Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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Bumblebeed and bbswitch error

I have a problem with my MSI-GS60 laptop under Ubunutu. I explain: First of all, with this laptop I had a wifi unrecognized issue. So I had found somes posts talk on that and I had finaly found a ...
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Primusrun won't launch steam games

Clean ubuntu install 14.04 on lenovo ideapad y570. After a few futile attempts finally installed both steam and bumblebee/primus. Homever, every time I try to launch any steam game with ...
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nvidia-modprobe trying to load the wrong driver

I've finally installed the latest nvidia drivers running with Bumblebee. It works just fine now with optirun. The driver is called nvidia_352. Now I'm trying to get CUDA working. I can modprobe ...
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Optimus: Using optirun logs me out, then fails?

I have a Samsung QX411, with an Intel HD Graphics 5000 and a nVidia GeForce 520M GPU, both bridged with Optimus. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04. Now, here's my problem. When I run optirun glxinfo for the ...
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Optirun says that discrete video card is on

~$ optirun --status Bumblebee status: Ready (3.2.1). X inactive. Discrete video card is on. Does that mean that card is somewhy working or just ready to use? Is that message ok when I actually don't ...
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Hybrid Nvidia and Intel cards, bumblebee optirun not working and OpenGL not being Intel

I have been fighting with the installation and correct usage of my Nvidia GTX960M together with an Intel i7-4720M CPU on Ubuntu 15.04. I have followed lots of links on this website, on ubuntu wiki ...
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bbswitch failing to turn of Nvidia GPU

I've noticed that my laptop has been running hotter than it should be as well as output similar to the following from dmesg around when bbswitch should be shutting down my Nvidia GPU [ 5775.721636] ...
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Issues with upgrade 12.04 to 14.04 (battery drain, freezes…)

I've been using ubuntu 12.04 for over a year without any issues with my laptop (MSI GT70.) It has an integrated intel graphics card and an nvidia GTX 870M. Therefore, I have been using the bumblebee ...
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Nvidia Driver and Heating Problem

this is my first question at here, so please be gentle if do something wrong. I have Ubuntu 14.04.03 LTS installed on my laptop. Also i have working dual boot to Windows 10 with UEFI activated. My ...
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Bumblebee using nouveau instead of proprietary

Running glmark2 with optirun on Nvidia 740M on 15.04: OpenGL Information GL_VENDOR: nouveau GL_RENDERER: Gallium 0.4 on NV108 GL_VERSION: 3.0 Mesa 10.5.2 I want to use proprietary driver. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 bumblebee poor performance and stuttering at times - primusrun - optirun

Samsung np550-p5c S02 intel core i5-3210M + intel HD 4000 nvidia GT 650M So, beginning from a fresh ubuntu 14.04.3 installation!!: followed these instructions: ...
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Why do I get the same FPS with “optirun glxspheres64” in comparison with just “glxspheres64”?

vblank_mode=0 optirun ./glxspheres64 Polygons in scene: 62464 (61 spheres * 1024 polys/spheres) Visual ID of window: 0x20 Context is Direct OpenGL Renderer: GeForce GT 750M/PCIe/SSE2 218.417930 ...
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[ERROR]Could not connect to bumblebee daemon - is it running?

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome I try with this comand but not work: systemctl enable bumblebeed.service systemctl start bumblebeed.service if I reinstall i have the problem: Cannot access ...
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Cuda installation on msi with two graphics card

I have a msi laptop CX61 2QF core i7, 4GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4600, Nvidia Geforce 9400M, Ubuntu 14.04 I want to install cuda 7.0, I downloaded the run file, made it as an executable and ...
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Bumblebee not switching card off

I am running Kubuntu 14.04.2 x86-64 on a ASUS Q551L. I have a Nvidia GeForce 840m that I am running the 352 driver from Nvidia. I am using bumblebee to switch between the two graphics cards. I can use ...
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Installing nVidia driver on hybrid card

