Setup NVIDIA Optimus on Fedora

Uninstall bumblebee and nvidia driver from rpmfusion if installed.

$ sudo dnf remove *nvidia* akmod-bbswitch bumblebee primus

Add negativo17’s repo:

$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo=https://negativo17.org/repos/fedora-nvidia.repo

Install NVIDIA driver:

$ sudo dnf install nvidia-driver nvidia-driver-libs.i686

Create wrapper script /usr/local/bin/prime:

#!/bin/bash

export __NV_PRIME_RENDER_OFFLOAD=1
export __GLX_VENDOR_LIBRARY_NAME=nvidia

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To run a program with NVIDIA card:

$ prime <program>

Let’s check if it works:

$ glxinfo | grep vendor        # run with igpu
server glx vendor string: SGI
client glx vendor string: Mesa Project and SGI
OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center

$ prime glxinfo | grep vendor  # run with NVIDIA
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation

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