XPS 9560 woes

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XPS 9560 woes

Postby tl5k5 » 2017-12-22 19:41

So I'm able to get Debian 9 installed on my new XPS 9560, but optimizing the graphics so that nVidia doesn't suck the battery dry is proving to be a real pain in the rear!
Any hope is for an easier ways to get this done? I've read through most of the workarounds on the forum and I don't want to have to do this much work under the hood. I've distro hopped like crazy earlier this year, and I love Debian...but this may cause me to look elsewhere. :-(
Any one have an easier way to get this done?

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Re: XPS 9560 woes

Postby stevepusser » 2017-12-22 20:11

The hardware? If you install inxi and then report the hardware parts of the output of

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inxi -F


it may help.
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Re: XPS 9560 woes

Postby tl5k5 » 2017-12-22 21:24

I've already tried Manjaro...it works great without much fuss. I'll run with it for a while and see what happens.
When I have time, I'll send the inxi info.

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Re: XPS 9560 woes

Postby tl5k5 » 2017-12-23 05:30

Ok...running this from Manjaro just so you can see the hw...please help me find an easy way to get back to Debian.
I think the biggest problem is bumblebee running on Debian. The Manjaro maintainers seem to have done a lot of work getting bumblebee optimized. I only had to add acpi_rev_override=1 to grub and it's running smooth as silk with great battery life.

System: Host: 9560 Kernel: 4.14.5-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine: Device: laptop System: Dell product: XPS 15 9560 serial: N/A
Mobo: Dell model: 05FFDN v: A00 serial: N/A
UEFI: Dell v: 1.6.2 date: 11/12/2017
Battery BAT0: charge: 53.8 Wh 56.1% condition: 95.9/97.0 Wh (99%)
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-7700HQ (-MT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 2800 MHz 2: 2800 MHz 3: 2800 MHz
4: 2800 MHz 5: 2800 MHz 6: 2800 MHz 7: 2800 MHz 8: 2800 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel Device 591b
Card-2: NVIDIA GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile]
Display Server: N/A driver: intel tty size: 85x40
Audio: Card Intel CM238 HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.14.5-1-MANJARO
Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
driver: ath10k_pci
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: x.x.x.x.x
Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros
IF: null-if-id state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 512.1GB (5.3% used)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: A400_NVMe_SanDisk_512GB size: 512.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 452G used: 8.8G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
ID-2: swap-1 size: 18.34GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
fs: swap dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 230 Uptime: 7 min Memory: 1112.6/15898.0MB Init: systemd
Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.53
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