I’m trying to make nvidia driver to work on a Thinkpad T490 running Debian testing, kernel 5.2. This laptop has an Intel graphics card + nvidia GeForce mx250.
I’ve spent hours trying to make it work, but to no avail.
I tried installing the Debian’s package for the driver,
nvidia-driver, as instructed by the Debian’s package
nvidia-detect. This installed the nvidia driver version 430.50.
After the installation I tried ‘nvidia-settings’, but it consistently gives the error “unable to load info from any available system”.
I’ve also tried to install the driver obtained from Nvidia website (same version as above), but it was not working as well. In addition, it seems that 3D rendering became even slower. When this driver was installed, glxinfo prints the following, which seems strange, at least to me:
OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc. OpenGL renderer string: llvmpipe (LLVM 8.0, 256 bits)
Without any driver installed, or with the driver from the Debian package, I get:
OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) HD Graphics (Whiskey Lake 3x8 GT2)
This is what ‘inxi -G’ tells about the configuration:
Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 driver: i915 v: kernel Device-2: NVIDIA GP108M [GeForce MX250] driver: nvidia v: 430.50 Display: server: X.org 1.20.4 driver: modesetting,nouveau,nvidia unloaded: fbdev,vesa tty: 150x44 Message: Advanced graphics data unavailable in console for root.
Every time I switched between the Debian packaged driver and Nvidia’s one I cleaned and purged all the previous installation files and packages.
I’ve also tried the Debian’s driver with kernel 4.19, but without success.
I’v also tried to configure the system with nvidia-xconfig, which creates a xorg.conf file, but the X server failed to start with this configuration (before that, there was no xorg.conf file at all).
Any thoughts on how to get this to work?
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (1.02 MB)