Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Optirun problem

I cannot run 'glxspheres'. Here is the result for optirun glxspheres: [ 54.811157] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) Problem parsing the config file [ 54.811195] ...
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bumblebee and lenovo: OS crash after (unsuccesful) installation

I have been struggling for some days now, and unfortunately not solved the problem: I am trying to install Bumblebee on Ubuntu (both 12.04 and 13.10) with a Lenovo T440p with hybrid graphic cards ...
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Making Bublebee NOT work

I have laptop with Optimus, and with Bumblebee properly installed. I want to play Dota 2 and my Nvidia card apparently hates it, to the point of no repair. I tried everything I managed to find, even ...
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When using Bumblebee, how do I query the current state of the nvidia card?

I am using ubuntu 13.10, and have bumblebee installed. I can see that bumblebeed is running. I would like to test whether the NVidia card is currently powered. Can I do this?
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Detecting HDMI wiring

I have been trying to get HDMI output to work on my laptop which has Intel HD 4600 and NVidia K2100M for graphics managed by bumblebee. 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen ...
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Can anyone confirm a combination of Ubuntu version plus NVidia driver version plus bumblebee that works? [closed]

Is there a known combination of Ubuntu 13.10 + NVidia driver + bumblebee that works with an Optimus NVidia laptop? I have a Dell Latitude E6530 laptop with an Intel i7 CPU + integrated GPU + NVidia ...
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diablo 3 won't start after add optirun prefix

I've been trying to run the Diablo3 in the ubuntu 13.10 for a while now, sadly without a success... My problem is, that i can't run it with optirun. If I just type wine ...
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Garbage in primus with nvidia bumblebee on Trusty

The following appears when running optirun glxgears with primus and nvidia-331-updates configured in bumblebee.conf: This is on 14.04 Trusty Tahr, upgraded from 13.10. The application seems to run ...
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Optimus/Nvidia and OpengGL giving troubles

First time writing on this forum so be nice :D I am a programmer but I mostly worked on windows so far , I wanted to start learning linux more seriously and being able to compile my cpp programs on ...
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Cannot get Asus laptop to correctly wake up from Suspend mode

I have Asus X53S laptop running Ubuntu 12.04. On my previous 12.04 installation, suspend was working. Now, after waking up from suspend mode, all I got, was a blank screen. What I've tried so far: ...
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Bumblebee error in ubuntu 13.10

I installed bumblebee couple times in ubuntu 13.10,12.04 but now it's not working for ubuntu 13.10. I followed the instruction here (including nvidia-319-updates). When i try to run optirun it shows ...
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Ubuntu running very slow. Unity is being rendered by Intel video card, not by my NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed bumblebee too, and it works fine. But my operating system is very slow. I suppose it's because the Intel video card is rendering my graphic interface. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 lts fails to load unity. Nvidia persistence daemon [fail]

Ubuntu 12.04 fails to start when my drivers are installed for nvidia. When I’ve a ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop without the drivers installed, everything works just fine . But when I install my ...
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How to reload Nvidia driver, (Nvidia Optimus/multiscreen: How to restart optirun after hibernation/suspend)

I use the following scripts to initialize multiscreen setup: #!/bin/bash # Initializes Nvidia Optimus for multi-screen functionality. sudo modprobe bbswitch optirun true intel-virtual-output But ...
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No - error: Could not load GPU driver; Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

I'm new to Ubuntu... So pls ppl I need help :) My notebook specs : CPU: Intel Core i5 3230m RAM: 4gb 1600mhz I have 2 gpus, 1st : Intel HD 4000 2nd : Nvidia GT 720m Today i installed bumblebee and ...
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13.10 and Bumblebee

Trying to get my Intel and Nvida GPUs to run on Xubuntu 13.10. (Worked with 12.10) [ 230.154527] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) Failed to load module "glamoregl" (module ...
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What's Ubuntu package for virtualgl-libs

I stumble upon an error while trying to run League of Legends (through PlayOnLinux) with optirun. I got these errors : ERROR: ld.so: object 'libdlfaker.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ...
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Bumblebee nvidia GeForce GT 750M

I have tried various ways to get bumblebee running on a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 install with all the updates. However I seem to be having trouble getting it to work at all. I have followed the instructions ...
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Why is primusrun slower than optirun

I'm having a similar issue to this question, only primusrun is still slower even with vblank synchronization disabled. EDIT: I didn't run standard glxspheres without turning off vblank ...
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13.10 - Bumblebee with Nvidia Optimus 750M - Stuck in high resolution (3200*1800) and drivers issues

Dear Ubuntu friends, I am a happy owner of a Dell XPS 15 9530 with Ubuntu 13.10 installed on it. Well... happy until yesterday. Although with some difficulties to install ubuntu on it (Intel smart ...
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Bumblebee with 2 dedicated video cards?

So I have a lenovo 510p laptop, with integrated Intel HD 4600 graphics, plus 2 GeForce GT 755M-s, one of which is in the ultrabay and thus is removable. I'm running Lubuntu 13.10. I use the ...
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Lost volume-controls on ubuntu 13.10

Finally I've decided to make ubuntu as my primary development environment. After a clean install on a brand new ssd, I've checked sound, video, keyboard hotkeys (Asus N55SF) and everything seemed to ...
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Bumblebee with nvidia-331-updates. Work with “--driver nvidia” but won't work as service

I trying to set up bumblebee on ubuntu 12.04. I also using last nvidia driver because 319 isn't available any more. This is my configuration files: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf: # ...
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Low Resolution on Boot, not Login

Ok, here goes: When I was installing Nvidia drivers and Bumblebee for my 780m Optimus laptop, the Intel driver somehow made my display undetectable, making X output in the lowest resolution it could ...
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System settings doesn't display graphic drivers in Ubuntu 13.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on an Asus K55VD Ci3 with a 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD and a 2GB NVIDA Geforce610m graphics card. I followed all the steps given on Bumblebee wiki. Yet I am unable to see my ...
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How do I install bumblebee and CUDA?

I'm trying to get CUDA running on my Dell Precision M6700 laptop. I use Ubuntu 12.04 for the moment but I can switch to a newer version if it facilitates the installation of CUDA. I just want CUDA to ...
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Sony Vaio Fit SVF1521V1EB Cannot access secondary GPU

As a new Ubuntu user I've tried several distro's including Mint. Everything works except for my graphics card. The laptop has an GT 740M gpu which has Optimus. Now I've tried a lot of tutorials to the ...
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applications close immediately when running with optirun

When I try to run for example optirun glxgears the glxgears window opens and closes immediately. It's the same for any other 3d-accelerated application. optirun firefox or optirun nautilus work ...
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Nvidia gtx 755 with bumblebee - Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU at PCI:1:0:0 - Lenovo Y410P

I installed bumblebee with nvidia-331. I expected optirun glmark2 to run glmark2 but I got an error. $ optirun glmark2 [ 785.642896] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) ...