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

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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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No OpenGL after troubleshooting Optimus drivers

I have a Lenovo Y570 laptop with Optimus drivers (dual Intel embedded, NVIDIA GT 555M cards). Playing a game, i noticed I forgot to utilize OPTIRUN to make sure I was using my nVidia card. When I ...
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How to install optimus with nvidia 310M in a asus K40I?

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 13.04 because I have some problem with the screen resolution, and the speed became low after installed bumblebee. I want to ask something so I don't end up in the same ...
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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 ...
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Clevo w650sr, nvidia 750m driver problem

I have just bought an Clevo w650sr, everything work except the nvidia graphic card. It has nvidia 750m together with a haswell CPU, Core i7-4700MQ. I have done some research and found out that I need ...
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Installed Bumblebee… how do I get Unity 3D running on Nvidia?

I installed Bumblebee following the instructions on the wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee#Installation It is working! I checked out glxspheres and then optirun glxspheres, and I got 55fps and ...
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Configuration of NVIDIA Optimus extended screen using HDMI

I would like to extend my current laptop screen on a TV using a HDMI cable. Even if I found several topics talking about that, none of them gave a clear solution, and they were where quite outdated. ...
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How to increase laptop resolution with Nvidia optimus?

I use ubuntu 12.04 64 bits. I use bumblebee with nvidia-current and install success. I found that when I run some program, I can't see its board. How to increase resolution? Thank you~
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Do I still need Bumblebee?

I saw that Nvidia has released an official driver for optimus in June 25 (Link). Is optimus fully supported for Linux, or do we still need Bumblebee? Has anyone compared the performance between ...
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Xrandr and nvidia-settings information inconsistent

I have primus, bumblebee, bumblebee-nvidia, nvidia-current, libdrm-nouveau1a, libdrm-noveau2, and xserver-xorg-video-nouveau-lts-quantal on my machine (should I delete the noveau stuff? It seems ...
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Wine + Lotro + Bumblebee

So here is my strange problem. (If this goes outside of the realm of Ubuntu let me know) I recently purchased a new Samsung Series 7 Chronos which uses the Nvidia Optimus technology. I have installed ...
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Optirun uses Nvidia, Primusrun uses Intel card

I want to run games on Ubuntu with Steam. I installed Bumblebee and Primus and the default nVidia driver(304). I've read that the 310 driver gives a huge performance boost so I wanted to try that. I ...
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NVIDIA X Server Display Configuration - I don't have any resolution! (Ubuntu 13.04)

I have some problems with configuring the resolution of my screen in Ubuntu 13.04. The data of my hardware: Acer Aspire V3-531G Intel B970 processor (2.3GHz dual core) NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M My ...
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How to install nvidia optimus graphics card driver in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have a laptop with nvidia optimus graphics card.I have successfully installed its driver in windows 7. When I tried to install its driver in ubuntu 13 it failed.I need to install the driver so that ...
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How to setup Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Notebook Nvidia Optimus drivers?

I have installed the Ubuntu 12.04 on Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Notebook. Currently I don't know how to ascertain which card is being used and how to setup the appropriated drivers to use the Nvidia Optimus. ...
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Laptop overheating on Ubuntu 12.04 [SOLVED] (in strange way)

I have dell inspiron q17r with two graphic cards and I noticed that it is overheating. I installed bumblebee, jupiter and flashblock, I followed this: ...
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How can I Install Nvidia Driver GT 520 and Cuda 5.0 in Ubuntu13.04?

I'm just newbie with Ubuntu/Linux. Actually I am attempting to install Pyrit which requires GPU acceleration. I have dual-booted Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 in my Desktop PC Gigabyte G31M-ES2C with: ...
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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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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 ...