So, I have a very interesting laptop that I bought off of Amazon that had a lot of good things that I liked, but I bought this for the GEFORCE GTX 960 that was included for video editing.
Initially, I succeeded in installing the GTX Graphics Card, but there was a lot of screen tearing, so I opted to install bumblebee and disable the discrete card. I don’t have anything in the Bios to switch over, and so I am kind of beside myself.
So, when I encountered some heavy rendering projects, I wanted to switch back, and thought it would be easy. I tried Optimus, prime, bbswitch, etc, and nothing has worked. It is working a little, but the actual graphics card doesn’t switch, but it requires a reboot. Where it shows bbswitch and bumblebee working, but it doesn’t allow me to access my Desktop Manager upon reboot. And this sucks because I have to reinstall Arch Linux when this happens.
I have looked at forums, when on IRC chat, consulted Reddit forums. Nothing, can explain to me why I can have a drop down menu on my panel (I can make the drop down menu if I have the commands)where I choose which GPU I use. I know a little more about NVIDIA right now, and I could set parameters to minimize screen tearing, but I can’t even use it right now.
As far as I am concerned, I think there should be a way to disable the Intel GPU, and enable NVIDIA GPU, and then write a script to disable NVIDIA upon shutdown, reboot, log-out, etc, so that it can reboot into the OS.