Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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Within Ubuntu, let virtual Windows machine control the discrete graphics card

I have an ASUS N56VM with both onboard intel graphics (HD3000) and a discrete nvidia card (630M). My main OS is Ubuntu 12.04. I have VMWare Player installed and a Windows 7 virtual machine running. ...
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How does bumblebee optirun actually work?

When I use bumblebee optirun command to start a program , Google Chrome for example, my laptop indicates that it switched to nvidia GPU. My question is: Is then whole desktop rendered by nvidia or ...
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Disabling discrete NVIDIA card on ASUS r501vb on 13.10 Saucy, vgaswitharoo or bumblebee?

I have a Asus r501vb-s3116d with Intel® HD Graphics 4000 and Nvidia GT 740M (GK107 - 128bit) I am trying to disable the Nvidia card In Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy and no, I do not have a option to turn off ...
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Bumblebee setup on Dell XPS 15 9530 for dual monitors in Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to setup my Dell XPS 15 9530 to use dual monitors in Ubuntu 13.10. The machine has the Optimus chipset with an Intel 4th generation card and an nVidia GeForce GT 750M. I followed the ...
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Nvidia moduel not found

my laptop has NVidia Optimus and I've been trying to get bumblee to work for weeks. Installing bumblebee or nvidia-drivers show no errors, I configured it like described in this article: ...
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installing bumblebee on 13.10 for my 635M nvidia / 4000M intel is breaking X and putting me in low graphics hell. Please help

Today's date is Dec 2, 2013 I have an Asus R500VJ (aka K55VJ) - with an ivybridge 4000M intel and a Nvidia 635M. lately every time I use the installation method prescribed on the official bumblebee ...
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Bumblebee does not work in my Lenovo g580 laptop

I'm pulling my hair trying to get this out. Since I know there is an issue with bumblebee and my laptop I've installed one of the latest stable kernels, so uname -r gives me 3.12.1-031201-generic ...
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Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU with Nvidia 660m and bumblebee

Specifications: Clevo W370ET ubuntu 13.10 32bt, nvidia 660m, with 319 nvidia drivers installed, the bus ID is PCI:01:00:0. And after installing Bumblebee using this site. LINK I still can not run ...
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[ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

I am new to linux, I'm using an gt 740m I am getting this error when I use optirun [ 55.478327] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver [ 55.478372] ...
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I used Bumblebee to ruin my display resolution. How can I change it back to default settings?

I have an Nvidia 470 and Ubuntu looked great OOB. I tried Bumblebee to install Nvidia drivers, and the resolution went from great to lousy. How can I change my resolution back to the default, ...
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Installing Bumblebee - Kernel issues

I'm fairly new to Linux and I'm currently running Linux Mint 13 (based on Ubuntu 12.04). I'm trying to install Bumblebee with preferably the latest stable Nvidia 319 drivers on my Asus R505CB (this ...
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How to use Bumblee with Nvidia GeForce GT 750M?

For the life of me I cannot get Bumblee to work with my graphics card. I attempted to follow this thread to no avail, along with every other thread you get when you google "bumblebee GT 750M". Has ...
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How to choose dedicated videocard over integrated videocard in a laptop?

I have a Lenovo z580 laptop and it has 2 video cards Intel HD Graphics 2000 integrated in Intel Pentium Dual Core CPU B970 nVidia Geforce GT 630M. I use Bumblebee but it doesn't work for Virtual ...
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Errors In Bumblebee

I recently installed bumblebee.My problem is when I ran any command in terminal it showed me an error.If I run following commands in terminal bumblebeed --driver DRIVER bumblebeed --group GROUP ...
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Start Wine program using nVidia video card

I recent have installed Adobe Photoshop CS6 using Wine. If I run in terminal optirun wine "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6\Photoshop.exe" I get the next errors : vas@LenovoZ580:~$ ...
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Black screen problem after removing bumblebee

