Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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Primusrun won't launch steam games

Clean ubuntu install 14.04 on lenovo ideapad y570. After a few futile attempts finally installed both steam and bumblebee/primus. Homever, every time I try to launch any steam game with ...
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nvidia-modprobe trying to load the wrong driver

I've finally installed the latest nvidia drivers running with Bumblebee. It works just fine now with optirun. The driver is called nvidia_352. Now I'm trying to get CUDA working. I can modprobe ...
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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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Optimus: Using optirun logs me out, then fails?

I have a Samsung QX411, with an Intel HD Graphics 5000 and a nVidia GeForce 520M GPU, both bridged with Optimus. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04. Now, here's my problem. When I run optirun glxinfo for the ...
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Optirun says that discrete video card is on

~$ optirun --status Bumblebee status: Ready (3.2.1). X inactive. Discrete video card is on. Does that mean that card is somewhy working or just ready to use? Is that message ok when I actually don't ...
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Hybrid Nvidia and Intel cards, bumblebee optirun not working and OpenGL not being Intel

I have been fighting with the installation and correct usage of my Nvidia GTX960M together with an Intel i7-4720M CPU on Ubuntu 15.04. I have followed lots of links on this website, on ubuntu wiki ...
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Steam Ubuntu 14.04 libGL.so.1 Bumblebee

I'm trying to install Steam on Ubuntu 14.04 but I'm missing a library You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libGL.so.1 I have installed libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 but it ...
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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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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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Nvidia Driver and Heating Problem

this is my first question at here, so please be gentle if do something wrong. I have Ubuntu 14.04.03 LTS installed on my laptop. Also i have working dual boot to Windows 10 with UEFI activated. My ...
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Cuda installation on msi with two graphics card

I have a msi laptop CX61 2QF core i7, 4GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4600, Nvidia Geforce 9400M, Ubuntu 14.04 I want to install cuda 7.0, I downloaded the run file, made it as an executable and ...
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bbswitch failing to turn of Nvidia GPU

I've noticed that my laptop has been running hotter than it should be as well as output similar to the following from dmesg around when bbswitch should be shutting down my Nvidia GPU [ 5775.721636] ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 bumblebee poor performance and stuttering at times - primusrun - optirun

Samsung np550-p5c S02 intel core i5-3210M + intel HD 4000 nvidia GT 650M So, beginning from a fresh ubuntu 14.04.3 installation!!: followed these instructions: ...
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Issues with upgrade 12.04 to 14.04 (battery drain, freezes…)

I've been using ubuntu 12.04 for over a year without any issues with my laptop (MSI GT70.) It has an integrated intel graphics card and an nvidia GTX 870M. Therefore, I have been using the bumblebee ...
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Bumblebee isnt active, now what? nvidia-prime takes whole session

Bumblebee stopped developing in 2013. How to use optirun/primerun etc... now (e.g. 15.04)? How to run desktop on intel and single app on prop. nvidia (not nouveau)? I would like nvidia to powerdown ...
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Bumblebee using nouveau instead of proprietary

Running glmark2 with optirun on Nvidia 740M on 15.04: OpenGL Information GL_VENDOR: nouveau GL_RENDERER: Gallium 0.4 on NV108 GL_VERSION: 3.0 Mesa 10.5.2 I want to use proprietary driver. ...
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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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why is glxgears faster without optirun

glxgears seems to be much faster when using my integrated graphics chip, than when I activate the graphics card using bumblebee's optirun or primusrun. When I run glxgears with optirun, I get ~1250 ...
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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 ...
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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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Why do I get the same FPS with “optirun glxspheres64” in comparison with just “glxspheres64”?

vblank_mode=0 optirun ./glxspheres64 Polygons in scene: 62464 (61 spheres * 1024 polys/spheres) Visual ID of window: 0x20 Context is Direct OpenGL Renderer: GeForce GT 750M/PCIe/SSE2 218.417930 ...
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Issues enabling my nvidia driver

I'm trying to enable my nvidia driver and it appears in additional drivers and I have selected it there but it seem to be actually using it. I heard that sometimes the nouveau driver will always have ...
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vlc player doesn't run with optirun

I have installed bumblebee. Other applications are working with optirun instead of vlc. optirun -b primus vlc error VLC media player 2.0.8 Twoflower (revision 2.0.8a-0-g68cf50b) [0x19d0108] main ...
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Run VLC via Bumblebee

When I try to run VLC through the commands optirun or optirun -b primus using the command line I get the following output: VLC media player 2.1.6 Rincewind (revision 2.1.6-0-gea01d28) [0xd35118] main ...
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[ERROR]Could not connect to bumblebee daemon - is it running?

