Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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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 ppa:...
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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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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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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 13....
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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 https://wiki....
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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 ...