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

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Toshiba Satellite integrated graphics

Well, I am using Ubuntu 14.04 in my Toshiba Satellite L750-1GN, which come with an Intel i5 2430m. The processor has an integrated graphics card, the hd 3000. But both in windows and linux this "card" ...
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How to switch from bumblebee to nvidia-prime?

I have been using bumblebee in the past. Now I have read about nvidia-prime. How can I install nvidia-prime? How do you configure it? Will it be in conflict with my current bumblebee install? As a ...
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How to purge and reinstall bumblebee completely?

I have had bumblebee working since 13.04. It took me some messing around though and now on 14.04 it is not working anymore. How can I purge it completely and reinstall it?
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Enable nVidia Card

My nVidia card was enabled and working fine, but then I tried to use nvidia-prime, but never got the PRIME settings in nvidia-settings. I found that there is a bug regarding this and decided to revert ...
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How can I add rules in nvidia-settings with nvidia-prime?

I know to switch Nvidia card but I have to restart X. I would like to know how configure nvidia-prime to run a program automatic with nvidia card. For example: Blender Before I used to use Bumblebee ...
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Stuck in low graphics mode-need to re-enable intel card

After installing NVIDIA 331 graphics driver for my NVIDIA 740M my laptop boots to ubuntu in "low graphics mode" If someone could walk me through the steps of deactivating the NVIDIA driver and ...
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How can I get the sample CUDA programs to run?

I have installed the nvidia 331.38 driver on a laptop with a gt 650m and optimus. I followed the guide here, How can I get nVidia CUDA or OpenCL working on a laptop with nVidia discrete card/Intel ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not indicate my discrete GPU

After installing Bumblebee and Nvidia 331.38 driver with primus I get this error delmomd@Dell:~$ optirun steam [ 887.242992] [ERROR]The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the ...
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Computer stuck sometimes with Nvidia Drivers and Ubuntu 14.04

i have Dual booted machine (Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04) Ubuntu 14.04 has the option to use the Nvidia driver (331.38) but after installing it, the computer hagns and unresponsive every once in a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + nvidia-331-updates makes a blank desktop screen

I upgraded my installation from 13.10 to 14.04. The problem is that whenever I install the Nvidia drivers from the GUI, upon reboot or trying to login again it only shows the wallpaper of my desktop ...
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14.04 with nVidia 800m Series Graphics Card

I have recently bought a Sager NP7338 laptop which has the 860M nVidia GeForce card on it with Optimus Technology. Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize that I have a nVidia graphics card at all. Is this ...
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How can I switch back to Nvidia card from Intel with Nvidia-prime

So I updated to Ubuntu 14.04 and found that the primusrun command no longer works, so ditched bumblebee in favour of nvidia-prime. This lets you switch video card from nvidia-settings rather than ...
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Thinkpad with Optimus in low graphics mode after upgrade to 14.04

I upgraded my TP W520 with Optimus from 13.10 to 14.04 Under 13.10 optimus worked will. Setup with the following: ...
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Visual Artifacts when using nVidia Prime on Intel driven monitors

I've got a Dell XPS 15 which has 2 display outputs, one HDMI which is apparently driven by the onboard intel graphics card, one DP driven by the nVidia card. I've tried to setup a triple screen setup ...
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Are Optimus Notebooks working properly on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm a long term Debian/Ubuntu user, but recently I aquired an Optimus Notebook (which has 2 video cards: an Intel integrated video card + a Nvidia dedicated video card) and I find out that it simply ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nvidia-prime “is it supported? no”

I have an Optimus laptop, a Dell XPS 15 L502, which I've had for a few years and have tried various things on (bumblebee, nvidia-prime, linux kernel optimus support). The graphics card is an NVIDIA ...
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Using CUDA with nvidia optimus in Intel mode (14.04)

I'm using a Thinkpad T430 with a NVS 5400M and an integrated Intel HD card. Since it's not possible to use cuda-gdb when the nvidia card is used for video output, I tried to use CUDA while in Intel ...
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Upgraded to 14.04 now the system is constantly freezing [closed]

Each 5 seconds the system freezes for a second, I can't move the mouse, the audio repeats the last second, I have no idea of what is causing it, but I have an laptop with nvidia optimus and I'm using ...
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Bumblebee on 12.04: Failed to initiate mode change [closed]

I used to run bumblebee successfully on my previous Ubuntu 12.10. But ever since I migrated to elementary os Luna, which is based on Ubuntu 12.04, I have been trying with no luck to get bumblebee ...
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How do I get switchable graphics to work on my Samsung RF711 With Intel HD & GeForce 540M Graphics cards on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have an Samsung RF711 Intel Core i7 laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. This comes with two graphics cards - the Intel one (which runs by default) and an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M (which I have ...
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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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Installed 14.04 and Nvidia Graphics card won't load

So I've installed 14.04 and after hours of working on it I finally got grub to work. I noticed during the live cds that my main monitor (powered by my nvidia card) wasn't working, and I figured that ...
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Bumblebee running on Nvidia does not increase performance

When I run anything with bumblebee it doesn't provide performance increase compared to running on the Intel integrated chip. Is this an indication of incorrectly installed drivers and settings or just ...
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Xserver crashes while turning on the second screen with new nvidia driver on 14.04

I have recently updated Kubuntu to 14.04 and installed new nvidia drivers for my GT 630m (optimus). After upgrade my second display connected over HDMI with DVI adapter was turned off, so I tried to ...
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Poor battery life UX32VD Ubuntu 14.04 with optimus 4000/620m

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 ux32vd laptop and am getting only 2 hours of battery life where as on my Windows partition I get 6. I'm using a zenbook ux32vd with Intel 4000/nvidia 620m. I have the ...
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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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Is it possible to install the same version of ubuntu on the same hdd?

