00:56hentai: I have a GT240M card which refuses to work properly under both nouveau or 340 nvidia drivers, but works good on Windows
00:59hentai: The system only loads up properly with nomodeset
01:02hentai: DMESG: https://paste.c-net.org/HelpingRenoir
01:04hentai: Strangely, I had a go at this same problem a few years ago, and when dumping vbios got this: https://paste.c-net.org/ScarredEmbolism
01:05hentai: But now, dumping vbios from /sys/kernel/debug/dri/0/vbios.rom yields this: https://paste.c-net.org/FailedEntree
01:08hentai: Also, this time I also dumped vbios using GPU-Z on Windows: https://paste.c-net.org/SeverelyGutted
15:33Paul33: any guide to get nouveau working on wayland?
15:33Paul33: I got nvidia GTX 950M together with intel HD530
16:16fdobridge: <J., Echo (she) 🇱🇹> Nouveau will significantly reduce the performance of your dGPU because of no reclocking support
16:16fdobridge: <J., Echo (she) 🇱🇹> But if you want to go ahead any Wayland compositor should work
16:17fdobridge: <J., Echo (she) 🇱🇹> But nouveau in general may require nouveau.runpm=0 on your hardware (otherwise a system freeze might occur)
17:13Paul33: fdobridge managed to get wayland running on nouveau by setting DRI_PRIME=1 env variable. it is all white and glitched but when starting some app gui it looks good. I managet to start and excute a benchmark on firefox and I got a lower performance on nouveau than intel HD 530 lol
17:14Paul33: the benchmark is this: https://web.basemark.com/
17:15Paul33: got about 300 on nouveau, 400 on intel HD 530, 500 on nvidia official driver (but on X11, can't get nvidia driver working at all on wayland)
17:36fdobridge: <karolherbst🐧🦀> yeah, you shouldn't use nouveau if it's not your main GPU, because that also just kills battery lifetime. Rather just use it for certain apps.
17:47Paul33: fdobridge well firefox might be one of those certain apps but it is so slow.
17:48Paul33: Even without hardware acceleration I got the benchmark result, something must be wrong. anyway I don't care about battery
17:48fdobridge: <J., Echo (she) 🇱🇹> fdobridge isn't the actual name (we're chatting through Discord)
17:51Paul33: And I don't know why I can start the whole wayland session on nouveau by the DRI_PRIME=1 env variable, but if I atart wayland on intel HD I can't start a single app on nouveau by passing it that variable
17:52fdobridge: <karolherbst🐧🦀> strange.. usually that should just work. Maybe your compositor is doing weird things
17:53fdobridge: <karolherbst🐧🦀> normally it's not very efficient to use a different GPU than what your display is connected to, because that means the compositor will have to copy resources between the two GPUs around
17:53fdobridge: <karolherbst🐧🦀> and you are limited by the available PCIe bandwidth as well
17:54fdobridge: <karolherbst🐧🦀> (and low perf on nouveau, because we don't really have a reliable way of changing GPU clocks yet)
17:54Paul33: well I tried starting wayland on nouveau and got worse benchmarks than starting it on Intel HD
17:54i509vcb: It can get a lot more complicated for the compositor as well
17:54Paul33: so gonna give up on nouveau
17:54i509vcb: Some old nvidia dgpu I have in a laptop has HDMI wired to the dgpu
17:55fdobridge: <karolherbst🐧🦀> yeah, and compositors will handle that case
17:55fdobridge: <karolherbst🐧🦀> not sure what compositors you are using, but the "biggest" ones deal with all of that already
17:56fdobridge: <karolherbst🐧🦀> yeah.. strange, it "should just work" there, but it might also rely on some logind based features to properly do this, dunno... if it doesn't "just work" something is very fishy
17:56fdobridge: <karolherbst🐧🦀> and most likely not a driver bug
17:58Paul33: gonna ask on my distro forum for help, slackware. TY anyway for the support
17:59fdobridge: <karolherbst🐧🦀> uhhh.. yeah, slackware is definitely "special". Maybe something didn't got compile the correct way or something
17:59fdobridge: <karolherbst🐧🦀> definitely a good idea to bring it up there.
17:59Paul33: Again TY
19:37Paul33: I managed to start app on nouveau but performance are worse than intel HD530. Since there is noway to reclock should I just give up on using nouveau?
20:00fdobridge: <Esdras Tarsis> Paul33: GTX 950M is GM107, right?
20:00fdobridge: <Esdras Tarsis> So reclocking works, because this gpu is maxwell v1
20:00Paul33: fdobridge yep
20:01Paul33: how to reclock, the only guide online i founddoesn't work
20:10fdobridge: <Esdras Tarsis> idk
20:10Paul33: googled maxwell v1 getting new stuff, I let you know any progress
21:22fdobridge: <gouz> Transform feedback tests now pass on fermi hw too!
21:22Paul33: got the way to change clock
21:23Paul33: first mount debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug (on my system it isn't done by default)
21:24Paul33: then change clock by /sys/kernel/debug/dri/1/pstate
21:24Paul33: actually /sys/kernel/debug/dri/"card number"/pstate
21:25Paul33: performance half a way between intel hd and nvidia official driver
21:25Paul33: read this to change automatically pstate: https://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=146141
21:26Paul33: I think i might just keep using intel hd avoiding head ache
22:14Paul33: furthermore i am affected by this guy's issue as well: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1390775/webgl-low-performances-under-nvidia
22:15Paul33: gonna use only intel hd