Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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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 [ 151....
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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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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: /etc/bumblebee/...
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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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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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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 + 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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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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Multiple-monitors and Nvidia Optimus not working after apt-get update/upgrade

Just recently (late August / early September 2014) my multiple monitor setup and Nvidia optimus is not working. I had the symptoms characterized by this bug. After setting the BIOS to graphics card: ...
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Disable nVidia graph card

I have a Asus with 2 graph cards - 1 nVidia and 1 Intel - and my battery life is being shortened because I THINK both gpu are being used by Ubuntu. I tried some called Bumblebee but or I configured it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell XPS L701X with GeForce GT 435M - Low Resolution

Moving from Ubuntu 12.x to 14.04 (clean install, not an upgrade) I've ran into trouble I've never had before. Many times I've installed bumblebee with the proprietary nvidia drivers, but this time ...
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Which applications should I open with Bumblebee?

Having a Nvidia-optimus laptop, I have, on recommendation, installed the Bumblebee optimization. Though I am unclear about when to actively use it. There seems to be a a GUI called Bumblebee GUI where ...
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I can not install or remove apps After trying to install bumblebee and nvidia prime

Here are the details which terminal output when trying to remove or upgrade I tried autoremove - install configure dpkg and nothings work for me Removing nvidia-331 (331.89-0ubuntu1~xedgers14.04.2) ....
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Problem with nVidia drivers (how do I apply a patch)?

Up until my most recent apt-get upgrade, I was using bumblebee to manage my nvidia graphics card, and it was working perfectly - using primusrun, I could get upwards of 700 fps with glxgears. Now, ...
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Any way to get Nvidia Optimus card working on 14.04.1?

My Nvidia graphic card has Optimus technology and as far as I can see it is not working, not even recognized. On system settings details it says Intel Haswell Mobile on graphic section. Also on ...
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Nvidia (Bumblebee) failed to load after install latest Intel driver

Everything was just fine. I have updated Intel driver using this installer. After installing the driver it was asked to restart and I did. Now optirun is not working. Intel driver looks good I think. ...
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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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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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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 (nvidia-...
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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 (3.2.1-90~...
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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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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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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: http://www.unixreich.com/blog/2013/linux-nvidia-optimus-on-thinkpad-w520w530-with-...
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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 ...