I have a Inspiron 7559 laptop, with Nvidia 960M gpu. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, then installed nvidia drivers and bumblebee and it ran fine. Recently, I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 ,installed nvidia 390 drivers,and bumblebee doesn’t work. After a bit of googling, I found out that bumblebee doesn’t play with nice with nvidia-390+ drivers. Here’s a link for reference- https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bumblebee/+bug/1758243
Anyway, I decided to follow the instructions listed here https://float-middle.com/ubuntu-18-04-steam-and-nvidia-390/ but I couldn’t get bumblebee to work. I decided to ditch the whole bumblebee thing and to go only with prime-select method of managing graphics. However, when I do prime-select nvidia and reboot, then I run glxspheres I see that it’s still using intel drivers rather than the nvidia one.
I tried a number of things. I purged and reinstalled nvidia and bumblebee several times. I switched back and forth between intel and nvidia several times. I messed around with the grub file but to no avail. No matter what I do, I can’t get the computer to use nvidia graphics.
Currently, my computer doesn’t have any bumblebee. It only has nvidia-415 drivers. Also commands like nvidia-smi shows gpu information, lspci -vnn | grep ‘’’[030]’ lists the GPU, modinfo | nvidia lists a bunch of things, prime-select query lists nvidia.
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