Laptop not using nvidia GPU card

Hi guys,

I am complete newbie to Linux but I find Garuda as the best treatment from my Microsoft depression :slight_smile: .
I am trying to run games on my NVIDIA card but now I am realizing that even if I updated to the proprietary NVIDIA driver my card is still not in use. .
I`ve tried this so far:
Up to date drivers

sudo pacman -S nvidia-dkms


It will be much easier if I`v had the permission to upload screenshots((

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HI, do you mean this?
ystem:
Kernel: 6.7.6-zen1-2-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc avail: acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=545f7bc0-c81c-450b-930e-831da044d26b rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: Cinnamon v: 6.0.4 tk: GTK v: 3.24.41 wm: Muffin v: 6.0.1 tools:
avail: cinnamon-screensaver,xautolock vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0
Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: PCSpecialist product: Standard v: Standard
serial:
Mobo: TongFang model: GM7MG0P v: Standard serial:
part-nu: 0001 uuid: UEFI: American Megatrends
v: N.1.07PCS04 date: 02/24/2021
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 67.3 Wh (100.0%) condition: 67.3/91.6 Wh (73.4%)
volts: 12.4 min: 11.6 model: standard type: Li-ion serial:
status: full
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i7-10875H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Comet Lake
gen: core 10 level: v3 note: check built: 2020 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
model-id: 0xA5 (165) stepping: 2 microcode: 0xF8
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 8x256 KiB
L3: 16 MiB desc: 1x16 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 800/5100 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
governor: powersave cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800
8: 800 9: 800 10: 800 11: 800 12: 800 13: 800 14: 800 15: 800 16: 800
bogomips: 73598
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities:
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel CometLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics] vendor: Tongfang Hongkong
driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20
ports: active: eDP-1 empty: none bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9bc4
class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Chicony HD Webcam driver: uvcvideo type: USB rev: 2.0
speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-13:5 chip-ID: 04f2:b68b
class-ID: 0e02 serial:
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.11 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.4 driver: X:
loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 677x381mm (26.65x15.00")
s-diag: 777mm (30.58")
Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: BOE Display 0x0977 built: 2020 res: 2560x1440
hz: 165 dpi: 171 gamma: 1.2 size: 381x214mm (15x8.43") diag: 437mm (17.2")
ratio: 16:9 modes: 2560x1440
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: intel iris platforms: device: 0 drv: iris
device: 1 drv: swrast surfaceless: drv: iris x11: drv: iris
inactive: gbm,wayland
API: OpenGL v: 4.6 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: intel mesa v: 24.0.2-arch1.1
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (CML GT2)
device-ID: 8086:9bc4 memory: 30.43 GiB unified: yes
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.276 layers: 8 device: 0 type: integrated-gpu name: Intel
UHD Graphics (CML GT2) driver: mesa intel v: 24.0.2-arch1.1
device-ID: 8086:9bc4 surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 type: cpu name: llvmpipe
(LLVM 16.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 24.0.2-arch1.1 (LLVM
16.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Tongfang Hongkong
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl
bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:06c8 class-ID: 0403
API: ALSA v: k6.7.6-zen1-2-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss
type: oss-emulator tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.3 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: Tongfang Hongkong driver: r8169
v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8125 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: down mac:
Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac:
Info: services: NetworkManager, smbd, systemd-timesyncd, wpa_supplicant
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0
speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-14:7 chip-ID: 8087:0029
class-ID: e001
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: bt-v: 5.2 lmp-v: 11
status: discoverable: no pairing: no
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 715.41 GiB used: 146.98 GiB (20.5%)
SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Intel model: SSDPEKNW512G8
size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: fw-rev: 004C temp: 26.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:3 model: 256GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD
size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: fw-rev: T0707A0L temp: 39.9 C
scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%)
used: 146.98 GiB (61.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:5
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
used: 584 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme1n1p1 maj-min: 259:4
ID-3: /home raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%)
used: 146.98 GiB (61.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:5
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%)
used: 146.98 GiB (61.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:5
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%)
used: 146.98 GiB (61.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:5
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.16 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 16 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0 C pch: 47.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
Info:
Memory: total: 32 GiB available: 31.16 GiB used: 4.97 GiB (15.9%)
Processes: 418 Power: uptime: 52m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
suspend, test_resume image: 12.42 GiB services: csd-power,upowerd
Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical tool: systemctl
Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1608 libs: 519 tools: pamac,paru Compilers:
gcc: 13.2.1 Shell: garuda-inxi default: fish v: 3.7.0
running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.33
Garuda (2.6.23-1):
System install date: 2024-02-24
Last full system update: 2024-03-02 ↻
Is partially upgraded: No
Relevant software: snapper NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
Windows dual boot: No/Undetected
Failed units:

Yes, but :slight_smile:

↻ Means, you update the system, but reboot needed.

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Your Nvidia GPU is not reported in the garuda-inxi Graphics section.
Are you sure it is not disabled in the BIOS?

