I started by installing nvidia-current and nvidia-prime( I have no idea what this is. I read it online somewhere.Please tell me what it is :( ) and typed
sudo prime-select nvidia
and it gave me this
Error: alternatives are not set up properly Error: nvidia mode can't be enabled
I googled for the error and based on Michael's advice here , I typed this( again I have no idea about it).
root@PapaGolf:~# sudo update-alternatives --config x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf
and again tried to switch to nvidia by
root@PapaGolf:~# prime-select nvidia
Now I'm stuck with
Error: %s does not support PRIME power management Error: nvidia mode can't be enabled
I googled for this error as well but couldn't get anywhere. Can anyone help?
Edit(Output of lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D')
siera@PapaGolf:~$ lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b) Subsystem: Dell Device 0662 Kernel driver in use: i915 08:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M/810M/820M / GT 620M/625M/630M/720M] (rev a1) Subsystem: Dell GeForce 820M Kernel driver in use: nvidia