nVidia Optimus is a hybrid graphics technology which does not work for Linux

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Boot to suspend?

I am having a weird issue here that I am not quite sure how to fix! After thinking for almost an entire day that I have one of those infamous boot to black screen issues that I wasn’t able to fix, ...
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Thinkpad T440p Docking - dual monitor problems

I have a Thinkpad T440p in an UltraDock with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 installed. The T440p includes the optimus graphics system (nvidia + intel). I have two monitors attached to the UltraDock. One is ...
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discrete graphic card(nvidia geforce 540M) is not working well

i am using COMSOL Multiphysics for my simulations. at first using it with integrated graphic card(intel). renders was fine but so slow. then i installed bumblebee with latest nvidia driver(340.65) and ...
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Dual monitor setup, why does NVidia 346 crash and only detect one giant screen?

I'm using: Alienware M14xR2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.10 2 * DELL U2412M monitors attached via HDMI and VGA Optimus graphics (Intel + nVidia GeForce GT 650M) running with nvidea-346 and nvidia-prime, ...
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Performance Problem Nvidia GPU

I would like to understand why my Nvidia GTX 660M on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64X is running slow and eventually speed it up: So, I installed the NVidia proprietary driver: dpkg --get-selections | grep ...
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Why bumblebee is 5 times slower than nvidia driver?

I have a laptop with Intel Core i5 CPU and Nvidia GeForce GT 640M discrete graphic with optimus technology. I have managed to install bumblebee with nvidia-311 driver on my ubuntu 14.04. The problem ...
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Bumblebee not working on Ubuntu 14

Recently I installed Ubuntu on an Asus N46VM, which contains NVidia Optimus technology. Before using Ubuntu, I had used Fedora 20 with Bumblebee due to the support for Nvidia board, it worked without ...
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Nvidia 331 driver, Ubuntu 14.04 and Wine - lags, fps drops and surprising, temporary boost

I experience weird fps drops while playing games, mostly with Wine. Some tested games: Hearthstone - fps drops happens pretty often; interesting fact is that while browsing cards every page needs ...
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Bumblebee not working correctly

I have a problem using Bumblebee and nVidia drivers 331. Is the bumblebee configured correctly? I am using it in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 Here is results using Intel card: mayor@K56CB:~$ glxgears Running ...
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primus: fatal: Bumblebee daemon reported: error: Could not load GPU driver after Intel driver installation

I installed the latest Intel drivers today using this tool: https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads I wanted to play Dota 2 with my nVidia graphics card. I loaded up the game and it never loaded. I ...
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Behavior when connecting a laptop to an HDMI screen

I have a three year old Dell Vostro 3750 (Nvidia Optimus) which I am fairly happy with. Since I will use the computer much more in the future, I would like to use it with an external monitor. I have ...
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bumblebee with optirun/primusrun: timeout after ~ 1 minute

I've successfully been using bumblebee with optirun/primusrun on my Optimus laptop for quite some time now. However, since yesterday, both programs suddenly hang without actually launching anything ...
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Optimus nvidia GeForce GT 750m opengl 3 and 4

I do not know where to start. This has been frustrating. Today, december 2014, I own an Alienware 14, it uses an NVIDIA GK107M [GeForce GT 750M] and an Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor ...
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Unable to use CUDA on my laptop (ubuntu 14.04)

I have installed CUDA on my laptop, but when I run deviceQuery it gives the followinng output. CUDA Device Query (Runtime API) version (CUDART static linking) cudaGetDeviceCount returned 35 -> ...
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Sony Vaio SVS GPU Hardware switch?

