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Latest version of NVIDIA driver that supports bumblebee/prime

NVIDIA driver with version higher that 331 gives a black screen on boot. Apparently, messing up xrandr/xorg configs. I did not find some clear solution on this and the only working driver version for ...
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Nvidia/Intel hybrid graphics with cinnamon and mdm

I have looked everywhere but i can't seem to find an answer I Have a laptop (Acer V3-5726-54S6) 1tb 8gbRam with an integrated intel gpu and a Nvidia GT840m(2gb). Running Ubuntu 14.04 with cinnamon ...
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video cards don't work properly ASUS N550 JK

First time i ask for help here, but after a week tryng to solve the problem just reading i decided to write something too: As title says i have this N550 JK, i installed ubuntu 14.04, bumblebee and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia 740m and hd400 no screen detected

i tried every possible way that i found on google to install nvidia drvier with bumblebee and without and every version of the driver and i end up after booting with a black screen and a cursor witch ...
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bumblebeed: No integrated video card found, quitting

I'm trying to get Bumblebee working on Ubuntu 14.10 x64 and NVIDIA OPTIMUS: - Intel HD3000 (don't know which drivers are used: I've installed Intel(R) Graphics Installer for Linux* 1.0.7 while being ...
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Nvidia 740M still not working after Bumblebee installation

first of all, I have checked a lot of similar topics, but I still can't get my laptop to use Nvidia 740M. So first things first. I have a laptop Asus X550V(i5-3230, 4gb RAM, Nvidia 740M + Intel ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 System Freezes - Firefox eats a lot of memory with nvidia-prime enabled

I have a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS L502X Laptop with a discrete, optimus-enabled Nidia card. System was working great until I decided to install bumblebee to enable the Nvidia card ...
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MSI GS60-GTX965 - Unable to get Bumblebee to run properly - Could not load GPU drivers

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my new laptop and while everything works great (save for the wifi card but that's a completely different matter) I'm having some trouble getting Bumblebee to run. I ...
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Optirun not working properly with Wine

I have a laptop with NVidia Optimus running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS x64. I'd like to play some games for Windows on my Ubuntu, then I've installed wine for 32 and 64 bits, Bumblebee, libraries and drivers ...
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How to choose dedicated videocard over integrated videocard in a laptop?

I have a Lenovo z580 laptop and it has 2 video cards Intel HD Graphics 2000 integrated in Intel Pentium Dual Core CPU B970 nVidia Geforce GT 630M. I use Bumblebee but it doesn't work for Virtual ...
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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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No devices found when trying to use NVIDIA GPU

I'm attempting to use Bumblebee for my NVIDIA GPU, and I'm running into errors when running programs. I'm testing it with a Minecraft client, which actually starts, but crashes after a moment. $ ...
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Nvidia GT750M driver Ubuntu14.04

I configured my graphic card with the nvidia driver-331 by terminal with the command explained in this guide. ...
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How to run Skyrim in wine using primusrun?

When I cd into a directory containing a .exe that I can run in Wine, how do I run that .exe with primusrun? Specifically, I have installed Skyrim via Steam on PlayOnLinux. I've successfully run other ...
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Performance Problem Nvidia GPU

I would like to understand why my Nvidia GTX 660M on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64X is running slow and eventually speed it up: So, I installed the NVidia proprietary driver: dpkg --get-selections | grep ...
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discrete graphic card(nvidia geforce 540M) is not working well

i am using COMSOL Multiphysics for my simulations. at first using it with integrated graphic card(intel). renders was fine but so slow. then i installed bumblebee with latest nvidia driver(340.65) and ...
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Why bumblebee is 5 times slower than nvidia driver?

I have a laptop with Intel Core i5 CPU and Nvidia GeForce GT 640M discrete graphic with optimus technology. I have managed to install bumblebee with nvidia-311 driver on my ubuntu 14.04. The problem ...
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Nvidia Optimus with GTX 850m not working

I recently got a new notebook (Acer Aspire V5 573G) with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 850M and the Intel Haswell integrated graphics. Now I read through a lot of websites in order to find out what the best ...
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Bumblebee not working correctly

I have a problem using Bumblebee and nVidia drivers 331. Is the bumblebee configured correctly? I am using it in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 Here is results using Intel card: mayor@K56CB:~$ glxgears Running ...
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Multiple-monitors and Nvidia Optimus not working after apt-get update/upgrade

Just recently (late August / early September 2014) my multiple monitor setup and Nvidia optimus is not working. I had the symptoms characterized by this bug. After setting the BIOS to graphics card: ...
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Bumblebee not working on Ubuntu 14

Recently I installed Ubuntu on an Asus N46VM, which contains NVidia Optimus technology. Before using Ubuntu, I had used Fedora 20 with Bumblebee due to the support for Nvidia board, it worked without ...
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Bumblebee and Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 with Nvidia GeForce GT 630M

Bumblebee doesn't recognizes my graphic card, $ lspci | grep -i vga 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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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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error: [XORG] (EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Failed to initialize DMA using bumblebee

I have gone through every question on Xorg errors I could find and googled for this DMA error, but none seemed to solve my issue. This is my notebook cnfiguration: Intel i5-4200U @ 1.6GHz 8GB DDR3 ...
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Nvidia 331 on kernel 3.18.1

ThinkPad t540p, running Ubuntu 14.10 and kernel 3.18.1. Trying to install bumblebee and as I understand it get nvidia-331 to work... Installing nvidia-331 yields an error and dpkg-reconfigure does ...
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The point about Bumblebee

As I assume, Bumblebee can automatically switch between graphic cards and you can force an application to use exact GPU (though you don't have to). The switch is to save power (as nVidia GPU is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Bumblebee vs Nvidia GeForce GT 740M

After a week checking a lot of references about bumblebee/nvidia, I decided to post this new Thread. Nothing I've tried have worked in my scenario :-( ... testing of virtualgl and primus, different ...
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How do I install bumblebee and CUDA?

