Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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): ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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desktop freezes frequently when working on high performance mode (nvidia graphics card) : ubuntu 14.04

I am using a Lenovo Z40 laptop with hybrid graphics Indtel HD + Nvidia 820M and ubuntu 14.04 with a kernel 3.13.0-79-generic. My desktop keeps freezing on me very frequently but only the keyboard ...
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Black borders Ubuntu 14.04

After installing wine, I see the black borders everywhere and can't see my terminal: I've reinstalled the wine, nvidia drivers and Bumblebee, but the problem still exist. Can anyone help me? The ...
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15.10 + Optimus + bumblebee + CUDA

First: I have been struggling with my stupid optimus laptop on ubuntu 15.10 for a week. So, don't "possible duplicate" me just by simply googling some keywords and without reading the whole thing plus ...
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Can I install bumblebee and also TLP?

I have a question about if I can install bumblebee and also TLP or I have to install just one of them. I think both of them have the same functions but I'm not very sure. I have an ASUS q552 with ...
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Need help with bumblebee --------Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

I'm new to ubuntu. I have a ACER R7 with intel and gt 750m and I'm pretty sure they are using optimus. However, after I install and run bumblebee, I always get this error: legolas@Frog:~$ optirun ...
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unable to load nvidia(bumblebee) in ubuntu 14.04 (only nouveau loads)

Bumblebee stopped working on my system after upgrading to stable version of Ubuntu 14.04. DUring installation I get this error rmmod: ERROR: Module nouveau is in use Setting up bumblebee ...
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Cannot get Nvidia GPU running on my HP laptop (dual graphics)

I'm trying to get the GPU GeForce 940M on my new HP laptop ENVY 17-n101ng running (need CUDA eventually), but have somehow extreme troubles switching from Intel to Nvidia... I've installed nvidia-352 ...
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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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primus: fatal: Bumblebee daemon reported: error: Could not load GPU driver

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then installed bumblebee following the instructions on Ubuntu Bumblebee wiki(where they said that primusrun is better than optirun for version=> 13.10) But when I ...
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how can i install bumblebee for nouveau?

i read Ubuntu Wiki and they gave instruction for nvidia driver not for nouveau. (actually when i tried to download Nvidia proprietary driver my laptop stop working so i have to deal with nouveau ) I ...
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Bumblebee Intel+Nvidia on 15.10 blackscreen issue

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 15.10, i have a msi GT70 laptop with optimus. I have installed bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia, it is absolutely needed because nouveau keeps crashing at login. So i ...
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Problem with nvidia/bumblebee

I recently had to reinstall my Ubuntu 14.04.3 and now have problems with using bumblebee. I installed it as per https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee, but when I try to check it I get this: ...
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Problem installing bbswitch on Ubuntu 14.04.3

I have an Nvidia Optimus graphic card installed and have the Nvidia driver installed and working for my Intel card, but I cannot switch to the Nvidia card. This is because bbswitch-dkms will not build ...
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Bumblebee Nvidia Drivesrs

Actually I am new to Linux. Currently I using Ubuntu 15.10 on my Lenovo Y50-70 with Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics driver installed. I've installed the required graphics drivers from Additional ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 doesn't boot after trying to install bumblebee

I'm on mobile so short sentences, sorry. I have a Lenovo t430 with ubuntu, an integrated graphic chip and a discrete Nvidia graphic card (something like nvm 4500). YouTube videos were not playing ...
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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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IronHide / BumbleBee with a VirtualBox VM. Will it pass through video acceleration to the physical card?

Any ideas whether you can run a Windows VM via IronHide for graphics card acceleration? I'd like to play games / watch bluray etc utilising my video card.
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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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Graphics Cards - Power State

I have an Nvidia Optimus laptop dual-booting Ubuntu for general use and Windows 7 for gaming. I only want integrated graphics for Ubuntu, and when I run glxinfo | grep OpenGL the output is: OpenGL ...
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bbswitch failing to turn of Nvidia GPU (Refused to change power state, currently in D0)

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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Optirun is lagging with wine

I have notebook with intel HD 4000 and nvidia GeForce GT 710M with nouveau drivers. If I run game under wine with optirun then is more lagging as I run it without optirun.