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HI again guys :beer:
So I`ve updated the system again and this is my new results:

System:
  Kernel: 6.7.6-zen1-2-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    clocksource: tsc avail: acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=545f7bc0-c81c-450b-930e-831da044d26b rw rootflags=subvol=@
    quiet loglevel=3 ibt=off
  Desktop: Cinnamon v: 6.0.4 tk: GTK v: 3.24.41 wm: Muffin v: 6.0.1 tools:
    avail: cinnamon-screensaver,xautolock vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0
    Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: PCSpecialist product: Standard v: Standard
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: TongFang model: GM7MG0P v: Standard serial: <superuser required>
    part-nu: 0001 uuid: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends
    v: N.1.07PCS04 date: 02/24/2021
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 67.3 Wh (100.0%) condition: 67.3/91.6 Wh (73.4%)
    volts: 12.4 min: 11.6 model: standard type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
    status: full
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-10875H bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Comet Lake
    gen: core 10 level: v3 note: check built: 2020 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
    model-id: 0xA5 (165) stepping: 2 microcode: 0xF8
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 512 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x32 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 8x256 KiB
    L3: 16 MiB desc: 1x16 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 800/5100 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
    governor: powersave cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800
    8: 800 9: 800 10: 800 11: 800 12: 800 13: 800 14: 800 15: 800 16: 800
    bogomips: 73598
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel CometLake-H GT2 [UHD Graphics] vendor: Tongfang Hongkong
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20
    ports: active: eDP-2 empty: none bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9bc4
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA GA106M [GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile / Max-Q]
    vendor: Tongfang Hongkong driver: nvidia v: 550.54.14
    alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 545.xx+ status: current (as of
    2024-02; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Ampere code: GAxxx process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
    built: 2020-2023 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4
    speed: 16 GT/s ports: active: none empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,eDP-1
    bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2520 class-ID: 0300
  Device-3: Chicony HD Webcam driver: uvcvideo type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-13:5 chip-ID: 04f2:b68b
    class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.11 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.4 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: nouveau alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa
    dri: iris gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 677x381mm (26.65x15.00")
    s-diag: 777mm (30.58")
  Monitor-1: eDP-2 model: BOE Display 0x0977 built: 2020 res: 2560x1440
    hz: 165 dpi: 171 gamma: 1.2 size: 381x214mm (15x8.43") diag: 437mm (17.2")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: 2560x1440
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: intel iris drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0
    drv: nvidia device: 2 drv: iris device: 3 drv: swrast gbm: drv: nvidia
    surfaceless: drv: nvidia x11: drv: iris inactive: wayland,device-1
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: intel mesa v: 24.0.2-arch1.1
    glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (CML GT2)
    device-ID: 8086:9bc4 memory: 30.43 GiB unified: yes
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.276 layers: 8 device: 0 type: integrated-gpu name: Intel
    UHD Graphics (CML GT2) driver: mesa intel v: 24.0.2-arch1.1
    device-ID: 8086:9bc4 surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 type: discrete-gpu
    name: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU driver: nvidia v: 550.54.14
    device-ID: 10de:2520 surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 2 type: cpu name: llvmpipe
    (LLVM 16.0.6 256 bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 24.0.2-arch1.1 (LLVM
    16.0.6) device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Tongfang Hongkong
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl
    bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:06c8 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: NVIDIA GA106 High Definition Audio vendor: Tongfang Hongkong
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
    link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:228e
    class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.7.6-zen1-2-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss
    type: oss-emulator tools: N/A
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.3 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: Tongfang Hongkong driver: r8169
    v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
    chip-ID: 10ec:8125 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp4s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
    speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp5s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Info: services: NetworkManager, smbd, systemd-timesyncd, wpa_supplicant
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-14:6 chip-ID: 8087:0029
    class-ID: e001
  Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
    rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: <filter> bt-v: 5.2 lmp-v: 11
    status: discoverable: no pairing: no
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 715.41 GiB used: 146.92 GiB (20.5%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Intel model: SSDPEKNW512G8
    size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
    lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: 004C temp: 26.9 C scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 maj-min: 259:3 model: 256GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD
    size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
    lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: T0707A0L temp: 39.9 C
    scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 146.92 GiB (61.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:5
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 584 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme1n1p1 maj-min: 259:4
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 146.92 GiB (61.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:5
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 146.92 GiB (61.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:5
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 238.17 GiB size: 238.17 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 146.92 GiB (61.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme1n1p2 maj-min: 259:5
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.16 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 16 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0 C pch: 47.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
Info:
  Memory: total: 32 GiB available: 31.16 GiB used: 3.51 GiB (11.3%)
  Processes: 374 Power: uptime: 11m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
    avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
    suspend, test_resume image: 12.42 GiB services: csd-power,upowerd
    Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 1608 libs: 519 tools: pamac,paru Compilers:
    gcc: 13.2.1 Shell: garuda-inxi default: fish v: 3.7.0
    running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.33
Garuda (2.6.23-1):
  System install date:     2024-02-24
  Last full system update: 2024-03-02
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
  Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
  Failed units:            nmb.service 

Hopefully I posted it in the right place

That’s better. Now the dGPU is there.
To use it

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You were right Filo,
In bios was selected Igpu only for some reason.
Thank you for that :smile:

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