Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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lightdm - Job failed to start (xorg problem?!) / bumblebee/cuda related?

Please work through my wall of text, need help!! Thank you! Booting up my laptop this morning, I encountered the following problem: Boot to black screen with no responsiveness, couldn't even get to ...
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Xrandr and nvidia-settings information inconsistent

I have primus, bumblebee, bumblebee-nvidia, nvidia-current, libdrm-nouveau1a, libdrm-noveau2, and xserver-xorg-video-nouveau-lts-quantal on my machine (should I delete the noveau stuff? It seems ...
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Running Steam and Dota2 with primus

I wished to run my steam with bumblebee but faced a problem: when I try to run steam using primusrun, I get segfault. Anything else also doesn't run with primus. Here's an example of running primusrun ...
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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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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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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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Screen and webcam recording with nvidia-bumblebee

I wish to record my desktop or my Game session in Linux with webcam if possible. For windows I use OBS, but until it comes out, i need to find other means. I looked at Recordmydesktop, and kazam ut ...
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Can't restart after installed bumblebee

I have a Dell Inspiron 7559. I installed bumblebee to shotdown NVIDIA GTX960M. But after I installed the bumblebee, Ubuntu can't restart. It stoped at the picture ubuntu. What's wrong? ...
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Installed bumblebee on Wily and boot hangs

I recently installed bumblebee and when I reboot I get this http://imgur.com/jIeR5pE How do I get to a point where I can just Uninstall bumblebee before the boot process starts. I have tried holding ...
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Black screen after deleting nvidia-prime

I decided to change nvidia-prime to bumblebee. I removed the nvidia-prime, installed bumblebee and restarted the computer. Loading freezes on plymouth. Then I booted into recovery mode and uninstall ...
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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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Bumblebee unable to load nvidia-uvm without sudo

Apparently nvidia-uvm is only loaded with sudo. I'm using nvidia-352 driver, so I added in my /etc/modprobe.d/bumblebee.conf file the next line alias nvidia-uvm nvidia_352_uvm Thus, the optirun ...
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about nvidia graphics driver

I have installed NVidia graphics drivers for Ubuntu from the official NVidia site. When I installed I wasn't able to get my battery back up. I heard about an open source driver for Ubuntu 14.04 so ...
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Bumblebee in Ubuntu 15.04 (Optirun/Primus) Error

I recently upgraded to 15.04 and after successful installation I noticed that Bumblebee has stopped working. Optirun/primus commands do not detect the gpu anymore (640M LE). Here's what I get when ...
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How to force anti aliasing using bumblebee on a specific program

I have KSP bought on steam but antialiasing is not working on it. So graphics are pretty bad. I saw this link but i can't create the according rule or find how to do this. ...
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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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Swap a module at boot

I am trying to use a version of bbswitch hacked for a T450s mentioned in this issue on bumblebee-project/bbswitch. It works well and now my Nvidia 940m card turns off properly. To install it I run ...
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Ubuntu hangs on starting light display

I'm running ubuntu mate 15.10 and after I installed bumblebee my coputer hangs on starting light display. Here it is a low quality print of the screen http://imgur.com/affGbcx Neither ctrl-alt-f1 or ...
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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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Run OpenGL apps with CUDA with Nvidia Optimus and Bumblebee

I am attempting to start learning CUDA using my old laptop with a hybrid Nvidia GT650M/Intel iGPU setup. I have tried following the instructions on a couple resources[1,2,3]. Those resources helped ...
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How to prevent Bumblebee on a Dell E6530 disable Optimus on the next boot?

I've got a Dell Latitude E6530 here which is Nvidia Optimus enabled. In Ubuntu 12.04 I installed: nvidia-319 Bumblebee stable PPA version 3.2.1-1~preciseppa4 installed with the instruction from ...
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alias nvidia_352_uvm to nvidia-uvm, opencl working only with sudo

I'm using the module nvidia-352 with bumblebee in my ubuntu 14.04. OpenGL programs are working fine with optirun. Nonetheless, bumblebee fails to load the module nvidia_352_uvm which is necessary for ...
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ubuntu gnome 15.10 error with using bumblebee optirun: KMS not enabled

I have a fresh installation of ubuntu gnome 15.10 and I cannot get bumblebee optirun to work. My laptop has the optimus setup with Intel and Nvidia graphics cards. I get the following error trying to ...
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bumblebee running fine but software updater wants to install nvidia

I have an Asus N53SN computer working with 14.04. I am happy with the performance of the computer and bumblebee. The software updater (SU) wants to install NVIDIA driver 304. SU NVIDIA packages Once ...
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Problem building intel-virtual-output

Following this guide and many others I'm trying to getting my ThinkPad w520 with ubuntu gnome 14.04.3 (64bit) work with bumblebee. I have however a strange problem, when I try to build the ...
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Using optirun on Optimus Laptop (GT 740 M) gives “Cannot access secondary GPU”

I'm trying to use bumblebee on an nvidia optimus laptop. I've got the version 340 of the nvidia dirver installed with bumblebee and bbswitch. When trying to run optirun i get: [ 576.095946] ...
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bumblebee 64 and 32 bit?

Is it possible to have bumblebee and primus 64 bit and 32 bit both installed at the same time? So that 64bit apps will use the 64bit libs? If so, how? When I sudo apt-get install primus:i386, it ...
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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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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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lightdm won't start after bumblebee install

On an Asus rog with GT960M graphic card running Lubuntu 15.10, I installed bumblebee (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee) which rebooted fine. Then I updated the nvidia driver by sudo apt-get ...
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Set i915 to low-power /Reduce thermal throttling

Samsung NP550P5C S02 i5-3210M GT 650M Ubuntu 14.04 Gaming (especially in wine) and bumblebee/primusrun severly degrade performance after a few minutes due to powerclamp throttling! This is extremely ...
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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 ...