Perhaps the latest nvidia cuda drivers support the 555M of the Lenovo Y570. The issue is just that it has a different PCI ID (“DEB”) than the standard 555M (“DCD”), so none of the standard nvidia drivers work on it (either Linux or Windows). I keep waiting and checking the various sites and (beta) drivers for success…
One of the Lenovo linux forums has a prescription for changing to a modded bios that allows one to disable the intel graphics at boot up. That may or may not help, since it seems to me the nvidia drivers would still not work. It might help with nouveau, however. I am reluctant to go that route since my laptop is presently “mission critical”.
Luckily it is not THAT important to run cuda on this laptop right now. But its disappointing…and just a little bit strange; like regressing to such things as the infamous “winmodem” (showing my age there, I think…).
LATER: Just to note that the 4.1 kernel module seems to at least install. Now I am stymied by the lack of support in bumblebee for Suse. Otherwise, attempting to run cuda devicequery produces the bottom few lines of:
[ 68.252281] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
[ 71.841115] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: enabling device (0002 -> 0003)
[ 71.841122] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[ 71.841130] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 71.841134] vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:01:00.0,olddecodes=none,decodes=none:owns=none
[ 71.841359] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 285.05.15 Mon Oct 17 18:19:24 PDT 2011
[ 81.633242] NVRM: failed to copy vbios to system memory.
[ 81.636459] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x30:0xffffffff:864)
[ 81.636466] NVRM: rm_init_adapter(0) failed
I’ll try bumblebee again when I have more time.
Even more later:
Apparently the card was just not turned on. I am back to:
[ 1504.250862] NVRM: The NVIDIA GPU 0000:01:00.0 (PCI ID: 10de:0deb) installed
[ 1504.250862] NVRM: in this system is not supported by the 285.05.15 NVIDIA Linux
[ 1504.250863] NVRM: graphics driver release. Please see 'Appendix A -
[ 1504.250864] NVRM: Supported NVIDIA GPU Products' in this release's README,
[ 1504.250864] NVRM: available on the Linux graphics driver download page at
[ 1504.250865] NVRM: www.nvidia.com.
[ 1504.250873] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
[ 1504.250881] nvidia: probe of 0000:01:00.0 failed with error -1
[ 1504.250919] NVRM: The NVIDIA probe routine failed for 1 device(s).
[ 1504.250921] NVRM: None of the NVIDIA graphics adapters were initialized!
Requesting support for PCI ID 10de:0deb from NVIDIA… (Or at least some trick to work around this particular probe and get the driver installed…)