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

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Nvidia Graphics Card Switch Using Nvidia Optimus

I'm having a laptop with nvidia 520mx graphics card with nvidia optimus technology running Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed nvidia graphics driver version 331.38 and nvidia-prime. What I want to do is to ...
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temporarily enable nvidia/optirun for everything

I was curious if there was a way to temporarily enable the nvidiacard/optirun for everything, or atleast all new applications launched. I would even be happy if I could change some setting and then ...
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Any way to get Nvidia Optimus card working on 14.04.1?

My Nvidia graphic card has Optimus technology and as far as I can see it is not working, not even recognized. On system settings details it says Intel Haswell Mobile on graphic section. Also on ...
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Nvidia (Bumblebee) failed to load after install latest Intel driver

Everything was just fine. I have updated Intel driver using this installer. After installing the driver it was asked to restart and I did. Now optirun is not working. Intel driver looks good I think. ...
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How to disable nvidia xserver panning?

I have just connected my external monitor 1980x1200 to DisplayPort. I have Nvidia Optimus technology so I had to change into nvidia graphics. Monitors are working fine, I just got a problem, that my ...
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Nvidia x server settings error, Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Dell Precission m6700. It has dual video cards nvidia optimus. Intel with Nvidia. Currently I am using Intel 4000, but I wanted to change it to Nvidia and I received this error window ...
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Nvidia Optimus dual screen setup on TP W520

Hi I'm trying to setup Nvidia Optimus with Driver 331 from xorg-edgers with an external Monitor on Displayport. TP Display resolution: 1920x1080 Ext. Display resolution: 1920x1200 Mirroring mode ...
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Ubuntu 14.04,NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [NVS 5400M] laptop monitor problem

I am having a problem with making the laptop monitor work with the latest ubuntu. I am using optimus on lenovo t430 at the moment and when I try to activate the laptop monitor I get an extended ...
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How can I use VDPAU directly?

I got bumblebee working following this. After some meddling, that I cannot fully reconstruct, but this helped, I got VDPAU working: VDPAU_DRIVER=va_gl vdpauinfo display: :0 screen: 0 [VS] ...
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Is using Nvidia Optimus worth it? [closed]

I have a laptop with the Optimus technology by Nvidia. I do not play graphically demanding games, so I am wandering if I should go through the trouble of making it all work. What is the card useful ...
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Bumblebee won't turn on as when I try to, a second later, it turns back off

I tried looking for this but only see things pertaining more to the card. Bumblebee itself won't turn on for more than a second. I followed the questions on this link here which all seemed fine to do ...
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W540 + 14.04 + nvidia driver = no work

there's a strange problem I cannot solve: there are two Lenovo W540 (A) and (B). W540 has two graphics chips: intel and nvidia Quadro K1100M. There is no bios setting to disable intel, and/or only ...
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Does nvidia-prime do automatic switching in 14.04?

I was using bumblebee for a while and have no moved to nvidia-prime. I noticed that I can change the GPU that I am using through the nvidia settings GUI. My question is, however, is if nvidia-prime is ...
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Is bumblebee still relevant for Ubuntu 14.04 and up?

I've seen some posts announcing native Nvidia Optimus support since 14.04. But I've also found many tutorials of how to install and run bumblebee on this very same distribution. So my question is... ...
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How do I update to Ubuntu kernel 3.13.0 on 12.04 LTS without breaking the Nvidia graphics driver?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 "LTS" on a Lenovo W530 (Nvidia Optimus architecture) and updated the kernel to 3.13.0-32-generic as the version of the kernel I was running was going out of support, ...
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HDMI connection between TV and a laptop with Ubuntu (14.04) + NVIDIA Optimus possible?

Question briefly: Is it possible to connect a Ubuntu laptop with NVIDIA Optimus to a TV via HDMI connection? The connection should also have sounds included, because otherwise it would be easier just ...
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NVidia-prime with 14.04 problems

Heeeelllppppp! System: I have a Dell 17xps with an NVidia Optimus 555M graphics card. Annoying History: It's all worked ok with Ubuntu 12.x and bumblebee. But I really want to use 14.04 and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nvidia-prime

I have a laptop with the nvidia geforce gt 420m. I have installed the 331 nvidia drivers and the nvidia-prime but when I run nvidia-settings I get the message: ** Message: PRIME: No offloading ...
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How to remove bumblebee indicator?