I use nvidia optimus gt540m graphics card. Today I upgraded to 13.10 successfully and installed Bumblebee but because of the problems about using external screen, I removed it using sudo apt-get ...
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Nvidia 740M still not working after Bumblebee installation

first of all, I have checked a lot of similar topics, but I still can't get my laptop to use Nvidia 740M. So first things first. I have a laptop Asus X550V(i5-3230, 4gb RAM, Nvidia 740M + Intel ...
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Bumblebee with nvidia 540m 12.04 (ACER ASPIRE 5755g)

Ive been really struggling to get my nvidia card working with bumblebee. Currently when i run optirun glxspeheres i get the following. [ 138.520664] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: ...
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Bumblebee optirun appears to depend on Intel

I have a Lenovo T420 with Intel and Nvidia graphics. On upgrade to Ubuntu Saucy, I had to purge and reinstall bumblebee-nvidia to get beyond optirun failing to find a GPU driver. Now, "optirun ...
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Ubuntu optimus support?

When will Ubuntu (or a Linux kernel) have native nvidia Optimus support? Estimates? Weeks/months/years? "Native nvidia optimus support" as in when I run a graphically-demanding application, my ...
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Cannot access secondary GPU running Bumblebee

I'm trying to get Bumblebee working again after an upgrade to Saucy. Running software with Optirun gives the following output: optirun nvidia-settings [ 45.697126] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary ...
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running dota 2 on nvidia optimus system

I have asus n56vb with geforce 740 m and I just installed ubuntu 13.10, bumblebee with proprietary nvidia 319 driver, steam and dota 2. I can succesfully launch steam without optirun and with "optirun ...
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After upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10, bumblebee doesn't work anymore

When I try to "optirun steam", for instance, I get the following error: /usr/bin/env: error while loading shared libraries: libturbojpeg.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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How can I play Team Fortress 2 (TF2) with bumblebee in Ubuntu 13.10?

Previously in (K)ubuntu 13.04, I could play Team Fortress 2 (TF2) on my nvidia-optimus laptop using bumblebee. I would do this by setting its launch options in Steam to LD_PRELOAD="libpthread.so.0 ...
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Can't install Bumblebee on Ubuntu 13.10

I have a newly installed Ubuntu 13.10, and I have followed instructions from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee. The first two steps are: (not needed for 13.10 Saucy and newer) sudo ...
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Nvidia Optimus on 13.10 Use initial Support or Bumblebee?

After upgrading to 13.10 and reading this post: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/08/using-nvidia-graphics-drivers-with.html im wondering if the "initial optimus support" from nvidia or the bumblebee ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, bumblebee and power management problem

First of all my laptop is asus n55sf with ubuntu 13.10. I've installed bumblebee and it's working quite good (I've tried e.g. optirun firefox and it's working fine). Right now I have problem with ...
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Frozen desktop on Dell XPS 14 ultrabook

I have a problem with my novel installation of Ubuntu. Sometimes, the system crashes: the monitor still show the desktop environment, but it is frozen or blocked and the only think that I can do is to ...
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Thinkpad T430 with dual DVI and Bumblebee. Detects the VGA port on my dock but not the DVI

I am running a 12.04 64bit config on a T430. Bumblebee/optirun are functioning well: Glxgears normally: 61.037fps Glxgears optirun: 1135.062 If a co-worker drops her windows laptop into my ...
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Bumblebee problem after installation

Yesterday I was using Kubuntu 13.10. I had a problem using my Intel and Nvidia graphics cards. I thought this was a KDE problem, so I changed distros to Xubuntu. After the installation I installed ...
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Bumblee PPA failed to fetch on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

When I attempt an update, I can't pull down the bumblebee ppa for saucy. W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/bumblebee/stable/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found ...
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Is it better to choose Nvidia's proprietary drivers(319) by ubuntu repo over Bumblebee?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on my dell xPS L502X laptop. I freshly installed ubuntu on my system yesterday. I want to know that is it safe & better now if i choose Nvidia drivers over bumblebee, ...
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Disable CUDA run time limit on kernels

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 with CUDA 5.5 installed on a laptop which have an Optimus compatible GPU. So the displays are using the integrated Intel GPU and I can use the Nvidia GPU (GeForce 525M) to run ...
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Bumblebee on Ubuntu 13.04 with GeForce 750M and Driver 319 [closed]

here is my story :-) i would like to get Bumblebee running with a NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M and it does not work. Basically optirun says Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU. I tried many things ...
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any built in switch for switching between IG and Discrete graphics for bumblebee

I have installed BUMBLEBEE. Everytime i want to run an application, i need to use the keyword OPTIRUN. Is there a way to load the application using nvidia card whenever it is needed automatically? I ...
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should i install bumblebee?

