Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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bumblebee with optirun/primusrun: timeout after ~ 1 minute

I've successfully been using bumblebee with optirun/primusrun on my Optimus laptop for quite some time now. However, since yesterday, both programs suddenly hang without actually launching anything ...
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Resolution stuck at 1024x768 after Bumblebee, I also have no xorg.conf

I have a T410 Thinkpad so I installed Bumblebee for Optimus, after doing this my resolution is stuck at 1024x768. Most other topics on this recommend deleting the xorg file, but I have none.
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Nvidia Optimus with GTX 850m not working

I recently got a new notebook (Acer Aspire V5 573G) with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 850M and the Intel Haswell integrated graphics. Now I read through a lot of websites in order to find out what the best ...
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14.04 LTS Black screen after installing bumblebee (MBP 9,1)

I'm kindof a noob when it comes to Ubuntu/not windows so please pardon my inexperience. I've been messing around with Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro (9,1 mid 2012, non retina), installed as a dual ...
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How to install nVidia drivers with Bumblebee on Ubuntu 14.04

As the title, how can I correctly setup nvidia-optimus technology on Ubuntu?
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What Nvidia driver should i be using?

I have a nvidia geforce 840m with intel hd graphics and an intel i7 4th generation, its an asus laptop k550l. I am wondering if i can use the nvidia optimus technology with bumblebee even if it is not ...
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Nvidia Gtx 755M - Cannot access secondary GPU Permission denied [13]

I installed bumblebee and the Nvidia 331 drivers. I ran glmark2 and expected it to launch but I got this error. How do I run a program on the Gtx 755m graphics card? $optirun -vv glmark2 [ ...
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How do I set up my optimus-enabled laptop to not have to use the 'nomodeset' parameter on boot and use the GPU?

So I'm trying to setup a windows&ubuntu enviroment on my laptop both on a single 128gb ssd. I haven't been able to previously install linux on this laptop because this laptop has a 760m dedicated ...
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Team Fortress 2 fails to launch with primus/optirun

Few days ago I installed Steam, TF2, bumblebee and the newest nvidia drivers. My laptop has an integrated intel gpu and dedicated card (geforce 645m). I used to launch steam using primusrun steam and ...
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Problem with installing bumblebee in Ubuntu 14.10

I am getting the following error while installing bumblebee in Ubuntu 14.10: rajamalw@AMAL-WORKSTATION:~$ sudo apt-get install bumblebee-nvidia Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Nvidia Optimus GT540M problems

I'm working to get my Graphic card running smoothly. My laptop is an Acer5750G, i5-2410M with a GT540M graphic card. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to configure Bumblebee. I'm using Nvidia ...
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Can't get Bumblebee working on NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 640M]

System: hp pavilion dv7-7008tx laptop Running lspci | grep VGA returns: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA ...
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Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

I tried multiple different drives, nvidia-340, nvidia-331, nvidia-331-updates, nvidia-343 and with the same result: # optirun -vv --debug bash [ 785.862681] [DEBUG]Reading file: ...
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How do I get Bumblebee working on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I have an Alienware 14 that I plan to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on. I'm wondering what the best procedure to get Bumblebee working is. Would I be okay to install bumblebee (if someone ...
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Problem with hybrid Intel/Nvidia Ubuntu 14.04

So it took me week looking for solution and trying almost everything here and on other places. Before flaging this as duplicate be aware that I tried Is a NVIDIA GeForce with Optimus Technology ...
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Enable Nvidia GPU if integrated GPU get stressed

I'm using a notebook with both Intel and Nvidia GPUs. I correctly installed nvidia-331 drivers, cuda and bumblebee and I can correctly run optirun some_application. Indeed, while some application is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Bumblebee/Optimus error with steam

When I run Dota 2 without primus or bumblebee it works but slow, the moment I try to run steam or dota with optirun/ primusrun I get errors. The Primusrun error: Game update: AppID 570 "Dota 2", ...
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Bumblebee “Can't access secondary GPU” even if it's there

