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Getting Linux Mint KDE to render with Onboard GPU.

Post by StevenC21 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:30 pm

Hey everyone! I was just wondering if there was a way to make my onboard GPU in my PRIME laptop be the one rendering the desktop, so I don't experience the nVidia screen tearing. Is that possible? I am using Linux Mint 18.3 KDE, I have a notebook GTX 1050ti, and my onboard graphics is an intel 630, I think. Thanks!
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Re: Getting Linux Mint KDE to render with Onboard GPU.

Post by StevenC21 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:08 pm

Mini-Bump as I really need some help on this...
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Re: Getting Linux Mint KDE to render with Onboard GPU.

Post by StevenC21 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:41 am

Actual Bump...
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Re: Getting Linux Mint KDE to render with Onboard GPU.

Post by JerryF » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:06 pm

Hi Steven,

Not familiar with KDE but first can you post the result of this command and paste it between Code display tags? This will give us a good overall view of your system.

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inxi -Fxz
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Re: Getting Linux Mint KDE to render with Onboard GPU.

Post by phd21 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:53 pm

HI StevenC21,

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

Your KDE desktop is probably using the graphics card's GPU already for desktop rendering. Go to System Settings -> Display and Monitor -> Compositor, make sure Enable compositor on startup is checked (enabled).

FYI: Have you tried the advanced special effects, like the 3D Cube desktop (workspace) switcher, or Sphere or Cylinder? If you go into System Settings -> Desktop Behavior -> Desktop Effects and check to enable desktop cube animation and desktop cube options, click apply/ok. Then in the same menu, click Virtual Desktops, create 4 virtual desktop workspaces (number of desktops=4), click the switching tab on top, change the desktop effect animation to desktop cube animation, click apply. Hit Ctrl+F11 and that should start the desktop cube animation, use your mouse wheel or left & right arrows to scroll through them, hit enter on the one you want or double-click. Very useful when you have different applications in fullscreen or almost fullscreen on different desktops, for example: you can have Browser on desktop (workspace) 1, Music application desktop (workspace) 2, other applications on other desktops.

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Getting Linux Mint KDE to render with Onboard GPU.

Post by StevenC21 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:37 pm

Ok guys: I will be able to report those 3 commands later. Thanks!

P.S. Somebody reply to this so I don't forget. :)
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Re: Getting Linux Mint KDE to render with Onboard GPU.

Post by JerryF » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:48 am

StevenC21 wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Ok guys: I will be able to report those 3 commands later. Thanks!

P.S. Somebody reply to this so I don't forget. :)
P.S. Here's your reminder.
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Re: Getting Linux Mint KDE to render with Onboard GPU.

Post by StevenC21 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:42 pm

inxi -Fxzb:

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System:    Host: steven-GL753VE Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.8 (Qt 5.6.1) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: ASUSTeK (portable) product: GL753VE v: 1.0
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: GL753VE v: 1.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: GL753VE.303 date: 04/28/2017
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-7700HQ (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 22464
           clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 1160 MHz 2: 899 MHz 3: 899 MHz 4: 899 MHz 5: 1205 MHz 6: 899 MHz
           7: 899 MHz 8: 1692 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 591b bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA Device 1c8c bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1920x1080@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.111 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Device a171 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 Sound: ALSA v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1128.2GB (2.0% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SD8SN8U1 size: 128.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: TOSHIBA_MQ01ABD1 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 215G used: 7.0G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb2
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 16.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:47C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 270 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 1486.9/15926.4MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 
lsusb:

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Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 8087:0a2a Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0b05:1854 ASUSTek Computer, Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 13d3:5666 IMC Networks 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:c01e Logitech, Inc. MX518 Optical Mouse
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
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Re: Getting Linux Mint KDE to render with Onboard GPU.

Post by phd21 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:01 pm

Hi StevenC21,

I do not see anything wrong with the results of the "inxi -Fxzd" console terminal command, so that is a good thing.

Since you have newer computer hardware and for security reasons, you might consider updating the Linux Kernel to a newer version perhaps in the 4.13. or 4.14 series through your Mint Update Manager.

Do you have the nvidia widget in the system tray panel?

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Getting Linux Mint KDE to render with Onboard GPU.

Post by StevenC21 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:21 pm

1. I have a metered connection and currently can't afford to update my software sadly. I will eventually though.
2. Do you mean do I see the nVidia Logo in the bottom right? If so, yes.
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