How do I get Nvidia Hybrid and SLI working

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How do I get Nvidia Hybrid and SLI working

Post by Vladm17x » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:04 pm


Just Installed Linux mint on my laptop and I am very pleased with it. Just one problem - can't get the hybrid SLI to work, see below the configuration I got ( it is an old Alienware M17x), the Nvidia drivers installed ok through the drivers application and I see all 3 cards in the Xserver application just can't switch between them.

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System:    Host: vlad-M17x Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.3 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   System: Alienware (portable) product: M17x v: A0723
           Mobo: Alienware model: N/A v: A07
           Bios: Alienware v: A07 date: 03/04/2011
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T9600 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 11200
           clock speeds: max: 2801 MHz 1: 1600 MHz 2: 1600 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: NVIDIA G92M [GeForce GTX 280M] bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA G92M [GeForce GTX 280M] bus-ID: 03:00.0
           Card-3: NVIDIA C79 [GeForce 9400M G] bus-ID: 04:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: nvidia
           Resolution: 1920x1200@59.96hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 9400/integrated/SSE2
           GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 340.104 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card NVIDIA MCP79 High Definition Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:08.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic
Network:   Card-1: NVIDIA MCP79 Ethernet
           driver: forcedeth port: 30d0 bus-ID: 00:0a.0
           IF: enp0s10 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller
           driver: wl bus-ID: 07:00.0
           IF: wlp7s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (3.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST9500420ASG size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST9500420ASG size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 92G used: 5.8G (7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
           ID-2: /home size: 358G used: 20G (6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb5
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 10.11GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:61C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 200 Uptime: 53 min Memory: 938.6/7730.1MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
Last edited by JeremyB on Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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