Hi Everyone.

I’m quite new to Linux. I recently installed Pop!_OS, and now im facing issues with not being able to use my GPU. I have a GTX 1050. I use Hybrid Graphics and from what i can tell the GPU never gets used.
I am unable to lauch applications using the dedicated graphics card.

I have looked at multiple threads on some of the same issues. I get an error when running “nvidia-settings”:

(nvidia-settings:11214): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 10:52:17.763: g_object_unref: assertion ‘G_IS_OBJECT (object)’ failed

** (nvidia-settings:11214): WARNING **: 10:52:17.800: PRIME: Failed to execute child process “/usr/bin/prime-supported” (No such file or directory)
** Message: 10:52:17.800: PRIME: is it supported? no

I have tried reinstalling nvidia drivers multiple times and ensured that secure boot is disabled.

Following some threads i used “nvidia-smi” and got: (Sorry for bad formatting)

Tue Oct 18 10:51:17 2022
| NVIDIA-SMI 515.65.01 Driver Version: 515.65.01 CUDA Version: 11.7 |
| GPU Name Persistence-M| Bus-Id Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan Temp Perf Pwr:Usage/Cap| Memory-Usage | GPU-Util Compute M. |
| | | MIG M. |
| 0 NVIDIA GeForce … Off | 00000000:01:00.0 Off | N/A |
| N/A 41C P8 N/A / N/A | 6MiB / 3072MiB | 0% Default |
| | | N/A |

| Processes: |
| GPU GI CI PID Type Process name GPU Memory |
| ID ID Usage |
| 0 N/A N/A 2279 G /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg 4MiB |

From what i can tell the graphics card is OFF.

Just for further debugging collected info with:
“dkms status”:
evdi/1.12.0, 5.19.0-76051900-generic, x86_64: installed
nvidia/515.65.01, 5.19.0-76051900-generic, x86_64: installed
system76/1.0.14~1643391291~22.04~78ede46, 5.19.0-76051900-generic, x86_64: installed
system76_acpi/1.0.2~1659568831~22.04~a88dcce, 5.19.0-76051900-generic, x86_64: installed (original_module exists)
system76-io/1.0.2~1655490480~22.04~0217576, 5.19.0-76051900-generic, x86_64: installed


01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Max-Q] (rev a1)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GP107GL High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)

I made a bug report:
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (372.8 KB)

I really hope some are able to help. I really appreciate it.

The nvidia gpu is in offload aka on-demand mode. Please see this on how to use it or switch modes: