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

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System won't boot when xorg.conf exists

Problem: I need to create a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to get my graphics to work correctly, yet whenever I create one using Xorg -configure and place xorg.conf.new there, X won't start after a reboot. ...
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Bumblebee and Nvidia [duplicate]

I am a Linux newbie having freshly installed Ubuntu for first time. I have Nvidia Geforce GT630M and question about it. I couldn't get Nvidia driver to work. I tried to follow different instructions ...
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How can I know which GPU my VGA output uses?

I have an optimus GPU 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT ...
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How do I configure LVDS+DisplayPort+DisplayPort using an Nvidia chipset?

I have a Thinkpad T520 with Nvidia Optimus. For my own sanity, I've set it (in the BIOS) to use 100% discrete graphics, so the Intel graphics are never used. There are 3 displays: The laptop's built ...
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XPS15Z - Ubuntu 12.10 - Black screen at startup - SSD

I found several issues with the same symptoms but every fix I tried didn't work. I have a Dell XPS15z with a SSD drive (and optimus). I installed ubuntu 12.10 with Bumblebee, and everything was fine. ...
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12.04 Failed to load module “nvidia” (module does not exist, 0)

I have ASUS UL50Vt with nvidia optimus hybrid graphics (GeForce 210M). I recently installed ubuntu 12.04, and in Details app it was showing me, that I am on Intel video driver. So, I installed ...
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How do I get my Nvidia 620m working in ubuntu 13.04?

I have bumblebee stable installed but the 620m isn't working, more details here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2152186
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Why didn't the Bumblebee Driver take effect after installing it and rebooting?

How I attempted to install bumblebee: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia Using this script, I have the following output ...
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discrete GPU not working after update

I updated Ubuntu few days ago and my discrete GPU stopped working. When I start laptop I get some errors starting with unable to handle kernel paging request at ...some gibberish(probably some kind ...
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Bumblebee indicator icon on unity bar does not show up Ubuntu 13.04

I installed and configured bumblebee and the bumblebee indicator once before on Ubuntu 13.04. It worked fine. I had to reinstall and did the exact same thing as before. Now the indicator on the ...
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graphic problem after updating Ubuntu 13.04

I had a very stable and functional Ubuntu 13.04 until yesterday that I accepted to update the system. After the update files were downloaded, the updater told me that some packages are not needed any ...
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Do I need nvidia driver on my new dell 5720 with Ubuntu 13.04?

Just got new Dell Inspiron 5720. As I know there are two video cards - Intel and Nvidia. And as I see in system information, I use Intel Ivy Bridge. But how about Nvidia? I know about Bumblebee and ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Multi Monitor Dell precision m4600 nvidia optimus

I've been fighting for two days now trying to get mulitmonitor support for the my dell precision m6400 with a nvidia quadro 1000m. I recently saw that Nvidia's 319 drivers supported optimus, so ...
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how to fix bumblebee after a package upgrade?

I have been having issues with bumblebee after a kernel package upgrade. It started in 12.04 and has been carried on into 13.04. Basically it is outlined as follows; after a clean install of ubuntu ...
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optirun and ssh: Using nvidia graphics when running graphical applications over ssh

I have ubuntu 12.04, kernel 3.5.0-31-generic, and Asus zenbook laptop ux51vza with hybrid graphics (it has both intel Ivybridge and nvidia 650m cards). I am using Bumblebee version 3.2.1 in order to ...
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How can I improve battery life on my laptop? [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Pro 6,2. It uses Nvidia Optimus technology and would not work with Bumblebee as the i915 driver would fail. I had to uninstall Bumblebee, install nvidia-current, and blacklist nouveau ...
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Nvidia Optimus / Purple screen at boot

I have a ThinkPad T430 with an Nvidia NVS 5400M dual booting Raring and Windows 8. If I boot directly into Ubuntu or reboot Ubuntu then the system boots with a purple screen directly after grub. It's ...
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Skype 4.2 in Ubuntu 13.04 won't open in nVidia Optimus Laptops

Actually this is an answer. Im not asking a question. Last day, I tried to install skype 4.2 on my dell N5110 with nvida Optimus, after the installation when I tried to open skype from dash it didn't ...
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Laptop Nvidia Bumblebee clarification

So this is partly clarification (to help future users) and partly questions to make sure I understand what's going on. Recently attempted to make the switch from MacOSX to Ubuntu as I can't afford ...
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vblank_mode=0 primusrun in application .desktop file

I just installed bumblebee and primusrun in my Ubuntu 12.04. I can execute applications like totem successfully through vblank_mode=0 primusrun totem in terminal. My doubt is how do I edit the ...
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How to enable my Nvidia VGA card permanently

I don't want to use bumblebee to run certain apps using the nvidia card, i want to make it able to switch, or else I don't want to switch between the two cards, I want to enable the Nvidia Card ...
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optimus and external monitor

I own a Lenovo T430 Notebook. I successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 and Bumblebee for supporting NVIDIA Optimus. Both the nvidia-304-updates and the nouveau driver work perfectly. However, I cannot ...
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Able to adjust screen brightness on Live CD, broken after install

I am trying to use Xubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook Pro 6-2 (mid 2010). That's a Nvidia GeForce GT 300m. I'm positive this is a video drive issue. So what I've done so far: Tried installing the latest ...
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Is bbswitch required for bumblebee to work properly?

I have an NVIDIA Optimus video card. I disabled it using bbswitch, and I'm using bumblebee to run programs using the discrete graphic card. I want to know what's going to happen if I remove bbswitch ...
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How to get Nvidia Graphic card to work on Thinkpad T430?

