I’ve searched on the internet, watched some videos, read documentations. However, I can’t understand somehow how optimus works. Firstly, I have installed Fedora 33 on my laptop, and I have dual GPU(Nvidia/Intel). I didn’t do anything, Fedora did everything about drivers and probably installed open-source drivers. But I want to install non-free Nvidia drivers on my optimus laptop. Fedora docs directed me to rpm fusion webpage. I found this guide to install drivers by using rpm fusion on normal GPUs and also found for Optimus laptops. Now here is my questions:
- How can I install Nvidia drivers according to rpm fusion guides? As far as I understand I just type this:
sudo dnf update -y # and reboot if you are not on the latest kernel sudo dnf install akmod-nvidia # rhel/centos users can use kmod-nvidia instead sudo dnf install xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda #optional for cuda/nvdec/nvenc support
and then I don’t need to do anything. Because “On Fedora 30 and later, with NVIDIA driver 440.31+, there is nothing else to be done beyound normal driver installation.” is written. Is this method correct? Is there anything to do for optimus except this?
How does Nvidia PRIME work? I don’t want to set Nvidia as primary because then battery will be a problem. I want to use both Nvidia and Intel.
What is Dynamic Power Management? Should I enable it after the driver installation?
I know that I asked a lot of questions, but I am really confused about them, and I am not a hardcore Linux user. Thanks in advance.