Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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No - error: Could not load GPU driver; Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

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 Nvidia 331 driver. The install was ...
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Cannot switch off discrete video card with properity drivers and Bumblebee/Prime on Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Optimus laptop. I'll be running some heavy simulations so I need to use my discrete Nvidia GPU with properity drivers. And since using Nvidia GPU for everything wastes too much power, I need ...
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bumblebee ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to get bumblebee to work running Ubuntu 15.04. I've followed this guide to get to the point I am now, but I'm getting an error that I couldn't even google the way out of it. This is what I ...
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Steam for Ubuntu 16.04

I'm a new member of Ubuntu 16.04. I installed Steam to Play Cs:Go but it's running with intel GPU. I installed bumblebee but it's not working i guess. So, should i install 14.04 or is there any ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 + Bumblebee Failed to load module “mouse” (module does not exist, 0)

I upgraded Kubuntu from 15.10, installed bumblebee-nvidia nvidia-364 optirun glxgears is working, but i can't run any game with steam juin 18 15:15:10 kwaadpepper-pc bumblebeed[31999]: [ 1258.527072]...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia Optimus Bumblebee error

I know that in Ubuntu 14.04 there exists nvidia-prime for Nvidia Optimus, but I don't like it and neither am I able to get it work. After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 everything crashed, and I made a ...
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Bumblebeed daemon can't load nvidia driver

I cannot start bumblebeed daemon because of some issues during kernel module loading. Here is verbose output of bumblebeed: $ sudo bumblebeed -vv [18171.319241] [DEBUG]Found card: 01:00.0 (discrete) [...
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Y700 Nvidia low performance [closed]

I am strugling to configure Lenovo Y700 laptop to get optimal performance on Linux Mint 17.3. I have installed NVidia display drivers from drivers manager and Bumblebee. When I run glxinfo with ...
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Screen flickering

I have an MSI GS60 with an intel broadwell i7-5700HQ CPU and hybrid graphics (nvidia GTX ‎970‎M). The screen flickers so badly as shown in this video (seconds 0:03 and 0:08): https://www.youtube.com/...
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libcuda-364 & nvidia-opencl-icd-364 'stuck' cannot purge or update them [duplicate]

I upgraded my Optimus laptop to 16.04 over the weekend, as always I started the rigmarole of trying to get Bumblebee working. I had been using nvidia-364 in 15.10 so went straight for that option, it ...
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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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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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overheating of GPU(Nvidia gefore 920m) and degraded battery life

i have dell inspiron-5558(i5-5200;8GB DRR3 RAM;4GB Nvidia-Geforce 920M as well intel HD graphics) and i am using Ubuntu 16.04LT in my windows i had a battery life of around 4-5 hours reading pdf but ...
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How to solve laptop GPU overheating problem in Ubuntu16.04

Module Thinkpad W540. Spec: intel core i7 4800mq, Nvidia Quadra K2100M. Problem: I tried fresh installs of Ubuntu16.04, Kubuntu16.04, Ubuntu Gnome 16.04, and all of them suffer from the problem of ...
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Switch Nvidia Prime without logging out

I run a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 on a new laptop with GTX 960m and Intel i7 and using the recommended proprietary drivers in the Additional Drivers settings is working well. However, I was a ...
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How to launch a single application on Nvidia card with proprietary driver on 16.04

At the very beginning of the support of Optimus technology on Ubuntu, there was Bumblebee, that could launch a single application on the dedicated Nvidia card, while leaving the rest of the system on ...
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Nvidia GTX970M Optimus Driver installation on ubuntu 14.04 with MSI 6QF Apache Pro

I recently bought a MSI 6QF Apache Pro equipped with Nvidia GTX970M graphics card. I needed to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 10 for engineering projects. My first issue was to get Ubuntu ...
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Does Ubuntu 16.04 support hybrid grafics cards (bumblebee)

Does Ubuntu 16.04 support hybrid grafics cards? I ask because of the support of ubuntu snappy core in Ubuntu 16.04. I use bumblebee to start, for example a game, in better graphics quality. (optirun ....
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Do I need to install Bumblebee for Hybrid Graphics system to enable Optimus on Ubuntu 16.04?

I am asking this question because I have found articles basically saying that some computers have enabled Optimus technique with some propriatory graphics drivers, for example this one from Ubuntu ...
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Driver for NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 640M]

I'm using Dell Inspiron 14R SE 7420 laptop which has dual / hybrid graphic card. $ lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (...
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How to: Bumblebee with NVidia GeForce GTX 950M, with NVidia's proprietary drivers (anyone confirm it works)?

I have a laptop with a discrete NVidia GeForce GTX 950M graphics card. I installed Ubuntu and am using the proprietary NVidia drivers (had to boot with nomodeset first to install those). That is, only ...
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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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Bumblebee with LD_LIBRARY_PATH and ModulePath empty

I've been struggling with this problem for quite a time. I just upgraded my xubuntu to 16.04 and my nvidia drivers broke again. So, as usual, I had to uninstall all nvidia drivers (I was using nvidia-...
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How to set up nVidia Optimus/Bumblebee in 14.04

The previous methods i have used to set up Bumblebee on 13.10 based distributions is not working under Ubuntu 14.04 . How can I set up Bumblebee and Bumblebee GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 ?
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Optirun Steam not working with Nvidia 364.19

Optirun steam through terminal worked with driver 361.42 Now, I'm running 364.19 and I get this error message "Couldn't find bootstrap, it's not safe to reset Steam. Please contact technical support."...
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Primus uninstall still trying to contact bumbleed daemon

