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

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NVIDIA Geforce GT 520M driver

how to install NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M driver on ubuntu 13.10? i want this graphic driver for steam's games
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Minimising Firefox causes Xserver to crash

Whenever I minimise Firefox by using the minimise button or clicking the icon in the taskbar, within 10 seconds xserver crashes and brings me back to the login screen. This has only been verified on ...
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Installing Bumblebee - Kernel issues

I'm fairly new to Linux and I'm currently running Linux Mint 13 (based on Ubuntu 12.04). I'm trying to install Bumblebee with preferably the latest stable Nvidia 319 drivers on my Asus R505CB (this ...
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Problem with installing Nvidia display drivers on Ubuntu 13.10

Hello everyone and thank you for taking a look at this topic! I'm currently trying out Ubuntu 13.10 but I keep hitting a wall when it comes to installing a driver. I've tried: sudo apt-get install ...
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How to use Bumblee with Nvidia GeForce GT 750M?

For the life of me I cannot get Bumblee to work with my graphics card. I attempted to follow this thread to no avail, along with every other thread you get when you google "bumblebee GT 750M". Has ...
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How to choose dedicated videocard over integrated videocard in a laptop?

I have a Lenovo z580 laptop and it has 2 video cards Intel HD Graphics 2000 integrated in Intel Pentium Dual Core CPU B970 nVidia Geforce GT 630M. I use Bumblebee but it doesn't work for Virtual ...
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13.10 install has huge graphics issues, 13.04 does not. Will upgrading bring problems back?

My 13.10 install utterly failed to detect my laptop's graphics hardware. It's an nVidia Optimus laptop - I tried every possible solution I could find, including prop. drivers, bumblebee, bbswitch, ...
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Can't change screen resolution after installing Nvidia driver

I tried to install Nvidia driver in my laptop, Acer V5, with Nvidia Optimus (Nvidia+Intel). I also tried to install nvidia-prime so the Nvidia graphics card can be used. After reboot, the screen ...
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how to install that Nvidia 331.45 version… Nvidia newly released Nvidia 331.45 version updated drive.. now in my pc Nvidia 319 Updated drive

i'am a windows user. recently i now am switched in Ubuntu 13.10.. it's is every thing new for me... commanding and setting whatever it is every thing new for me.. and now my Pc monitor resolution is ...
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How to recognize an optimus laptop?

kellogs@kellogs-K52Jc ~ $ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 18) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor ...
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Step by step guide to install drivers for my NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520MX Graphics, Optimus™ technology

I am using Samsung NP300E5Z-S01AE Notebook and it has a NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520MX Graphics, Optimus™ technology graphics card in it. Please anyone tell me what's the way to install the drivers for the ...
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what has happend with my unity desktop

a couple of days ago I worked all day on my laptop at school, no problems.. then after arriving at home I powered up my laptop again and logged in. it loaded my desktop but unity was broken, I only ...
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OpenGL 4 support in Kubuntu 13.10 with nvidia card

PROBLEM: After installing meta-utils and doing a glxinfo, I get OpenGL version string 3.0. I would like to have support for OpenGL 4.x. I know that I need to update my nvidia driver, but my last ...
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Black screen problem after removing bumblebee

I use nvidia optimus gt540m graphics card. Today I upgraded to 13.10 successfully and installed Bumblebee but because of the problems about using external screen, I removed it using sudo apt-get ...
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Bumblebee: Glxspheres blocks after running a while

I guess I have a problem with the functioning of my Nvidia card. The symptoms are like following. When using the command vblank_mode=0 optirun -b primus glxspheres the fan is turning faster and ...
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Can't install primus:i386 package on Ubuntu 13.10 x86_64

When I try to install primus:i386 on my Ubuntu 13.10 x86_64 machine, I get this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: primus:i386 : Depends: bumblebee:i386 but it is not going to be ...
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How to turn on display port

I have thinkpad t430 with NVIDIA NVS 5400M and Intel HD Graphics 4000. I installed the bumblebee and nvidia-current but ubuntu still doesn't recognise external monitor connected displayPort
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Bumblebee optirun appears to depend on Intel

I have a Lenovo T420 with Intel and Nvidia graphics. On upgrade to Ubuntu Saucy, I had to purge and reinstall bumblebee-nvidia to get beyond optirun failing to find a GPU driver. Now, "optirun ...
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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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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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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 ...