Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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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 ...
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Is bumblebee still relevant for Ubuntu 14.04 and up?

I've seen some posts announcing native Nvidia Optimus support since 14.04. But I've also found many tutorials of how to install and run bumblebee on this very same distribution. So my question is... ...
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Switching on and off integrated GPU

I have a elitebook 8570w and use it to for both graphically heavy applications as well as normal stuff. I would like to be able to switch between the dedicated and the intergrated GPU. I know about ...
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Team Fortress 2 won't launch?

So, I recently installed Bumblebee on my computer, running 12.04 LTS. I used the optirun command to launch Steam, and it worked just fine. I try to launch Team Fortress 2 within Steam, it'll play one ...
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How to completely purge everything that is associated with nvidia?

I have followed endless amount of guides in order to make primus work with steam in ubuntu 14.04 and yet nothing works. I would like to completely purge everything that is associated with nvidia, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - sensors with bumblebee

I installed ubuntu last week and since I have two graphic cards in my notebook (nvidia geforce 5400 and intel integrated) I installed bumblebee to switch between them. The only problem is that since I ...
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How to remove bumblebee indicator?

Bumblebee indicator is enormous on my (xfce4) panel. Not sure why. Haven't been able to figure out how to eliminate it. Bumblebee preferences doesn't have any option to remove it, and clicking the ...
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Problems Installing Bumblebee

Ok, first I'd just like to say that I know very little about how Ubuntu works and I am a complete idiot. However I've been trying my hardest to get Bumblebee to work for about 6 hours now and I just ...
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After Nvidia 331 and Bumblebee install, OpenGL reverts to old version

I recently installed Bumblebee and the Nvidia 331 driver, because apparently this was the only way to get my Geforce 860m to work. Now, when I try to compile OpenGL programs, it behaves as if I have ...
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Peaceful coexistance of Intel and Nviidia GLX

I have an optimus laptop, so both intel and nvidia cards. It has worked fine for years (running 12.04) using bumblebee. Yes, I know there are better options by now, but it works fine. Problem is, ...
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wine: error while loading shared libraries: libturbojpeg.so: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

I run steam via wine. I tried to run it with my nvidia card but get the following error when running optirun wine Steam: wine: error while loading shared libraries: libturbojpeg.so: wrong ELF class: ...
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PlayOnLinux + Bumblebee

Since two days I tried to repair nvidia-prime and nvidia-settings changing graphic cards. I tried multiple versions and configurations, and of course every time I tried to change my video card an ...
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Using the Nvidia Graphic card in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm new to ubuntu and i've been having this question since the day i installed Ubuntu. Does ubuntu come along with the necessary drivers for my Nvidia 640M graphic card? Also , My computer was ...
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No devices found when trying to use NVIDIA GPU

I'm attempting to use Bumblebee for my NVIDIA GPU, and I'm running into errors when running programs. I'm testing it with a Minecraft client, which actually starts, but crashes after a moment. $ ...
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Will removing Nvidia Drivers cause any harm?

I have a Nvidia Geforce GT 630M (Optimus) graphics card. At this point I just want to disable it, but have a laptop that doesn't give the option in the BIOS. Will deleting the Nvidia Drivers ...
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primus: fatal: Bumblebee daemon reported: error: Could not load GPU driver

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then installed bumblebee following the instructions on Ubuntu Bumblebee wiki(where they said that primusrun is better than optirun for version=> 13.10) But when I ...
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Bumblebee stopped working after the today's update

I've followed this guide to put Bumblebee to work. Everything was working perfect and I was happy playing my Steam games using primusrun to run them. But after today's update, which updated something ...
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unable to load nvidia(bumblebee) in ubuntu 14.04 (only nouveau loads)

Bumblebee stopped working on my system after upgrading to stable version of Ubuntu 14.04. DUring installation I get this error rmmod: ERROR: Module nouveau is in use Setting up bumblebee ...
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Correct nvidia+intel graphics setup in 14.04

Just upgraded to 14.04 to try to fix some other issues. Now, something has gone wrong with my graphics. I have a Thinkpad T530 with Intel and Nvidia graphics cards. $ inxi -SGx System: Host: xyz ...
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After installing bumblebee and rebooting screen stuck at 640x400 resolution

Just as the title says after installing bumblebee on ubuntu 14.04 and rebooting my screen is now stuck at a 640x400 resolution. I tried uninstalling bumblebee but that didnt fix the problem at all. ...
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Steam Ubuntu 14.04 libGL.so.1 Bumblebee

I'm trying to install Steam on Ubuntu 14.04 but I'm missing a library You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libGL.so.1 I have installed libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 but it ...
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Bumblebee and Intel drivers. Do I need both?

I have a laptop with Nvidia GeForce 650M and Intel HD 4000. To use the Nvidia card I have already installed Bumblebee. I just found that Intel drivers are also available for 14.04 and I also found ...
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How to switch from bumblebee to nvidia-prime?

I have been using bumblebee in the past. Now I have read about nvidia-prime. How can I install nvidia-prime? How do you configure it? Will it be in conflict with my current bumblebee install? As a ...
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How to purge and reinstall bumblebee completely?

I have had bumblebee working since 13.04. It took me some messing around though and now on 14.04 it is not working anymore. How can I purge it completely and reinstall it?
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“The system is running in low graphics mode. ” Cant connect to internet!