So, I'm trying to install Bumblebee and not-quite-managing it. After following many tutorials on the internet it is still not working at all. Any attempt to run anything will return: primus: fatal: ...
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Total Blackness after Bumblebee uninstall

I'm new to Linux and was until 1hr ago a huge fan! Now I think I've managed to to turn my laptop (Asus Vivobook i5, SSD) into a paperweight by uninstalling Bumblebee (incorrectly?) I used this ...
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Nvidia Optimus + CUDA + bumblebee + 14.04

I am the unfortunate to have laptop with optimus technology(nvidia gpu + intel integrated gpu), which seems to make a lot of problems to the new Ubutnu users. I'm running fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install ...
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Removing nvidia cuda toolkit and installing new one

a month ago I installed the cuda 5.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 (which is not supported for this version of Ubuntu version) , and I didn't do it well. I want to remove what I've installed earlier and install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Problem with bumblebee and nVidia 331

i've try to install bumblebee and nvidia 331 from official repo with this command: sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus nvidia-331 I've modified the bumblebee.conf with any ...
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Nvidia card not found

Ubuntu does not see my 2nd video card (Nvidia) on Settings>Details shows that I'm using integrated intel HD video lspci -vnn | grep -i VGA -A 12 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel ...
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Boot issue after upgrade system

I am on Ubuntu 14.04LTS and for today I just upgraded nvidia 343 to 343.22, it showed me blank screen after ubuntu splash screen. With these 2 combitions (3.13.0-36 + 343.22, 3.13.0-35 + 343.22), I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Bumblebee, Unable to control Brightness and have Bumblebee working at the same time

I'm current running Ubuntu 14.04 with a GTX 780m gpu on my laptop and using nvidia-331 drivers with bumblebee. I was unable to control the brightness of my screen, but then I decided to follow some ...
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Laptop Lenovo Y570, bumblebee doesn't work?

I have a problem, I'm using ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Y570. There are a lot of materials for this question about linux and Nvidia GT555M video card, but still i'm new on linux and i can't handle it. My ...
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Running Steam and Dota2 with primus

I wished to run my steam with bumblebee but faced a problem: when I try to run steam using primusrun, I get segfault. Anything else also doesn't run with primus. Here's an example of running primusrun ...
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Disable NVidia GPU Ubuntu 14.04

I'have searched around for a solution on how to disable my Nvidia GPU 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 640M LE] (rev ff) (Using lspci command) I have ...
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why is glxgears faster without optirun

glxgears seems to be much faster when using my integrated graphics chip, than when I activate the graphics card using bumblebee's optirun or primusrun. When I run glxgears with optirun, I get ~1250 ...
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can't disable 60 fps cap in glmark2 with bumblebee

When I run glmark2 under bumblebee with vblank_mode=0, I get: mkg@loam:~$ vblank_mode=0 optirun glmark2 ATTENTION: default value of option vblank_mode overridden by environment. ATTENTION: default ...
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How to make NVidia Optimus to work on Lenovo Thinkpad T430u with Ubuntu 14.04?

Whatever I have tried just doesn't work. Neither installing the nvidia-331 package, neither bumblebee. Any solution that works would be appreciated. Correct me if I am wrong, but I also believe that ...
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error: [XORG] (EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Failed to initialize DMA using bumblebee

I have gone through every question on Xorg errors I could find and googled for this DMA error, but none seemed to solve my issue. This is my notebook cnfiguration: Intel i5-4200U @ 1.6GHz 8GB DDR3 ...
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Multiple-monitors and Nvidia Optimus not working after apt-get update

Just recently (late August / early September 2014) my multiple monitor setup and Nvidia optimus is not working. I had the symptoms characterized by this bug. After setting the BIOS to graphics card: ...
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Disable nVidia graph card

I have a Asus with 2 graph cards - 1 nVidia and 1 Intel - and my battery life is being shortened because I THINK both gpu are being used by Ubuntu. I tried some called Bumblebee but or I configured it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell XPS L701X with GeForce GT 435M - Low Resolution