I would like to have ubuntu 14.04 installed two times on my laptop. One is for actual day to day use, the other for testing how ubuntu copes with my hardware under different circumstances, without ...
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Has Nvidia 331.38 support for optimus?

I'm going to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with Intel & Nvidia graphics card. Do I have to install Bumblebee or Nvidia 331.38 has support for optimus. I don't use Nvidia card I would like to ...
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Bumblebee has stopped working since update to 14.04

~/Downloads/FTL$ optirun -vv ./FTL [ 3180.543769] [DEBUG]Reading file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf [ 3180.544875] [DEBUG]optirun version 3.2.1 starting... [ 3180.544894] [DEBUG]Active configuration: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia Optimus Bumblebee error

I know that in Ubuntu 14.04 there exists nvidia-prime for Nvidia Optimus, but I don't like it and neither am I able to get it work. After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 everything crashed, and I made a ...
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Nvidia-331 Nvidia-Settings Prime Profile Switching Error

I'm having an issue with my nvidia-331 driver. I can't seem to switch between Intel and Nvida via nvidia-settings. The option is there but when I click 'nvidia' a blank error window pops up. It's very ...
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Problem with optirun bumblebee [closed]

I'm trying to run optirun on my Lenovo G580 with nVidia GeForce 610M on Ubuntu 14.04. Getting the following error $ optirun glxgears [ 98.457967] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] ...
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Unable to upgrade to 14.04

I am trying to upgrade from Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. When I start the distribution upgrade, I get this message after "setting new software channels": An unresolvable problem occurred while ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64bit locks up after login

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. The installation went well with no sign of issues. On boot everything seems fine until I get to the login screen. After putting in my password and logging ...
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How to play games on Nvidia Card in Ununtu 14.04

I want to play only games on Nvidia Graphics Card and render my desktop with Intel Grphics Card. How do I add application profiles to Nvidia X server settings.
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Valid driver for Nvidia GT 740M on Ubuntu 12.04(x64)?

Has anyone successfully installed some valid driver for Nvidia-GT740M on Ubuntu 12.04(x64)?? (and being more accurate, on laptop HP Pavilion 15 ?) My question is as result of the latest thing I ...
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Switching to nvidia graphics (nvidia prime,nvidia x server settings)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I tried to switch to my Nvidia graphic card via Nvidia x server settings, but it doesn't allow me. It shows the blocking sign. Any ideas? -- with NVIDIA 745M
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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 ...
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Dual screen problem with Optimus

I have a Lenovo T430 (with an Optimus graphical system), connected to a Dock Station with an output DVI (a 23" screen is on this output). I have Ubuntu 14.04 Beta 1. Optimus works great with the last ...
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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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Bumblebee optirun CrossOver games

I've been trying to play a Ragnarok Online private server with wine but this specifically server gets stuck in a faded login screen, with sound. So I installed CrossOver and it runs nice! But I need ...
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Need help getting optirun to work

I have been searching for a few weeks now (must have spent 30+ hours) and cannot get bumblebee to run for the life of me. Here's what I do: run optirun firefox: and here's my syslog and Xorg log: ...
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How To Use Nvidia-Prime On Ubuntu?

I have optimus laptop so i have installed nvidia drivers with prime. I have googled but didn't found any help regarding using Nvidia-prime. So How do i use my optimus card ? I know i can switch to ...
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If not manually launching with bumblebee, are nvidia drivers irrelevant to display problems?

I have a Dell XPS 17 L702X with an Nvidia optimus card. I have installed bumblebee. Is the following correct? If I don't manually launch a program with optirun or primusrun, then bumblebee is not ...
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bumblebee and lenovo: OS crash after (unsuccesful) installation

I have been struggling for some days now, and unfortunately not solved the problem: I am trying to install Bumblebee on Ubuntu (both 12.04 and 13.10) with a Lenovo T440p with hybrid graphic cards ...
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Making Bublebee NOT work

I have laptop with Optimus, and with Bumblebee properly installed. I want to play Dota 2 and my Nvidia card apparently hates it, to the point of no repair. I tried everything I managed to find, even ...
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X crashes on boot with dual external monitors - Lenovo Y580

I have a Lenovo Y580 with an Optimus GeForce 660M, and I'm using Bumblebee as my graphics driver. I want to disable the screen on the laptop and use two external monitors instead - one hooked up ...
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Can anyone confirm a combination of Ubuntu version plus NVidia driver version plus bumblebee that works? [closed]

Is there a known combination of Ubuntu 13.10 + NVidia driver + bumblebee that works with an Optimus NVidia laptop? I have a Dell Latitude E6530 laptop with an Intel i7 CPU + integrated GPU + NVidia ...
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GeForce 610M with ubuntu 13.10

How can I check to have installed correctly the proprietary nvidia driver? why glxgears with and w/o optirun the output it's pretty much the same: 59 FPS. lsmod | grep nvidia gives 0 lines. But ...
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How to run a program using the Nvidia card with bbswitch?

I have a Nvidia graphics card running with Nouveau drivers which I keep disabled (at boot) using bbswitch in Ubuntu 12.04. Bumblbee always kept the card on, so I uninstalled it, and installed the ...