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome I try with this comand but not work: systemctl enable bumblebeed.service systemctl start bumblebeed.service if I reinstall i have the problem: Cannot access ...
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What's Ubuntu package for virtualgl-libs

I stumble upon an error while trying to run League of Legends (through PlayOnLinux) with optirun. I got these errors : ERROR: ld.so: object 'libdlfaker.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ...
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bumblebee on Ubuntu 15.04

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 15.04 on it and Nvidia video card GT840M. I've installed video driver in a way like this: sudo apt-get purge nvidia* sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates ...
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Bumblebee not switching card off

I am running Kubuntu 14.04.2 x86-64 on a ASUS Q551L. I have a Nvidia GeForce 840m that I am running the 352 driver from Nvidia. I am using bumblebee to switch between the two graphics cards. I can use ...
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Installing nVidia driver on hybrid card

I am running Ubunutu 14.04 and I have just installed it onto my new laptop (MSI PE70 2QE) and it has a hybrid intel/nVidia 960m GFX card. I have found the excellent post here How do I install the ...
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Accessing /proc/acpi causes freeze

I noticed this issue when trying to use Bumblebee(allows me to use the discrete GPU) on my laptop.Bumblebee uses bbswitch to switch between GPUs, bbswitch is accessed in /proc/acpi, and whanever it is ...
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unable to get display over hdmi

After following this tutorial: tutorial HDMI Nvidia trying to run : export DISPLAY=:8.0 && optirun startlxde I encountered following thin in my .cache/lxsession/LXDE (openbox:7988): ...
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Unable to load kernel module

I've clean install ubuntu 15.04 and updated all required packages for installing:- LINUX X64 (AMD64/EM64T) DISPLAY DRIVER Version: 346.87 Release Date: 2015.7.21 Operating System: Linux ...
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Removing nvidia cuda toolkit and installing new one

a month ago I installed the cuda 5.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 (which is not supported for this version of Ubuntu version) , and I didn't do it well. I want to remove what I've installed earlier and install ...
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nvidia-331: nvidia-settings contains no options except Profiles [closed]

On Linux Mint 17.1 with nvidia-331 drivers installed, running nvidia-settings gives this window: It seems that the left panel should have more settings (about resolution, antialiasing, etc.) which ...
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Installed nVidia Bumblebee, should I install driver?

I'm new to Linux. I'm using a laptop with a dedicated nVidia graphics card. I was using integrated graphics card, there was no need to install nVidia driver. So I need to use nVidia CUDA. Once I ...
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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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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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NVIDIA card and Bumblebee refuse to run

Whenever I try to use optirun to run a program using my NVIDIA card, I get this error message: libGL: screen 0 does not appear to be DRI2 capable libGL: OpenDriver: trying ...
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Skype Breaks Pulse & Bumblebee, badly. Awesome. 15.04

Installing skype from the partner repositories. Try to start Skype. It fails. Search online. Find this person with the same error message: Error loading libGL.so.1 and ...
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Cannot access secondary GPU

After turning on computer and login I cant use optirun. $ optirun glxheads [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver [ERROR]Aborting because fallback start is disabled. ...
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Steam through Wine with Winetricks and Bumblebee

Before a few game updates ago, I used to be able to play all of my Steam games (that are only on Windows) through the Winetricks configuration of Steam for Windows. I was playing with Steam on Windows ...
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Is bumblebee still relevant for Ubuntu 14.04 and up?

I've seen some posts announcing native Nvidia Optimus support since 14.04. But I've also found many tutorials of how to install and run bumblebee on this very same distribution. So my question is... ...
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Linux Ubuntu HDMI screen detected but not showing (GT 525M

After searching every solution possible nothing seems to work for me. WHen i do nvidia-settings it shows the screen detected but i receive no output from the screen. In addition following this HDMI ...
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bumbleebe : Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

I have a problem with bumbleebee since this weekend... I have the classical error : Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver... I tried everything that I found on the internet ...
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Dark Souls crashes on launch under PlayOnLinux Wine

After a fair amount of trial and error, I've managed to create a shortcut on my desktop that runs Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition through Steam, through Wine, and edited it to run through primus, ...
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virtualgl problems installing bumblebeed with Ubuntu linux 14.04.02

I'm new here and with Linux. I'm trying to switch from my windows to it and as part of it I was trying to install Nvidia drivers in a notebook Asus N56VB with a geforce 740M. For it I was following ...
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Black screen - Can't reconfigure Xorg [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop with an nVidia 850m. I installed proprietary drivers and bumblebee and everything worked fine for weeks. After running a dist-upgrade I have a black screen on ...
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Installing Nvidia drivers breaks cinnamon

What is the safest way to install Nvidia drivers with bumblebee and optirun? The bumblebee and optirun packages installed fine, but I got a "Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 on a UEFI laptop in UEFI mode?

My laptop: i7 with built-in Intel HD 4400, 8GB ram, Nvidia GeForce 840M, Broadcom WiFi, Windows 8.1 64 bit. I had tried to get Linux to work but ran into a lot of issues such as screen tearing and ...
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Random Source Games Stop Working After Kernel Update

I am a noob of Xubuntu (and Linux) for 2 months, and I have been relying on my brother who is a fluent user of Linux. I have downloaded and installed the latest kernel update, ...