My laptop has dual graphics Intel Graphics 4000 Nvidia geforce 630m when i run this command in the terminal: sudo cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch I get the following output: ...
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module nvidia is not found error - bumblebee [duplicate]

today I've installed bumblebee with nvidia-current, but when I check if bumblebee is ok (bumblebee-config),I can read this [ERROR] Module "nvidia" is not found. What can I do? Thanks you in ...
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Bumblebee + Intel HD graphics + GeForce GT 555M + Unity / compiz problem

I have a mx14r1 alienware and I am using Ubuntu 13.04 raring with unity 7.0. I try to install bumblebee to use optimus technology with my nvidia card but didnt work. I am trying to run compiz-fusion ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 Graphics Issues: Broken Pipes, Reinstalled Xorg and Bumblebee

It seems I have a problem, and am only making it worse by following what I find online. I have a new Asus N550JV-D71 (not sure about the part after the dash, though I definitely know it includes 71). ...
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Where did my Nvidia optimus card go?

I have an Asus UX32VD that has a Nvidia 620M card along with the integrated Intel graphics. I had Ubuntu 13.04 and I could use the Nvidia card with bumblebee for some time, then I it stopped working ...
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Bumblebee [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG]

Though this may seem like a duplicate question, none of the suggestions I've seen have worked for me, however nearly all posters get good results. I'll start with hardware: Metabox W350ST notebook ...
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How can I disable screen blanking without /etc /X11/xorg.conf on Nvidia Optimus laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit, kernel Linux 3.5.0-39-generic, on a system that has an Nvidia GE Force GT 640m / Intel HD graphics 4000 - 1.0 GB graphics processor assembly. In order to get the ...
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How to prevent Bumblebee on a Dell E6530 disable Optimus on the next boot?

I've got a Dell Latitude E6530 here which is Nvidia Optimus enabled. In Ubuntu 12.04 I installed: nvidia-319 Bumblebee stable PPA version 3.2.1-1~preciseppa4 installed with the instruction from ...
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Should I install privative Nvidia drivers if I'm using Bumblebee?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and I have Bumblebee installed. I've recently realized that "Additional Drivers" has finally detected my Nvidia GeForce GT 630M GPU, and it is asking me to install vdpau stuff. ...
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empty jockey install proprietory nvidia after bumblebee on 13.04

I am trying to install the proprietory Nvidia drivers on my Asus UX32VD (GT620M) running 13.04. Since the additional drivers (Jockey) tab was empty I followed the advice from a similar question here ...
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nVidia 325.15 and Bumblebee

I will be receiving a laptop with an nVidia gtx 780M (so, unfortunately, Optimus) and I was wondering if it was possible, on Ubuntu 13.04, to make it run with the newest nVidia drivers (325.15) + ...
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Why doesn't Bumblebee work with NVidia GTX675M in Ubuntu 12.04.2

I'm trying use my NVidia video card in Ubuntu 12.04.2 but without success. The model of my video card is GTX675M. I've installed Bumblebee using the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Help with System Tray Whitelisting?

I'm running 13.04 stock. I use Cryptkeeper and Davmail for access to things. How to get the systray Whitelist back in Ubuntu 13.04 is the method I used to get it working. Everything was going ...
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bbswitch problem in ubuntu 13.04!

I have a Sager np8290 laptop with NVidia geforce GTX 770m (optimus). I'm currently trying to get bumblebee to work with Ubuntu 13.04. Through all the mess, and fresh system installs, I have been able ...
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Bumblebee Screwed Up Unity. Can't Even do a Reinstall to Get it Back

I have a MacBook Pro 6,2 with both Intel integrated graphics and Nvidia 330M. I was trying to get my external monitor to work in order to extend my display, but the proprietary drivers just gave me a ...