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[Bug 1247967] Re: nvidia optimus chipset disabled when running on battery, even in discrete mode


I can assist you with the bisect.  We first need to identify the last
good kernel version and the first bad kernel version.  Can you test the
following upstream kernels and post back:

3.9 final: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.9-raring/
3.10 final: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.10-saucy/

Based on those the results of these two kernels, we can test some
release candidates to get the exact kernel version.

** Tags added: performing-bisect

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  nvidia optimus chipset disabled when running on battery, even in
  discrete mode

Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  It appears that under 3.11.0-13, the Nvidia Optimus GPU is disabled
  when running on battery even if the chipset is set to discrete mode in
  the BIOS.

  When running without AC power under the 3.11 kernel, lspci -v gives the following:

  With AC power under 3.11, the same command gives:

  If the system is booted into the 3.11 kernel with AC power connected,
  it can be removed and the GPU continues to function normally.  I have
  not tested suspend and resume under the 3.11 kernel (with or without
  AC power).

  This same configuration worked properly under Raring (13.04).  Booting
  with the 3.8 kernel and the same nvidia module version used in the
  above 3.11 kernel tests results in the previously experienced
  (correct, working) behavior.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
  Package: linux-image-3.11.0-13-generic 3.11.0-13.20
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-32.47-generic
  Uname: Linux 3.8.0-32-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.1
  Architecture: amd64
  AudioDevicesInUse: Error: command ['fuser', '-v', '/dev/dsp', '/dev/snd/controlC1', '/dev/snd/hwC1D0', '/dev/snd/pcmC1D3p', '/dev/snd/pcmC1D7p', '/dev/snd/pcmC1D8p', '/dev/snd/by-path', '/dev/snd/controlC0', '/dev/snd/hwC0D0', '/dev/snd/pcmC0D0c', '/dev/snd/pcmC0D0p', '/dev/snd/controlC29', '/dev/snd/seq', '/dev/snd/timer'] failed with exit code 1:
  Date: Mon Nov  4 12:31:48 2013
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=1fbfa69c-fb52-4aee-ad35-9c523aa14974
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2009-12-21 (1414 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
  MachineType: LENOVO 2436CTO
  MarkForUpload: True
  ProcFB: 0 VESA VGA
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-32-generic root=/dev/mapper/ssd-root ro vga=792 splash nox2apic crashkernel=384M-2G:64M,2G-:128M quiet splash
   linux-restricted-modules-3.8.0-32-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.8.0-32-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.116
  SourcePackage: linux
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-11-04 (0 days ago)
  dmi.bios.date: 08/12/2013
  dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.bios.version: G5ET94WW (2.54 )
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Not Available
  dmi.board.name: 2436CTO
  dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.board.version: Not Defined
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvrG5ET94WW(2.54):bd08/12/2013:svnLENOVO:pn2436CTO:pvrThinkPadW530:rvnLENOVO:rn2436CTO:rvrNotDefined:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
  dmi.product.name: 2436CTO
  dmi.product.version: ThinkPad W530
  dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

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