Remove bumblebee and install Intel only

Trying to remove bumblebee and install Intel video driver with MHWD but not success

not use of nvidia and lots of trouble to make it working properly

inxi -Fxzc0
System:    Host: computer-pc Kernel: 4.17.9-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.1.1 
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.13.3 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Precision M4800 v: 00 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Dell model: N/A serial: <filter> BIOS: Dell v: A23 date: 02/01/2018 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 81.9 Wh condition: 81.9/86.6 Wh (95%) model: Sanyo DELL T4DTX45 
           status: Full 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-4810MQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell 
           rev: 3 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 44716 
           Speed: 3643 MHz min/max: 800/3800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3638 2: 3648 3: 3611 
           4: 3723 5: 3598 6: 3670 7: 3635 8: 3786 
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Card-2: NVIDIA GK106GLM [Quadro K2100M] driver: nvidia v: 396.45 bus ID: 01:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: intel tty: N/A 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile v: 4.5 Mesa 18.1.4 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Card-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0 
           Card-2: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.17.9-1-MANJARO 
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet I217-LM driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f080 bus ID: 00:19 
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 942.70 GiB used: 201.41 GiB (21.4%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 PRO Series size: 476.94 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Samsung model: SSD 840 EVO 500GB mSATA size: 465.76 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 422.25 GiB used: 201.41 GiB (47.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
mhwd -r pci video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee
> Removing video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee...
Using default
Has lib32 support: true
Sourcing /var/lib/mhwd/local/pci/video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee/MHWDCONFIG
Processing classid: 0300
Sourcing /var/lib/mhwd/scripts/include/0300
Removed /etc/systemd/system/
attenzione: option --root is deprecated; use --sysroot instead
controllo delle dipendenze in corso...
:: google-earth richiede facoltativamente nvidia-utils: For the NVIDIA driver
:: vulkan-icd-loader richiede facoltativamente vulkan-driver: packaged vulkan driver
attenzione: è stato individuato un ciclo di dipendenza:
attenzione: primus sarà rimosso dopo la sua dipendenza bumblebee

Pacchetti (10) primus-20151110-7  bumblebee-3.2.1-20  lib32-nvidia-utils-1:396.45-1  lib32-primus-20151110-4  linux414-bbswitch-0.8-50  linux414-nvidia-1:396.45-2  linux417-bbswitch-0.8-7  linux417-nvidia-1:396.45-2  nvidia-utils-1:396.45-1  xf86-video-intel-1:2.99.917+829+gd7dfab62-1

Dimensione totale dei pacchetti rimossi:  243,91 MiB

:: Vuoi rimuovere questi pacchetti? [S/n] 
:: Elaborazione delle modifiche al pacchetto...
rimozione di linux417-bbswitch in corso...
rimozione di linux417-nvidia in corso...
rimozione di linux414-bbswitch in corso...
rimozione di linux414-nvidia in corso...
rimozione di lib32-primus in corso...
rimozione di lib32-nvidia-utils in corso...
xorg configuration symlink valid...
rimozione di xf86-video-intel in corso...
rimozione di bumblebee in corso...
attenzione: /etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nvidia è stato salvato come /etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nvidia.pacsave
attenzione: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf è stato salvato come /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf.pacsave
rimozione di nvidia-utils in corso...
xorg configuration symlink valid...
rimozione di primus in corso...
:: Esecuzione degli hook di post-transazione...
(1/6) Updating linux414 module dependencies...
(2/6) Updating linux417 module dependencies...
(3/6) Reloading system manager configuration...
(4/6) Reloading device manager configuration...
(5/6) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
(6/6) Updating the desktop file MIME type cache...
'/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-mhwd.conf' symlink is invalid! Removing it...
> Successfully removed video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee
mhwd -i pci xf86-video-intel
Error: config 'xf86-video-intel' does not exist!

Dunno what to do, so copied back the etc/x11/mhwd.d/intel.conf of previos bumblebee
than installed xf86-video-intel, vulkan-intel, lib32-vulkan-intel with octopi

than added in etc/default/grub

and in etc/mkinitcpio.conf
modules "i915"

mkinitcpio -P


glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Haswell Mobile 
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.5 (Core Profile) Mesa 18.1.4
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.50
OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile
OpenGL core profile extensions:
OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 18.1.4
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30
OpenGL context flags: (none)
OpenGL extensions:
OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.1 Mesa 18.1.4
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.10
OpenGL ES profile extensions:

seems to work or I deed a mistake?

You can use mhwd to choose a driver or you can install and remove the packages manually.

When you use mhwd, you need to use it's names for the drivers. If you just type mhwd it will return a list of the options it thinks are compatible with your system.

xf86-video-intel is a package, not one of the mhwd options.

You probably wanted:
mhwd -i pci video-linux

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thanks, deed,
will this fix everything or I've to undo something from what I deed before?

have same possibility but remove bumblebee and intel to past on nvidia only ?

you may have a look here

Not all optimus laptops allow sole use of the nvidia driver, a lot of them have the intel gpu active by default at boot.

Check your BIOS first to see if you can set the discrete gpu (ie nvidia) to be the default gpu, then you can attempt to install the nvidia driver.

sudo mhwd -r pci video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-bumblebee
sudo mhwd -i pci video-nvidia

Note if your laptop doesn't support setting the nvidia as the default gpu then installing the nvidia driver will lead to a non booting system (ie black screen), and you will either have to re-install bumblebee or use prime.

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Thanks for your reply !
Also I appreciate the clarity of the message!
But all this I already knew I wanted to see if another solution was possible after prime I did not try.
To be honest this problem comes mainly from the fact that I had a big problem with primusrun who did not want to work with steam!
My only solution I found was to remove steam-manjaro to install steam-native.
Since I use DXVK I need primusrun, optirun does not work :frowning:
But now everything works great but I know that the native steam version does not always work very well!

Best Regards

Oi bello sono nella cacca fino al collo non ho idea di come disinstallare bumblebee e installare optimus manager, se hai una vaga idea please rispondimi xd :dizzy_face:

per disinstallare bumblebee puoi usare Manjaro Settings Manager, purtroppo uso solo Intel e non saprei come guidarti con Optimus Manager...
credo tu possa trovare indicazioni qui:

puoi anche provare a chiedere nella sezione italiana del forum se l'inglese ti è ostico

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Bumblebee doesn't support Vulkan, so even if primusrun or optirun command works, you won't get any use of DXVK anyway. The only solutions so far are:

  • set only one GPU, usually it's nvidia (PRIMUS setup - there is a guide here on the forum that you can find), intel alone will support DXVK but won't give you performance so it's good only for very old or not GPU intensive games
  • use nvidia-xrun, it basically runs parallel second X session with nvidia, but two DEs and X servers are run in the same time so that is not optimal for performance, but still works quite nice, I played Witcher 3 on such setup
  • use GPU switchers like optimus-manager (with optimus-manager-qt) that you already got the link for, or optimus-switch (also an instruction findable here on the forum).
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grazie per il reply, nono sono apposto con l' inglese è solo che quando ho visto le scritte in italiano sul terminale sotto il tuo post ho detto faccio un saluto e cerco di sistemare i driver nel mentre xd

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