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Offline vectoravtech

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my lenovo g780 has a new motherboard
« on: January 31, 2019, 12:32:32 pm »
It's a combo mobo including an I7 cpu from china for $85 through Alibaba that a friend of mine installed. he suggested I remove the hd for shipping which I did. I dropped that arch distro because I couldnt understand anything and the inixi was a selection in the menu.

>I'm sticking with Sparky Linux Stable. <

I have tried a bunch of things to get the video installed, I know it should have bumblebee installed with intel and geforce; neither have worked with the new mobo. The last one was (on a fresh stable install) the sparky kernel then apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') nvidia-driver that I found in the forums (that rival posted) then did the update as a root user. I'm not sure what I need to provide but I have a hardware list from a previous distro. I also tried ddm lastly which did nothing even after I got the installed popup and rebooted.


even in ms windows after all the updates nothing worked. How can I get the bumblebee working in here? I'm extremely new and I would need commands. Thank you for your help.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2019, 10:22:36 pm by vectoravtech »

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Re: my lenovo g780 has a new motherboard
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 07:28:54 pm »
Please post output of
lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]\]'             ### Yes, you want the "tic" at the end. 
https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee/wiki/Troubleshooting


I appreciate the inxi.  From Machine section Product :N/A   - interesting.   It might help to get the name of the board.   Not so much for here, but for searching elsewhere.   

Years back when I lurked in #debian -next I saw  a lot of hard work getting bumblebee hybrid GPU's up. Supposed to be a lot easier now.  First stop to look at would be

https://wiki.debian.org/Bumblebee

Looking at your previous distro - you should be familiar with

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bumblebee    ##   Remembering that some advice given is only specific to ArchLinux.  But their wiki is one of the best. 

If you do not find easy solutions - I would suggest either going with Arch LInux - since it does work.  My other suggestion would be to do a net-install  of debian testing with the non-free firmware, new one came out Jan 27.   If you succeed you can then add the Sparky ppas to /etc/atp/sourceslist.d/

You have a tricky motherboard probably.  You might need a distro that has more and varied unpaid experts - like Arch and Debian.  As above, you can always then add the Sparky ppa's to a Debian set up once you have it up and running.  I would suggest Arch Linux much more than the Arcol Linux derivative if you go that route.  I see you used nouuveau  in the Arch set up. 

In the end, you want this up and running.  The distro is less important. 



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Re: my lenovo g780 has a new motherboard
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 09:55:34 pm »
I already tryed the suggestion at the bumblebee website to no avail, what else should I do? please ignore the inixi as i'm using Sparky Linux Stable, thanks, (btw I clicked something in the menu to get that pic when I was on arch which doesnt matter now because im excited Sparky Linux fixed my audio so music actually has bass which nothing else repaired 8) )

I'm not sure how to get the hardware info in Sparky. I still see the video tearing and I have faith that Sparky will revive this messed up lappy.

4k videos play fine, Looks great on the tv.

I need to try GLXGears. it works maybe I'm used to a high resolution screen.


« Last Edit: February 01, 2019, 02:45:48 am by vectoravtech »

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Re: my lenovo g780 has a new motherboard
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2019, 08:00:49 pm »
Use aptus or terminal to install inxi  -                "sudo apt install inxi"     
Search for info about  inxi on forum here (or Arch or Debian etc. etc. etc.)  or type in terminal  "man inxi"


Scrape the output  from a terminal using  Ctl-Shift-C to copy output from a terminal
Ctl-C to message box, mark up with xml via the # button for code. 

Specifically

        lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]\]'             ### Yes, you want the "tic" at the end. 

and
       inxi -x -G -r         ### extra   GPU   repositories.  or just do inxi -Fr    to send everything

What it looks like when wrapped as code via # button

Code: [Select]
.unison$ inxi -xGr
Graphics:  Card: Intel 4th Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: intel Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.6 Direct Rendering: Yes
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://debian.mirror.rafal.ca/debian/ stretch main non-free contrib
           deb-src http://debian.mirror.rafal.ca/debian/ stretch main non-free contrib
           deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main contrib non-free
           deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security stretch/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian stretch-backports main contrib non-free
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spideroakone.list
           deb http://APT.spideroak.com/ubuntu-spideroak-hardy/ release restricted


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Re: my lenovo g780 has a new motherboard
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019, 10:21:09 pm »
lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]\]'
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [GeForce GT 635M] [10de:0de3] (rev ff) (prog-if ff)

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Re: my lenovo g780 has a new motherboard
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2019, 05:45:39 pm »
GeForce GT 635M

I used lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [GeForce GT 635M] (rev a1)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR8162 Fast Ethernet (rev 10)
03:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

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Re: my lenovo g780 has a new motherboard
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019, 08:58:55 pm »
If you can't use inxi then you will have to rely on others here to help you.
If you can't figure out the "#" button,    you will have to rely on others to help you.

If you are serious about linux - these are skill sets that I believe you  need to learn. 
If you go for help elsewhere these are skill sets they will ask you to use, also "pastebin"   over in irc. 

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