I am running Ubunutu 14.04 and I have just installed it onto my new laptop (MSI PE70 2QE) and it has a hybrid intel/nVidia 960m GFX card. I have found the excellent post here How do I install the ...
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Accessing /proc/acpi causes freeze

I noticed this issue when trying to use Bumblebee(allows me to use the discrete GPU) on my laptop.Bumblebee uses bbswitch to switch between GPUs, bbswitch is accessed in /proc/acpi, and whanever it is ...
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unable to get display over hdmi

After following this tutorial: tutorial HDMI Nvidia trying to run : export DISPLAY=:8.0 && optirun startlxde I encountered following thin in my .cache/lxsession/LXDE (openbox:7988): ...
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Unable to load kernel module

I've clean install ubuntu 15.04 and updated all required packages for installing:- LINUX X64 (AMD64/EM64T) DISPLAY DRIVER Version: 346.87 Release Date: 2015.7.21 Operating System: Linux ...
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nvidia-331: nvidia-settings contains no options except Profiles [closed]

On Linux Mint 17.1 with nvidia-331 drivers installed, running nvidia-settings gives this window: It seems that the left panel should have more settings (about resolution, antialiasing, etc.) which ...
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NVIDIA card and Bumblebee refuse to run

Whenever I try to use optirun to run a program using my NVIDIA card, I get this error message: libGL: screen 0 does not appear to be DRI2 capable libGL: OpenDriver: trying ...
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Skype Breaks Pulse & Bumblebee, badly. Awesome. 15.04

Installing skype from the partner repositories. Try to start Skype. It fails. Search online. Find this person with the same error message: Error loading libGL.so.1 and ...
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Cannot access secondary GPU

After turning on computer and login I cant use optirun. $ optirun glxheads [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver [ERROR]Aborting because fallback start is disabled. ...
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Steam through Wine with Winetricks and Bumblebee

Before a few game updates ago, I used to be able to play all of my Steam games (that are only on Windows) through the Winetricks configuration of Steam for Windows. I was playing with Steam on Windows ...
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Linux Ubuntu HDMI screen detected but not showing (GT 525M

After searching every solution possible nothing seems to work for me. WHen i do nvidia-settings it shows the screen detected but i receive no output from the screen. In addition following this HDMI ...
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Bumblebee isnt active, now what? nvidia-prime takes whole session

Bumblebee stopped developing in 2013. How to use optirun/primerun etc... now (e.g. 15.04)? How to run desktop on intel and single app on prop. nvidia (not nouveau)? I would like nvidia to powerdown ...
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bumbleebe : Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

I have a problem with bumbleebee since this weekend... I have the classical error : Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver... I tried everything that I found on the internet ...
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virtualgl problems installing bumblebeed with Ubuntu linux 14.04.02

I'm new here and with Linux. I'm trying to switch from my windows to it and as part of it I was trying to install Nvidia drivers in a notebook Asus N56VB with a geforce 740M. For it I was following ...
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Black screen - Can't reconfigure Xorg [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop with an nVidia 850m. I installed proprietary drivers and bumblebee and everything worked fine for weeks. After running a dist-upgrade I have a black screen on ...
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Installing Nvidia drivers breaks cinnamon

What is the safest way to install Nvidia drivers with bumblebee and optirun? The bumblebee and optirun packages installed fine, but I got a "Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU ...
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Dark Souls crashes on launch under PlayOnLinux Wine

After a fair amount of trial and error, I've managed to create a shortcut on my desktop that runs Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition through Steam, through Wine, and edited it to run through primus, ...
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Random Source Games Stop Working After Kernel Update

I am a noob of Xubuntu (and Linux) for 2 months, and I have been relying on my brother who is a fluent user of Linux. I have downloaded and installed the latest kernel update, ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 on a UEFI laptop in UEFI mode?

