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    Lightbulb [GUIDE} G750JS Linux Fedora 21 With NVidia Optimus

    I looked everywhere, trying to I install Nvidia drivers and didn't find a good tutorial that works, and after days of pain, I finally got it working and decided to share this.
    So lets start,
    My setup:
    Asus G750JS;870m, Broadcom WIFI,250Gbs SSD, 750GBS Hdd.
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    Download and install fedora workstation. For Linux newbies I’d recommend the following partitioning scheme
    / on ssd >=25gbs for your data and apps
    swap on ssd>=6gbs
    /boot on hdd200mbs so u can turn boot loader on and off from bios without missing windows efis boot on ssd
    /boot/efi soyou’d have an ufi boot.



    After installation, you will boot into fedora and unfortunately first problem to tackle is the wifi., our broadcom wifi is not natively supported.

    1) First Broadcom driver installation
    1.a) Gain internet access via ethernet or usb wifi.
    1.a) First update the kernel to 3.19 which we will need to compile and build our drivers.
    sudo yum install kernel-devel-3.19.3-200.fc21.x86_64 kernel-modules-3.19.3-200.fc21.x86_64 kernel-3.19.3-200.fc21.x86_64 kernel-headers-3.19.3-200.fc21.x86_64 kernel-core-3.19.3-200.fc21.x86_64
    1.b) After update restart and remove the old kernel
    1.c) Install the repos and the wifi driver
    1.d)Reboot and disable secure boot since the wifi kernel mod isnot signed
    You should have wifi running

    Before the Nvidia drivers, please do a full system update, Id recommend that now so you would avoid breaking the nvnida drivers.
    sudoyum update
    Now the fun part, At this point id recommend making a backup with clonzilla

    Because our muxless Optimus laptop, the internal display is driven by the integrated GPU. And after installing the driver, Xserver will use Nvidia GPU and will fail to output to out display and you will end up with error, no screen found!,
    It's important that the X server not be configured to use the NVIDIA X driver after the driver is installed. Instead, the correct driver for the integrated GPU should be used. Often, and only use Nvidia on command to process graphics and pass it to the internal GPU to display it.


    2.a) Install dependencies and the driver
    yum-config-manager--add-repo=http://negativo17.org/repos/fedora-nvidia.repo
    yum install -y libbsd-devel libbsd glibc-devel libX11-devel help2man autoconf gittar glib2 glib2-devel automake gcc gtk2-devel dkms gnome-desktop VirtualGL.i686 cuda cuda-devel cuda-cublas cuda-driver acpica-tools
    yum install bbswitch bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus primus.i686
    bumblebee and bbswitch manage optimus functionality, Id recommend you read about them
    Last edited by aoryx; 04-18-2015 at 07:46 AM.

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    iii) Edit [COLOR="#FF0000"]/etx/bumblebee/bumblebee-nvidia[/COLOR]


    I cant edit this post since yesterday
    You don't have permission to access "http://rog.asus.com/forum/editpost.php?" on this server.

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    Last edited by aoryx; 04-18-2015 at 03:58 PM.

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    The following steps are extremely important:

    2.b) Edit these files to have the integrated gpu handle display
    i) In/etc/X11/init/xinitrc
    add
    xrandr--setprovideroutputsource Intel NVIDIA-0[/CODE][CODE]
    xrandr--auto


    ii) Edit /etx/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nvidia
    to loox exaclty like
    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout"
    Screen 0 "nvidia"
    Inactive "intel"
    EndSection
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "nvidia"
    Driver "nvidia"
    BusID "PCI:01:00:0"
    EndSection
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "nvidia"
    Device "nvidia"
    Option "AllowEmptyInitialConfiguration"
    EndSection
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "intel"
    Driver "intel"
    EndSection
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "intel"
    Device "intel"
    EndSection

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    reserved!

    @mods I keep getting:
    You don't have permission to access "http://rog.asus.com/forum/editpost.php?" on this server.

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    Last edited by cl-Albert; 04-21-2015 at 03:42 PM.

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