Nvidia MX150 Lenovo T580

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Nvidia MX150 Lenovo T580

Postby otterslide » 2020-06-13 22:37

I followed all the instructions here:
https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers

I even tried downloading the driver from Nvidia site, running
telinit 3
then chmod +x the run file and running it.. still nvidia-settings won't work.

If I create a 20-nvidia.conf file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
Section "Device"
Identifier "Nvidia Card"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
BoardName "GeForce MX150"
EndSection
then X cannot start... I tried adding the Pci Bus address in there too and then I just get a black screen.

Seems like the nvidia driver is sort of there, but cannot be used.. I have secure boot off too.

Completely fresh Debian install. Followed everything.. even purged *nvidia* and then re-installed.
After install of debian's nvidia-driver, X does boot, however nvidia-settings doesn't work:


root@pc:/etc/X11# nvidia-settings

ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system




only nvidia-smi works, and since 0 megs of it's ram are used, seems it's not in use:
oot@pc:/etc/X11# nvidia-smi
Sat Jun 13 19:22:53 2020
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| NVIDIA-SMI 440.82 Driver Version: 440.82 CUDA Version: 10.2 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| GPU Name Persistence-M| Bus-Id Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan Temp Perf Pwr:Usage/Cap| Memory-Usage | GPU-Util Compute M. |
|===============================+======================+======================|
| 0 GeForce MX150 Off | 00000000:02:00.0 Off | N/A |
| N/A 43C P0 N/A / N/A | 0MiB / 2002MiB | 0% Default |
+-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Processes: GPU Memory |
| GPU PID Type Process name Usage |
|=============================================================================|
| No running processes found |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
root@pc:/etc/X11#

root@pc:/etc/X11# nvidia-detect
Detected NVIDIA GPUs:
02:00.0 3D controller [0302]: NVIDIA Corporation GP108M [GeForce MX150] [10de:1d10] (rev a1)

Checking card: NVIDIA Corporation GP108M [GeForce MX150] (rev a1)
Your card is supported by the default drivers and legacy driver series 390.
It is recommended to install the
nvidia-driver
package.


Any ideas what else I can try?? I just spent 2 hours on this, I wonder if it's even possible to get it working.
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Re: Nvidia MX150 Lenovo T580

Postby stilnovo » 2020-06-14 07:39

Hi,

I have the same problem and an open post: see mine, we could join our requests: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=146460

Same behaviour, similar graphic cards: two more experienced people are trying to solve my (our) problem.

I hope this could help!
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Re: Nvidia MX150 Lenovo T580

Postby otterslide » 2020-06-14 18:23

stilnovo wrote:Hi,

I have the same problem and an open post: see mine, we could join our requests: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=146460

Same behaviour, similar graphic cards: two more experienced people are trying to solve my (our) problem.

I hope this could help!


Good news is that even without the MX150 it's running pretty decent.. I have pretty low hopes that it will ever be figured out.
The graphics work on Ubuntu, but something is completely messed up on Ubuntu.. the laptop is slow like crazy for no reason, fan running even though the CPU usage is low, high buffered/cache memory usage, and graphics are super laggy with or without Nvidia driver. Debian is working all good in that regard.. so even without the driver, it's much superior to Ubuntu 20.04.

I tried debian testing branch, same issue with the Nvidia.
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Re: Nvidia MX150 Lenovo T580

Postby LE_746F6D617A7A69 » 2020-06-14 19:36

otterslide wrote:I have pretty low hopes that it will ever be figured out

Actually, this problem was solved a few years ago -> on a clean install of Debian (i.e. not franken-debian) the Bumblebee package should work out-of-the-box in most cases.
Of course there can be some minor issues, but workarounds are listed in both Debian and/or Arch wiki ;)
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Re: Nvidia MX150 Lenovo T580

Postby stevepusser » 2020-06-15 03:32

Using the Nvidia card full time, as you may have set it on Ubuntu, will make it run hot and eat up the battery.

I'm curious how MX Linux will run on that machine, since I help develop it. It's a Debian derivative, but has a Nvidia driver installer app that detects if you have an Optimus machine and sets up Bumblebee for you.

In the future, Debian may be able to switch in the same way that Ubuntu does now, but that requires patches to xorg that Debian doesn't use yet.
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