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

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Ubuntu optimus support?

When will Ubuntu (or a Linux kernel) have native nvidia Optimus support? Estimates? Weeks/months/years? "native nvidia optimus support" as in when I run a graphically-demanding application, my ...
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What is the use of nvidia-prime?

Yesterday, I was very excited about initial support for optimus using nvidia-prime package on Ubuntu 13.10. It seemed to be the way to replace my bumblebee + hybrid-screenclone configuration, since ...
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ubuntu 13.10 secondary monitor - doesn't redraw properly

Hi I've just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo w350 and am having some issues with graphics driver. standard nouveau drivers work great on the laptop display but when I attach an external display it ...
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nvidia optimus, ubuntu 12.04, No device detected

I have a Dell XPS. I followed this tutorial to get NVidia working: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport/Machines/Laptops/Dell/XPS/15z I try to run the glxspheres and it fails with the message ...
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Cannot access secondary GPU running Bumblebee

I'm trying to get Bumblebee working again after an upgrade to Saucy. Running software with Optirun gives the following output: optirun nvidia-settings [ 45.697126] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary ...
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Multiple Monitors using bumblebee on Ubuntu 13.10

I've been unable to get multiple monitors to work with Ubuntu 13.10 using nvidia-prime or bumblebee. Could someone point me in the right direction? With nvidia-prime, I've tried the xorg.conf here ...
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dell xps 17 l702x Nvidia GT 555M (optimus)

I know there are some topics about getting Nvidia drivers to work on the Dell XPS 17 (l702X). I have read them all and tried several approaches. Every time it results in re-installing Ubuntu because ...
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running dota 2 on nvidia optimus system

I have asus n56vb with geforce 740 m and I just installed ubuntu 13.10, bumblebee with proprietary nvidia 319 driver, steam and dota 2. I can succesfully launch steam without optirun and with "optirun ...
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After upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10, bumblebee doesn't work anymore

When I try to "optirun steam", for instance, I get the following error: /usr/bin/env: error while loading shared libraries: libturbojpeg.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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how to install intel graphics driver for Ubuntu 13.10

I have two graphics cards: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4000 NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE. I tried to install nvidia-current, but it seems not compatible. After I ...
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How can I play Team Fortress 2 (TF2) with bumblebee in Ubuntu 13.10?

Previously in (K)ubuntu 13.04, I could play Team Fortress 2 (TF2) on my nvidia-optimus laptop using bumblebee. I would do this by setting its launch options in Steam to LD_PRELOAD="libpthread.so.0 ...
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Can't install Bumblebee on Ubuntu 13.10

I have a newly installed Ubuntu 13.10, and I have followed instructions from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee. The first two steps are: (not needed for 13.10 Saucy and newer) sudo ...
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Nvidia Optimus on 13.10 Use initial Support or Bumblebee?

After upgrading to 13.10 and reading this post: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/08/using-nvidia-graphics-drivers-with.html im wondering if the "initial optimus support" from nvidia or the bumblebee ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, bumblebee and power management problem

First of all my laptop is asus n55sf with ubuntu 13.10. I've installed bumblebee and it's working quite good (I've tried e.g. optirun firefox and it's working fine). Right now I have problem with ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, nVidia Optimus graphics card appears as a secondary display

There are many problems with Optimus, but currently two main problems prevent me from logging in. First; installing nvidia drivers via official repositories results in a blank screen during login. ...
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Bumblebee optirun truble

Alright, this is my first time to post here so please be patient if i dont do it perfectly. I am attempting to run Amnisea using optirun through bumblebee. I am typing the command like so: sudo ...
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NVIDIA Optimus support update on 13.04

I can see two update items NVIDIA Optimus support NVIDIA Optimus support using proprietary drivers I already have bumblebee installed on my system which works great for me. I am hesitant to ...
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Thinkpad T430 with dual DVI and Bumblebee. Detects the VGA port on my dock but not the DVI

