NVidia seems not be used


I'm an old ubuntu user, migrating to Garuda.
I have installed garuda on my laptop with I7-5500U and Nvidia 920M. But when i play some video on youtube, the CPU takes 80~99% of usage, and sometimes freeze.
I installed proprietary GPU driver, but seems this is not in use. Can anyone help me fix this?

Thanks a lot!

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parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=5d8c4fa2-dd16-48bd-ae9c-ed9766de18a3 rw [email protected]
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.3 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire E5-573G v: V3.72
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Acer model: ZORO_BH v: Type2 - A01 Board Version
serial: <superuser required> UEFI-[Legacy]: Insyde v: 1.37 date: 02/16/2016
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 20.1 Wh (100.0%) condition: 20.1/37.0 Wh (54.3%)
volts: 17.1 min: 14.8 model: SANYO AL15A32 type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
status: full
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse serial: <filter>
charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes status: discharging
Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech Wireless Keyboard K540/K545
serial: <filter> charge: 100% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes
status: discharging
Info: model: Intel Core i7-5500U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Broadwell
family: 6 model-id: 0x3D (61) stepping: 4 microcode: 0x2F
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 4 MiB desc: 1x4 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 2394 high: 2396 min/max: 500/3000 scaling:
driver: intel_cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 2396 2: 2395 3: 2394
4: 2394 bogomips: 19154
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf
mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915
v: kernel ports: active: DP-1,HDMI-A-1,eDP-1 empty: none bus-ID: 00:02.0
chip-ID: 8086:1616 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: NVIDIA GK208BM [GeForce 920M] vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
driver: nvidia v: 390.147 alternate: nouveau pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 4 link-max: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 8 bus-ID: 04:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:1299 class-ID: 0302
Device-3: Sunplus Innovation HD WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 2-7:4 chip-ID: 1bcf:2c81 class-ID: 0e02
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.1
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: intel gpu: i915 display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 5206x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1376x285mm (54.17x11.22")
s-diag: 1405mm (55.32")
Monitor-1: DP-1 mapped: DP1 pos: right model: AOC 2270W serial: <filter>
built: 2019 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102 gamma: 1.2
size: 480x270mm (18.9x10.63") diag: 547mm (21.5") ratio: 16:9 modes:
max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
Monitor-2: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI1 pos: center
model: LG (GoldStar) FULL HD built: 2016 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102
gamma: 1.2 size: 480x270mm (18.9x10.63") diag: 551mm (21.7") ratio: 16:9
modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
Monitor-3: eDP-1 mapped: eDP1 pos: primary,left
model: ChiMei InnoLux 0x15ca built: 2014 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 102
gamma: 1.2 size: 340x190mm (13.39x7.48") diag: 394mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9
modes: 1366x768
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 5500 (BDW GT2)
v: 4.6 Mesa 22.0.1 direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 8086:160c
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio
vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:9ca0 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
pcie: speed: Unknown lanes: 63 link-max: gen: 6 speed: 64 GT/s
bus-ID: 04:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0e0f class-ID: 0403
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Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.50 running: yes
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
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IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
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lanes: 1 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 168c:0036 class-ID: 0280
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IF-ID-1: docker0 state: down mac: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 1.39 TiB used: 48.61 GiB (3.4%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
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Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.55 GiB used: 187.2 MiB (1.2%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 87.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 312 Uptime: 18h 2m wakeups: 42 Memory: 15.55 GiB
used: 9.43 GiB (60.7%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1554 lib: 386 Shell: Zsh v: 5.8.1
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.15
Garuda (2.6.1-1):
System install date:     2021-11-27
Last full system update: 2022-04-14 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:
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I see it's an old GPU and very old proprietary driver. I'm wondering if it even supports the hardware decoding with that driver. Did you check out Hardware video acceleration - ArchWiki ?

The wiki says 8 and new should be supported, but you might have to go through the effort of downloading/configuring the stuff to utilize it.

Yes, I have read this page, but some information is confused for me.
In my searchs, sometimes i see instructions to create X11/xorg.conf with many different parameters, in others, do not create xorg.conf. I realy need help to make the correct fix.
Yesterday, i have created de xorg.conf... and my screens are ugly and don't save anymore my preferences between restarts. (After this i have deleted xorg.conf and the visual is good again)


Why did you pick 390xx instead of 470xx?

when i open Hardware Configuration on Garuda Settings Manager, it display

  • video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-390xx-dkms-bumblebee
  • video-nvidia-390xx-dkms
  • video-linux

I choose Auto Install Proprietary Driver and this version is installed...

Now it checked video-hybrid-intel-nvidia-390xx-dkms-bumblebee and video-linux as installed

Its wrong?


Finding the driver on nvidia's site, the version sugested is 340.1080

:thinking: OMG, what is correct? :rofl:

Can you share a link of your info source? Archwiki says otherwise (as already suggested).

To run an application manually (there is no automatic way) on nvidia, use this way:

optirun [options] application [application-parameters]
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Sorry to interrupt this way, but this is a red herring. Firedragon/Firefox does not even have default hardware acceleration. Additionally, why would nvidia be used when the intel GPU is available? So all in all, the nvidia driver really has nothing to do with this.

And, if you actually read the inxi, you can see the NVIDIA driver is in fact being used.

Give this package of mine a shot, I'm not sure if it will work correctly on your system and/or firedragon, but why not try: AUR (en) - firefox-video-acceleration

optirun google-chrome-stable

[   93.497673] [ERROR]The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the socket path /var/run/bumblebee.sock
et was incorrect.
[   93.497933] [ERROR]Could not connect to bumblebee daemon - is it running?
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Something seems not properly configured.
I've gone away of 390/bumblebee, using nouveau and can't remember troubleshooting it now.
I will let others help you on this. Sorry. :person_shrugging:

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Is there any more current BIOS available than your 2016?

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