Package Details: nvidia-xrun 0.3-0

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Package Base: nvidia-xrun
Description: Script to run dedicated X server with discrete nvidia graphics
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: Witko
Maintainer: acxz
Last Packager: Witko
Votes: 41
Popularity: 0.69
First Submitted: 2015-06-10 20:36
Last Updated: 2016-10-20 21:48

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hivemind commented on 2018-05-23 15:33

This won't install if you're getting your Nvidia driver from the nvidia-390xx package, but I changed the dependency in the PKBUILD from 'nvidia' to 'nvidia-390xx' and it installed OK and seems to be working.

Is there a way you can make this package recognise it as an alternative dependency or something?

Tommy commented on 2017-11-29 23:40

Great piece of software, and thanks to the guy who PKGBUILD'd it.

Very userful. If i may add a suggestion, it would be nice if one can launch it at boot, to be able to directly boot with the NVIDIA GPU on.

Witko commented on 2017-04-29 12:04

To be honest with you guys im not entirely familiar with the policies regarding dependencies.
But from a functionality point of view bbswitch is not optional. The script would crash on missing bbswitch executable. Also without nvidia it does not make too much sense to have this package.
I definetely agree though, to have the base dependency instead of specific provider(e.g. jdk8 vs java-runtime) but I'm not sure which one that would be.
So if you give me the correct dependency i will happily update it.

IncredibleLaser commented on 2017-04-29 08:47

fludardes, no, that'd be wrong and also wouldn't help in this case. I don't know why this is the Arch policy, but official dkms-packages don't provide their base. However, no other package has a hard dependency on kernel modules so this doesn't matter, e.g.: official bumblebee does not depend on nvidia and bbswitch, they're only optional. In the same spirit, this package should only optionally depend on nvidia and bbswitch.

I don't really agree with this policy and think that dkms packages should provide their base so that packages like this one could properly depend. However it's also true that packages don't depend on the kernel and kernel modules are part of it.

fludardes commented on 2017-01-18 13:28

Sorry, I'm not very familiar with packaging and PKGBUILD's, but maybe simple `nvidia-dkms` and `bbswitch-dkms` should be added as possible alternative dependencies? I have recently manually edited PKGBUILD, and it seems that everything worked as it should with them. It is actual for those who use kernels such as `linux-zen` and '-dkms' versions of that packages. Please, forgive me if I'm wrong.

vosester commented on 2016-09-08 23:01

Witko could we get a pkgver bump to 0.3.0, please?

Aditya1212 commented on 2016-07-16 02:49

Hey you need to fix some a few things in the script, change
execute "sudo modprobe nvidia" to
execute "sudo modprobe nvidia-drm"

And change
execute "sudo rmmod nvidia" to
execute "sudo modprobe -r nvidia_drm"

Else this script is good. Have been looking for somthing like this for a while now

Witko commented on 2016-01-23 08:07

Hi All,
i would like to ask you to post here only comments that are related to the package itself.
Issues related to the actual functionality, with running specific stuff etc. should go to the github page - create an issue for it.


tedbell commented on 2016-01-23 01:58

Witko: Are you asking me?

If so it doesn't go blank when I run the game, it goes blank when I run the scripte and stays blank.

I have an optimus device.

The game I am running is TS2016 (train simulator)

aradan_d commented on 2016-01-08 19:15

Sorry, I just ran again yaourt -S nvidia-xrun and now it installs ok. Must have changed an environment variable or something. I deleted my post. I will delete this one in the future too.