Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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Xubuntu 12.10 won't boot into desktop on XPS L502x

My Xubuntu 12.10 won't boot into desktop on XPS L502x after today's update and reboot (newer version of linux kernel included). When I installed Xubuntu 12.10 on this XPS L502x, I got the same ...
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Would upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10 break bumblebee

Soo would it break my bumblebee, couse it works pretty good now... Would i have to reinstall it?
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Lightdm not working at all since bumblebee install!

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu, so please excuse me if my question is stupid... So a few weeks ago, I bought a Gigabyte U2442N with Optimus Graphics (a 640M and a HD4000). I installed the stable ...
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Always use one GPU [duplicate]

I got a Linux-Box with 2 GPU (intel and nvidia). I'm using bumblebee (and primus) for using the nvidia card, but I'm quite far from be really satisfied. I would like to know if there is a way to ...
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Optimus Bumblebee Performance [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 and Bumblebee, I tested out the performance of the Nvidia card using Minecraft and a few other games. I've noticed it to be way slower than it was on Windows 7. Is this ...
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If running on discrete card with Bumblebee, will games on Steam also run on said card?

I have Steam running on Ubuntu and loaded using 'optirun'. Will it follow that games that are started through Steam will also be using the Nvidia discrete card? It doesn't seem to look that way. What ...
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bumblebee does not work with metacity and KWin, but works with compiz

If I try to launch something with optirun under compiz, it works. If I try to launch something with optirun under KDE or metacity, it gives me: [ 247.384077] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - ...
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Can't get Bumblebee to work on 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu 12.10 Nvidia GT555M Bumblebee I am trying to use Bumblebee to get Nvidia Optimus to work on my on my laptop. It is a Pavilion dv6 with a i7 and Nvidia Geforce GT ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Nvidia GT555M Bumblebee

I have laptop with Nvidia GT 555M video card. System Ubuntu 12.10, kernel Linux 3.5.0-17-generic step what i do: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How can i see that bumblebee has disabled nvidia?

Im trying to find out how to see if bumblebee which i installed on my 12.10 installation on my k55vd asus laptop... How can know for sure that bumblebee is turning the nvidia off?
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How to get Nvidia 555M working on Ubuntu 12.10 (drivers, optimus, cuda)?

I'm trying for few days to get my GPU working properly on Alienware M14x with GPU NVidia 555M, but I have no luck at all. After fresh ubuntu install I did follow the guide here NVIDIA Optimus and ...
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how to fix “The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the socket path was incorrect”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: NVidia with Optimus conflicting in Ubuntu 12.04 I just bought a new Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook which comes with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M. So, following some indications that ...
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optirun fails in Ubuntu 12.10

I am trying to use Nvidia Optimus on my laptop by using Bumblebee, I have an Intel Core i5 with an Nvidia Geforce GT 630M. I have followed the instructions on the wiki page at ...
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12.10 system with optimus, bumblebee and nvidia current wont install

I have a system with the optimus technology, when I try to install bumblebee-nvidia, I receive a message saying that I am missing nvidia-current (>= 260.19.12~) so, I go on and try to install ...
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nvidia optimus low-end graphics mode?

I've seen a lot of people in this situation, but every time the variables differ and so does the solution for it. I think I have everything installed correctly. I have Nvidia GeForce 540M with ...
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Nvidia Graphic installed?

I have an Optimus graphic card and had the blank screen issue after installing Nvidia drivers. I think I installed Bumblebee drivers correctly and everything is running correctly. But, in the ...
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Will installing CUDA for my Nvidia card make OpenCL available?

I'm trying to use a program called 'pyrit' which can use OpenCL. When I run the program, I get this warning: Failed to load Pyrit's OpenCL-core ('Failed to enumerate OpenCL-platforms (Unknown ...
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How to install nvidia optimus driver?

I have followed http://ubuntuportal.com/2012/01/bumblebee-3-0-tumblewed-nvidia-optimus-gpu-switching-for-linux-has-been-released-how-to-install-bumblebee-3-0-on-ubuntu.html this guide to install ...
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Stuck at Unity2D, Intel video borked, discrete NVidia seems to work (Bumblebee set up)

I've been stuck with Unity 2D all day at 1024x768, tried all sorts of workarounds to no avail. My issues started when I upgraded to mesa9.0 in the ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates PPA. After a reboot, I was ...
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Screen Resolution stuck at 640x480 after installing Bumblebee

I have a Dell XPS 15z laptop. As you can see here, there are some issues with NVidia drivers. The site recommends installation of Bumblebee (instructions given in the link). I am posting it again for ...
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Thinkpad T530 with Optimus and Docking Station

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T530 with Optimus video, which is not supported on 12.04.1. I don't normally need the discrete (nVidia) graphics, so I turn it off in the BIOS settings to achieve longer ...
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How do I install Bumblebee?

