2 Kasım 2012 Cuma

Fedora 18 Beta TC6 Nvidia Optimus Part-2


Nvidia and Fedora ... good combination to have nice graphics but. oh If your card has optimus technology what we gonna do ? Of course we gonna use it by installing right programs and make it work !! :)
My first article was about installing Nvidia adding a softwares for optimus also get power save by closing our card.

That's all but  "Nvidia-Settings" Control Center not working ?



That's problem but here is how can we fix that so easily. As we all know first If we gonna try run application by nvidia we have to use "optirun" command. And our desktop has virtual X screen by controlled bumblebee and that's also control by nvidia. Default screen number is ":8" , so here is how can we control that screen and also our nvidia cards.

optirun nvidia-settings -c :8 



And tad aaa . Now we can see our control center fully. Now I set my settings for nvidia save it to "xorg.conf.nvidia" in "/etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nvidia" . and If you gonna save a new files please make sure get back and your library path section and screen section is right like my before article.


Another problem is about "Nvidia-Settings" desktop shortcut is not working. We have a desktop but no use. We gonna need to fix that and make use full to us.

Let's write command to reach this desktop shortcut file

su -c 'vim /usr/share/applications/nvidia-settings.desktop'






Okey after that command we gonna see something like this.



and we gonna change 6. line to this ;

Exec=optirun nvidia-settings -c :8 

Save and exit and done. Now you can use your nvidia-settings desktop shoutcut too.


That if somebody want real optimus experience use fedora : https://fedoraproject.org/





Thank you and have nice optimus tips using :))
Onuralp SEZER
Fedora Ambassador