I just updatet my Ubuntu 13.10 and had to reboot but when I did I got a window saying "The system is running in low graphics mode. Your screen, graphics card and input device settings could not be ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not indicate my discrete GPU

After installing Bumblebee and Nvidia 331.38 driver with primus I get this error delmomd@Dell:~$ optirun steam [ 887.242992] [ERROR]The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the ...
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Dual Display on Macbook Pro 9,1 with Ubuntu 14.04

I successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro 9,1. Everything is now working correctly. Except I am unable to plug in a second screen. If I plug in another screen : At system Boot: I get ...
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how to install primus on ubuntu 14.04

After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 I was trying to install primus on my system (I have bumblebee installed and I can use optirun, although some applications, e.g. GMod, won't run), but this is what I ...
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How to install primus or virtualgl on ubuntu 12.10 to run bumblebee?

I failed to install bumblebee with apt-get. After I install bumblebee by source code success, I failed to use optirun to run some program. It shows: brian@brian-GE620-FX620DX:~/download/primus$ ...
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Thinkpad with Optimus in low graphics mode after upgrade to 14.04

I upgraded my TP W520 with Optimus from 13.10 to 14.04 Under 13.10 optimus worked will. Setup with the following: ...
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Are Optimus Notebooks working properly on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm a long term Debian/Ubuntu user, but recently I aquired an Optimus Notebook (which has 2 video cards: an Intel integrated video card + a Nvidia dedicated video card) and I find out that it simply ...
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Bumblebee on 12.04: Failed to initiate mode change [closed]

I used to run bumblebee successfully on my previous Ubuntu 12.10. But ever since I migrated to elementary os Luna, which is based on Ubuntu 12.04, I have been trying with no luck to get bumblebee ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 System Freezes - Firefox eats a lot of memory with nvidia-prime enabled

I have a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS L502X Laptop with a discrete, optimus-enabled Nidia card. System was working great until I decided to install bumblebee to enable the Nvidia card ...
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Installed 14.04 and Nvidia Graphics card won't load

So I've installed 14.04 and after hours of working on it I finally got grub to work. I noticed during the live cds that my main monitor (powered by my nvidia card) wasn't working, and I figured that ...
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Bumblebee running on Nvidia does not increase performance

When I run anything with bumblebee it doesn't provide performance increase compared to running on the Intel integrated chip. Is this an indication of incorrectly installed drivers and settings or just ...
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable have no efekt

ubuntu 13.04: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable have no effect after update sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus linux-headers-generic -> the packet ist not found sudo ...
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Nvidia GPU not upto satisfactory level after 14.04 upgrade

Before upgrading from saucy to trusty, I was happily using nvidia drivers for my GeForce GT 635M GPU. The heating and battery draining rates were under check. and the fps were high. After the ...
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How to set up nVidia Optimus/Bumblebee in 14.04

The previous methods i have used to set up Bumblebee on 13.10 based distributions is not working under Ubuntu 14.04 . How can I set up Bumblebee and Bumblebee GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 ?
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Reconfigure Nautilus and Gnome Terminal and Gnome Tweak Tool

I have followed the instructions from http://www.muktware.com/2013/12/install-nvidia-331-bumblebee-optimus-cards/18271 to install nvidia-331 drivers on a fresh installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, using ...
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Bumblebee has stopped working since update to 14.04

~/Downloads/FTL$ optirun -vv ./FTL [ 3180.543769] [DEBUG]Reading file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf [ 3180.544875] [DEBUG]optirun version 3.2.1 starting... [ 3180.544894] [DEBUG]Active configuration: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia Optimus Bumblebee error

I know that in Ubuntu 14.04 there exists nvidia-prime for Nvidia Optimus, but I don't like it and neither am I able to get it work. After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 everything crashed, and I made a ...
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Problem with optirun bumblebee [closed]

I'm trying to run optirun on my Lenovo G580 with nVidia GeForce 610M on Ubuntu 14.04. Getting the following error $ optirun glxgears [ 98.457967] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] ...
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How do I install Nvidia Optimus in 14.04?

I've read dozens of news headlines last week, indicating that 14.04 has build-in Nvidia optimus support. How do I enable/install it?
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Laptop shutting down when trying to run Portal from Steam

My laptops shuts down a minute or two into the game when I try to run Portal from the native steam client. I have Ubuntu 12.04 (kernel version 3.11) with Nvidia GT 335M graphics card (Nvidia driver ...
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Bumblebee and Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 with Nvidia GeForce GT 630M

Bumblebee doesn't recognizes my graphic card, $ lspci | grep -i vga 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Bumblebee vs Nvidia GeForce GT 740M

After a week checking a lot of references about bumblebee/nvidia, I decided to post this new Thread. Nothing I've tried have worked in my scenario :-( ... testing of virtualgl and primus, different ...
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Bumblebee optirun CrossOver games

I've been trying to play a Ragnarok Online private server with wine but this specifically server gets stuck in a faded login screen, with sound. So I installed CrossOver and it runs nice! But I need ...
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System is running in low-graphics mode after instaling Bumblebee in my Lenovo Z570 NVIDIA gpu

I am a newable ubuntu user about a month ago. My maschine's specs are : Linux lenovo-Ideapad-Z570 3.11.0-19-generic #33~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Mar 12 21:16:27 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...