Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to check if my wireless network works 100%

The last few days it seems like my wireless network (on the laptop) has a sort of latency. Seems like it disconnect for a second or 2 and then connect again. I dont get a notification on it, but it ...
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how to play games using bumblebee + wine 1.5

I recently moved to ubuntu after seeing "it supports windows games". Since i have a dual graphics card: Intel 4000 and nvidia 630m, i installed bumblebee to make use of the graphics cards ...
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Laptop Nvidia Bumblebee clarification

So this is partly clarification (to help future users) and partly questions to make sure I understand what's going on. Recently attempted to make the switch from MacOSX to Ubuntu as I can't afford ...
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vblank_mode=0 primusrun in application .desktop file

I just installed bumblebee and primusrun in my Ubuntu 12.04. I can execute applications like totem successfully through vblank_mode=0 primusrun totem in terminal. My doubt is how do I edit the ...
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Is bbswitch required for bumblebee to work properly?

I have an NVIDIA Optimus video card. I disabled it using bbswitch, and I'm using bumblebee to run programs using the discrete graphic card. I want to know what's going to happen if I remove bbswitch ...
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Steam and Nvidia/Optimus/crashes [closed]

I would like to share a solution to a problem i've managed to reproduce on two systems with two different setups, the first setup (Will be refered to as A) was an nvidia optimus setup with ubuntu ...
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WARNING: The OpenGL rendering context obtained on X display

I've installed bumblebee with this tutorial http://eternalvoid.net/tutorials/linux-optimus-gt650m/ and when I try optirun i've got black screen & this: $ optirun glxspheres Polygons in scene: ...
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Failing to initialize Nvidia GPU

I have installed nvidia-current on 12.04 and bumblebee according to these links http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Install-The-Latest-Nvidia-Driver-on-Ubuntu-12-04-295542.shtml AND ...
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apt-get won't work

I installed the latest updates from update manger and apt-get won't work. I think it has something to do with bumblebee/primusrun due to this error output: installArchives() failed: Setting up ...
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Install nvidia 319.17 driver

Ok i have ubuntu 13.04 i have kernel 3.9 and randr and xorg verrsion need to install new driver. I install new driver from http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display-amd64-319.17-driver.html it no ...
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Bumblebee installation on Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and bumblebee on my Lenovo w530 which comes with NVIDIA Optimus card by following this wiki: Ubuntu wiki I am trying to use the DVI ports (2 ports) on my docking station to ...
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No nVidia/nouveau modules loaded, but sytem working fine?

Okay, so right now, I have installed both nvidia drivers and bumblebee and am getting all the necessary functions working - battery conservation, higher fps etc.... But when I try lsmod | grep ...
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Bumblebee: Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) No devices detected

After upgrading to 13.04, I get this error and other answers (Optirun glxgears: Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) No devices detected, 'Cannot access secondary GPU' error with ...
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Using Nvidia 319 with bumblebee

I have Optimus laptop running Raring and now I'm using nvidia 304 drivers, which have bad performance and some games are not working properly (e.g. Oil Rush is working properly only with 319, with ...
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HDMI support and Nvidia Optimus systems

I see a few questions and talks of a new NVIDIA driver that allegedly supports Optimus technology, by Nvidia. I use a Dell Vostro 3500 Core i5 4GB RAM, with an Intel Video Card and a Geforce 310M GS. ...
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How to install Nvidia 319.12 driver on an optimus system

I have a Samsung NP550 system with Nvidia Geforce GT650M. I have installed bumblebee 3.2.1 and "nvidia-304, 304.88, 3.8.0-19-generic" drivers are loaded for me. However i would like to update to ...
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Reduced performance in bumblebee after 3.0 to 3.2 update

I had installed bumblebee 3.0 for my nVidia geforce 635M card in ubuntu 12.10 and got instant results - temp ad fan speeds reduced, batt backup extended to almost 6 hrs. (from 1.5-2 hrs earlier) and ...
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Getting nvidia GEFORCE GT 635M to work in 13.04

I tried installing nvidia drivers in 12.10 via x-swat repository, and primus, and noveau, and a million things i found on the net and everything just broke the system, until I finally got bumblebee to ...
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Primusrun doesn't seem to use my NVidia card

I have been installing bumblebee and primus in order to play a few game on my laptop. When I test them with respectively optirun glxspheres primusrun glxspheres, I see an adequate increase of the ...
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Primus failed to load libraries in Raring

Bumblebee is working fine. But primus is giving me an issue. vblank_mode=0 primusrun glxspheres primus: fatal: failed to load any of the libraries: ...
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Bumblebee issue with 13.04

Bumblebee cannot access my GPU optirun -vv glxspheres [ 1731.443943] [DEBUG]Reading file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf [ 1731.445149] [DEBUG]optirun version 3.1 starting... [ 1731.445191] ...
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Why does vblank_mode improve framerate drastically in benchmarks?

