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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 ...
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Unable login to ubuntu-gnome 15.10 with Nvidia VGA

i cant login to Ubuntu-gnome 15.10 when enable Nvidia VGA in prime setting. when enter password a black screen is show and then gdm login page show again. i install various version version of Nvidia ...
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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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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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Again: On the obstacles of Optimus in Ubuntu 15.10

I know questions about the nvidia drivers are asked zillions of times and I have searched for possible solutions but non of them worked!! Lenovo Idea Pad z510: optimus graphic card (intel-nvidia 740M)....
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nvidia-prime doesn't turn off Nvidia card while using intel graphics

So I'm using nvidia-352-updates and nvidia-prime. It also installed bbswitch and some other packages. I've set nvidia-prime to use the Intel card. It is using that card but powertop reports that the ...
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Cannot switch from Intel to Nvidia GPU somehow

I'm trying to get the GPU GeForce 940M on my new HP laptop ENVY 17-n101ng running, but have somehow extreme troubles switching from Intel to Nvidia. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (16-bit). I have ...
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Acer Laptop with Nvidia GPU and Optimus: Can't get past black screen when trying to install

I've been using lubuntu for years on my laptops to save battery life tremendously, and this is the first time that nomodeset has failed for me, so I searched far and wide for all sorts of different ...
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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: ilya@ilya-...
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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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Make use of “gfx_switch_status” in sony-laptop?

I successfully managed to install 14.04.3 on my Sony Vaio S Series SVS1513C5E laptop and after few minor tweaks I adore the setup! My concern here is: The device has Optimus graphics that uses a ...
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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 ...