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Dell N5110 - can't get basics to work on Oneiric #218

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cefn opened this Issue · 4 comments

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@cefn

Hi, thanks for all your work on making Optimus available for Linux. I'm using the Ironhide PPA, added ironhide-ui to my system, restarted and then launched

sudo ironhide-configuration

The configuration utility first attempted to run glxgears when it wasn't installed, so I installed mesa-utils and reran the same command.

No gears showed up, and no extra information seemed to be available to say why. I think I'm doing the right thing by reporting it here. Let me know what I should run to diagnose further. It's stock Oneiric out of the box on a Dell N5110 (Q15R) with a NVidia Geforce GT 525M.

@cefn

One extra thing to note - I originally installed the NVidia drivers following the instructions of 'Jockey' the 'Additional Drivers' wizard in Ubuntu, before figuring out that this was the worst thing ever...
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jockey/+bug/885204

I tried to reverse the changes, (including removing xorg.conf entirely) but not really sure what Jockey would have done under the hood which I might need to mess with.

@cefn

Running glxgears gives me

cefn@cefn-oneiric-dell:~$ glxgears
Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual

Running optirun glxgears gives me

cefn@cefn-oneiric-dell:~$ optirun glxgears
2900 frames in 5.0 seconds = 579.893 FPS
Another ironhide powered application is running, keeping ironhide alive.

Incidentally I don't think Ironhide should be staying alive, unless the configuration utility crashed before and left a lock open, there should be no other processes depending on Ironhide at all. It's the first time ever which I've run optirun, so can't be another process there.

@Lekensteyn

Try Bumblebee as described in http://askubuntu.com/a/36936/6969 (for upgrading, see http://wiki.bumblebee-project.org/Upgrading-on-Ubuntu). If you follow the instructions on removing Ironhide carefully and then install Bumblebee, the RGB, Doubl... error should be gone.

@cefn

OK, I was following Ironhide as a longer-term target with MrMEEE no longer working on Bumblebee, but perhaps Bumblebee will also be maintained. I'll try it out.

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