Optimus laptop, switching to nvidia gpu causes steam & joplin to not open

works on intergrated and hybrid

have tried messing with nvidia profiles

changing display resolution/scale as nvidia drivers seem to break some programs with this

tried using open source drivers but failed to boot so restored a snapshot

not the most tech savvy but thanks for any help.

System:
  Kernel: 5.16.11-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=130aeff7-0f97-4bab-a071-2cb94dafd92a rw [email protected]
    cryptdevice=UUID=d2b1dea5-842e-4002-bc44-0f606a0a0917:luks-d2b1dea5-842e-4002-bc44-0f606a0a0917
    root=/dev/mapper/luks-d2b1dea5-842e-4002-bc44-0f606a0a0917 quiet splash
    rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
  Desktop: Cinnamon 5.2.7 tk: GTK 3.24.31 wm: muffin vt: 7
    dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: Inspiron 7559 v: 1.2.0
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0H0CC0 v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
    v: 1.2.0 date: 09/22/2016
Battery:
  ID-1: hidpp_battery_0 charge: 100% condition: N/A volts: 4.2 min: N/A
    model: Logitech Gaming Mouse G900 type: N/A serial: <filter> status: Full
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i7-6700HQ bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Skylake-S
    family: 6 model-id: 0x5E (94) stepping: 3 microcode: 0xEC
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
    L3: 6 MiB desc: 1x6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 800/3500 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
    governor: powersave cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800
    8: 800 bogomips: 41599
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  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: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional,
    IBRS_FW, STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort mitigation: TSX disabled
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 530 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel ports:
    active: HDMI-A-1,eDP-1 empty: none bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:191b
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: NVIDIA GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] vendor: Dell driver: nvidia
    v: 510.54 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 8 link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 02:00.0
    chip-ID: 10de:139b class-ID: 0302
  Device-3: Sunplus Innovation Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB
    driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-4:6 chip-ID: 1bcf:28b0 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.3 driver: X:
    loaded: modesetting,nvidia gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2816x864 s-dpi: 85 s-size: 838x257mm (33.0x10.1")
    s-diag: 877mm (34.5")
  Monitor-1: HDMI-1 mapped: HDMI-A-1 pos: primary,right
    model: HDMI1-2714UDH serial: <filter> built: 2016 res: 1536x864 hz: 60
    dpi: 65 gamma: 1.2 size: 596x335mm (23.5x13.2") diag: 685mm (27")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 4096x2160 min: 720x400
  Monitor-2: eDP-1 pos: primary,left model: Chi Mei Innolux built: 2013
    res: 1280x720 hz: 60 dpi: 95 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x193mm (13.5x7.6")
    diag: 394mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: 1366x768
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 530 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.3.7
    direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: Dell
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a170
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: BEHRINGER GmbH UMC204HD 192k type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio
    bus-ID: 1-1:2 chip-ID: 1397:0508 class-ID: fe01
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.11-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.47 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
    port: d000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:3165 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp5s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  IF-ID-1: wgivpn state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-5:9 chip-ID: 8087:0a2a class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: down
    bt-service: enabled,running rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes
    address: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 698.65 GiB used: 80.82 GiB (11.6%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
    model: WDS250G1B0B-00AS40 size: 232.89 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 00WD
    scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Seagate model: ST9500420AS
    size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s
    type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> rev: SDM1 scheme: MBR
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 232.59 GiB size: 232.59 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 80.82 GiB (34.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-d2b1dea5-842e-4002-bc44-0f606a0a0917
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 720 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 232.59 GiB size: 232.59 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 80.82 GiB (34.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-d2b1dea5-842e-4002-bc44-0f606a0a0917
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 232.59 GiB size: 232.59 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 80.82 GiB (34.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-d2b1dea5-842e-4002-bc44-0f606a0a0917
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 232.59 GiB size: 232.59 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 80.82 GiB (34.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
    mapped: luks-d2b1dea5-842e-4002-bc44-0f606a0a0917
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.5 GiB used: 2.2 MiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0 C pch: 51.5 C mobo: 27.8 C sodimm: SODIMM C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0
Info:
  Processes: 314 Uptime: 12m wakeups: 3 Memory: 15.5 GiB
  used: 3.77 GiB (24.3%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 11.2.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1524 lib: 431 Shell: Bash
  v: 5.1.16 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.13
Garuda (2.5.5-1):
  System install date:     2022-02-19
  Last full system update: 2022-02-25
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
  Snapshots:               Snapper (maybe)
  Failed units:

@avg-wee-peng
If you include terminal outputs in your post please
use the proper output format in your post.
Using "~" 3 times above and "~" 3 times below the text block
will provide a readable, raw look.

Also tried different optimus manager settings

Update steam just opened with nvidia gpu on when i opened through the terminal, first success doing that so far. After closing steam it does not load again. It now returns this output

steam.sh[35606]: Running Steam on garuda Soaring 64-bit
steam.sh[35606]: STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically
setup.sh[35679]: Steam runtime environment up-to-date!
steam.sh[35606]: Steam client's requirements are satisfied
max open descriptors set to 1048576

Apologies, i posted this in Issues & Assistance - Dual boot. I am not dual booting.

Unsupported hardware or software

Nvidia Optimus + Linux, it is an age-old disaster that no end-user deserves.

But Nvidia is keeping it alive for many years years without any solution at all from their end.

This even prompted Linus Torvalds to throw that well deserved dirty finger against Nvidia a decade ago. Aalto Talk with Linus Torvalds [Full-length] - YouTube

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