понеделник, 16 юли 2018 г.

Troubleshoot the touchpad

How to compile your own driver for the touchpad:
1. Download source Sabayon
2. cd
3. Check (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1653456)
$make mrproper 
$ cp /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build/.config ./
$ cp /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build/Module.symvers ./
$ make oldconfig

Find the "extraversion" of your distro ("-sabayon" in my case)

$cat /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build/Makefile|head
# SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
NAME = Fearless Coyote
$make EXTRAVERSION=-sabayon modules_prepare
$ make M=~/linux_elan1200_touchpad-master/
Next step might be unneeded because all you need is the hid-elan.ko to be able to load it as a module with modprobe.  
$xz ~/linux_elan1200_touchpad-master//hid-elan.ko 

How to unfreeze multitouh (careful with this cuz I had to restart once because I accidently unbinded the keyboard):
cd /sys/bus/hid/drivers/hid-multitouch
# ls
0018:04F3:3043.0007 bind module new_id uevent unbind
# echo "0018:04F3:3043.0007" | sudo tee /sys/bus/hid/drivers/hid-multitouch/unbind
# echo "0018 04F3 3043 0013" | sudo tee /sys/bus/hid/drivers/hid-multitouch/new_id

How to restart touch modules (it seems that hid-multitouch is not the one that freezes):
$lsmod|grep i2c
i2c_hid                24576  0
i2c_i801               32768  0
i2c_algo_bit           16384  2 igb,i915
$sudo rmmod i2c_hid
$sudo modprobe i2c_hid

четвъртък, 21 юни 2018 г.

nvidia howto

How to check if the system finds your adapters:
$sudo lspci | grep -i --color 'vga\|3d\|2d'
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 591b (rev 04)
01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile] (rev a1)

Check if the two video cards work:
$optirun glxspheres

or in more details
$optirun -vv glxgears -info

To check if nvidia card is on or off?
$cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch

To turn it off
$sudo tee /proc/acpi/bbswitch <<<OFF

If it stays on:
$sudo rmmod nvidia ; sudo rmmod bbswitch

That should lead to
cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch
cat: /proc/acpi/bbswitch: no such file or directory

Then you load the driver:
$sudo modprobe bbswitch

and with
$sudo tee /proc/acpi/bbswitch <<<OFF

Now it should be OFF.

To install glxspheres and glxgears:
$sudo equo install mesa-utils
$__GL_SYNC_TO_VBLANK=0 vblank_mode=0 glxgears

To check if nvidia is running:
$nvidia-smi -a

Also to check the status of bumblebee (https://classicforum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=2908.0):
$sudo systemctl enable bumblebeed.service
$sudo systemctl start bumblebeed.service
$sudo systemctl status bumblebeed.service

A cool way to use your NVIDIA if it's always on:
DRI_PRIME=1 glxgears
/it worked on my Maple with notable increase in calculation speed/

The file to edit for bumblebee to work properly:
$sudo nano /etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nvidia

How to restart nvidia if optirun gives the following error:
 [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) /dev/dri/card0: failed to set DRM interface version 1.4: Permission denied
$echo 1 > /sys/bus/pci/devices/0000:01:00.0/remove
$echo 1 > /sys/bus/pci/rescan

The directory where intel config resides:

Example bumblebee.conf can be found here
For extreme cases, this is how to edit the acpi tables.
A kernel patch which I haven't tested (also another one?).
Also the best Bumblebee wiki is of course the arch one.

Backlight (https://superuser.com/questions/1244145/turn-off-keyboard-backlight-when-shutting-down-linux):
Setting bumblebeed.service to start after lightdm (here and here)

понеделник, 14 май 2018 г.

How to check what display-manager your using?

The default answer is to do:
$cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager
but that doesn't work on Gentoo.

returns "default" which obviously is not very useful.

So what worked for me is either:
$cat /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service
$systemctl status display-manager
In my case, it's lightdm and  lightdm.service.