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Optimus-Manager for Nvidia

[for nvidia-latest driver and newer systems supported by that driver]

If you have a newer Nvidia-Intel hybrid Notebook like a combination this user have:

  • Kaby Lake (Core i7) Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ CPU
  • GPUs HD Graphics 630 und GP106M [GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile]

On these devices most likely all Optimus GTX 10xx devices do not need bumblebee or any special editing, you can simply switch the intel and NVidia GPU with optimus-manager tool.

For this you will need the proprietary NVidia driver installed

This article is based on the info from this thread: read here in german:

https://forum.endeavouros.com/t/laptop-optimus-manager-inst-anleitung-ein-anderer-weg-etwas-speziell/5272

Boot LiveISO and install EndeavourOS with a GTX10xx optimus device:

  1. Boot on the NVidia boot option (even if the entry says it is not suitable for hybrid cards)
  1. Install system of your choice (NVidia drivers will be installed automatically)
  1. Boot into your new installed system
  1. install optimus-manager:

if you are on KDE/Plasma, LXQT or Deepin (QT):

yay -S optimus-manager-qt

On others (GTK):

yay -S optimus-manager

  1. reboot system
  2. check optimus manager service (should be running)

systemctl status optimus-manager

To start and enable it run (if it is not running):

sudo systemctl enable --now optimus-manager

  1. Now switch to Nvidia GPU, right-click on the Tray and select “Switch to Nvidia“

Warning:

  • be careful with the packages “acpi_call” and “bbswitch“.
    they will make the system unstable or it will not boot anymore.
  • optimus-manager will only work on Xorg (X11) session not on Wayland.
  • If you are running Gnome with GDM you need to install gdm-prime.

For more information read at the source for optimus-manager:

https://github.com/Askannz/optimus-manager

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