I am messing around trying to find the best graphics solution for my Laptop with Optimus Nvidia. (ASUS K55VD) I've got bumblebeed running and i use optirun when i want to improve graphics ...
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Bumblebee Configurator GUI Set-Up

Installed Bumblebee Configuator GUI. I choosed "Nvidia" driver and "Exit at quit" thing to test it. It saved. But how do I know its really Nvidia driver that's in use? The other option was ...
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I am sudo but cannot edit file or save it

I became a Ubuntu user 3 months ago, and have been trying to utilize my Nvidia GeForce graphics card approx.10 hours per week. I am attempting to try this offering; :~$ sudo add-apt-repository ...
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bumblebee with nvidia-exxperimental-310 primus: failed to load any of the libraries

I have a dell inspirion 5720 with Intel HD 4000 with Nvidia GT 630M, running ubuntu 12.10 64bit. I installed bumblebee first, and worked, after that primus, and it worked again. After that I ...
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Screen and webcam recording with nvidia-bumblebee

I wish to record my desktop or my Game session in Linux with webcam if possible. For windows I use OBS, but until it comes out, i need to find other means. I looked at Recordmydesktop, and kazam ut ...
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how to correctly configure nvidia GT-520MX on ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I'm trying to be able ubuntu graphical effects and unity 3D with the video card in the title on my samsung np300e5a. They seem to run fine with a live cd or usb but they don't on a fresh install. I ...
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Window manager won't boot using Nvidia GPU on EEEPC1015PN with Ubuntu 12.10

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 on an Asus EEEPC 1015PN. This netbook has an Nvidia Ion GPU, which I had to install Mtrons scripts in order to use (located here: ...
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Help Getting HDMI Output with Bumblebee

Running Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. Gnome Shell as interface. Graphics card of nVidia GT555M. Drivers - Bumblebee and not nVidia's. Can get great VGA support (which is also on card) and optimal screen ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Bumblebee 3.1 - Error - Unable to locate package Bumblebee

Hello Ubuntu citizens, I am on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (up-to-date) and was trying to install the new Bumblebee 3.1 First, I tried to remove Bumblebee first using: sudo apt-get install ppa-purge sudo ...
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Black screen on boot nvidia optimus card

Whenever I boot my screen comes up with a black screen with the same text as if I hit Control Alt F1. My graphics card is an Nvidia Optimus card using Bumblebee. It also sometimes comes up with "This ...
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World of Warcraft under primus/crossover getting Direct3D9 is not available without opengl

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 64bit and having issues using primus (due to nvidia optimus) to run World of Warcraft in Crossover.. I'm getting the following: steorra@perpetual:~$ primusrun ...
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If i install ubuntu 12.04.1 will I receive all updates without upgrading to ubuntu 12.04.2 due to bumblebee issue?

I ran into the problem with the bumblebee dependencies for the Ubuntu 12.04.2. To know more about the problem you can head to this thread Ubuntu 12.04.2 won't boot after bumblebee instalation ...
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Cannot install bumblebee to the Ubuntu 12.10?

If I try to install bumblebee with following command: sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia I face with following output end with double error Need to get 0 B/60.7 kB of archives. After ...
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How to correctly install bumblebee 3.1 with nvidia-experimental-310

Bumblebee doesn't work for me with the experimental NVidia driver. If I use NVidia current, everything is ok. uname -a Linux adrian-K55VM 3.8.2-030802-generic #201303031906 SMP Mon Mar 4 00:07:09 UTC ...
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Bumblebee not working anymore after installing the new nvdia drivers

I had managed to make bumblebee work yesterday and today i launch update manager and i see some new nvidia drivers. I dont know why but i installed them... I shouldnt have done that lol Now im back ...
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Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 12.10 don't work on my Mac Mini

I have a 2009 Mac Mini with a Core 2 Duo processor. I got fed up of MacOS so I installed Ubuntu 12.10 hoping to get some welcome relief. The "standard" (I'm not a Linux expert) drivers gave me ...
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Error: The Bumblebee daemon has not been started

I saw that there are some posts about that, but any of them I can find the solution to fix mine. I have a Sony Vaio vpcz11c5e with Ubuntu 11.10. Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 330M Intel graphics I ...
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How to install bug fixes for nvidia in kernel 3.7.9?

I am using Kernel 3.7.9 in Ubuntu 12.04. I currently can not build the Nvidia packages for Bumblebee. There is a bugfix available, but I have no clue how to use it. The instructions are: [Impact] ...
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Does bumblebee configure your xserver to use the dedicated GPU?

Just wandered if there is a way to use optirun with the desktop environment. Anyone know if it works? Edit: I have been reading a lot about bumblebee and still have not found any conformation on ...
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Is BumbleBee installed incorrectly?

I have a Dell Inspiron N7110 running Ubuntu 12.10. I followed the instructions to install ubuntu & bumblebee on my computer in this thread from the user mikrus: ...