My laptop: i7 with built-in Intel HD 4400, 8GB ram, Nvidia GeForce 840M, Broadcom WiFi, Windows 8.1 64 bit. I had tried to get Linux to work but ran into a lot of issues such as screen tearing and ...
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optirun/primusrun cannot load GPU driver on Ubuntu 15.04

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04. When I run optirun -vv glxinfo, I get: [ 790.194984] [DEBUG]Reading file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf [ 790.195278] [DEBUG]optirun version 3.2.1 ...
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Run VLC via Bumblebee

When I try to run VLC through the commands optirun or optirun -b primus using the command line I get the following output: VLC media player 2.1.6 Rincewind (revision 2.1.6-0-gea01d28) [0xd35118] main ...
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Dual Monitors with Bumblebee

Can anyone give me some advice on how to setup dual monitors with Nvidia Optimus? My vga port is hooked up to my nvidia card. I tried following this guide ...
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Launching csgo via steam with optirun or primusrun?

I've gotten optirun and primusrun to work with glxgears and also with launching Counter-Strike: Global Offensive(csgo) straight from the executable file: ...
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Overheat problem with Ubuntu 15.04 on Asus K55VD

I got this laptop. The issue is with the nVIDIA / Bubmlebee/Optimus. Drivers are correctly installed, no black screen. Optirun is working correctly. However, after a period of about 10 minutes ...
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Optirun vs primusrun

After a lot of trouble I have bumblebee working. I also installed bumblebee indicator for Gnome. With both optirun glxgears and primusrun glxgears the indicator shows that the nVidia card is working. ...
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Installed nVidia Bumblebee, should I install driver?

I'm new to Linux. I'm using a laptop with a dedicated nVidia graphics card. I was using integrated graphics card, there was no need to install nVidia driver. So I need to use nVidia CUDA. Once I ...
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Failed to build OpenCL kernel: -11

I have problems with OpenCl compilation. For example, when I wan't to launch SmallptGPU : Usage: ./smallptGPU Usage: ./smallptGPU 0 and power of 2)> OpenCL Platform 0: NVIDIA ...
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Bumblebee installation problems for Nvidia GTX 970M

I have a weirds problems with ubuntu 15 when I try install bumblebee on my MSI GS60-2QE. I had try many installations way especialy this one: How to install nVidia drivers with Bumblebee on Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 black screen on login after installing nvidia-346 or nvidia-349 [duplicate]

I recently tried to install new nvidia drivers on my Asus 550L (840m GPU). My previous driver was nvidia-340.76 which worked flawlessly. I am also using bumblebee. When I installed the newer drivers I ...
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Black borders Ubuntu 14.04

After installing wine, I see the black borders everywhere and can't see my terminal: I've reinstalled the wine, nvidia drivers and Bumblebee, but the problem still exist. Can anyone help me? The ...
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How bumblebee Nvidia works in Ubuntu?

As far as I know bumblebee enables nvidia gpu when a selected client is running or run with optirun. But in wiki page Bumblebee mentioned the following line. Using Bumblebee, you can use your NVIDIA ...
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Source games stopped working through bumblebee

Yesterday I've installed some updates to my Ubuntu 14.04. I have nvidia-331 and bumblebee installed on my computer. After update I wanted to play games such as Dota 2 or Left 4 Dead 2 but it didn't ...
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Bumblebee broke my nvidia drivers

I tried to install Bumblebee, since my graphics card supports Optimus. However, apparently there was no integrated graphics card in my computer so it turned out to be a bad idea. The desktop scaling ...
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bumblebee ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to get bumblebee to work running Ubuntu 15.04. I've followed this guide to get to the point I am now, but I'm getting an error that I couldn't even google the way out of it. This is what I ...
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No Brightness Control in Samsung Q430 Laptop EXCEPT with Bumblebee and Ubuntu MATE 15.04

Over the last few years, I've used various flavors of Ubuntu (as well as Mint and other forks) and up to Kubuntu 15.04, they don't ever seem to have functional brightness control on my Samsung Q430 ...
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Issues enabling my nvidia driver

I'm trying to enable my nvidia driver and it appears in additional drivers and I have selected it there but it seem to be actually using it. I heard that sometimes the nouveau driver will always have ...