I am running a 12.04 64bit config on a T430. Bumblebee/optirun are functioning well: Glxgears normally: 61.037fps Glxgears optirun: 1135.062 If a co-worker drops her windows laptop into my ...
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Bumblebee problem after installation

Yesterday I was using Kubuntu 13.10. I had a problem using my Intel and Nvidia graphics cards. I thought this was a KDE problem, so I changed distros to Xubuntu. After the installation I installed ...
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Switch video card

How to switch the integrate video card Intel to discrete video card nVidia, I fond a solution on askubuntu with Ubuntu Control Centre but E: Unable to locate package ucc. Exists other else methods for ...
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How to install nvidia-glx package?

I need to install nvidia-glx package on Ubuntu 12.04, but my system contains ATI-Graphics card. I want to simulate 3D software Aqua3D which needs nvidia-glx package to be installed. Can anyone tell ...
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Is it better to choose Nvidia's proprietary drivers(319) by ubuntu repo over Bumblebee?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on my dell xPS L502X laptop. I freshly installed ubuntu on my system yesterday. I want to know that is it safe & better now if i choose Nvidia drivers over bumblebee, ...
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Nvidia GTX 765M with Optimus Unclamed

I have tried alot of different ways to get my pc working with graphics card but hasnt got me anywhere. I started off with installing ubuntu 12.04 for the first time which left me stuck at black login ...
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Nvidia GTX 765m Optimus tech on 12.04

I have tried a lot of different ways to get my PC working with graphics card but hasn't got me anywhere. I started off with installing Ubuntu 12.04 for the first time which left me stuck at black ...
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Safe to install Nvidia drivers with my setup?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 with Optirun/Primusrun installed, and I'm experiencing a lot of Xorg crashes (Both in Unity and Gnome 3.8), and I want to install the Nvidia drivers, as I'm currently using ...
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[solved optimus nvidia problem]Black login screen after installing ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have successfully installed ubuntu 12.04 (64bit)on my new PC. However, after the install I hear the login screen drum but screen stays black. I have Disabled secure boot So far I've tried these: ...
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Disable CUDA run time limit on kernels

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 with CUDA 5.5 installed on a laptop which have an Optimus compatible GPU. So the displays are using the integrated Intel GPU and I can use the Nvidia GPU (GeForce 525M) to run ...
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FN brightness keys only has 3 steps on laptop with nVidia Optimus

First, I'm a noob at linux. I've tried about everything to fix this but nothing seems to work. My FN keys for the backlight only has 3 steps - either its maximum, medium or minumum. ls ...
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Bumblebee on Ubuntu 13.04 with GeForce 750M and Driver 319 [closed]

here is my story :-) i would like to get Bumblebee running with a NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M and it does not work. Basically optirun says Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU. I tried many things ...
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Acer aspire v3 771G ubuntu 13.04

Gooday, i have this acer and i have alot of boot problems (i suspect windows 8) and now i want to try ubuntu but when i use an usb to "try" ubuntu after the boot i get a black screen. now ive read ...
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acpi=off needed when BIOS graphics mode is switchable

I just flashed my laptops bios to newest version and now I have the option to define how i'd like to set my graphic mode. I have the option to check "integrated" and "switchable". The difference seems ...
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Asus N550JV Graphics [duplicate]

I have bought a relatively new Asus N550JV notebook, which has two graphic cards and uses a technology called Optimus. This is the hardware information: $ lshw -C display *-display UNCLAIMED ...
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Why does Ubuntu boot from flash with the screen turned off?

