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Is my GPU compatible?

Postby akalogiros » 2017-11-17 14:49

Hello Everyone,

nice e-meeting you.

I started recently to use linux as my personal daily driver (aside of job) and i chosen Debian.

So i just installed the OS and i noticed some "glitches" when i do fast scrolling etc

My laptop has two "gpus":
1)intel integrated video card 530 series
2)nvidia quadro m1000m

my question is which of the two is compatible with Debian 9 and more easy to install?
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Re: Is my GPU compatible?

Postby Ardouos » 2017-11-17 15:26

akalogiros wrote:My laptop has two "gpus":
1)intel integrated video card 530 series
2)nvidia quadro m1000m

my question is which of the two is compatible with Debian 9 and more easy to install?

Looks like you are using a laptop which can be a bit of a pain getting Linux to fully work on it due to the unique hardware which may come with it. Especially Skylake processors.

Intel 530 should be supported out of the box. You may will need to set preliminary support in order to actually enable the i915 DRM driver to provide kernel mode-setting and hardware acceleration in your kernel parameters.
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i915.preliminary_hw_support=1

You might also need to install the non-free microcode for your system to run more smoothly.

Your quadro card seems to be supported by the Nvidia driver in Stretch's repo too.

You have a few options:
1: Disabling one of the cards in the BIOS/EFI and using one or the other using the appropriate driver.
2: Blacklisting the Intel driver and only use the Nvidia driver.
3: Using the official Optimus support included with the proprietary NVIDIA driver, which offers the best NVIDIA performance but does not allow GPU switching and can be more buggy than the open-source driver.
4: Using the PRIME functionality of the open-source nouveau driver, which allows GPU switching and powersaving but offers poor performance compared to the proprietary NVIDIA driver.
5: Using the third-party Bumblebee program to implement Optimus-like functionality using optirun/primusrun, which offers GPU switching and powersaving but requires extra configuration. I have had times where Bumblebee just works... and others where it was a nightmare to setup. I would try this first to see if you can get it working out of the box.


Any info about support for Nvidia drivers on Debian look here: https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers

More info about optimus cards:
https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers/Optimus
http://www.thelinuxrain.com/articles/th ... s-on-linux
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NVIDIA_Optimus
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Re: Is my GPU compatible?

Postby akalogiros » 2017-11-17 21:07

Thanks for the answer.

well i am not interested for switching or the power management. i am interested only for the best perfomance.

should i go then with nvidia's prop. driver?
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Re: Is my GPU compatible?

Postby stevepusser » 2017-11-17 22:42

I get annoying video glitches when scrolling text vertically in Firefox with my Skylake 520 video, so this sounds like the same issue. I made it go away with this /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf file:

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Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Device0"
        Driver      "intel"
        BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
        Option      "AccelMethod" "sna"
        Option      "DRI"    "true"
        Option      "TearFree"  "true"
        Option "DRI" "3"
EndSection
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Re: Is my GPU compatible?

Postby akalogiros » 2017-11-18 13:11

Hmm,

under
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/etc/X11/xog.conf/d
i have only
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20-nvidia.conf
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