Moving from Ubuntu 12.x to 14.04 (clean install, not an upgrade) I've ran into trouble I've never had before. Many times I've installed bumblebee with the proprietary nvidia drivers, but this time ...
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14.04 update broke my graphic drivers

I updated from 13.10 to 14.04 .I had installed bumblebee and it was working fine until then. Now I'm getting the following error. [ 725.319677] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not ...
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bumblebee error under 12.04.5 amd64 with kernel 3.13.0-34-generic

My notebook has i5-2450M CPU and Nvidia GT550M video driver. I installed ubuntu 12.04.5 amd64 with kernel 3.13.0-34-generic . After booted, I run the following three commands consecutively . $ ...
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bumblebee on ubuntu 14.04 amd64 does NOT work

My notebook has nvidia optimus GT550M and cpu intel i5-2450M . I installed ubuntu 14.04.1 amd64 desktop version. According this wiki page : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee#Installation I install ...
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14.04.1 failed to load module “nvidia”

Next try. I have a nvidia geforche 825M graphics card (Optimus) and an Intel integrated graphics card. So I purged every installed nvidia driver (I tried to get a driver directly from nvidia to work, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 cannot start after installing bumblebee

My laptop is Dell N5110. It has 2 graphic cards: Intel and Ndivia. Yesterday I installed bumblebee. After installing and reboot, my laptop cannot start anymore. I get some error messages on my screen ...
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setcap CAP_NET_RAW+ep wine

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.1 with Bumblebee and nvidia-331 as graphic driver and wine 1.7.22. I am having the problem that using sudo setcap CAP_NET_RAW+ep /usr/bin/wine has the side effect (?) ...
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Which applications should I open with Bumblebee?

Having a Nvidia-optimus laptop, I have, on recommendation, installed the Bumblebee optimization. Though I am unclear about when to actively use it. There seems to be a a GUI called Bumblebee GUI where ...
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I can not install or remove apps After trying to install bumblebee and nvidia prime

Here are the details which terminal output when trying to remove or upgrade I tried autoremove - install configure dpkg and nothings work for me Removing nvidia-331 (331.89-0ubuntu1~xedgers14.04.2) ...
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Problem with nVidia drivers (how do I apply a patch)?

Up until my most recent apt-get upgrade, I was using bumblebee to manage my nvidia graphics card, and it was working perfectly - using primusrun, I could get upwards of 700 fps with glxgears. Now, ...
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temporarily enable nvidia/optirun for everything

I was curious if there was a way to temporarily enable the nvidiacard/optirun for everything, or atleast all new applications launched. I would even be happy if I could change some setting and then ...
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Any way to get Nvidia Optimus card working on 14.04.1?

My Nvidia graphic card has Optimus technology and as far as I can see it is not working, not even recognized. On system settings details it says Intel Haswell Mobile on graphic section. Also on ...
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Nvidia (Bumblebee) failed to load after install latest Intel driver

Everything was just fine. I have updated Intel driver using this installer. After installing the driver it was asked to restart and I did. Now optirun is not working. Intel driver looks good I think. ...
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How can I use VDPAU directly?

I got bumblebee working following this. After some meddling, that I cannot fully reconstruct, but this helped, I got VDPAU working: VDPAU_DRIVER=va_gl vdpauinfo display: :0 screen: 0 [VS] ...
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Bumblebee won't turn on as when I try to, a second later, it turns back off

I tried looking for this but only see things pertaining more to the card. Bumblebee itself won't turn on for more than a second. I followed the questions on this link here which all seemed fine to do ...
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Xrandr custom refresh rate unstable in games and with various applications [duplicate]

I am running ubuntu 14.04 on my Notebook with Nvidia optimus. Default intel drivers, nvidia 340.24 + bumblebee. (Those problems are indipendent from nvidia, they persist with either nouveau and ...