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Disable Nvidia GPU on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently bought a “gaming laptop”, therefore it boards an Nvidia GPU and an Intel “GPU”. I have managed to install Ubuntu 16.04, but I have some problems with the way Ubuntu is using the GPUs. I ...
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NVIDIA Driver problem with Bumblebeed

I installed the NVIDIA driver 361 with Bumblebeed: After that as I go to additional driver, the system shows NVIDIA driver is being used as following: Screenshot on Additional driver However, when I ...
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Laptop freezes when running GPU commands

I have Nvidia Geforce GTX-960M on ubuntu 14.04. I have installed drivers and CUDA. Installation was successfull, but when I run any GPu related commands after booting it freezes the laptop. I have to ...
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nvidia-prime doesn't disable nvidia video card

Ubuntu 14.04 x64, nvidia-352 proprietary driver cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch returns 0000:01:00.0 ON when in nvidia-settings Nvidia disabled. I tried nvidia-355 proprietary driver from ppa:...
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Switching from Intel (Battery Saver) to GTX 970M doesn't work

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Alienware 17R3, and managed to get the proprietary drivers from the Additional Drivers option. However, trying to switch to the 970M from the Intel GPU using the ...
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How to make ubuntu recognize an external screen when laptop is docked during boot

Consider the following scenario: I connect my Thinkpad (with optimus) to my docking station Boot the laptop Than I want that ubuntu recognizes that the laptop is docked and that an external ...
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nvidia drivers cause black screen on login on optimus laptop

I've been attempting to use caffe on my laptop and have been having problems installing the nvidia drivers (needed for the CUDA toolkit). Unfortunately after switching to nvidia drivers in the "...
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Multimonitor issues on 16.04 with NVidia Optimus

I have a problem with my multi-monitor setup: Thinkpad T430 with the NVidia Optimus Ubuntu 16.04 Internal screen 1600x900 External screen (connected to docking station) 1920x1200 XRandr is ...
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How to install sane graphics drivers for Nvidia Optimus hardware on *Ubuntu 16.04?

Can we (please) build a community summary of how to install sane graphics drivers for Nvidia Optimus hardware on *Ubuntu 16.04? I can see this becoming a recurring thing every few years. Ubuntu 16....
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Screen tearing with Ubuntu 16.04 and GT710M (NVIDIA Driver 367.27)

Before you storm me with links to other threads, I'm a novice Linux user and this is my foray into the Linux world. I do like to fix things myself but I've been trying various things for ages and I ...
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Can I use an external monitor with nvidia-prime

I've had my old laptop for more than 5 years now and it is time to replace it. When I'm working (typing, reading, running some applications etc) I always use a dual monitor setup with my current ...
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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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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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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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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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Kubutnu 16.04 Nvidia (optimus) external monitor shows cloning + panning

I have a weird problem using Kubuntu 16.04 on my Dell XPS 501X with Nvidia graphics. Upon connecting an external monitor at HDMI, the two monitors work, but if I scroll my mouse to access second ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 nvidia-prime not working

On Ubuntu 16.04 , installed nvidia drivers (nvidia-367) , I got the below error while launching nvidia-setting :- ERROR: Error querying target relations ** Message: PRIME: No offloading required. ...
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16.04 LTS Suspends after Resume from Hibernate

I hibernate with the lid open (docked or undocked). I resume with the lid closed, and docked. After logging in, the system will suspend (sleep) on its own, each and every time I attempt to resume. ...
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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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Screen corruption

I'm using a laptop which has nvidia optimus graphics, but I'm using the intel drivers. $ sudo lshw -c video *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: ...
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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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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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Display scrolls with mouse on 3-head prime setup on 16.04

I have a 3-head setup on a Dell L502x optimus notebook. It is an intel Sandy Bridge (i7 2nd) with a Nvidia GeForce GT 540M. Using nvidia prime (not bumblebee) with nvidia as the primary display. ...
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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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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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Problems installing Nvidia drivers

I own a Dell Inspiron 15-5558, wich has a Nvidia 920m and the integrated intel graphics. I already followed lots of guides on how to install nvidia drivers, needless to say none of them worked. When i ...
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Can't find latest NVIDIA Propietary Drivers

I'm trying to update my Nvidia drivers to 361.15 Proprietary (Prime) but it keep showing me the open source (Nouveau) drivers of it and I can't find the prime version of it. I tried manually ...
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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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Disable NVIDIA Optimus Graphics Card

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 and have a laptop with NVIDIA Optimus technology. As known by many, Optimus has yet to receive official support and has a lot of issues. Since I do not need the power of the ...
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Hybrid graphic and laptop life

As a non-gamer I would like to get an answer on this question please. If a laptop use whole time integrated GPU, and switch to Nvidia when the system is demanding it, will it affect laptop's life in ...
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Nouveau vs Nvidia driver on Xenial 16.04 [closed]

Xenial beta works well on a test laptop with an Nvidia GeForce 920M with the Nouveau driver. Has the Nouveau driver matured enough so that one needs the NVidia driver only when you have heavy ...
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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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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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Nomodeset on intel boot with NVIDIA PRIME

Using Ubuntu 15.10 on Kernel 4.2 I have installed the closed-source NVIDIA drivers for my optimus laptop and nvidia-prime. It works perfectly with one slight problem: If I want to boot with intel ...
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Ubuntu could not detect NVIDIA 740 GT

Sadly i moved to Debian, both Jessie and Stretch don't have this issue. Problem remains not solved. I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 amd64 and I'm facing same issue as this question: Ubuntu couldn't ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - Problem with GPU

Sadly i moved to Debian, both Jessie and Stretch don't have this issue. Problem remains not solved. I'm quite new with linux as desktop and im facin issue with nvidia drivers, i tried to ude "...
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Is Nvidia GPU works when the load is bigger?

I have a laptop with Intel processor with an integrated video card and dedicated Nvidia card. How do I check which GPU is currently active, and how do I set Ubuntu to automatically switch to the ...
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nvidia prime intel configuration

I have a small doubt about nvidia-prime and configuring the intel video card (HD 530 skylake). If I want to set some specific parameters for the intel video card, do I have to set them inside the ...
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Can't enable Nvidia Quadro k200m gpu on thinkpad w530 Ubuntu 15.10

When I try enable the nvidia gpu in nvidia-settings I get the following error: ERROR: nvidia-settings could not find the registry key file. This file should have been installed along with this ...
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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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adjusting screen brightness Skylake+Nvidia

I have a Santech T67 which is a laptop based on Clevo P640RE. Briefly, the hardware is: Intel Skylake CPU (i7-6700HQ) Nvidia GTX 970m (NVIDIA Corporation GM204M [GeForce GTX 970M] (rev a1), from ...
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Dell Precision 7510 external monitor

Has anyone managed to get some version of Ubuntu working well on a Dell Precision 7510? I have tried 14.04 and 15.10. The latter works ok, except for graphics. I am running on the Intel integrated, ...
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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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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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How to use CUDA with NVIDIA Prime

I've found a half a dozen posts on this all over the web, but none of them really answer the question. I want to set up my nvidia GPU to only do computations, not drive the display. But when I switch ...
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booting to frozen virtual console after `prime-select intel`

I've got a Dell inspiron 15 7559 laptop with a nVidia GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] graphical card. After getting it to boot correctly and installing the nvidia drivers using the additional drivers tab (...
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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 ...