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Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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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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NVIDIA Optimus support update on 13.04

I can see two update items NVIDIA Optimus support NVIDIA Optimus support using proprietary drivers I already have bumblebee installed on my system which works great for me. I am hesitant 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 ...
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Installed Bumblebee… how do I get Unity 3D running on Nvidia?

I installed Bumblebee following the instructions on the wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee#Installation It is working! I checked out glxspheres and then optirun glxspheres, and I got 55fps and ...
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How to increase laptop resolution with Nvidia optimus?

I use ubuntu 12.04 64 bits. I use bumblebee with nvidia-current and install success. I found that when I run some program, I can't see its board. How to increase resolution? Thank you~
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Xrandr and nvidia-settings information inconsistent

I have primus, bumblebee, bumblebee-nvidia, nvidia-current, libdrm-nouveau1a, libdrm-noveau2, and xserver-xorg-video-nouveau-lts-quantal on my machine (should I delete the noveau stuff? It seems ...
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Error “System is running in low graphics mode” solved only partially

First of all I wanted to say that I am pretty new to Linux, but I admire the system a lot! Ok, so after having ubuntu 13.04 for a week, I was experimenting with compiz cube effects and the system ...
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Why is primusrun slower than optirun?

Could someone please explain these results? Is primusrun too smart for glxspheres and simply not doing extra work? ...:~$ glxspheres Polygons in scene: 62464 Visual ID of window: 0xaf Context is ...
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What programs should I use optirun or primusrun for?

Is there an easy way to find out if I should run a program with primusrun? For example - Wolfram Mathematica - it can do without it but what if it runs smoother with it? Would it be bad to always use ...
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Wine + Lotro + Bumblebee

So here is my strange problem. (If this goes outside of the realm of Ubuntu let me know) I recently purchased a new Samsung Series 7 Chronos which uses the Nvidia Optimus technology. I have installed ...
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Optirun uses Nvidia, Primusrun uses Intel card

I want to run games on Ubuntu with Steam. I installed Bumblebee and Primus and the default nVidia driver(304). I've read that the 310 driver gives a huge performance boost so I wanted to try that. I ...
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NVIDIA X Server Display Configuration - I don't have any resolution! (Ubuntu 13.04)

I have some problems with configuring the resolution of my screen in Ubuntu 13.04. The data of my hardware: Acer Aspire V3-531G Intel B970 processor (2.3GHz dual core) NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M My ...
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Can't use Nvidia GeForce 310m in Ubuntu 13.04

Okay so before anybody marks this as a possible duplicate or something along those lines let me say what ive worked on; I have used Bumblebee,Manually installed the drivers myself,tried a bunch of old ...
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Bumblebee daemon dont start on Ubuntu 13.04 with T530

im trying to setup my T530 with Intel HD 4000 und nVidia NVS 5400M (1 GB) mit Optimus. Installed latest bumblebee with bumblebee-nvidia from the stable ppa and also installed primus. I set up the ...
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Error message when running OpenGL programs with bumblebee

X Error of failed request: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter) Major opcode of failed request: 152 (DRI2) Minor opcode of failed request: 8 (DRI2SwapBuffers ) Resource id in failed ...
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Random black dot on the screen

black dots, or more something like this _-, apprear on my screen, but only in windows, not on the side bar. It is very anoying since it apprear every 30 sec and sometime every 5 sec in row. I have ...
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How can I Install Nvidia Driver GT 520 and Cuda 5.0 in Ubuntu13.04?

I'm just newbie with Ubuntu/Linux. Actually I am attempting to install Pyrit which requires GPU acceleration. I have dual-booted Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 in my Desktop PC Gigabyte G31M-ES2C with: ...
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Bumblebee and Nvidia [duplicate]

I am a Linux newbie having freshly installed Ubuntu for first time. I have Nvidia Geforce GT630M and question about it. I couldn't get Nvidia driver to work. I tried to follow different instructions ...
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How do I get my Nvidia 620m working in ubuntu 13.04?

I have bumblebee stable installed but the 620m isn't working, more details here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2152186
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Running XBMC on Bumblebee-Nvidia

I have XPS 15z with Nvidia GT 525M and Intel graphics cards running using optimus technology. Currently, when I start xbmc it runs using the "intel" driver. And it runs totally fine but I would like ...
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Install newest bumblebee nvidia driver

I am using 13.04 and I followed this guide https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee But my drivers are a little bit dated, they only support OpenGL 4.0. How can I find out what version I am running and how ...
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Why didn't the Bumblebee Driver take effect after installing it and rebooting?

How I attempted to install bumblebee: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia Using this script, I have the following output ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 freezes at reboot

I just moved from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Acer Aspire E1-471G laptop, the hardware is listed below: CPU: Ivy Bridge i3-3110M Graphics: NVIDIA GT 630M & Intel HD4000 ...
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Bumblebee indicator icon on unity bar does not show up Ubuntu 13.04

I installed and configured bumblebee and the bumblebee indicator once before on Ubuntu 13.04. It worked fine. I had to reinstall and did the exact same thing as before. Now the indicator on the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Multi Monitor Dell precision m4600 nvidia optimus

I've been fighting for two days now trying to get mulitmonitor support for the my dell precision m6400 with a nvidia quadro 1000m. I recently saw that Nvidia's 319 drivers supported optimus, so ...
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Run bumblebee with nouveau driver only?

TL;DR Has anyone managed to enable DVI output with the "Switchable Graphics" setting in the BIOS on a ThinkPad T430? I am trying to get to work switchable graphics with bumblebee, in order to enable ...
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how to fix bumblebee after a package upgrade?

I have been having issues with bumblebee after a kernel package upgrade. It started in 12.04 and has been carried on into 13.04. Basically it is outlined as follows; after a clean install of ubuntu ...