where do I change which gpu to use on the kde desktop environment?


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Jan 8, 2021
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I'm using pop!_Os and I could change which gpu to use on the Gnome desktop environment by clicking on the battery icon on the menu but I can't find the option in kde.

I would like to know how to change those settings still while not going back to the Gnome desktop environment which I don't very much like :(

It depends on 3 things....

dnf info mate-optimus

Available Packages
Name : mate-optimus
Version : 20.04.0
Release : 3.fc34
Architecture : noarch
Size : 28 k
Source : mate-optimus-20.04.0-3.fc34.src.rpm
Repository : fedora
Summary : NVIDIA Optimus GPU switcher
URL : https://github.com/ubuntu-mate/mate-optimus
License : GPLv3+
Description : This applet provides means to display the active GPU and lets you switch
: between the Intel and Nvidia GPUs on NVIDIA Optimus equipped computers.
: Requires at least:
: NVIDIA 435.17 (beta driver release) and now the 435.21 (stable driver).
: How to run:
: $ mate-optimus-applet

1. Which distro you use.
2. Which video cards you have.
3. Which desktop environment you use.

If you use MATE with nVIdia cards, you can use optimus.
I haven't seen a similar tool for Radeon cards, but I wouldn't be surprised if one exists.