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

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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 ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 which driver should I install?

I have the nvidia gt 420m and the closes source driver 319.60. I red that with the drivers 319.* the nvidia optimus is native. Is that true? What about the open source drivers? I have not use them for ...
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diablo 3 won't start after add optirun prefix

I've been trying to run the Diablo3 in the ubuntu 13.10 for a while now, sadly without a success... My problem is, that i can't run it with optirun. If I just type wine ...
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nVidia Optimus technology and LifeBook AH532

I recently bought a Fujitsu LifeBook AH532 which have hybrid graphic and comes with Windows. On Windows the Optimus technology works well, but I couldn't find how to make it works under Ubuntu. I ...
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Garbage in primus with nvidia bumblebee on Trusty

The following appears when running optirun glxgears with primus and nvidia-331-updates configured in bumblebee.conf: This is on 14.04 Trusty Tahr, upgraded from 13.10. The application seems to run ...
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Cannot get Asus laptop to correctly wake up from Suspend mode

I have Asus X53S laptop running Ubuntu 12.04. On my previous 12.04 installation, suspend was working. Now, after waking up from suspend mode, all I got, was a blank screen. What I've tried so far: ...
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Ubuntu running very slow. Unity is being rendered by Intel video card, not by my NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed bumblebee too, and it works fine. But my operating system is very slow. I suppose it's because the Intel video card is rendering my graphic interface. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 lts fails to load unity. Nvidia persistence daemon [fail]

Ubuntu 12.04 fails to start when my drivers are installed for nvidia. When I’ve a ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop without the drivers installed, everything works just fine . But when I install my ...
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How to reload Nvidia driver, (Nvidia Optimus/multiscreen: How to restart optirun after hibernation/suspend)

I use the following scripts to initialize multiscreen setup: #!/bin/bash # Initializes Nvidia Optimus for multi-screen functionality. sudo modprobe bbswitch optirun true intel-virtual-output But ...
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Bumblebee on 13.10 ;cannot access secondary GPU

Im dual booting linux and windows on my Sony F1521KSNB (1.8GHz Intel Core 3rd Gen i5 processor, 4GB RAM,NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M ). I realized Ubuntu wasnt using my Nvidia chip and googled to find out ...
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how to install nvidia drivers for Geforce 750M? (no bumblebee)

Ubuntu 13.10, 64bit, Asus n550jv, Nvidia Geforce 750M I wonder has anyone succeeded to install nvidia drivers in Ubuntu 13.10 64bit without bumblebee. And if yes - then what's the trick and exact ...
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Problems with nVidia Optimus secondary GPU in Ubuntu 13.10

Every time I try to run something in Optimus mode I get a message like this: [ 277.250055] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver [ 277.250091] [ERROR]Aborting ...
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Bumblebee and nvidia 740M issues Ubuntu 13.10

I used this link to install bumblebee on my System. I have an ASUS X550LB that uses the Intel haswell chip for graphics (i think its 4400) and Nvidia 740M. After installing as it says (no virtualgl) ...
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Bumblebee issue with 13.10 and Asus K56CB

I have an Asus K56CB laptop with Intel HD Graphics 4000 and Nvidia GT740. I tried Bumblebee to use them both(normally I can use only the Intel card). I followed 5 steps at ...
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No - error: Could not load GPU driver; Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

I'm new to Ubuntu... So pls ppl I need help :) My notebook specs : CPU: Intel Core i5 3230m RAM: 4gb 1600mhz I have 2 gpus, 1st : Intel HD 4000 2nd : Nvidia GT 720m Today i installed bumblebee and ...
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13.10 and Bumblebee

Trying to get my Intel and Nvida GPUs to run on Xubuntu 13.10. (Worked with 12.10) [ 230.154527] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) Failed to load module "glamoregl" (module ...