Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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ubuntu gnome 15.10 error with using bumblebee optirun: KMS not enabled

I have a fresh installation of ubuntu gnome 15.10 and I cannot get bumblebee optirun to work. My laptop has the optimus setup with Intel and Nvidia graphics cards. I get the following error trying to ...
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bumblebee running fine but software updater wants to install nvidia

I have an Asus N53SN computer working with 14.04. I am happy with the performance of the computer and bumblebee. The software updater (SU) wants to install NVIDIA driver 304. SU NVIDIA packages Once ...
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Using optirun on Optimus Laptop (GT 740 M) gives “Cannot access secondary GPU”

I'm trying to use bumblebee on an nvidia optimus laptop. I've got the version 340 of the nvidia dirver installed with bumblebee and bbswitch. When trying to run optirun i get: [ 576.095946] ...
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bumblebee 64 and 32 bit?

Is it possible to have bumblebee and primus 64 bit and 32 bit both installed at the same time? So that 64bit apps will use the 64bit libs? If so, how? When I sudo apt-get install primus:i386, it ...
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lightdm won't start after bumblebee install

On an Asus rog with GT960M graphic card running Lubuntu 15.10, I installed bumblebee (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee) which rebooted fine. Then I updated the nvidia driver by sudo apt-get ...
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Bumblebee (Primus & Optirun) ERROR in Ubuntu 15.10

Terminal (same result on any program w/ primus & optirun cmd's): $ primusrun steam 2015/10/28 17:41:41 socat[2135] E connect(5, AF=1 "/var/run/bumblebee.socket", 27): No such file or directory ...
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Bumblebee fail safe x after reboot [GTX 755M][Ubuntu 15.10]

When I installed bumblebee and the nvidia-340 drivers Ubuntu booted into a normal session. On the next reboot, after running glmark2 with optirun in the previous session, the normal x session would ...
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trying to figure out what happened with lightdm and Xorg

thank you for trying to help me with this issue! :) So I installed bumblebee and then my screen got a low resolution after my pc crashed (not related, cat pulled electric cable ;) ). To fix this issue ...
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Bumblebee Intel+Nvidia on 15.10 blackscreen issue

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 15.10, i have a msi GT70 laptop with optimus. I have installed bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia, it is absolutely needed because nouveau keeps crashing at login. So i ...
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Bumblebee on Asus Zenbook UX303LB

About a week ago, I bought a new laptop (Asus Zenbook UX303LB). I immediately threw out the included Windows installation and installed Ubuntu 15.04 (later upgraded to 15.10, and also reinstalled at ...
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Set i915 to low-power /Reduce thermal throttling

Samsung NP550P5C S02 i5-3210M GT 650M Ubuntu 14.04 Gaming (especially in wine) and bumblebee/primusrun severly degrade performance after a few minutes due to powerclamp throttling! This is extremely ...
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lightdm - Job failed to start (xorg problem?!) / bumblebee/cuda related?

Please work through my wall of text, need help!! Thank you! Booting up my laptop this morning, I encountered the following problem: Boot to black screen with no responsiveness, couldn't even get to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 No Desktop

Before I start, this is on my inspiron 7707 windows 8.1/Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot which has Intel HD 4000 and Nvidia GeForce GT 750m. I have been trying to update my Nvidia drivers, which by itself is ...
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primusrun/optirun slower than the default launching

Today I've noticed something really weird: When I execute vblank_mode=0 glxgears I get: 38885 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7776.864 FPS 39279 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7855.745 FPS 39096 ...
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Building OpenGL program: Cannnot find -lGL - but bumblebee, nvidia drivers and libgl1-mesa-dev are installed?

I am trying to compile an open gl program on xubuntu 15.04. I have installed bumblebee, the nvidia driver 304 and the libgl1-mesa-dev library. Inside /usr/lib I have the file libGL.so.1. What's ...
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Unable to locate package nvidia-settings-319

I have been trying to set up Bumblebee on Ubuntu 15.04 and I am having trouble installing the nvidia driver for it. After I type: sudo apt-get install nvidia-319 nvidia-settings-319 I get the ...
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Nvidia CUDA, Hybrid Graphics, optirun vglrun, deviceQuery Permission denied

Intro I am trying to get CUDA working on my hybrid graphics laptop. I am using (l)ubuntu 15.04. Currently I have followed some steps in an online guide, which I shall explain below, and I am able to ...
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Nvidia prime vs Bumblebee fps drop issue

It was two months ago that I switched to Bumblebee from nvidia-prime due to prime not liking Nvidia-340+ and booting to low-graphics and followed the instructions here in my answer, Nvidia Driver and ...
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How do I only use my discrete nvidia graphics card (turn off integrated graphics)?

How do I turn off the Intel integrated graphics and only use my discrete nvidia 960m card? I know I can install bumblebee and then use optirun, but I want to use the nvidia card by default. I always ...
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Using bumblebee on an NVIDIA Optimus Laptop (GT 740M)

After installing Ubuntu on my laptop i tried to install a driver for my NVIDIA Geforce GT 740M. Sadly i wasn't able to do so. My system uses NVIDIA Optimus. ubuntu:~$ lspci | grep "VGA\|3D" 00:02.0 ...
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Problem building intel-virtual-output

Following this guide and many others I'm trying to getting my ThinkPad w520 with ubuntu gnome 14.04.3 (64bit) work with bumblebee. I have however a strange problem, when I try to build the ...
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Nvidia Compatibility in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 for sometime. It uses my Intel HD 4000 graphics in my Laptop, but I want it to use y Nvidia GT 740m graphics card to. I have the nouveau driver for Nvidia, but it seems like ...
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How to make bumblebee works with official nvidia driver

I tried install CUDA from ubuntu repository but unfortunately it doesn't work for me. I installed CUDA from runfile like the official nvidia guide say and it was successful but I don't know how to use ...
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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 (Refused to change power state, currently in D0)

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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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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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 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 ...