Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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Latest version of NVIDIA driver that supports bumblebee/prime

NVIDIA driver with version higher that 331 gives a black screen on boot. Apparently, messing up xrandr/xorg configs. I did not find some clear solution on this and the only working driver version for ...
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Nvidia/Intel hybrid graphics with cinnamon and mdm

I have looked everywhere but i can't seem to find an answer I Have a laptop (Acer V3-5726-54S6) 1tb 8gbRam with an integrated intel gpu and a Nvidia GT840m(2gb). Running Ubuntu 14.04 with cinnamon ...
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bumblebeed: No integrated video card found, quitting

I'm trying to get Bumblebee working on Ubuntu 14.10 x64 and NVIDIA OPTIMUS: - Intel HD3000 (don't know which drivers are used: I've installed Intel(R) Graphics Installer for Linux* 1.0.7 while being ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia 740m and hd400 no screen detected

i tried every possible way that i found on google to install nvidia drvier with bumblebee and without and every version of the driver and i end up after booting with a black screen and a cursor witch ...
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video cards don't work properly ASUS N550 JK

First time i ask for help here, but after a week tryng to solve the problem just reading i decided to write something too: As title says i have this N550 JK, i installed ubuntu 14.04, bumblebee and ...
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MSI GS60-GTX965 - Unable to get Bumblebee to run properly - Could not load GPU drivers

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my new laptop and while everything works great (save for the wifi card but that's a completely different matter) I'm having some trouble getting Bumblebee to run. I ...
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Optirun not working properly with Wine

I have a laptop with NVidia Optimus running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS x64. I'd like to play some games for Windows on my Ubuntu, then I've installed wine for 32 and 64 bits, Bumblebee, libraries and drivers ...
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Nvidia GT750M driver Ubuntu14.04

I configured my graphic card with the nvidia driver-331 by terminal with the command explained in this guide. ...
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How to run Skyrim in wine using primusrun?

When I cd into a directory containing a .exe that I can run in Wine, how do I run that .exe with primusrun? Specifically, I have installed Skyrim via Steam on PlayOnLinux. I've successfully run other ...
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discrete graphic card(nvidia geforce 540M) is not working well

i am using COMSOL Multiphysics for my simulations. at first using it with integrated graphic card(intel). renders was fine but so slow. then i installed bumblebee with latest nvidia driver(340.65) and ...
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Performance Problem Nvidia GPU

I would like to understand why my Nvidia GTX 660M on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64X is running slow and eventually speed it up: So, I installed the NVidia proprietary driver: dpkg --get-selections | grep ...
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Why bumblebee is 5 times slower than nvidia driver?

I have a laptop with Intel Core i5 CPU and Nvidia GeForce GT 640M discrete graphic with optimus technology. I have managed to install bumblebee with nvidia-311 driver on my ubuntu 14.04. The problem ...
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Bumblebee not working on Ubuntu 14

Recently I installed Ubuntu on an Asus N46VM, which contains NVidia Optimus technology. Before using Ubuntu, I had used Fedora 20 with Bumblebee due to the support for Nvidia board, it worked without ...
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Bumblebee not working correctly

I have a problem using Bumblebee and nVidia drivers 331. Is the bumblebee configured correctly? I am using it in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 Here is results using Intel card: mayor@K56CB:~$ glxgears Running ...
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The point about Bumblebee

As I assume, Bumblebee can automatically switch between graphic cards and you can force an application to use exact GPU (though you don't have to). The switch is to save power (as nVidia GPU is ...
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Nvidia 331 on kernel 3.18.1

ThinkPad t540p, running Ubuntu 14.10 and kernel 3.18.1. Trying to install bumblebee and as I understand it get nvidia-331 to work... Installing nvidia-331 yields an error and dpkg-reconfigure does ...
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Does optirun (from Bumblebee) apply using the NVIDIA GPU recursively?

I have Bumblebee set up and working, but I wonder if I were to execute a program in optirun, to open another program, would optirun apply to the second window? For example, there are two programs, A ...
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primus: fatal: Bumblebee daemon reported: error: Could not load GPU driver after Intel driver installation

I installed the latest Intel drivers today using this tool: https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads I wanted to play Dota 2 with my nVidia graphics card. I loaded up the game and it never loaded. I ...
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How to change resolution (with Bumblebee)?

I need to change the resolution on my laptop, unfortunately, xrandr only shows something like that. By nvidia-settings doesn't work. xrandr -q xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default ...
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How to run ccminer 1.2 on Ubuntu 14.10?

I'm having trouble running ccminer 1.2 on my Lenovo IdeaPad-Z500 with a NVIDIA GT 740M which is a CUDA capable GPU according to https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus. I installed the CUDA toolkit ...
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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 ...