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I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and I have an Nvidia Geforce 640m Card.

I installed the bumblebee PPA follow the instructions from the original website. I rebooted but how do I check if the drivers were installed?

I run glxgears and optirun with it and both of them yielded the same results.

I tried installing the Bumblebee GUI but it's not showing up after I boot.

Also, are there supposed to be any changes in the "Graphics" section in the "About this Computer"?

It's currently only showing Driver :Intel® Ivybridge Mobile Experience: Standard.

Would really appreciate any help.


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Try this command,

sudo dpkg --get-selections | grep nvidia

If the output of the above code shows nvidia xxx then it was confirmed that you had installed nvidia drivers.

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Thank you. It shows that bumblebee nvidia as well as nvidia 304 are installed! Just wondering though, do all these drivers run automatically, or do I have to run a certain code every time I want to run it? Like the optirun command? – user233699 Jan 9 '14 at 19:33

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