How can i enable my Nvidia Card after Installation?

Hi there!

I am using EOS on my Thinkpad T480s.
There is a built in Nvidia MX150 GPU in that system.

A few days ago i switched to 4k Displays. The Performance is sluggish. If I play any 4k Video on Youtube all 8 CPU cores are nearby 100% (using Vivaldi). Using Firefox the Performance is much better, but that anywhere I would like it to be.

So, i thought that the solution is using the internal MX150 GPU. At the moment I am using the Intel GPU.

How can I activate the nvidia card without crashing my system?

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 620 [8086:5917] (rev 07) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
01:00.0 3D controller [0302]: NVIDIA Corporation GP108M [GeForce MX150] [10de:1d12] (rev a1)

Thank you for any help!

This will not help you, but I have always had problems with 4k and YouTube on Linux. No matter what distro or computer I had. Think hardware acceleration is not good yet. CPU has to work hard.

Even for Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 620 that’s extremely high to have all 8 CPU x 100%
What’s your setup routine for drivers?

You might wanna check that out:
https://forum.endeavouros.com/t/optimus-switch-another-solution-for-optimus-laptops/7593

That’s the best way to setup Optimus

there are several optons available for optimus laptops. See here:

one of the available methods is PRIME, where no re-login is needed (what i like) - just use the prime-run prefix.

There is an nvidia installer script coming with the installation.
https://endeavouros.com/docs/hardware-and-network/graphic-cards-gpu-driver-and-setup/nvidia/nvidia-installer/

and useful information on this optimus notebooks here:

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Hi,

thank you for you responding and sorry for my delayed answer.
The main Question for me is:

I am currently running on Intel GPU. If i Use the nvidia installer, will I be able to use it effective immediately or do i have to go through some blank screens after rebooting?

in most cases it will boot up on intel after installing Nvidia drivers, depending if you nvidia chip is supported by latest Nvidia driver or it is such legacy chip.

lspci -vnn | grep ‘’’[030[02]]’

would give the needed info.