Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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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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Bumblebee is not turning on in Gnome

Alright. Kind of complicated. The first problem is that I have a Mid-2012 9.1 Macbook Pro. Hehe. I will get the heckling later. Here's the problem. I have successfully installed Bumblebee. I do have ...
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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 ...
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Why does the optirun command shut down my computer?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on the Ivy Bridge Sony Vaio S. I installed bumblebee for nvidia-optimus support. Everything seemed to install fine, but if I use a command like: optirun firefox my ...
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The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the socket path /var/run/bumblebee.socket was incorrect

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a Intel Ivy Bridge with integrated graphics and NVidia GPU with Optimus tech, however i cant manage it to work properly. I have already passed by the solution ...
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Ubuntu and bumblebee and intel problem

I have a brain teaser that i can't solve. When 12.04 (64bits) came out, i did a fresh install and then installed bumblebee with: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable sudo apt-get install ...
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Bumblebee 3.0 has disabled Unity desktop effects [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to reenable Unity 3D after installing Bumblebee? I have an Acer Aspire 5750G intel core i3 intel/nvidia Geforce 610m graphics Teeworlds, Supertux, Google Earth did ...
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How to reenable Unity 3D after installing Bumblebee?

I installed Bumblebee to solve Nvidia/Intel driver problem. It does work well, but it also disabled Unity 3D. How can I get my Unity 3D back?
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How do I get Nvidia GT650M working? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I just bought a brand new asus n56vz laptop witch comes with a 3610qm Ivy bridge (+HD4000) cpu and a a Nvidia Kepler GT650M ...
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A question about “add-apt-repository”(gcc 4.7 or bumblebee)

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my notebook and I use C++. I want to use C++11, so I want to upgrade my gcc to gcc-4.7. I ran these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test sudo ...
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Virtualbox crashing when run through optirun (virtualgl)

I have followed the virtualgl documentation to run virtualbox through virtualgl. My goal is to use the discrete nvidia card in my laptop via optirun (bumblebee), which uses virtualgl to do this. ...
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Can I edit the Amnesia and Psychonauts launchers to run Bumblebee?

How do I customize the following game launchers to use bumblebee to run these games with my Nvidia card? The terminal command is: optirun game The games are Amnesia the dark descent and ...
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Bumblebee Overheating

My laptop Samsung RF411(Geforce 540M) is overheating when i run optirun glxspheres the temperature of the core jumps to 97C and the GPU to 72C and after some minuties the computer shutdown. An ...
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How to disable “System problem detected” notification [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable or disable Apport? After installing the bumblebee drivers my system started reporting "System problem detected" around every hour. I already reported the ...
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How to make Bumblebee work with HP Pavilion DV6T-7000 Quad Edition with Intel HD 4000 and Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 2GB?

I just recently bought a HP DV6T-7000 Quad Edition. It has an Intel HD 4000 and a Nvidia GeForce GT 650M 2GB with Optimus. I read that I could use bumblebee to make optimus work, so I installed it. I ...
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How to solve Bumblebee/Nvidia Optimus issues with kernel 3.4 (works perfectly under 3.2)

I installed Ubuntu and could setup to utilize my Intel HD 3000/Geforce GT 540M hybrid graphics perfectly with the method described here: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? Everything works ...
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ERROR: drm:intel_dsm_platform_mux_info“ ERROR” MUX-INFO call failed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: drm:intel_dsm_platform_mux_info ERROR MUX INFO call failed First, good afternoon everyone, I found this error (drm: intel_dsm_platform_mux_info "ERROR" MUX-INFO call ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Nvidia woes

So I know this has been posted a few times, I have searched and tried options but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to install my video card drivers. Where I stand now: Fresh install of ...
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How to install Bumblebee-UI (GUI) in Ubuntu 12.04

I am quite interested in installing Bumblebee-UI in Ubuntu 12.04 after seeing this video on youtube. Link to video Has anyone been able to install it successfully?
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Can't install Ubuntu since 10.10

When I try to install ubuntu on my notebook from a disk, I get the screen that asks be what I want to do, (boot live, install etc)... no matter what I do, when I get to the point where I select an ...
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Using optirun makes Acer Aspire 5755G laptop overheat

Using optirun from the bumblebee package makes my laptop (Acer Aspire 5755G) overheat after some time while the fans don't seem to run using the highest performance yet.
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Removing Annoying Delay in optirun

Can I somehow remove the ~4 seconds delay present in calls to optirun? I need my compiler-run iterations to run faster. Does bumblebeed play a role in this? I'm sitting on Ubuntu 12.04 on an ASUS ...
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How can I get nVidia CUDA or OpenCL working on a laptop with nVidia discrete card/Intel Integrated Graphics?

Background: I'm a 3D artist (as a hobby) and have recently started using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a dual-boot with Windows 7. It's running on my a fairly new 64-bit Toshiba laptop with an nVidia GeForce GT ...