I'm trying to get CUDA running on my Dell Precision M6700 laptop. I use Ubuntu 12.04 for the moment but I can switch to a newer version if it facilitates the installation of CUDA. I just want CUDA to ...
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Does optirun (from Bumblebee) apply using the NVIDIA GPU recursively?

I have Bumblebee set up and working, but I wonder if I were to execute a program in optirun, to open another program, would optirun apply to the second window? For example, there are two programs, A ...
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Bumblebee running on Nvidia does not increase performance

When I run anything with bumblebee it doesn't provide performance increase compared to running on the Intel integrated chip. Is this an indication of incorrectly installed drivers and settings or just ...
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primus: fatal: Bumblebee daemon reported: error: Could not load GPU driver after Intel driver installation

I installed the latest Intel drivers today using this tool: https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads I wanted to play Dota 2 with my nVidia graphics card. I loaded up the game and it never loaded. I ...
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How to run ccminer 1.2 on Ubuntu 14.10?

I'm having trouble running ccminer 1.2 on my Lenovo IdeaPad-Z500 with a NVIDIA GT 740M which is a CUDA capable GPU according to https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus. I installed the CUDA toolkit ...
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How to change resolution (with Bumblebee)?

I need to change the resolution on my laptop, unfortunately, xrandr only shows something like that. By nvidia-settings doesn't work. xrandr -q xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default ...
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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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Error loading libGL.so.1

When attempting to run various pieces of software (notably Steam and Yenka), I have come across an error similar to this: enter code here error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open ...
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Enable Nvidia GPU if integrated GPU get stressed

I'm using a notebook with both Intel and Nvidia GPUs. I correctly installed nvidia-331 drivers, cuda and bumblebee and I can correctly run optirun some_application. Indeed, while some application is ...
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Garbage in primus with nvidia bumblebee on Trusty

The following appears when running optirun glxgears with primus and nvidia-331-updates configured in bumblebee.conf: This is on 14.04 Trusty Tahr, upgraded from 13.10. The application seems to run ...
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bumblebee with optirun/primusrun: timeout after ~ 1 minute

I've successfully been using bumblebee with optirun/primusrun on my Optimus laptop for quite some time now. However, since yesterday, both programs suddenly hang without actually launching anything ...
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Resolution stuck at 1024x768 after Bumblebee, I also have no xorg.conf

I have a T410 Thinkpad so I installed Bumblebee for Optimus, after doing this my resolution is stuck at 1024x768. Most other topics on this recommend deleting the xorg file, but I have none.
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No - error: Could not load GPU driver; Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

I'm new to Ubuntu... So pls ppl I need help :) My notebook specs : CPU: Intel Core i5 3230m RAM: 4gb 1600mhz I have 2 gpus, 1st : Intel HD 4000 2nd : Nvidia GT 720m Today i installed bumblebee and ...
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14.04 LTS Black screen after installing bumblebee (MBP 9,1)

I'm kindof a noob when it comes to Ubuntu/not windows so please pardon my inexperience. I've been messing around with Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro (9,1 mid 2012, non retina), installed as a dual ...
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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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Nvidia Gtx 755M - Cannot access secondary GPU Permission denied [13]

I installed bumblebee and the Nvidia 331 drivers. I ran glmark2 and expected it to launch but I got this error. How do I run a program on the Gtx 755m graphics card? $optirun -vv glmark2 [ ...
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What Nvidia driver should i be using?

I have a nvidia geforce 840m with intel hd graphics and an intel i7 4th generation, its an asus laptop k550l. I am wondering if i can use the nvidia optimus technology with bumblebee even if it is not ...
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Problem with installing bumblebee in Ubuntu 14.10

I am getting the following error while installing bumblebee in Ubuntu 14.10: rajamalw@AMAL-WORKSTATION:~$ sudo apt-get install bumblebee-nvidia Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How do I set up my optimus-enabled laptop to not have to use the 'nomodeset' parameter on boot and use the GPU?

So I'm trying to setup a windows&ubuntu enviroment on my laptop both on a single 128gb ssd. I haven't been able to previously install linux on this laptop because this laptop has a 760m dedicated ...
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Team Fortress 2 fails to launch with primus/optirun

Few days ago I installed Steam, TF2, bumblebee and the newest nvidia drivers. My laptop has an integrated intel gpu and dedicated card (geforce 645m). I used to launch steam using primusrun steam and ...
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Nvidia Optimus + CUDA + bumblebee + 14.04

I am the unfortunate to have laptop with optimus technology(nvidia gpu + intel integrated gpu), which seems to make a lot of problems to the new Ubutnu users. I'm running fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install ...
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Can't get Bumblebee working on NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 640M]

System: hp pavilion dv7-7008tx laptop Running lspci | grep VGA returns: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA ...