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#1 2023-01-06 19:42:24

erdos
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Registered: 2018-06-04
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How do i switch between Nvida and Intel display drivers?

hi guys,

I have a HP desktop with Nvidia card currently running Debian Chimera on a SSD, I also owns a Intel NUC with integrated Iris display, I would like to move the SSD with Chimera to NUC.

Here's my question: Is there a way to setup Intel driver on my NUC while retains the existing Nvidia card setup?  since I would like to switch back the SSD between the two computers if necessary

Desktop
HP Pavilion Elite d5100t ATX series Specs: HP d5100t  Nvida 9300GT card • Intel (R) Core (TM) 2 Quad processor Q9300 (2.5GHz)

NUC:
Intel    i3-8109U    NUC8i3BEH/K    4300*    806    Bean Canyon. CFL. 28W, 2C/4T, ILANx1 (1000), WLAN (ac), Iris 655, HDMI 2.0ax1, 32GB-DDR4-2400-SODIMMx2, USB31Cx1, USB31Ax4, M.2x1, 2.5"x1 (H), microSD, Stereo, Mic, BT 5

thanks!

Last edited by erdos (2023-01-06 19:43:01)

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#2 2023-01-06 20:25:09

delgado
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Registered: 2022-07-14
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Re: How do i switch between Nvida and Intel display drivers?

Did you try it?
Should work out of the box.

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#3 2023-01-13 19:08:27

erdos
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Re: How do i switch between Nvida and Intel display drivers?

delgado wrote:

Did you try it?
Should work out of the box.

yes, I tried, however, certain apps such as Kodi failed to launch which I suspect it has to do with the display driver.

I hesitant to remove NVidia driver since it wasn't easy to setup 340.xx driver in Chimera (340.xx not officially supported) and I might switch it back to my main PC.

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#4 2023-01-13 23:26:52

delgado
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Registered: 2022-07-14
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Re: How do i switch between Nvida and Intel display drivers?

Sadly, no simple solution.

The current problem might be: The 3D-acceleration points to the wrong library after switching the SSD - didn't had that in mind at the first answer, sorry.
I'm not exactly sure about the command, there might be other recommended tools or command lines. A symbolic link must be updated to match the graphic card.
sudo update-alternatives --config glx

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#5 2023-01-15 05:03:36

GlennW
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Registered: 2019-07-18
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Re: How do i switch between Nvida and Intel display drivers?

One way to try, blacklist the module you don't want at boot.

I haven't tried that.

My laptop has intel onboard and an nVidia card, but I got sick of trying to make it work.

So, I am interested it how this works out.

tia. ;-)

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