Graphics card problems on linux

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  • #102218
    Anonymous
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    Hi

    we have successfully followed the instructions and built and calibrated our own Sandbox and were really happy with it.
    However there is a problem with the Nvidia graphics card and using it in Linux. Initially this manifested itself in the laptop not booting but now only the internal intel graphics card will work not the more powerful nvidia card we need for the water simulation to work.

    We have a dell inspiron 15 laptop with Nvidia geforce gtx960m graphics card, that originally ran on windows 10 but has the recommended linux mint 17.3 MATE desktop installed. I have tried reinstalling all the graphics drivers but this didn’t work, and reinstalling the linux mint operating system, none of which have worked.

    Does anyone have any advice for running switchable graphics cards in linux?
    Would it be possible to run the software for the sandbox on a virtual machine in windows?

    All advice is much appreciated!

    #102220
    Oliver Kreylos
    Keymaster

    Unfortunately, Linux support for laptops with switchable GPUs (Nvidia Optimus) is lacking at this point. There is very little support from Nvidia itself, and while there is an open-source project to support Optimus under Linux, I have never tried it and don’t know how well it works, or how easy it is to install.

    We strongly recommend running the AR Sandbox from a desktop PC.

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