Nvidia install advice

Yep another Nvidia/hybred laptop question…
I have an Asus gaming laptop with integrated graphics.
I suspect I need to configure prime to be able to switch between the graphics cards.
I am currently exploring the forum which is a fantastic resource by the way :+1:
I would really appreciate any advice or been pointed at tutorials or guides.

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Thanks for the response.
Looking at that link its very tempting to go ahead and install the nvidia drivers, although experience is holding me back.
On previous other Arch based distros I’ve had to go the prime route, is this still the recommend method?
It’s been a while since I had to do this, I was wondering if this still stands today.

It seems I need to install Optimus-Manager
I have installed the non nvidia version of EOS therefore I have no nvidia drivers at present.
I have failed at step 1 of the guide here… https://endeavouros.com/docs/hardware-and-network/graphic-cards-gpu-driver-and-setup/nvidia/optimus-nvidia-gtx-10xx/
any advice on going forward.

It depends on your specific GPU model. If it it supported by the 455xx driver then you don’t need extra tools, just install the nvidia driver and nvidia-prime then run applications on the GPU using prime-run.

You’ll need to provide more specific information about what has failed and how.

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Sorry, a little more information…

Step1. Boot on the NVidia boot option (even if the entry says it is not suitable for hybrid cards)

I installed using the free driver iso rather than the nvidia iso.

It depends on your specific GPU model. If it it supported by the 455xx driver then you don’t need extra tools, just install the nvidia driver and nvidia-prime then run applications on the GPU using prime-run.

I have a GTX1050 card
Can it really be that simple…

What model ? You may be able to use use https://gitlab.com/asus-linux/asus-nb-ctrl . asusctl graphics -m "integrated, hybrid, compute, nvidia’

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Asus fx503vd
Edit: I cant get the link to work. It appears gitlab is down atm.

Okay , never heard of it … hahah . There is a repo you can add to test it , or it is packaged in the AUR (albeit a version behind) .

That’s what I personally use .

Hmmm works for me … Hhaha strange

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yes strange
I have installed asus-nb-ctl from the aur.
what now…

try asusctl graphics -p

Error: D-Bus error: The name org.asuslinux.Daemon was not provided by any .service files (org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown)

maybe log in/out

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nope, same error I’m afraid

Yes. It works on my laptop with GTX680M. Intel iGPU by default, installed the nvidia driver and nvidia-prime, and prime-run glxinfo runs on the NVIDIA dGPU.

Render offload should work just fine with 455xx.

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Okay . Maybe it requires the DKMS modules … I use it anyway for otherthings , the GFX switching is a bonus 8)

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Sorry I missed your asus-nb-ctl screenshot, it appears this machine isn’t compatible.Typical!

Could you install inxi?

yay -S inxi

Post the following

inxi -Fxxxa --no-host

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