Use the Intel and Nvidia GPU at the same time

Luca Boccassi bluca at
Sun Nov 5 17:43:36 UTC 2017

On Fri, 2017-11-03 at 18:01 +0100, Floris wrote:
> Previously I used two NVidia GPU's to make a multiseat setup and  
> everything worked as expected. Recently the computer had a problem
> and I  
> switched the CPU. The new one have the Intel HD Graphics 630
> display  
> controller, so I was wondering if I could use the Intel and the
> NVidia  
> GPU's to make a multiseat.
> Unfortunately I have no luck to get two accelerated seats. As the
> NVidia  
> GLX extension is loaded, the Intel seat is complaining: Failed to  
> initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found). Or I
> load  
> the Mesa GLX variant and the NVidia seat falls back in the software
> mode.
> Is it possible to load both the NVidia GLX and the Intel/Mesa GLX  
> extension, or should I plug the other NVidia GPU back in?
> Floris

In theory bumblebee should work, setting PMMethod=none to avoid using
bbswitch, but with many caveats.

especially the most recent replies.

One day we'll all be running GLVND-ized clients and servers and it will
all automagically work... One day :-)

Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi
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