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Use intel GPU with Optimus on fedora 26 on Clevo P650RP

asked 2017-07-15 04:31:31 -0500

Maxi gravatar image

Hi

I'm trying to run intel 530 in optimus mode on my laptop. It has an option in BIOS to switch between discrete GPU (Nvidia) and optimus mode.

When discrete GPU is activated there are no problems. The driver was installed from negativo17 site.

However when I switch Optimus the NVidia driver loads. I checked with lspci that intel GPU is visible. Using advice from https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/185062 I found that Nvidia GPU is running.

I would like to use Intel gpu and switch to nvidia when needed and in discrete GPU mode the nvidia. I found on https://blogs.gnome.org/uraeus/2017/06/ that authors will try to use hybrid GPU in next release.

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answered 2017-08-17 12:45:42 -0500

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Yes, it seems that for now you should use Bumblebee ( https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bumblebee ) if you want to run on NVidia only when needed with the binary NVidia driver. (But I think what you want is already available if you use nouveau driver rather than the binary driver.

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I'm using Bumblebee with NVidia proprietary drivers. In F26 I had to create a custom xorg.conf in order for X to start on the Intel GPU, that wasn't necessary on F25 and previous versions. I'm not sure whether this setup will work on Wayland, I'm using F26 KDE spin with Xorg.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2017-08-17 14:28:47 -0500 )edit

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