Bumblebee indicator is enormous on my (xfce4) panel. Not sure why. Haven't been able to figure out how to eliminate it. Bumblebee preferences doesn't have any option to remove it, and clicking the ...
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How to run 'primusrun' command with Steam for Wndows games on Wine

I'm new on Ubuntu 14.04, and I was trying to find out how to run primusrun command (Bumblebee) on Steam for Windows games simulated with Wine 1.6.2. I have searched many forums and could not find the ...
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After Nvidia 331 and Bumblebee install, OpenGL reverts to old version

I recently installed Bumblebee and the Nvidia 331 driver, because apparently this was the only way to get my Geforce 860m to work. Now, when I try to compile OpenGL programs, it behaves as if I have ...
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Peaceful coexistance of Intel and Nviidia GLX

I have an optimus laptop, so both intel and nvidia cards. It has worked fine for years (running 12.04) using bumblebee. Yes, I know there are better options by now, but it works fine. Problem is, ...
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Mini Display Port and Ubuntu 14.04

Did someone manage to use the mini display port instead of the hdmi port of a laptop (with ubuntu 14.04) ? I use bumblebee and my laptop has a nvidia card. I already posted a remark in this thread ...
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What is the current status of support for optimus graphics cards?

I will make a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 on my machine in a bit. Will I have to install optimus / will the system auto-install it / is there a better option than optimus available at this time?
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Using the Nvidia Graphic card in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm new to ubuntu and i've been having this question since the day i installed Ubuntu. Does ubuntu come along with the necessary drivers for my Nvidia 640M graphic card? Also , My computer was ...
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No devices found when trying to use NVIDIA GPU

I'm attempting to use Bumblebee for my NVIDIA GPU, and I'm running into errors when running programs. I'm testing it with a Minecraft client, which actually starts, but crashes after a moment. $ ...
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Nvidia Drivers break several hot-keys on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a ThinkPad W530, which has Optimus. When I am running the NVidia card with Nouveau or the Intel integrated card with Intel drivers, the Microphone mute, ThinkVantage key, and brightness works ...
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Will removing Nvidia Drivers cause any harm?

I have a Nvidia Geforce GT 630M (Optimus) graphics card. At this point I just want to disable it, but have a laptop that doesn't give the option in the BIOS. Will deleting the Nvidia Drivers ...
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Unity cannot load with Intel card after an update

I know there is a bunch of similar questions out there, but none of them helpful for me so I created my own. After some updates Unity cannot load with Intel VGA. It's an Optimus configuration with an ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wont reboot after choosing nvidia drivers (optimus laptop)

Well I decided to give linux again a try. I was excited when I heard that ubuntu was supporting an alternative to bumblebee. But no luck today so far. The installation goes flawless, I open the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't get nvidia-prime working

Yesterday I upgraded to 14.04 from 13.10 and wanted to try nvidia-prime. However, I am unable to get it working. The message I am getting when I run 'nvidia-settings' at the command line is as ...
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Unity gone after installing Nvidia Prime

I wanted to replace Bumblebee with Nvidia Prime for more performance. I used these commands: sudo apt-get purge libvdpau-va-gl1 bumblebee* nvidia* sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 nvidia-settings ...
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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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unable to load nvidia(bumblebee) in ubuntu 14.04 (only nouveau loads)

Bumblebee stopped working on my system after upgrading to stable version of Ubuntu 14.04. DUring installation I get this error rmmod: ERROR: Module nouveau is in use Setting up bumblebee ...
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Thinkpad w540 w/ Ultra Dock only one external monitor works

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on this Lenovo ThinkPad W540 laptop, and everything appears to be working ok by itself. Today I received my docking station to which I intended to hook up 2 external ...
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Correct nvidia+intel graphics setup in 14.04

Just upgraded to 14.04 to try to fix some other issues. Now, something has gone wrong with my graphics. I have a Thinkpad T530 with Intel and Nvidia graphics cards. $ inxi -SGx System: Host: xyz ...
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Nvidia problem when installing wine

I have a system that has optimus Nvidia card, so when i try to install wine it says. The following packages will be REMOVED: nvidia-libopencl1-331-updates I have tried wine1.6 & wine1.7 same ...
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NVIDIA proprietary drivers - Optimus Technology

I read from here that Ubuntu 14.04 has native Optimus Technology support.Is this true or do I have to install the NVIDIA proprietary drivers? If I have to install a proprietary driver which one is ...
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xrandr is being overriden, nvidia optimus dual screen setup

I have a Lenovo W530, with Optimus. I am running 14.04, using the nvidia driver. I can get to the point where Awesome boots, and xrandr can see all of my screens. My setup uses this: ...
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Cannot configure dual screen on a Lenovo W530 with optimus on 14.04

I have managed to install the nvidia-331-updates drivers on my Lenovo W530, and if I start nvidia-settings, it says: ** Message: PRIME: Requires offloading ** Message: PRIME: is it supported? yes ...
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how to improve boot time and solve overheating issues?

Okay guys, I am new to Ubuntu and Linux. Truth be told, my first time feels like hell. I have been having problems booting up (takes a lot of time). My laptop is overheating and I can smell things. ...
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When will there be official support for nvidia graphic card? [duplicate]

When will there be official nvidia graphic card support. Because of that am not able to use my hdmi port for doing presentations. As far as i know this is the only problem am facing with ubuntu. If ...
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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 ...