You are using the
nouveau driver, aka the free driver in a hybrid GPU system/laptop.
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile i recommend to use the Optimus-Switch approach:
an alternative to bumblebee or optimus-manager for those of us who have optimus enabled laptops.
my initial goal was to just write a small bash script that would let me easily jump back and forth from using PRIME that i have set up thanks to
@jonathon 's tutorial, and also an intel only setup that completely powers down the nvidia GPU in a way that does not cause lockups, break sleep/suspend cycles, and allows for the very best performance when i want it and the very best battery life whe…
Also you can make use of the graphical way to switch
I have been working on a DE agnostic GUI for
@dglt's Optimus-Switch. Being new to python, I am learning by doing, I asked for advice on how to convert a bash script into python. link With the help I was given, I was able to find my way to a solution. Now that I have everything working as it should, it is time for me to do a setup file. What I needed to do was copy the files to where they needed to go and change the permissions of some files. I researched what was needed, and I think I have done …
and also make sure you chose the correct kernel boot parameters if required:
The introduction of Optimus laptops have created new challenges for Linux users. One of the biggest issues is having the proprietary graphics card work when the system boots. Many times the advice given is to add an Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (acpi ) kernel parameter to grub. While a specific acpi kernel parameter may be given, it is sometimes not appropriate to the hardware it is being applied to. This can cause system instability and some functions of the laptop to not work pro…