I've finally given up trying to sort this issue myself and have come seeking guidance. Originally I had bumblebee installed with the following packages(bumblee bumblebee-nvidia primus nvidia-352). I ...
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Nvidia with Bumblebee installation for 16.04

Are there any I struction for installing Nvidia and Bumblebee on 16.04? I'm trying to do a cleans install but all the procedures I've found end in a state where Ubuntu boot to low graphics mode and if ...
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Nvidia prime vs Bumblebee fps drop issue

It was two months ago that I switched to Bumblebee from nvidia-prime due to prime not liking Nvidia-340+ and booting to low-graphics and followed the instructions here in my answer, Nvidia Driver and ...
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Inspiron 7559 not shutting down 16.04 Gnome

So far tried 4.5 kernel that did nothing, nvidia drivers stops me from booting with black screen, bumblebee hangs while installing, enabled preliminary support that did nothing aswell, tried with/out ...
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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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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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Unable to install NVIDIA GPU drivers on Xenial

I have an ASUS K55VM and I've been trying to install NVDIA GPU drivers on my laptop, but am not sure what I am doing wrong. These are the packages I've installed: $:/usr/sbin# dpkg --get-selections ...
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Dell XPS15 L502x Mini Display Port not working Ubuntu 13.04

Before i had Ubuntu 12.10 running on this laptop and the mini display port worked. Now i have Ubuntu 13.04 and the mini display port does not work anymore. If i connect my external monitor using a vga ...
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I don't have prime profile at nvidia xserver settings

I was using windows before and I was playing cs go without any ping with high fps. I am using ubuntu 14.04 now. I have very low fps although I decreased the video settings. I am using ASUS N550k, ...
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Bumblebee not disabeling NVIDIA

I installed bumblebee to save some battery on my laptop. It works very well. When I boot the computer cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch says OFF. When i run an application with primusrun, cat /proc/acpi/...
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HP Pavilion P257NL Overheating

I'd like to dual boot my HP Pavilion 15 P257NL with Windows 7. I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but it was getting very hot (only on Ubuntu, it stayed cool in Windows 7). I tried Googling, and I ...
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bumblebee daemon requires manual restart to work

At first: $ optirun vlc [16127.891535] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver [16127.891591] [ERROR]Aborting because fallback start is disabled. and then i do magic ...
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problem with NVIDIA drivers, CUDA, openGL, bumblebee

I'm using Kubuntu 14.04 LTS on a laptop with optimus architecture (GigaByte P34, with an NVIDIA Gforce GTX 860M, and an intel VGA compatible graphics card). I've installed the latest version of cuda (...
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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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nVidia Optimus problems on Ubuntu 15.10

I've used Ubuntu on my Lenovo Y510p for nearly six months with no issues, and I fell in love with it. I recently bought a MSi GS60 (Skylake), and I've had a major problem with running Ubuntu. I can ...
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Understanding bbswitch and nvidia kernel module

I have a laptop with a GTX 970M dGPU and an Intel GMA iGPU. I currently have the proprietary nvidia drivers installed (no nouveau) as well as bumblebee and bbswitch. Basically, I want the laptop to ...
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I have problem using optirun

I run optirun -vv glxgears got [ 649.857041] [DEBUG]Reading file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf [ 649.857239] [INFO]Configured driver: nvidia [ 649.857327] [DEBUG]optirun version 3.2.1 ...
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Nvidia Problems - how to completely “reset” Xorg?

There is a complete background below (borne out of frustration) as to why I want to know this - but the basic question is how do I completely reset Xserver to the state it was in when I installed ...
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nVidia PRIME with Bumblebee

I am currently using Ubuntu MATE 14.04 and tried a new way of setting up my Optimus laptop (Asus G46VW, GTX 660M and i7-3630QM with Intel HD 4000). After installing nvidia-352 nvidia-settings and ...
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Nvidia drivers Issues

I am fairly new to ubuntu and linux and I have been trying to get it setup on my new alienware 15 r2 for the last 4 days. I have trouble with the wifi, but I just use a tplink usb wifi dongle now. But ...
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Bumblebee does not work witn nvidia-355-vulkan beta driver

I am trying Nvidia vulkan beta driver called "nvidia-355.00.26" on my optimus laptop (intel + nvidia) You can gen nvidia vulkan beta driver in this PPA: The driver does not create "common" modules ...
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Hybrid Intel Nvidia system is running in low-graphics mode

I have a Lenovo Y700 with hybrid video cards (Intel and Nvidia) and running Ubuntu 15.10. From what I could see there are several kinds of problems with this setup. For me, particularly is that I can ...
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Nvidia Proprietary drivers + Display Managers cause crash at bootup

I'm running Ubuntu Mate 15.10 alongside Windows 8.1 on a Dell Inspiron 7537 with a Nvidia GeForce GT 750M GPU. Like a fool, I tried to switch from the X.org Nouveau driver to the recommended Nvidia ...
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Bumblebee on Asus Zenbook UX303LB

About a week ago, I bought a new laptop (Asus Zenbook UX303LB). I immediately threw out the included Windows installation and installed Ubuntu 15.04 (later upgraded to 15.10, and also reinstalled at ...
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Reinstalling bumblebee on Kernel 4.4

I updated my kernel from 3.19 to 4.4, but afterwards the initialization of bumblebee failed. Therefore I removed it completely (purge) and reinstalled it, this time with the current nvidia driver (352)...