nvidia-installer -n
    sudo nvidia-installer -h will give you all options as help output

    and current nvidia driver from archlinux/antergos:

    extra/nvidia 384.69-2 so it will fit with that what nvidia say to you…

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