Is it possible to use both iGPU and dGPU in debian stable?

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Is it possible to use both iGPU and dGPU in debian stable?

Postby Teodoro777 » 2020-09-30 12:35

I have an nvidia geforce 950m and I installed debian stable with nvidia proprietary drivers. Now, reading this guide (https://wiki.debian.org/NVIDIA%20Optimus), I find that it is possible to use a hybrid system only starting from Debian 11. Otherwise, I am forced to use the nouveau drivers. Is it possible that there is no way to use a dedicated video card with proprietary hybrid drivers in debian stable?
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Re: Is it possible to use both iGPU and dGPU in debian stabl

Postby sunrat » 2020-09-30 13:20

What is it you wish to do? You can use the Nvidia card to render 3D and send it back for display via the Intel graphics, or possibly use both cards for separate displays. That wiki page explains the different possible methods pretty well and only PRIME Render Offload needs Debian 11. Bumblebee works for a lot of people but it can be tricky on some systems; can be made to work with either Nouveau or nvidia proprietary drivers. That nvidia-xrun sounds promising although it appears to need a bit of manual setup.
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