[Bug 987949] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 - Severe Graphics Regression on Hybrid System with Integrated Intel HD300 graphics and NVIdia OPTIMUS

Sircu Ion sircu.ion at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 16:05:06 UTC 2012

I have the same issue with an Acer 4830g laptop. It is using hybrid
graphics as well with an nvidia card. When i was trying to install
Bumblebee, one of the steps i did was to purge the installed nvidia
drivers. After that Ubuntu shifted to Unity 3d.

After however building the latest nvidia driver from source and
installing and enabling it in bumblebee i am back to Unity 2d and it
doesn't change even if i specifically select it at logon.

Is there a workaround to force Ubuntu to use the integrated graphics
until using the bumblebee "optirun"?

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  Ubuntu 12.04 - Severe Graphics Regression on Hybrid System with
  Integrated Intel HD300 graphics and NVIdia OPTIMUS

Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I just did a full Install of Ubuntu 12.04 daily-live. Unity defaults
  to Unity-2d, with many issues therein (tearing, etc.)

  It is the first time I fully install 12.04, but I have been regularly
  trying daily-builts from live-usb-stick... Never had issues, if
  anything everything seamed snappier and faster than 11.10.

  I have a hybrid system, and to date I have always been using by
  default the grapbhic drivers for my integrated  i7 graphics card. I
  now see it defaults to the Nouveau drivers, that must be the cause of
  the regression.

  TEMPORARY FIX: Removing packages "nvidia-current" and "nvidia-
  settings" and restarting your system should do the job. Hope this gets
  fixed soon...

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: unity 5.10.0-0ubuntu6
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  .proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
  .proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
   NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  295.40  Thu Apr  5 21:37:00 PDT 2012
   GCC version:  gcc version 4.6.3 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.3-1ubuntu5)
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
  CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,vpswitch,snap,mousepoll,resize,place,move,wall,grid,regex,imgpng,session,gnomecompat,animation,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,workarounds,scale,expo,ezoom,unityshell]
  CompositorRunning: None
  Date: Tue Apr 24 20:47:24 2012
  DistUpgraded: Fresh install
  DistroCodename: precise
  DistroVariant: ubuntu
  DkmsStatus: nvidia-current, 295.40, 3.2.0-23-generic, x86_64: installed
   Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
     Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:04b6]
   NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 540M] [10de:0df5] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
     Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:04b6]
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120423)
  MachineType: Dell Inc. Dell System XPS L502X
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic root=UUID=6f4b72aa-8077-4a62-bf02-70130fccc9cc ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  SourcePackage: unity
   Error: command ['/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test', '-p', '-f'] failed with exit code 5: Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
   Error: GLX is not available on the system
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
   Section "Device"
    Identifier	"Default Device"
    Option	"NoLogo"	"True"
  dmi.bios.date: 07/20/2011
  dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: A06
  dmi.board.name: 0YR8NN
  dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.board.version: A00
  dmi.chassis.type: 8
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.chassis.version: 0.1
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA06:bd07/20/2011:svnDellInc.:pnDellSystemXPSL502X:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0YR8NN:rvrA00:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvr0.1:
  dmi.product.name: Dell System XPS L502X
  dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
  version.compiz: compiz 1:
  version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
  version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.32-1ubuntu1
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.2-0ubuntu3
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
  version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.2-0ubuntu3
  version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
  version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu10
  version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.0-0ubuntu1
  version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2
  version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.17.0-1ubuntu4
  version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2

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