I installed Ubuntu Linux on my Thinkpad T430 and everything works until last week. Because then I bought a new monitor with a higher screen resolution than full hd. So I cannot run the monitor with a ...
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Install nvidia 319.17 driver

Ok i have ubuntu 13.04 i have kernel 3.9 and randr and xorg verrsion need to install new driver. I install new driver from http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display-amd64-319.17-driver.html it no ...
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Adapting bumblebee to updated Nvidia Driver?

I was able to update bumblebee to be compatible with the nvidia updates coming from repositories but since I am developing CUDA and the current drivers are not capable of debugging cuda code (at least ...
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Installing CUDA toolkit

I am trying to set up my computer for CUDA development as per this instruction. Before installation it recommends uninstalling nvidia drivers and suggest running apt-get remove --purge "nvidia*". But ...
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Bumblebee installation on Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and bumblebee on my Lenovo w530 which comes with NVIDIA Optimus card by following this wiki: Ubuntu wiki I am trying to use the DVI ports (2 ports) on my docking station to ...
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How do I use 2 video boards on Dell XPS 15? [duplicate]

Can I make Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.04 use both NVIDIA and Intel graphics processor? And how do I do that?
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Bumblebee: Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) No devices detected

After upgrading to 13.04, I get this error and other answers (Optirun glxgears: Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) No devices detected, 'Cannot access secondary GPU' error with ...
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Stuck with Unity 2d after installing 12.04LTS, no idea how to get to Unity 3d

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit on a dual-boot with Windows 7 64 bit, and the first thing I did was to install myunity by sudo: sudo apt-get install myunity I also ran several ...
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Nvidia 319.17 - 640 x 480 screen and no unity post reboot

Just asking, I am running 13.04 64bit on a Lenovo T430 with Nvidia Optimus capable card. I tried the following instructions to enable the driver sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo ...
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GeForce GT 750M graphics driver for Ubuntu 12.04

My computer has an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics card. It's unknown in Ubuntu 12.04. My graphics card is unknown in System Details. In Additional Drivers, no proprietary driver is found. I tried ...
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Using Nvidia 319 with bumblebee

I have Optimus laptop running Raring and now I'm using nvidia 304 drivers, which have bad performance and some games are not working properly (e.g. Oil Rush is working properly only with 319, with ...
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Lower FPS with optirun and primusrun than without

I have Ubuntu 13.04 an nvidia 540M graphic card with optimus technology. I have installed bumblebee and primus. In glxspheres I get the flowing frames/sec: glxspheres ~ 60 FPS primusrun ...
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Confused about Bumblebeed startup

I have bumblebee installed in my optimus enabled laptop. Recently I Installed bum (boot up manager) to tweak the startup applications. I found inside that "Bumblebeed" is not checked as a startup ...
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HDMI support and Nvidia Optimus systems

I see a few questions and talks of a new NVIDIA driver that allegedly supports Optimus technology, by Nvidia. I use a Dell Vostro 3500 Core i5 4GB RAM, with an Intel Video Card and a Geforce 310M GS. ...
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Nvidia provides Optimus support for Linux? [duplicate]

I found this article, which says Nvidia has released a beta driver 319.12 which has the first official support for Optimus technology. It also has a lot of technical stuff that I coudn't comprehend. ...
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How to install Nvidia 319.12 driver on an optimus system

I have a Samsung NP550 system with Nvidia Geforce GT650M. I have installed bumblebee 3.2.1 and "nvidia-304, 304.88, 3.8.0-19-generic" drivers are loaded for me. However i would like to update to ...
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13.04 Unity troubles related to Nvidia Optimus [closed]

I know this bug in variations has been discussed in other questions, but none of the solutions work... I'm running Ubuntu on a lenovo ThinkPad T420s. It has a Nvidia Optimus discrete graphics card. ...
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Bumblebee issue with 13.04

Bumblebee cannot access my GPU optirun -vv glxspheres [ 1731.443943] [DEBUG]Reading file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf [ 1731.445149] [DEBUG]optirun version 3.1 starting... [ 1731.445191] ...
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Why does vblank_mode improve framerate drastically in benchmarks?

I am messing around trying to find the best graphics solution for my Laptop with Optimus Nvidia. (ASUS K55VD) I've got bumblebeed running and i use optirun when i want to improve graphics ...
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12.04 - Laptop screen white after connecting monitor

I tried to use a lenovo LCD monitor while running ubuntu 12.04. This initially went well, until i booted the laptop. Now, the laptop screen is completely white, while the external monitor works fine. ...
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Can't detect second monitor (NVIDIA Optimus)

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a DELL XPS with NVIDIA Optimus. I know that questions related to this have been asked several times, and I followed many tutorials and instructions but couldn't make this ...
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Falling back to unity-2D after an update

I have a laptop with nvidia optimus technology and I had installed bumblebee (running ubuntu 12.04 64bit). After an update ubuntu-2d is loaded (I verified that with echo $DESKTOP_SESSION printing ...
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Logitech K810 bluetooth keyboard fails to work after waking up from hibernate

I recently bought a Logitech K810 keyboard for my laptop (Ubuntu 12.10 AMD64) and set it up using the instructions found on a bug post for the device. In a new terminal type: hcitool scan ...
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Nvidia optimus hdmi out tutorial not working correctly

After recently installing ubuntu 12.04 Desktop Edition lts on my nvida optimus equipped laptop (ASUS N53J) I tried to get hdmi out to work by using the method described in this guide here. I am able ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 nvidia optimus issue [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 on my system (Dell XPS L702x). My system has nvidia optimus and I am not able to install optimus in order to avoid loud fan and other things like very short battery ...
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Bumblebee, Ubuntu 13.04 could not load GPU driver [closed]

I have a Asus Zenbook UX32VD laptop, using nVidia Optimus technology and having two graphics cards: one from Intel and one from nVidia. I've been running Ubuntu 13.04 happily for a month now using ...