I have recently bought a new Acer V3-772G laptop and now I'm trying to install Ubuntu using a flash drive. This laptop has UEFI, but it can be disabled by switching to Legacy mode. I have done it to ...
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Bumblebee + Intel HD graphics + GeForce GT 555M + Unity / compiz problem

I have a mx14r1 alienware and I am using Ubuntu 13.04 raring with unity 7.0. I try to install bumblebee to use optimus technology with my nvidia card but didnt work. I am trying to run compiz-fusion ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 Graphics Issues: Broken Pipes, Reinstalled Xorg and Bumblebee

It seems I have a problem, and am only making it worse by following what I find online. I have a new Asus N550JV-D71 (not sure about the part after the dash, though I definitely know it includes 71). ...
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Problems running Unity and graphical applications with Nvidia Optimus

I'm having a lot of trouble getting Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running smoothly on my laptop. The computer has Nvidia Optimus, with an integrated HD4000 and a discrete Nvidia GTX 765M. Initially I was just ...
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monitor hdmi not working

I can not use the external monitor hdmi. I just installed ubuntu 12.04 and my configuration is as follows: $> lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 installation fail on ASUS S551LB (Hybrid Graphics)

I've just purchased a new ASUS S551LB. It comes with an i7 4500U and NVidia Geforce 740M, with the NVidia Optimus feature (hybrid graphics). The full specification can be found at ASUS VivoBook S551LB ...
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Where did my Nvidia optimus card go?

I have an Asus UX32VD that has a Nvidia 620M card along with the integrated Intel graphics. I had Ubuntu 13.04 and I could use the Nvidia card with bumblebee for some time, then I it stopped working ...
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Bumblebee [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG]

Though this may seem like a duplicate question, none of the suggestions I've seen have worked for me, however nearly all posters get good results. I'll start with hardware: Metabox W350ST notebook ...
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How can I disable screen blanking without /etc /X11/xorg.conf on Nvidia Optimus laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit, kernel Linux 3.5.0-39-generic, on a system that has an Nvidia GE Force GT 640m / Intel HD graphics 4000 - 1.0 GB graphics processor assembly. In order to get the ...
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How to prevent Bumblebee on a Dell E6530 disable Optimus on the next boot?

I've got a Dell Latitude E6530 here which is Nvidia Optimus enabled. In Ubuntu 12.04 I installed: nvidia-319 Bumblebee stable PPA version 3.2.1-1~preciseppa4 installed with the instruction from ...
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Fifa 13 with wine 1.5 (nvidia optimus)

I installed fifa 13 on my ubuntu. its working with intel card but I need it to work with my nvidia. so I'm writing in terminal : primusrun wine "C:\program files\fifa 13\game\fifa13.exe" its ...
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wine and nvidia optimus problem

I have Asus N53SN computer which has nvidia optimus. Rift online is working on my ubuntu but its using intel card. i need to make it work with geforce. But optirun wine riftpatcher.exe saying to me ; ...
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Asus N53SN nvidia optimus settings?

i have asus N53SN which has 2 graphics card intel and geforce gt550M and used bumblebee. but i have a problem which i dont know when intel or geforce is going to work. is there any way for me to ...
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Should I install privative Nvidia drivers if I'm using Bumblebee?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and I have Bumblebee installed. I've recently realized that "Additional Drivers" has finally detected my Nvidia GeForce GT 630M GPU, and it is asking me to install vdpau stuff. ...
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Nautilus file names are not visible after LibreOffice invocation

When I open a LibreOffice text document in Nautilus, and then close it, the line within Nautilus that lists the document appears to be highlighted, and in my case it is pink highlighting. There is no ...
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nVidia 325.15 and Bumblebee

I will be receiving a laptop with an nVidia gtx 780M (so, unfortunately, Optimus) and I was wondering if it was possible, on Ubuntu 13.04, to make it run with the newest nVidia drivers (325.15) + ...
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Why doesn't Bumblebee work with NVidia GTX675M in Ubuntu 12.04.2

I'm trying use my NVidia video card in Ubuntu 12.04.2 but without success. The model of my video card is GTX675M. I've installed Bumblebee using the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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bbswitch problem in ubuntu 13.04!

I have a Sager np8290 laptop with NVidia geforce GTX 770m (optimus). I'm currently trying to get bumblebee to work with Ubuntu 13.04. Through all the mess, and fresh system installs, I have been able ...