Hi again guys and girls I own a Sony Vaio SVS15 with Optimus graphics that used a hardware switch (Windows 7-8) to change between Intel 4000 and Nvidia card. On Ubuntu, I have Nvidia Prime with quick ...
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Hibernate/Suspend doesnt work

I have a problem with my power modes in 14.04. When I use sudo pm-hibernate my laptop and monitor display are getting black. After one or two seconds, the laptop and the monitor are showing the ...
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Gnome classic not installing properly, only shows background

I installed gnome-session-fallback in my ubuntu 12.04. I have nvidia geforce gt 520m with optimus. However after I log in only the background and cursor loads. Terminal works fine, but the menubar or ...
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14.10 fails to boot from live USB on Alienware 14

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit on my Alienware 14 (HD 4600/GTX 765M, i7-4700MQ, 8GB RAM) and this is what appears. I'm guessing this is an issue with my GPU? How can I get this to work? I'm ...
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Ubuntu on Gigabyte p27k

I'm planning to upgrade to Ubuntu from Windows7 What should I expect with the following specifications? 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 4700MQ Processor 2.4GHz 8x3 GB memory DDR3 1.35v Mobile ...
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Nvidia Optimus with GTX 850m not working

I recently got a new notebook (Acer Aspire V5 573G) with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 850M and the Intel Haswell integrated graphics. Now I read through a lot of websites in order to find out what the best ...
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nVidia on Ubuntu 14.04 black login screen (not freeze)

Recently I installed STEAM on my Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p (core i7 + nVidia 755m) laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. I want to use nVidia for sessions when I play games and Intel for everything else. Therefore ...
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14.04 LTS Black screen after installing bumblebee (MBP 9,1)

I'm kindof a noob when it comes to Ubuntu/not windows so please pardon my inexperience. I've been messing around with Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro (9,1 mid 2012, non retina), installed as a dual ...
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How to install nVidia drivers with Bumblebee on Ubuntu 14.04

As the title, how can I correctly setup nvidia-optimus technology on Ubuntu?
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14.04 - Nvidia HDMI problems

I'm running Gnome-shell 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04 When I connect the monitor to the HDMI port, video is displayed, but mouse movement, and opening windows, causes some weird clipping effect. Connecting the ...
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What Nvidia driver should i be using?

I have a nvidia geforce 840m with intel hd graphics and an intel i7 4th generation, its an asus laptop k550l. I am wondering if i can use the nvidia optimus technology with bumblebee even if it is not ...
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How do I set up my optimus-enabled laptop to not have to use the 'nomodeset' parameter on boot and use the GPU?

So I'm trying to setup a windows&ubuntu enviroment on my laptop both on a single 128gb ssd. I haven't been able to previously install linux on this laptop because this laptop has a 760m dedicated ...
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Team Fortress 2 fails to launch with primus/optirun

Few days ago I installed Steam, TF2, bumblebee and the newest nvidia drivers. My laptop has an integrated intel gpu and dedicated card (geforce 645m). I used to launch steam using primusrun steam and ...
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Problem with installing bumblebee in Ubuntu 14.10

I am getting the following error while installing bumblebee in Ubuntu 14.10: rajamalw@AMAL-WORKSTATION:~$ sudo apt-get install bumblebee-nvidia Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Nvidia Optimus GT540M problems

I'm working to get my Graphic card running smoothly. My laptop is an Acer5750G, i5-2410M with a GT540M graphic card. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to configure Bumblebee. I'm using Nvidia ...
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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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uninstall nvidia proprietary driver ubuntu

What happened My laptop dell xps l502x (intel and nvidia graphic cards together) I wget us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/340.46/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.46.run ...
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How do I get Bumblebee working on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I have an Alienware 14 that I plan to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on. I'm wondering what the best procedure to get Bumblebee working is. Would I be okay to install bumblebee (if someone ...
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Problem with hybrid Intel/Nvidia Ubuntu 14.04

So it took me week looking for solution and trying almost everything here and on other places. Before flaging this as duplicate be aware that I tried Is a NVIDIA GeForce with Optimus Technology ...
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Enable Nvidia GPU if integrated GPU get stressed