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and noticed that the battery life drastically lower than it was in Windows due to the fact that Optimus was disabled. After some search I have found the ...
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External display, windows are moving to external display

I use external display with lenovo w520, I am running it with following script xrandr --output LVDS1 --auto --primary --output VIRTUAL --mode 1920x1200 --left-of LVDS1 optirun screenclone -d :8 -x 1 ...
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HDMI and Bumblebee, Washed out Colors and Low Resolution

I’m on a Acer TimelineX 3830TG, Nvidia 540m, Ubuntu 12.04 using the bumblebee drivers. I just connected my external monitor to my laptop using HDMI and there is output to it, however the contrast is ...
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Effect of using dedicated NVidia card instead of Intel HD4000

Short version: Can someone please advise me of the effect of adding a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M card to an Ubuntu laptop in terms of power consumption and performance gains/losses when doing ...
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Restoring monitors.xml file

I was following @Alex's answer about my other question. My GPU is GeForce GT 540M. I installed bumblebee and bumblebee-nvidia packages. And reboot, i get this error : none of the selected modes ...
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Accelerated graphics with an nVidia card

How can I get a program like glxgears to run on my computer? I've tried installing nVidia proprietary drivers (which reduce the resolution to 640x480) and bumblebee to no avail. When I run optirun ...
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Can't revert to the previous state of graphic experience

This might seem so similar to many other posts regarding Nvidia Optimus Graphic Cards troubles and the pain it inflicts on its Linux users but my question is actually simply how to go back to my last ...
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Problem installing Bumblebee on Ubuntu 10.10 [closed]

I am installing bumblebee on my laptop(Ubuntu 10.10),and there are some problems when I use this code to install it: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable sudo add-apt-repository ...
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How do I get Bumblebee working with a GTX 660M?

I have a GTX 660M, also an integrated Intel. The Intel runs fine but I couldn't start the Nvidia. I followed all the steps to install and configure Bumblebee from this tutorial and this other ...
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bumblebee::Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

EDIT As of today, this was fixed by the latest nvidia-current update :) Until last week i had a working bumblee/nvidia set up. Now, when i do optirun -vv firefox I'm greeted by: [ ...
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Is Bumblebee-Project that lets you configure Nvidia Optimus completely safe to use?

It's working as expected (Ubuntu 12.04 x64) and I have no problems. However I'm slightly worried about any possible damage to the hardware, I know it's far fetched but it's an unofficial workaround, ...
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How to optirun .sh file?

I managed to get as far as optirun glxgear, which worked perfectly, but I am unable to define settings for a specific shell script. In its wiki it says this: optirun [options] <application> ...
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Cannot set up resolution for screen on an ASUS A55V

I have an ASUS A55V which comes with the infamous nVidia Optimus chipset. I installed bumblebee, and tested it correctly with optirun glxspheres. The problem is that I cannot change the screen ...
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Where is the supported graphics card list by bumblebee project?

I want to get the latest list. I can't find it on main page of bumblebee. Is that support GTX670M? Thank you~
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Using Bumblebee with Wine Erro

I've been trying to run a windows program with wine using optirun. However when i do: sudo optirun wine PROGRAM_NAME.exe I get the following output: wine:/home/USERNAME/.wine is not owned by you ...
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How to make Unity 3D work with Bumblebee using the Intel chipset

I have a Sony VAIO S laptop with the dreaded Optimus and finally managed to get Bumblebee to work fully on Ubuntu 12.04 so that I can utilize both the hardware acceleration of the Intel chipset as ...
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Bumblebee problem with external monitor on hdmi: program doesn't fill whole screen

I have a DELL L501X computer supporting Optimus; my Nvidia chip is connected to the hdmi port. The driver is Nvidia-current; Bumblebee is installed and working. My PC resolution is set to 1366x768. I ...
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Cannot load nvidia driver on Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 (Nvidia GT 555M)

So I understand that my laptop does not support Nvidia Optimus out of the box (http://askubuntu.com/questions/36930/how-well-do-laptops-with-nvidia-optimus-work), therefore I decided to install ...
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Distorted graphics problem

My laptop is Asus N53S. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Installed bumblebee to use nvidia optimus (Nvidia Geforce GT540M) - animations, performance in games are excellent. But sometimes when I'm working ...
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How to setup HDMI output on m11x with Nvidia GeForce GT 540M?

I have an Alienware m11x with Optimus Technology. I setup (Fresh Install) Ubuntu 12.04 with bumblebee as below. Please help me set up the HDMI output so that I can connect it to my monitor. $ uname ...
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Run a program with optirun by default (Bumblebee)

I'm trying to run Minecraft on my GeForce card (with Optimus, bumblebee is installed), but without having to type the command in the console every time I want to open it. How can I configure ...
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HD 3000 is not detected [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 which is runing on an Intel i7 based laptop with a gt540m nVidia graphic card. The problem is that ...
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'Cannot access secondary GPU' error with Bumblebee

I tried to run optirun glxgears and I got this output: [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU at PCI:1:0:0. Please[ERROR]Aborting ...
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How To Configure Bumblebee In Ubuntu 12.04?

After running optirun firefox i got the following error Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I google & found out the ...
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Having Trouble Updating Nvidia Drivers

I've just bought a new laptop and am trying to install Ubuntu on it. This is the first time I'm installing linux on my own machine (I've used it on machines at work and school before, but I've never ...
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How do I install Bumblebee on Nvidia 540M in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I am new to Linux ("Ubuntu") and have been using Windows until now. I have decided to try Ubuntu out since version 11 ...
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What sort of a performance hit can I expect if I use Bumblebee and Wine with an Optimus laptop? Can I even use Bumblebee in ivy bridge?

I plan to buy a new laptop sometime and I have been doing a lot of research trying to find the best one. Unfortunately a lot laptops include Optimus and it has very little Linux support. I have a ...
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Should I go with a VMWare install or a Wubi install?

First off, no, I'm not going to do the standard partitioning install. I've gone through a few hours of dealing with boot managers that wouldn't install properly and accidentally temporarily "breaking" ...
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Nvidia Drivers and GPU

I've a laptop with an Nvidia optimus graphic card (GEForce GT 630m) with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. After a while of looking around, I found that the optimus controller for linus is bumblebee, so I ...