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    Thinkpad W530 nvidia

    I'm trying to get the nvidia driver for the quadro k1000m to run, and have had no luck with any of the other threads. Help would be greatly appreciated.

    Its an optimus setup, with the default X running on the intel graphics. I've added some command outputs at the bottom for context.

    I have no xorg.conf at the moment, as the nvidia-xconfig file gives me an error referring me to the syslog, which only has the following entries about nvidia:

    Code:
    nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
    nvidia 0000:01:00.0: power state changed by ACPI to D0
    nvidia 0000:01:00.0: power state changed by ACPI to D0
    nvidia 0000:01:00.0: enabling device (0004 -> 0007)
    nvidia 0000:01:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
    nvidia 0000:01:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    ---
    Code:
    $ lsmod|grep nvidia
    nvidia              10888310  0
    --
    Code:
    # grep -r nvidia_current /etc
    /etc/alternatives/x86_64-linux-gnu_nvidia_modconf:alias nvidia nvidia_current
    /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf:alias nvidia nvidia_current
    --
    Code:
    # find / -name nvidia.ko
    /var/lib/dkms/nvidia-current/302.17/build/nvidia.ko
    /lib/modules/3.2.0-25-generic/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia/nvidia.ko
    --
    Code:
    # find / -name nvidia_current.ko
    /var/lib/dkms/nvidia-current/302.17/3.2.0-25-generic/x86_64/module/nvidia_current.ko
    /lib/modules/3.2.0-25-generic/updates/dkms/nvidia_current.ko
    --
    Code:
    # lshw -short -class display
    H/W path           Device      Class          Description
    =========================================================
    /0/100/1/0                     display        NVIDIA Corporation
    /0/100/2                       display        Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller
    --
    Code:
    # lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]\]'
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:0ffc] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    --
    Code:
    # cat /etc/modprobe.d/disable-nouveau.conf
    blacklist nouveau
    options nouveau modeset=0
    --
    Code:
    # uname -a
    Linux snip 3.2.0-25-generic #40-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 23 20:30:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    --
    Code:
    # xrandr
    Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1600 x 900, maximum 8192 x 8192
    LVDS1 connected 1600x900+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 193mm
       1600x900       60.2*+   50.0  
       1440x900       59.9  
       1360x768       59.8     60.0  
       1152x864       60.0  
       1024x768       60.0  
       800x600        60.3     56.2  
       640x480        59.9  
    VGA1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    Last edited by Belrog; June 20th, 2012 at 11:06 PM. Reason: code tags

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    Re: Thinkpad W530 nvidia

    Don't know if you tried it yet by optimus requires the bumblebee driver set. here's a link to the ubuntu bumblebee page

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee
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    Re: Thinkpad W530 nvidia

    Quote Originally Posted by kc1di View Post
    Don't know if you tried it yet by optimus requires the bumblebee driver set. here's a link to the ubuntu bumblebee page

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee
    I'm trying to just get the nvidia working before I throw in the optimus side of things, unless I'm unable to get to the nvidia unless I go through optimus?

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    Re: Thinkpad W530 nvidia

    Disclaimer: I'm still waiting for my T430 so this is not personal experience.

    But from what I have read, if you want to use the NVIDIA card without Bumblebee, you normally need to explicitly select it as the sole graphics device in the BIOS setup. If you don't, the system will use the included graphics and ignore the NVIDIA card.

    Which leads me to wonder, are you sure the live USB system actually uses the NVIDIA card? EDIT: I mixed up that part with a different thread.
    Last edited by JanneM; June 21st, 2012 at 05:58 AM. Reason: fix mistake.

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    Re: Thinkpad W530 nvidia

    Yes, you need Bumblebee if you want to use the NVIDIA hardware unless your BIOS lets you disable the Intel adapter.

    Please let us know how you do with this. I'm looking at this laptop, too.

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    Re: Thinkpad W530 nvidia

    The last time I checked, Bumblebee wasn't working with Kepler-based nvidia cards yet. You should completely remove the nvidia driver and just use the Intel one for now.

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