Nvidia GPU not working anymore ?

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Nvidia GPU not working anymore ?

Post by MrPatience » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:11 am


I had a kernel update lately, and since this my laptop switches automatically to Intel HD Graphics, even when i try to tell him to use Nvidia's GPU

I did a inxi -Fxz

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alexandre@alexandre-GL752VW ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: alexandre-GL752VW Kernel: 4.13.0-45-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: ASUSTeK (portable) product: GL752VW v: 1.0
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: GL752VW v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: GL752VW.212 date: 01/26/2016
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-6300HQ (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 18432
           clock speeds: max: 3200 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 800 MHz 3: 800 MHz
           4: 800 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Skylake Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1600x900@60.08hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 530 (Skylake GT2)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-45-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: 03:00.1
           IF: enp3s0f1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1240.3GB (48.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WDS240G1G0B size: 240.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: TOSHIBA_MQ02ABD1 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 117G used: 83G (75%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 7.98GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.5C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1900
Info:      Processes: 261 Uptime: 1:07 Memory: 3250.7/7404.5MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 
I don't know why it is like this, but it's kind of a pain.. I generally run graphical VMs and games, and the Intel HD Graphics is ... so bad compared to the gtx960m

Also this is the pilote i'm running

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Re: Nvidia GPU not working anymore ?

Post by Hoser Rob » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:21 am

It's not unusual for a newer Linux kernel to break things. UNless you updated the kernel to fix another hardware support issue, just revert to the last one you were using, as long as you didn't delete all the old ones ... always keep the last kernel that worked.

Here's some info on how to revert the kernel ...

https://askubuntu.com/questions/764241/ ... ault-16-04

Fortunately kernel updates gone wrong are easy to revert. Other high level updates aren't.

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