09:20chillfan: Can someone remind me the syntax to enable nvclock boost = 1 ?
09:21chillfan: is it this? nouveau.config=NvBoost=1,NvClkMode=15
09:24karolherbst: chillfan: you can also change it from a sysfs file
09:24chillfan: Ah, I didn't know that
09:24karolherbst: ohh wait, not the boost stuff
09:24karolherbst: but the pstate changes
09:24karolherbst: so yeah.. NvBoost is the right one
09:25karolherbst: but there is also 2 as an option
09:25karolherbst: slightly higher clocks
09:25chillfan: NvClkMode=10 would be 0a right?
09:25karolherbst: or no higher at all
09:25karolherbst: yeah.. I think so
09:25karolherbst: I prefer doing the pstate change from a running system anyway
09:25karolherbst: because lowering it helps if there is no load
09:25chillfan: yeah I won't try 2, I would need a better cooler, and you warned me before about power limits.. so I'll be careful :)
09:26karolherbst: chillfan: well.. it's fine as long as you keep an eye on the power consumption + temp
09:26karolherbst: it usually is fine, there are just certain benchmarks I know where we can get over budget
09:27chillfan: For me nvboost = 1 and nvclkmode=15 is the manufacturer overclock, so I'm ok on that, nvboost=2 seems to hurt performance
09:27chillfan: probably due to heat
09:28karolherbst: huh, weird
09:28karolherbst: mind sharing your vbios?
09:28chillfan: sure I can share it
09:29chillfan: What do I need to do? Just copy it and email you?
09:29karolherbst: you can also pastebin it or something :D I really don't care
09:29karolherbst: but what I am wondering is if you get higher or lower clocks with NvBoost=2
09:30chillfan: ah they are higher for sure
09:30chillfan: higher than manufacturer overclock
09:30karolherbst: okay.. mhh
09:30karolherbst: well, that's normal
09:30karolherbst: even with the nvidia driver
09:30karolherbst: they keep higher clocks unless the power consumption goes over budget or the temperature gets too high
09:31chillfan: interesting my stock speeds are always 1000 on, but manufacturer set is 1006.. small difference I know, but just in case that helps you out
09:32karolherbst: mhh... 6 mhz I don't even know if the step size with the nvidia driver is that big
09:32karolherbst: I thought it was more like 15 mhz
09:33karolherbst: I wouldn't expect the perf to go down unless the GPU really hits high temps constantly
09:33karolherbst: it sounds weird
09:33chillfan: well noticably in game jitter occurs
09:34chillfan: Anyway, do you have an email? I'll send it to you
09:34karolherbst: chillfan: mind monitoring the GPU temperatue with a tool or something?
09:34chillfan: Will do, needs me to reboot
09:34karolherbst: you can use firstname.lastname@example.org
09:38chillfan: What tool would you recommend to monitor temp?
09:38karolherbst: dunno, there are many. if you run plasma you can use ksysguard and create a view with the gpu sensors
09:38karolherbst: and change the interval
09:38chillfan: ok just sent the vbios to you
09:39karolherbst: but I assume there are better tools
09:44chillfan: alright, great. I'll test this out soon and see what's what
09:44chillfan: thanks :)
10:46rockstorm: Hi all, I get the following output from lspci on my laptop right now. Am I right in thinking the nvidia card is not being used and that's why I'm experiencing low performance when videoconferencing? https://paste.debian.net/1138375/
10:59diogenes_: rockstorm, you are right.
11:05rockstorm: diogenes_, thanks, I'll investigate how to solve this then
11:07diogenes_: rockstorm, this is not an issues but a feature, this is how it works, the system runs on intel by defaul whether it's linux or windows.
11:08diogenes_: rockstorm, to run an application with nvidia card, run it like this: DRI_PRIME=1 appname.
11:10rockstorm: diogenes_, I was investigating this Optimus thing, which sounds like it would switch between the two automatically
11:10rockstorm: I'm really new to all this :P
11:10rockstorm: Everything sounds a bit like witchcraft
11:11diogenes_: rockstorm, it switches automatically on windows with the nvidia driver and on linux it's very experimental byt still you need to use nvisia proprietary driver, with nouveau you have to do it manually.
11:12rockstorm: diogenes_, Oh ok, thanks, I'll give the DRI_PRIME solution a try then
11:12diogenes_: and i doubt this is the reason you are experiencing low video quality. It might be due to internet speed or camera quality.
11:13diogenes_: rockstorm, if DRI_PRIME=1 works better then you can create a shortcut that willopen the needed application with DRI_PRIME=1 automatically.
11:15rockstorm: The problem actually is switching between windows when videoconferencing. If I leave the Skype window be, everything is fine, but when I keep switching back and forth between Skype and say Firefox, the screen eventually freezes. Sound keeps going, I can keep talking, but the screen is frozen. That's why I was blaming the graphic card.
11:16diogenes_: rockstorm, what distro and desktop environment?
11:20rockstorm: Debian Sid and Mate
11:22diogenes_: rockstorm, SSD? and how much RAM?
11:25rockstorm: HDD and 8GB RAM
11:32diogenes_: the specs look good.
11:39rockstorm: diogenes_, if you come up with anything a could try to debug this issue down I'd be very grateful. In my mind, this laptop should be powerful enough for smooth videoconferencing. I so must have something misconfigured.
11:39rockstorm: diogenes_, Thanks a lot for looking at it, by the way
11:44diogenes_: rockstorm, i'd suggest you to try this distro off a usb pendrive and see if there is any performance gain: https://clearlinux.org/downloads
11:55rockstorm: diogenes_, Alright, cool, I'll give it a try and let you know, thanks
11:55diogenes_: ok come with a feedback.
16:42wwalker: I have used my current rig (2 4k monitors via DPort from a GeForce GTX 950) for2 or 3 years without a problem (Fedora 28 - 31 I think). I am trying to use Qubes. xfce4-display-settings detects the monitors and lets me configure them to be side by side. xrandr shows display with the correct offset . But they are mirrored! When I click Identify Displays, BOTH Displays show up as DPort 2. Sounds like
16:42wwalker: hardware mirroring to me. Can't find anything about hardware mirroring. ANy ideas?
16:59imirkin: wwalker: pastebin xorg log
16:59imirkin: wwalker: and xrandr output
17:13wwalker: imirkin: thanks. Will do when I get back to the office in about an hour.
21:40wwalker: imirkin: Thank you. When I gathered the data I found that, for whatever reason, xfce4-display-settings wasn't actually making the changes it was showing. One xrandr and it was fixed