I'm using a notebook with both Intel and Nvidia GPUs. I correctly installed nvidia-331 drivers, cuda and bumblebee and I can correctly run optirun some_application. Indeed, while some application is ...
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Problem with initial Ubuntu 14.04 startup

I have a problem booting up my fresh Ubuntu install. I messed around with this for a few days now, and can't figure it out or find a solution for it. Most likely it's my nvidia optimus driver problem ...
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Laptop shuts down during boot after installing Nvidia drivers

I was already using Ubuntu 14.04 before this problem but today I decided to restart everything from a clean install. After reinstalling Ubuntu I spent some hours configuring my new system and ...
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Setting up 2 monitor workspace with Nvidia Optimus and save settings in Xorg.conf

here is my current Hardware Setup : Lenovo Laptop connected with 2 external monitors. Laptop uses Nvidia Optimus technology, switching with prime-select nvidia|intel , is working fine, with only ...
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nvidia-331 +Nvidia Optimus (K2000M, Lenovo W530) + Ubuntu 14.04 + external display on VGA not recognized

Currently I have nvidia-331 installed. But the same problem appeared also with nvidia-343: If integrated graphics is set in bios: everything works fine. (except the VGA port, obviously) If nvidia ...
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Total Blackness after Bumblebee uninstall

I'm new to Linux and was until 1hr ago a huge fan! Now I think I've managed to to turn my laptop (Asus Vivobook i5, SSD) into a paperweight by uninstalling Bumblebee (incorrectly?) I used this ...
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Nvidia Optimus + CUDA + bumblebee + 14.04

I am the unfortunate to have laptop with optimus technology(nvidia gpu + intel integrated gpu), which seems to make a lot of problems to the new Ubutnu users. I'm running fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install ...
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dell inspiron n5110 does not load graphical user interface after installing cuda 6.5.run

I wanted to install cuda 6.5.run on my ubuntu 14.04. Therefor, I downloaded .run file from nvidia web site for ubuntu 14.04. My laptop is dell inspiron n5110 The graphic cards is gt 525m It has a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Problem with bumblebee and nVidia 331

i've try to install bumblebee and nvidia 331 from official repo with this command: sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus nvidia-331 I've modified the bumblebee.conf with any ...
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How to fix multi-display after upgrade? (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, Nvidia Optimus)

I did a dist-upgrade today and after rebooting it would not load any GUI (tried lightdm and gdm), just stuck at the blinking underscore cursor. I noticed the driver had changed to Nvidia 343 so I ...
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Laptop Lenovo Y570, bumblebee doesn't work?

I have a problem, I'm using ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Y570. There are a lot of materials for this question about linux and Nvidia GT555M video card, but still i'm new on linux and i can't handle it. My ...
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HDMI Video on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Dell 3750 Vostro laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with an NVIDIA GT 525M graphics card. I recently purchased an external monitor, which has both HDMI and VGA input. The VGA input works ...
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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 disable 60 fps cap in glmark2 with bumblebee

When I run glmark2 under bumblebee with vblank_mode=0, I get: mkg@loam:~$ vblank_mode=0 optirun glmark2 ATTENTION: default value of option vblank_mode overridden by environment. ATTENTION: default ...
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External monitor works, but laptop shows purple screen

When I boot my laptop, I hear the login drum sound, but the screen remains on the purple startup screen with the ubuntu logo and the orange dots. If I plug in an external monitor, it works fine, but ...
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How to make NVidia Optimus to work on Lenovo Thinkpad T430u with Ubuntu 14.04?

Whatever I have tried just doesn't work. Neither installing the nvidia-331 package, neither bumblebee. Any solution that works would be appreciated. Correct me if I am wrong, but I also believe that ...
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error: [XORG] (EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Failed to initialize DMA using bumblebee

I have gone through every question on Xorg errors I could find and googled for this DMA error, but none seemed to solve my issue. This is my notebook cnfiguration: Intel i5-4200U @ 1.6GHz 8GB DDR3 ...