Nvidia-installer-dmks with 390xx

I think his card supports only 390 series.

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Hmm… maybe. It’s a Kepler, but also a mobile GPU…

I know my 680M was supposed to be dropped with an earlier driver (430?) but it’s actually still supported in 470xx, so I think the only real way to tell would be to try it.

$ nvidia-driver-supported-branches -a 0fd4
NVIDIA card id: 0fd4
Series 495: not supported
Series 470: not supported
Series 390: supported
Series 340: supported

Nvidia show the 418xx series but they are gone. so what ever replaced those?

What does this show:

pacman -Qs bumblebee

https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/183575/en-us
do show only
GeForce 600M Series (Notebooks):

GeForce GT 640M LE

but also:
GeForce 600 Series:
GTX 660

Nvidia chose to maintain 390xx, all other versions between that and 470xx are left as unmaintained.

definitve a kepler gpu
But Nvidia and most of the results from other sides show 418 as last supported version.

I get 418xx drivers for the GTX 660M?

GeForce 600M Series (Notebooks):

GeForce GTX 680MX, GeForce GTX 680M, GeForce GTX 675MX, GeForce GTX 670MX, GeForce GTX 660M, GeForce GT 650M, GeForce GT 645M, GeForce GT 640M, GeForce GT 640M LE

Edit: So that means it is supported with the 390XX version or the 470xx version?

Did you forget about this? Under latest comments. Same issue!

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/nvidia-390xx-dkms/

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Yup, but this includes a GPU that definitely works with 470xx (I have it running on the 680M), hence the question of whether the 660M might also work.

No, I was hoping the GPU would be able to use the 470xx drivers instead (and then no override is needed).

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I guess if it’s saying 418xx drivers. Which ones would replace those?

So 390xx. 

Sorry I had to leave yesterday.

I’ve been trying with 390 and 470, neither working. And I don’t know why, because yesterday in some point (I posted here) the inxi -Ga command was showing a driver for the second device, when I tried with 390 driver, but now…I don’t know why but it isn’t working.

I’ve done everything from the beginning:

  • sudo nvidia-installer-dkms -b
  • sudo pacman -R nvidia-dkms nvidia-settings nvidia-utils lib32-nvidia-utils
  • yay -S nvidia-390xx-dkms nvidia-390xx-settings nvidia-390xx-utils lib32-nvidia-390xx-utils
  • Reboot

But inxi -Ga says Device-2: NVIDIA GK107M [GeForce GTX 660M] driver: N/A

I’ve always had problems in linux with this laptop and his cards :cry:

This is your problem. My old optimus notebook with gt-620m (Kepler) is running manjaro atm and needs a patch for server flags.
Look at the “new issues” from last manjaro testing update-announcement.
Also I copied the content from

20-server_flags.conf

to my

/etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nvidia and you need to write your BusID in section “device”.

Hope it will help.

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could you send the boot-log:

journalctl -b -0 | eos-sendlog

this will create pastebin and give a short URL you can share.

To remove bumblebee leftovers and nvidia drivers there is also nvidia-installer-dkms -n to went back to the opensource nouveau driver, this will cleanup.

Ok, I’ve done that nvidia-installer-dkms -n, and then again the steps I previously posted. Still the same: no driver for device 2.

Journalctl as requested: https://clbin.com/ZANY1

So you do install bumblebee again or only drivers?

Both. I’ve done this steps:

  • sudo nvidia-installer-dkms -n
  • Reboot
  • sudo nvidia-installer-dkms -b
  • sudo pacman -R nvidia-dkms nvidia-settings nvidia-utils lib32-nvidia-utils
  • yay -S nvidia-390xx-dkms nvidia-390xx-settings nvidia-390xx-utils lib32-nvidia-390xx-utils
  • Reboot
  • Generate journalctl

pacman -Qs nvidia-390xx
As journal do not show anything that shows Nvidia Drivers installed at all too.